Lauren Knies and Leighton Hochgesang

Lauren Christine Knies and Leighton Ray Hochgesang were united in marriage on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Jasper. Father John Boeglin officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Chris Knies of Jasper. Mr. Hochgesang’s parents are Cindy Hochgesang and Kenny Hochgesang, also of Jasper.

Music for the ceremony was provided by organist Dan Racicot and vocalist Jenny Schum. Readers were Chelsie Kern, cousin of the bride, and Jade Kieffner, cousin of the groom. Program attendants were Mallory Frost, cousin of the groom, and Adalie Prok, cousin of the bride. Barb and Bob Bleemel, godparents of the bride, and Bryan Hochgesang, godfather of the groom, presented the gifts. Patty Hochgesang, aunt of the groom, served as Eucharistic minister.

The bride chose Taylor Murry, sister of the bride, as matron of honor. Also attending the bride were Whitney Mayden, sister of the groom, and Jerica Carrington and Samantha Memmer, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Brylie Kern, cousin of the bride.

Best man was Wayne Murry, brother-in-law of the bride. Groomsmen were Chad Mayden, brother-in-law of the groom; Jayden Flaurr, friend of the couple; and Matt Hochgesang, cousin of the groom. Serving as ushers were Luke Hochgesang and Nate Messier, cousins of the groom. Asher Mayden, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose an ivory beaded lace and tulle A-line gown with illusion straps leading to a V-neckline. The shear, lace accented back was adorned with covered buttons. The natural waistline was accentuated with a silver and crystal self-tie belt. A fingertip-veil was accented with a crystal headband. The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white hydrangeas and pink roses and a rosary from each of her two grandmothers.

The bridesmaids were attired in formal gowns of navy blue with lace sleeveless bodices and deep V-backs. The A-line skirts with soft gathers featured a self-chiffon band accent at the waist. The bridesmaids carried clutch bouquets similar to the bride.

For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Knies chose a floor-length black sleeveless gown with a V-neckline, side slot and scattered sequins throughout the gown. Ms. Hochgesang wore a floor-length, charcoal gown, ruched at the side with three-quarter length sleeves, featuring beaded mesh inserts at the neckline and sleeves.

A reception was held at the Huntingburg Event Center.

The couple is at home at 930 Giesler Road, Jasper, following a wedding trip to Jamaica.

The bride is a 2013 graduate of Jasper High School and a 2016 graduate of Indiana State University, Terre Haute. She is employed at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, as a labor and delivery nurse.

Mr. Hochgesang is a 2012 graduate of Jasper High School and a 2013 graduate of Lincoln College of Technology, Indianapolis. He is employed at Uebelhor Toyota, Jasper, as a service technician and is a firefighter and EMT with the Jasper Fire Department.

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