Laura Vaughn and Jason Betz

Father Eugene Schmitt and Pastor Ed Wicks officiated at the Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, marriage of Laura Vaughn and Jason Betz. The 2 p.m. double ring rites took place in St. Celestine Catholic Church, Celestine. Pew bows with berries and evergreens decorated the church.

Roger and Ruth Vaughn, 4253 S. Schnell Road, Birdseye, and Melvin and Cecilia Betz, 931 S. 820E, Celestine, are parents of the couple.

Organist Shelley Lampert accompanied Krystal Knust and Megan Hasenour as they sang “I Could Not Ask for More,” “The Rose,” “The Wedding Song” and “On This Day.”

Hilbert Betz, godfather of the bridegroom, and Shirley Messmer, aunt of thebride, were readers.
Baron Betz and Judd Linette, nephews of the bride, distributed programs.

Mr. Vaughn gave his daughter in marriage. The bride was attired in an ivory satin gown. The bodice was pleated organza that came over one shoulder. The front of the gown was embroidery lace, beading and sequins over satin. The back was ruffled organza. A short veil was edged with beading. The bride carried an arm bouquet of ivory magnolias, red berries and evergreens with braided ivory satin ribbon and a snowflake pendant.

Sabrina Betz of Schnellville was matron of honor for her sister. Also attending the bride were Bridgett Linette of Jasper, sister of the bride; Stephanie Buening and Allison Lindauer of Huntingburg, sisters of the bridegroom; Alicia Betz of Schnellville, cousin of the bridegroom; and Jonna Breitweiser of Huntingburg and Rachel Klem of New York City, N.Y., friends of the couple. Zoey Buening of Huntingburg, godchild of the bride and bridegroom, was miniature bride.
Snowflake girls were Brooke Buening of Huntingburg, niece of the bridegroom, and Claire Linette of Jasper, niece of the bride.

The bridesmaids wore royal blue satin gowns. They carried arm bouquets of red berries and roses, ivory magnolia and braided ivory satin ribbon with snowflake pendants.

Mr. Betz chose a friend, Ethan Carrel, Evansville, as best man. Groomsmen were Andy Linette of Jasper and Daryl Betz of Schnellville, brothers-in-law of the bride; David Buening and Matt Lindauer of Huntingburg, brothers-in-law of the bridegroom; and Matthew Gadlage of Bloomington and Ryan Klem of New York City, friends of the couple. Ushers were Jeff Betz of Celestine and Nathan Jochum of Evansville, cousins of the bridegroom. Halton Betz of Schnellville, godchild of the bride, was miniature bridegroom.

For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Vaughn chose a floor-length navy dress and a short jacket with sequins and beads. The bridegroom’s mother wore a floor-length pewter dress with a short jacket.
A reception was held at the Celestine Community Club.

The couple is residing in Celestine after a wedding trip to St. Charles, Mo.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Forest Park High School, Ferdinand, and is employed at Holiday Foods in Jasper. Mr. Betz graduated from Northeast Dubois High School, Dubois, in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville in 2003. He is part owner and business manager of Betz Brothers Building Supply in Celestine.

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