Weddings (April 11, 2018)

Holt and Wallen wed in New Zealand

Andy Holt, formerly of Marion, and Rachael Wallen, formerly of Auck­land, New Zealand, were united in marriage Feb. 3 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Christ­church, New Zealand.

The bride’s sister, Steph­anie Wallen of Whangarei, New Zealand, served as maid of honor. Kirsty Wad­sworth of Levin, New Zea­land, was a bridesmaid.

The groom’s brother, William Holt of Cleveland, Ohio, was best man. Louis Holt of Hampstead, N.C., was a groomsman. The groom’s uncle, AJ Cameron of Roeland Park, gave the Scripture readings during the ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Bruce and Karen Wallen of Auckland, and Terry and Ann Holt of Marion. The late Graham and Sylvie Wallen of Gisborne, New Zealand, and Audrey and the late Brian Wells of Auck­land are the bride’s grandparents.

The late Bev and Monica Cameron of Lenexa, and the late Arnold and Florence Holt of Marion are the groom’s grandparents.

The bride was homeschooled through high school. She attended Auck­land University of Technol­ogy and in 2011 earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, majoring in paramedicine.

Currently, she is a clinical support officer for the St. John Ambulance Service in New Zealand.

The groom graduated from Marion High School in 2004, Emporia State Univer­sity in 2008, and the Univer­sity of Otago in 2017. Currently, he works in geographic information systems.

The couple lives in Christchurch.