Schroeder, Froese wed at arboretum

Carrie Schroeder and Luke Froese exchanged wedding vows at 11 a.m. June 19 during an outdoor wedding at the Dyck Arboretum in Hesston with their fathers, pastors Steve Schroeder and Dave Froese, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Penni Schroeder of Hillsboro. Her grandparents are Don and Jackie Mickels of Hesston and Susan Baker of Lynden, Wash.

The groom is the son of Dave and Susan Froese of Bakersfield, Calif. His grandparents are Anne Loewen of Hillsboro and Jake Froese of Phoenix, Ariz.

Heidi Schroeder, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura Kliewer, Paige Warkentin, Whitney Allen, Emily Bebermeyer and Kelli Kopper, friends of the bride.

Mike Sauerwein, friend of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Seth, Josh and Andy Froese, all brothers of the groom, and Dave Campbell, friend of the groom.

Head usher was Caleb Schroeder, brother of the bride. Additional ushers were Charlie Voth and Kyle Kroeker, cousins of the bride, and Kyle Schmidt and Luke Jost, friends of the groom.

Greeters were Laura and Shelby Voth, cousins of the bride. Guestbook photographers were Brandon Voth, cousin of the bride, and Zac Remboldt and Leah Kopper, friends of the bride.

Music was provided by a harpist. Heidi Schroeder and Dave Campbell sang a duet during the ceremony. Jarod Richardson, friend of the couple, lead the worship singing with the groom playing the djembe.

The bride wore a white chiffon, taffeta gown with lace, crystal beading and accented with a rhinestone pin. The gown had a sweetheart neckline and a chapel train.

The wedding reception was held at the Parkview Church activity center.

Guests were greeted by the hosts and hostesses, Dave and Kim Kroeker, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Dave and Joanne Loewen, uncle and aunt of the groom. Servers at the wedding were Tena Loewen, Taylor Thiessen, Peyton Loewen and Erin Winter, friends of the couple.

A meal was served with ice cream cake. Guests enjoyed a video of how the couple met and a slide show of the couple.

The couple honeymooned in the Carolinas and is at home in Inman.

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