Schmidt, Schrag celebrate marriage
Tina Schmidt and Ben Schrag were married Oct. 25 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel with pastor Mark Wiens and Tim Schrag, father of the groom, officiating the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Mary Schmidt, and the groom is the son of Tim and Sue Schrag.
Maid of honor was Erica Schmidt. Best man was Dan Brown.
Bridesmaids were Kendall Smith, Megan Duerksen and Mandy Voth.
Groomsmen were Jason Neufeld, Brett Klingenberg and Chad Unrau. Ushers were Matt Flaming, Andy Schrag, Brett Esau, Dave Benner, Clark Oswald and Kyle Funk.
Gift carriers were Austin and Braden Unruh, Malerie Hertzler and Emily Naedle.
Musicians were organist Karen Unruh, guitarist Kyle Unruh and vocalists Brett Klingenberg, Chad Unrau and Erica Schmidt.
The bride wore a strapless bodice with a self band at the neckline creating cascading streamers at the back. The entire gown was detailed with beaded floral embroidery, and the gown was finished with a Tiffany-length train.
The bride’s bouquet included dark red roses, green hydrangeas and oak leaves.
The reception was held at Goessel Elementary School following the ceremony. Reception hosts were Myron and Patricia Schmidt and Al and Kathy Neufeld.
Reception assistants were friends and family of the couple.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Goessel High School and a 2003 graduate of Bethel College. She is employed with the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Normal West Community High School and a 2003 graduate of Bethel College. He is employed at Bethel College.
The rehearsal dinner was held in the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church fellowship hall and hosted by the groom’s parents.
Following a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple resides in Newton.