Wed in June Gretchen Papik and Ryan Jepperson were married June 30 at Grace Lutheran Church, Luverne, MN, with the Rev. Maurice Hagen officiating.
Parents of the couple are Gary and Janine Papik, Luverne, MN, and Cheri and Mike Castle and Dave and Karen Jepperson, all of Sioux Falls.
Maid of honor was Heidi Sehr, Luverne, MN. Bridesmaids were Joyce Jordahl, Greeley, CO, Heidi Trollope, Billings, MT, Erin Bovendam, Bemidji, MN, Sherry Hotchkiss, Sioux Falls, Katie Ebert, Luverne, MN, Melanie Tatge, Beaver Creek, MN, and Morgan Faber, Rochester, MN.
Flower girl was Carly McKay, Lee's Summit, MO. The bride's personal attendants were Danielle Erkonen, Sioux Falls, and Stacey Verzal, Sioux City, IA. Flower pinners were Jean Faber, Rochester, MN, and Diane Jepperson, Sioux Falls. Justin and Tiffany Jordahl, Alden, IA, attended the guest book.
Tyler Jepperson, Sioux Falls, was best man. Groomsmen were Jordan Papik, Luverne, MN, Chris Knight, Sioux Falls, Luke Ibis, St. Paul, MN, Ty Ricks, Sioux Falls, Heath Weber, Sioux City, IA, Micky Sehr, Luverne, MN, and Keegan McKay, Lee's Summit, MO.
Ring bearer was Ross Faber, Rochester, MN. Ushers were Daemon, Devin and Daniel Coughlin, Brandon, Brian and Neal Castle, Sioux Falls, and Josh Colburn, Sioux Falls.
Wedding music was provided by: Lorraine Olson, Luverne, MN, organist; Dolly Talbert, Luverne, MN, piano; Heath Weber, Sioux City, IA, vocal; Gary Fridley, Sioux City, IA, viola; Karen Jepperson, Sioux Falls, vocalist; Samantha Colburn, Sioux Falls, vocalist; members of the Augustana choir; Susan Walgrave, Duluth, MN, violin; Ingrid Sanden, Alexandria, VA, violin; Heidi Sehr, Luverne, MN, violin and vocalist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, with Jody and Aaron Larson, Ankeny, IA, and Lorre and Vicky Colburn, Sioux Falls, as hosts. Punch was served by Katie and Jerre Jordahl, Brainerd, MN.
Cake was served by Melissa McKay, Lee's Summit, MO, Beth Hamann, Minneapolis, MN, and Amy Peterson, Rochester, MN.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Luverne (MN) High School and a 2000 graduate of Augustana College. She is currently teaching sixth- through eighth-grade choir at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Sioux City, IA.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, and a 2001 graduate of Augustana College. He is currently a first-year medical student at The University of South Dakota.