Alyssa K. Mundy and Nicholas A. Merkley

Alyssa K. Mundy and Nicholas A. Merkley were united in marriage on June 8, 2013.  Father Gary Kaiser officiated at the ceremony held in St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland.

Tom and Sandy Mundy of Ireland and Frank and Denise Merkley of St. Anthony are parents of the couple.

Organist Jeff Hagemeyer, uncle of the bridegroom, accompanied Emma Mundy, cousin of the bride, as she sang “Always Be a Child,” “Come and Journey With Me,” “I Have Loved You” and “How Beautiful”. Ms. Mundy also played the violin for the ceremony. Lectors were Becky Seng of Dubois and Tara Fleck of Noblesville, friends of the couple, and Dana Merkley of Richmond, Ky., cousin of the bridegroom. The offertory gifts were presented by Victoria Lueken, Rick Mundy, Debbie Hagemeyer and Richard Merkley, godparents of the couple.

Andrea Gehlhausen of Jasper, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Attendants were Abby Mundy of Jasper, sister-in-law of the bride; Natalie Merkley of St. Anthony, sister-in-law of the bridegroom; and Rachelle Padgett of Jasper and Beth Wilcutt of Columbus, Ohio, friends of the couple. Flower girls were Lauren Mundy of Jasper, godchild of the bride; Ava Gehlhausen of Jasper, niece of the bride; and Claire Merkley of St. Anthony, godchild of the bridegroom.

Best man was Nathan Merkley of St. Anthony, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Matt Mundy of Jasper, brother of the bride; Brian Gehlhausen of Ja∫sper, brother-in-law of the bride; Shane Luebbehusen of Fer∫dinand, friend of the couple; and Landon Hoffman of Santa Claus, cousin of the bridegroom. Ushers were Brett Merk∫ley of St. Anthony, cousin of the bridegroom, and Nathaniel Frick of Ferdinand, friend of the couple. Ring bearers were Logan Mundy of Jasper, nephew of the bride, and Owen Gehlhausen of Jasper, godchild of the bride.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a formal gown of light gold satin, overlaid by ivory lace, with a modified sweetheart neckline and a fitted, corset-style bodice. An asymmetrical gathering of lace accented the waistline with a pleated satin band embellished with a floral accent over a fitted and flared skirt with a semi-cathedral-length train. The bride wore her mother’s veil and a fabric flower made from wedding gowns of her mother, the bridegroom’s mother and the grandmothers. The bride carried a bouquet of yellow and white daisies, yellow button pompons and gold billy balls with a handkerchief also made from the wedding gowns of the mothers and grandmothers.

The bridesma∫bids wore canary chiffon formal gowns featuring fitted, strapless bodices. Charmeuse empire bands accented with floral clusters topped the A-line skirts that fell to the knees. They carried bouquets similar to the bride with burlap and lace.

Hannah and Joe Ruhe of Jasper, cousins of the bridegroom, distributed programs and bubbles at the ceremony and registered guests at a reception held at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center.

Following a honeymoon to Rivera Maya, the couple is residing at St. Anthony.

The bride graduated from Jasper High School in 2004 and from Indiana State University in 2008 with majors in elementary education and special education. She is employed by Southeast Dubois School Corp. at Pine Ridge Elementary School. The bridegroom graduated from Forest Park High School, Ferdinand, in 2001 and from Purdue University in 2005 with a degree in industrial technology and is employed by Southern Indiana Hardwoods Inc.

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