Bridget Gehlhausen and Jason SchmittApril 10, 2013
St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland was the setting for the Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, wedding of Bridget Gehlhausen of Bristow and Jason Schmitt of Jasper. Father Jean Vogler officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Roch and Marlene Gehlhausen of Bristow and Stan and Sandy Schmitt of Jasper are parents of the couple.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Katie Demuth, violinist; Vance Hays, organist; and Josh Knight, vocalist.
Lectors were Paula Vonderheide, godmother of the bride, and Gail Mehringer, godmother of the bridegroom. The offertory gifts were presented by Rex Gehlhausen, godfather of the bride, and Sam Mehringer, godfather of the bridegroom. Eucharistic ministers were Clara Temple and Joyce Stallman, aunts of the bride, and Annie Gramelspacher, friend of the couple. Maria Hubert and Ben Gessner, cousins of the bride, were servers.
Deann Bryant and Andrea Wening, friends of the couple, distributed the programs.
Mr. Gehlhausen gave his daughter in marriage. The bride was attired in a strapless, A-line, white gown with a corset-style back, a beaded neckline and a shirred, draped, cross band bodice.
Clusters of beads were scattered on the skirt and chapel-length train. The bride carried a bouquet of Stargazer lilies and hot pink roses.
Matron and maid of honor were Emily Leinenbach and Tashia Peter, friends of the couple. Bridesmaids were Jodi MacIsaac and Kristin Brown, sisters of the bridegroom, and Amanda Hochgesang, Stephanie Durbin, Amber Taylor and Jancie Richardson, friends of the couple.
They wore gray satin gowns with sweetheart necklines, asymmetrical tucks, laced-up corset-style backs and A-line skirts and carried bouquets of roses and carnations.
Mr. Schmitt chose Clint Renner and Byron Wening, friends of the couple, as best men. Groomsmen were Todd Gehlhausen, brother of the bride; Seth Mehringer, cousin of the bridegroom; and Kyle Hochgesang, Zach Leinenbach, Jon Erny and Brad Hochgesang, friends of the couple.
Meredith Hubert, cousin of the bride, pulled a gray satin-covered wagon carrying the ring bearer, Michael Brown, nephew of the bridegroom, and the flower girl, Scarlett MacIsaac, niece of the bridegroom, up the aisle.
Mrs. Gehlhausen chose a black, floor-length gown with ruched shoulder straps and a ruched bodice for her daughter’s wedding. Mrs. Schmitt wore a plum, floor-length gown with a V-neck and a belted bodice.
A reception was held at the Ferdinand Community Center.
The couple is at home in Jasper after a wedding trip to Antigua.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper. Mr. Schmitt graduated from Jasper High School in 2006 and attended Vincennes University’s agri-business program. He is employed by Schmitt Farms and is a hog producer for White River Co-op.
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