Michael Andrew Ulanski of Rockford and Anne Katherine Mehrtens of Zeeland were united in marriage on August 10 in Suttons Bay. The groom is the son of Marty and Nancy Ulanski and the bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Mehrtens. Michael and Anne are graduates of Grand Valley State University. Michael is employed by Stryker Medical and Anne is a registered nurse at Spectrum Health.
Bixel-Hahn Cara Lynn Hahn and Andrew Philip Bixel were united in marriage on June 2, 2012 at Dimnent Chapel on the campus of Hope College. Parents of the bride are Mark and Kay Hahn of Rockford. The groom is the son of Richard and Gera Bixel of Bluffton, Ohio. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2009 graduate of Hope College. The groom received his bachelor’s degree from Bluffton University and his master’s degree from University of Miami of Ohio. Maid of honor was Amy Weber, and best man was Peter Bixel. Bridesmaids were Lizzy Haworth-Hoeppner, Elizabeth Haynes and Sydney Morris. Groomsman was Luke Cole. Cara and Andrew enjoyed a honeymoon in Hawaii, and currently reside in Rockford.
Williams-Jones St. James Catholic Church in Grand Rapids was the setting for the June 25, 2011 wedding of Lance Williams and Jenna Jones. Parents of the bride are Donald and Sharon Jones of Muskegon. The groom’s parents are Steve and Michelle Williams of Rockford. The maid of honor was Emily Jones and the bridesmaids were Makenzie Williams, Lynsey Rood and Lyndsey Jacobs. The best man was Andrew Wertz and the groomsmen were Ryan Nicholson, Seumas McDonald, Joe Urka, Craig Shiels and Brian LeClair. Lance and Jenna are both graduates of Grand Valley State University. They reside in Caledonia, Mich.
Sella-Steffes Sarah Jean Steffes and Andrew Joseph Sella, both of Grand Rapids, were united in marriage on August 27, 2011 at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Suttons Bay, Mich. The reception was held at the Leland Lodge in Leland, Mich. Parents of the bride are David and Kym Steffes of Rockford. The groom is the son of Joseph and Cecilia Sella of Grand Rapids. Matron of honor was Heather Alber, sister of the bride, and the best man was Matt Czarnecki, friend of the groom. Bridesmaids were Alissa Steffes, sister of the bride, and Kari Grundy, friend of the bride. Groomsmen included Phil Sella, brother of the groom, and Dennis Fleis, friend of the groom. Ring bearer was Kaeden Alber, nephew of the bride, and the flower girl was Kendall Alber, niece of the bride. Adam and Melissa Begley, friends of the bride and groom, were master and mistress of ceremonies. The newlyweds traveled to Niagara Falls and Toronto for their honeymoon. The couple currently reside in Grand Rapids.
Walter-Maczka Stephanie Rae Maczka of Grand Rapids and Jeffrey Michael Walter previously of Mundelein, Ill. were united in marriage on July 16, 2011 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Grand Rapids. The reception was held at La Scala in the historic Ledyard Building in Grand Rapids. Parents of the bride are Timothy and Nan Maczka of Rockford. The groom is the son of Frank and Cindy Walter of Auburn Hills, Mich. Maid of honor was Katie Strang and best man was Elliott Walter, brother of the groom. Bridesmaids were Lesley Fusina, cousin of the bride; Meredith Maczka, sister-in-law of the bride; and Carly Oboudiyat, Erin Martin and Jennifer Howard, friends of the bride. Groomsmen were Matthew Maczka and Gregory Maczka, brothers of the bride; and Pete Braun, Mitch McIntyre and Geoff Ruczynski, friends of the groom. Ushers were Travis Brown and Mark Miller. Stephanie and Jeffrey enjoyed a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic and reside in Grand Rapids. Stephanie is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is serving a three-year pediatric residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Jeffrey is a graduate of Michigan State University and has a bachelor of science in supply chain management. He is a senior transportation analyst for GRAINGER.