Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wellman
Knetter ~ Wellman
Jill Louise Knetter became the bride of Andrew Robert Wellman on June 7, 2014 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Parents of the bride are Robert and Nancy Knetter of Grafton, Wisconsin. Parents of the groom are Gary and Corinne Wellman of Frankenmuth. Father Yamid Blanco officiated; organist and soloists were Margaret Nierode Radke, Judson Chubbuck, Jill Knetter and Nancy Knetter.
Matron of Honor for her sister was Mary Suminski of Sitka, AK. Bridesmaid was Lauren Goecks, friend of the bride, of Cedarburg, WI. Flower girls were Greta Rose and Lydia Pearl Suminski, nieces of the bride, of Sitka, AK.
Best man for his brother was Nathan Wellman of Grafton, WI. Groomsman was Terry Suminski, brother-in-law of the bride, of Sitka, AK and junior groomsmen were Jackson Paul and Carson Robert Wellman, nephews of the groom, of Grafton, WI.
The bride’s dress was short in front with a modest train in the back. It also included pockets. After one look at her strapless wedding gown, the bride’s mother was not impressed, nor pleased. The bride’s sister, Cheri, was able to please both mom and bride by using the lace, buttons and loops from their mothers wedding dress that she wore June 9, 1953. The dress included short sleeves, as well as the neckline, adorned with pearls. The bride wore purple animal print peep toes shoes and had matching flats to dance in at the reception. Both the bride and her bridesmaids carried white, light green and several shades of purple hydraengeas, daisies, alstemaria and roses. The bride had only one request of her attendants and that was 𠆏ind a purple dress that fits you’. The bride’s favorite color is purple and her attendants had no trouble filling the order. Each wore bright fuscia shoes. The flower girls wore purple dresses as well and black patent leather shoes with white lacy socks. All ladies and girls wore jewelry made by the bride and the groom’s mother.
The church was decorated with brightly colored flowers placed in milkglass. The reception hall, which was a two-story WWII era log lodge, was also decorated in brightly colored flowers placed in milkglass, designed by the bride’s sister Lauri. The tables were covered with white linens, purple and lace table runners and soft white candles and flowers on top. The couple greeted 135 guests at the Hubbard Park Lodge in Shorewood, Wisconsin from as far south as Tennessee and as far north as Alaska.
The newlyweds reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and are planning a honeymoon trip of snowboarding in Whistler, British Colombia in March of 2015.