2012-11-29 / Religion & Family

Wallington, Hamel married Sept. 8

Randall and Lerita Hamel Randall and Lerita Hamel Lerita Marie Wallington, daughter of Stan and Deb Wallington of Houghton Lake, and Randall James Hamel, son of Bob and Linda Hamel of Falmouth, were united in marriage on Sept. 8, 2012.

The double ring ceremony held at the Merritt-Butterfield Methodist Church, Merritt, was officiated by Jeffery Harding of Houghton Lake.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white chiffon strapless gown with a pearl embellished bodice. Her attendents wore aubergine dresses of different styles. Maid of honor was Mindy Saxton of Wyoming, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Vanderpol of McBain, friend of the bride, and Amanda Gilde of Falmouth, sister of the groom.

Best man was Nick Gilde of Falmouth, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsmen were Cam Wallington of Houghton Lake, brother of the bride, and Rob Hamel of Falmouth, brother of the groom. Jer Hamel of Falmouth, brother of the groom, served as usher. The groom and groomsmen wore black tuxedoes with green ties and camo vests.

The flower girls and ring girls, who wore dresses made by the aunt of the groom, were Emily Gilde, niece of the groom who wore olive green with a camo sash; Lauren Gilde, niece of the groom, who wore an aubergine dress; and Olivia Gilde, niece of the groom, who wore a white dress.

Flowers were different shades of aubergine and olive green.

A reception was held at the Lake City residence of Bob and Karen Outman, uncle and aunt of the groom.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Houghton Lake High School and is presently working at Buning Dairy Farms of Falmouth. The groom is a 1998 graduate of McBain High School and is presently working at Winkle Dairy Farms of Vogel Center. The couple resides in Falmouth.

The newlyweds celebrated their honeymoon with a cruise in the Caribbean.

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