Simkus, Johnson wedding April 4Anne Rebecca Simkus of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Richard Dean Johnson of Hillsboro, exchanged wedding vows at 5 p.m. April 4 in a double-ring ceremony.

The wedding was at the Biloxi Visitor?s Center in Biloxi, Miss., with navy Chaplain Brian Myers officiating.

Parents of the bride are Michael and Laura Simkus of Winfield, Ill., and Judith Reynolds of Huntley, Ill.

Parents of the groom are Kenneth and Delores Johnson of Hillsboro and Norris and Alna Bolding (deceased) of Kirksville, Mo.

The bride?s dress was a long ivory Pronovias La Sposa gown with a Spanish flair to symbolize where the couple met in Mallorca, Spain. Her veil was trimmed with lace and swordstick crystals, created by the bride?s grandmother.

Brittany Segneri, a friend of the bride, was the maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Ashley Zmijewski, Kelly Kolterman, friends of the bride; and Bella Simkus, cousin of the bride.

The flower girls were Ella and Ava Fleske, nieces of the groom.

The best man was Steve Morris, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsmen were Adam McPeck and Greg Fell, friends of the groom.

A reception followed the ceremony on the second floor of the Biloxi Visitor?s Center.

The bride is a graduate of St. Francis (Illinois) High School. She earned a bachelor?s degree in political communication from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The groom is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and earned a bachelor?s degree in business administration from Tabor College.

The bride recently transitioned from active military service into the Navy Reserves as a surface warfare officer.

The groom is a Navy lieutenant and stationed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 as the supply corps officer in Gulfport, Miss.

The rehearsal dinner was at 5 p.m. April 3 at the Shed BBQ and Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, Miss.

It was hosted by Michael Stockwell and Judith Reynolds, mother of the bride.

The honeymoon was in Tucson, Ariz.

The couple is at home in Biloxi.

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