Exchange vows Amanda Carlson and Doug Hanson were married Saturday, March 19, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Nate Haaland and Student Minister Michael Veitz officiating. Parents of the couple are Rick and Angela Carlson, Groton, and Calvin and Mary Hanson, Meckling.
Maid of honor was Tara Carlson, Groton.
Bridesmaids were Gwen Meyer, Sioux Falls; Holly Carlson, Groton; Tasha Dunker, Groton; Kylie White, Jefferson, NE and Tricia Lewison, Pierre.
The bride's personal attendants were Emily Johnson, Minneapolis, MN and Eliza Leloux, Tyndall. Haley Nelson, Heather and Heidi Westby, all of Groton, attended the guest book and gifts.
David Jensen, Vermillion, was best man. Groomsmen were Dave Hanson and Mike Hanson, both of Meckling; Adam Hilpert, Aberdeen; James Clark, Vermillion; and Shaun Reiff, McCook Lake.
Ushers were Cory Novak, Aaron Baedke and Derrick Brown, all of Vermillion; and Matt Semmler, DeSmet.
Wedding music was provided by soloist Warren Nelson, Britton; and organist Christy Kimball, Vermillion. Following the ceremony, a reception and dance was held at Pro's Lounge, Vermillion with music provided by the Clay Creek Deaf Cowboy Band. Doug and Rena Brunick, Meckling, and Ron and Lori Westby, Groton, were hosts.
Mandy is a 2004 graduate of Mount Marty College with a degree in business marketing and is currently employed by Sioux Valley Vermillion Student Health.
Doug will be graduating on May 7, 2005 from USD with a degree in business management and is currently employed by Leader Concrete Construction, Yankton.
The couple resides in Vermillion.