Overgaard & Smith

Published 9:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sydney Overgaard and Preston Smith were married at 4 p.m. June 24, 2017, at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea in a double-ring ceremony. The Rev. Jeff Phelps officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Stacey and Sharon Overgaard of Albert Lea, and is the granddaughter of Wayne and Bev Diercks, the late Robert Draayer and Marlene Overgaard and the late Richard Overgaard, all of Albert Lea.

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The groom is the son of Curtis and Jana Smith of Albert Lea, and is the grandson of Wayne and Veryl Saathoff of Jackson and James and Suzanne Smith of Decatur, Indiana.

The bride is a 2014 graduate of Albert Lea High School and a 2017 graduate of Iowa State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in event management. She is an assistant event planner at Wedgewood Cove in Albert Lea.

The groom is a 2014 graduate of Albert Lea High School and a 2016 graduate of Dakota County Technical College. He has an associate’s degree in photography and is pursuing a degree in ministerial leadership from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He will graduate in May 2018. He is employed as the youth director of student ministries at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea.

The maid of honor was Kelli Sanderson of Albert Lea. Bridesmaids were Natalie Peek of Albert Lea; Taylor Chatleain of Lake Crystal; Brielle Gilbertson of Albert Lea; Courtney Neitzke of Lakeville; Gabrielle Llewellyn of Ames, Iowa; and Marissa Bode of Geneva, Illinois.

Flowergirls were Ella and Lucy Stricker, daughters of Jerad and Amber Stricker of St. Ansgar, Iowa; and Amelia Gilbertson, daughter of Chad and Brielle Gilbertson of Albert Lea.

The best man was Tyler Vandenheuvel of Albert Lea. Groomsmen were Schafer Overgaard of Albert Lea, Rickon Peterson of Clarks Grove, Lucas Hansen of Arden Hills, Hunter Tuveson of Albert Lea, Spencer Overgaard of Roseville and Trevor Loverink of Hollandale.

Ushers were Sam Ellis of Albert Lea, Nate Krause of New Richland, Carter Simon of Albert Lea, Bennett Stadheim of Albert Lea and Caleb Troe of Albert Lea.

Musicians were Jared and Shanna Dawson and Tyler Vandenheuvel, all of Albert Lea.

Personal attendant was Sandy Chatleain of Lake Crystal. Hosts and hostesses were Seth and Tiffany Buchanan of Glenville and Bret and Pam Saathoff of Eagan.

Scripture readers were Wayne Diercks and James Smith.

Flowers were designed by Pat Schrader of Albert Lea.

The reception followed the ceremony at Monterey Ballroom in Owatonna.

Following the wedding, the couple travelled to Riviera Maya, Mexico, for their honeymoon. The couple will reside in Conger.