Exchange vows Carmen Girard and Scott Giles were married June 23 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda at a 4 p.m. wedding Mass.
Parents of the couple are Marv and Pat Girard of Wakonda, and Keith and Cece Giles of St. Clair Shores, MI. Officiating were the Rev. Joe Forcelle and the Rev. Mike Kelly.
The wedding party included maid of honor Mirna Ban of Minneapolis, MN, Melissa Suter, Scottsdale, AZ, Katie Nelsen, Sioux Falls, Roxanne Mutsch, Huron, Casey Mount, Wakonda, Kelly Freng, Boise, ID, and Jessica Rozell, Huron.
Flower girls were Samantha and Jenna Girard of Vermillion. Best man was David Giles, St. Clair Shores. Groomsmen were Tony Elliott, Detroit, MI, Ken Girard, Wakonda, Justin Mashlan, Huron, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Dubuque, IA, Eric Prince, Center Line, MI, and junior groomsman Mark Giles, St. Clair Shores.
Ushers were Nick Olson, Vermillion, Chris Wilson, Tampa, FL, and Jerry Cairo and Khris Wells, Detroit.
Personal attendant was Emily Johnsen, Volin. Music was led by Cyndi Nelson, Joe Sokolowski, Sarah Beatty and Tim Phlanz. Organist was Sharyl Loen.
A reception and dance followed in the American Legion Hall with Warren and Roxane Olson of Meckling and Steve and Margaret Peterson of Wakonda as hosts. Cake cutters were Pat Girard, Chris Girard, and Julie Girard. Punch servers were Melissa and Michelle Olson. Guest book attendants were JoAnne Chlebek and Robert Evans. Flower pinners were Suzie Sipes, Candy Kizer and Cindy Sorensen.
The couple is currently living in Center Line, MI. The groom is a fifth-grade teacher at Rainbow Elementary in Clinton Township and the bride is the non-profit supervisor for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Redwings.