Emily Book and Matthew Kern

Father Rob Hankee and Father John Brosmer witnessed the marriage vows of Emily Book of Corydon and Matthew Kern of Mariah Hill on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The ceremony was held at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon.

Marvin and Sandy Book of Columbus and John and Charlene Kern of Mariah Hill are parents of the couple.

Theresa Bauer and Liz Book provided the music for the ceremony.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, selected a strapless, A-line gown of white lace with a sweetheart neckline.

Maid of honor was Christine Quinn of Chicago, Ill. Also attending the bride were Erica Miller of Bloomington, Ill.; Katie Collier of Bedford; Stacy Schmitt of Evansville; Kelly Book of Palmyra; and Rachel Schafer of Louisville, Ky. Flower girl was Claire Schmitt of Evansville.

They wore knee-length, one-shoulder strap gowns in navy blue.

Mr. Kern chose Joseph Kern as best man. Groomsmen were Eric and Kevin Kern of Mariah Hill, Cody Schaefer of Evansville, Brad Doherty of Indianapolis and Neal Book of Columbus.

Mrs. Book chose a long charcoal gray dress with a sparkly jacket for her daughter’s wedding. Mrs. Kern wore a long blue/grey dress with a sparkly jacket.

A reception followed in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Corydon.

The couple is at home at 329 E. High St., Corydon, after a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn.
The bride graduated from Columbus East High School and the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. She is a dental hygienist. The bridegroom is a graduate of Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City and the University of Southern Indiana.


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