Kendra Steffen and Michael FoersterMarch 7, 2013
St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony, was arranged with flowers and floral pew markers as Kendra Steffen and Michael Foerster exchanged wedding vows. Father Tim Tenbarge witnessed the double ring vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Allen and Diana Steffen and Don and Kathy Foerster are parents of the couple.
Sara Sergesketter played the organ as Jenna Brinkman sang “When I Say I Do” and “When You Say Nothing at All.” Danielle Wehr and Leah Miller, cousins of the bridegroom, sang “The Wedding Song,” “There Is Love,” “Only God Could Love You More,” “Ave Maria,” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “I Am the Bread of Life.”
Betty Braunecker, Scott Fischer, Denise Miller and Doug Wehr, godparents of the couple, carried the offertory gifts. Lectors were Carol Dilger, aunt of the bride, and Mike Fischer, cousin of the bride.
Abby and Riley Fischer and Madison and Olivia Hopf, cousins of the bride, passed out programs.
The maids of honor were Kayla Steffen, sister of the bride, and Jenna Brinkman, friend of the couple, both of St. Anthony. Jennifer Kruger, Dallas, Texas, cousin of the bride, and Jamie Giesler, Ferdinand, and Kelsey Goodman, Rensselaer, friends of the couple, were bridesmaids. Flower girl was Brooke Wehr, Fishers, godchild of the bridegroom.
Mr. Foerster chose his brothers, Tyler Foerster, Chicago, Ill., and Tony Foerster, Evansville, as best men. Shawn Murray, Jace Hasenour and Derek Ryan, all of Indianapolis and friends of the couple, were groomsmen. Ring bearer was Talen Foerster, Evansville, nephew of the bridegroom.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a gown of Royal Duchess satin with a modified sweetheart and a strapless bodice accented at the empire waistline by soft gathers, embroidery and beading. The fitted and flared princess-line skirt and chapel train were decorated at the hemline by matching embroidery and beading. An ivory veil was trimmed with beading. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory calla lilies, green cabbage roses and cattleya and purple carnations and daisies.
The bridesmaids were attired in formal Belsoi charmeuse gowns featuring split one-shoulder necklines accented by rhinestone brooches, asymmetrical gathers on the bodices and A-line skirts.
For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Steffen chose a black, ankle-length dress with a matching jacket. Mrs. Foerster wore a black, floor-length dress with a shirred bodice and a draped waistband with a brooch.
A reception was held at the St. Anthony Community Center.
After a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple is residing at St. Anthony.
The bride graduated from Forest Park High School, Ferdinand, in 2008 and the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville. She is studying for a master’s degree in occupational therapy and is employed at Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand. The bridegroom, a 2006 Forest Park High School graduate, graduated from Marian University in 2010. He is a purchasing agent at OFS Brands and coaches junior high soccer and track and field at Forest Park and fifth-grade basketball at Cedar Crest Intermediate School.
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