Bridget Gehlhausen and Matthew FleckOctober 9, 2013
Bridget Ann Gehlhausen and Matthew Ray Fleck were united in marriage June 1, 2013. Father Donald Ackerman officiated at 2 p.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland.
Brian and Joyce Gehlhausen, 2065 N. Shamrock Lane, Jasper, and Michael and Deborah Fleck, 3611 S. State Road 162, Huntingburg, are parents of the couple.
Craig Gehlhausen, the bride’s brother, played the trumpet and piano. The bride’s mother sang “The Rose.” Judy Klueh played the organ, and Kaitlin Emmert played the violin. Katie Demuth sang “How Beautiful,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “The Summons,” “Peace Is Flowing Like a River,” “One Bread, One Body,” “We Are One Body” and “Ave Maria.”
Readers were Pamela Freeman, aunt of the bride, and Carol Lanman, aunt of the bridegroom. The offertory gifts were presented by Anthony Gehlhausen and Linda Lindauer, godparents of the bride, and Raphael and Linda Fleck, godparents of the bridegroom. Eucharistic minister was Betty Gehlhausen, grandmother of the bride. Servers were Logan Witte and Joe Paul Hayden, friends of the couple.
Wyatt and Summer Fleck, nephew and niece of the bridegroom, passed out programs.
Maid of honor for her sister was Kelsey Gehlhausen of Jasper. Also attending the bride were Amy Zovic of California, sister of the bridegroom; Alyssa Schnaus of Jasper, cousin of the bride; and Martha and Madison Hagedorn of Dale, aunt and godchild of the bride.
Mr. Fleck chose his father, Michael Fleck, as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Fleck of Ferdinand and Christopher Fleck of Huntingburg, brothers of the bridegroom, and Craig and Eric Gehlhausen of Jasper, brothers of the bride. Ushers were Anton Zovic of California, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, and Christopher Fleck.
The bride, who was given away by her father, chose a sweetheart, strapless, lace gown with a side drape, ruching and a sweep train. She carried a bouquet of wildflowers with her paternal great-grandmother’s handkerchief, her paternal grandmother’s pin and her maternal great-grandmother’s ruby engagement ring.
The bridesmaids wore strapless, tea-length, lapis-colored dresses with knot details and carried clutch purses designed and made by the bride’s mother.
The bride’s mother chose a long black gown with a matching, patterned, white, sequined jacket. Mrs. Fleck wore a long navy gown with a beaded empire waist, a tiered skirt and a matching, three-quarter-length jacket. The mothers carried small bouquets of wildflowers.
A reception was held at the St. Anthony Community Center. Jessica Mehling, cousin of the bride, registered guests, who signed on a tree painted on canvas by the bridegroom.
The couple is at home at 1480 Woodlawn Drive, Apartment 3, Jasper, after a wedding trip to the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Jasper High School and is an optometric technician at Gunderson Eyecare.
Mr. Fleck graduated from Forest Park High School, Ferdinand, in 2001 and is a tree care worker and climber for the Tree Man in French Lick.
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