April 20, 2014
Weddings
Middleton & Long marry PDF Print E-mail

Brianna Lea Midddleton of Granite City and Phillip Long of Beardstown were united in marriage on June 22 at 4 p.m. at Schuy-Rush Park. Lacy Armstrong, a friend of the couple, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Shirley Lawson and Harold Eilers of Chandlerville.
The groom is the son of Steve and Kathy Long of Beardstown and the grandson of Art and Mary Lou Gielau, Richard Anderson, and Bertie Taylor, all of Beardstown.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in their honor at Schmoldt Park in  Beardstown. Following a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple are residing in Fort Collins, Colo.

 
Vose and Strang united in marriage PDF Print E-mail

Jessica Morgan Vose and Wayne Clinton Strang were united in marriage on July 20 at Our Saviour’s Church in Jacksonville. Deacon Roch Magerl performed the double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception was held that evening at Hamilton’s in Jacksonville.
The bride is the daughter of Mike & Sheila Vose of Perry, and the granddaughter of Gene and Clara Vose and Ray and Marcel Moore, all of Perry. The groom is the son of Roger and Janet Strang of Virginia, and the grandson of Gertie Kirbach of Carrollton and the late Leonard Kirbach and Kent & Elizabeth Strang.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, McKenzie Vose, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lizzie Gajewski, Kiona Pryor, Sarah Knapp, all friends of the bride, and Emily Strang, sister of the groom. Flower girls were Georgie Bartlett, friend of the bride, and Audrey Pine, niece of the groom. Serving the groom as best man was Trenton Martin, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Jason Babb, Brian Turner, Michael McMillan, and Bret Hish, friends of the groom. Ringbearer was Ryan Strang, nephew of the groom.
Chase Vose & Jason Hobson, cousins of the bride, and Ryan Boston, friend of the groom, were ushers. Reading Scripture was Megan Boone, cousin of the bride. Guest book attendants were Bailey Powers, cousin of the bride, and Courtney Swan, niece of the groom.
Jessica is a 2008 graduate of Griggsville-Perry High School and a 2013 graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb, where she received a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. She is employed as a Speech/Language Pathologist with the Beardstown School District.
Wayne is a 2006 graduate of Virginia High School and a 2009 graduate of Western Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He is employed by Dale Shafer Builders in Jacksonville.
After a honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is making their home in rural Virginia.

 
Seward-Monteros wed in California PDF Print E-mail

Elizabeth Anne Seward of Las Vegas, Nevada and Todd Christopher Espinosa de los Monteros of Diamond Bar, California, were married on Saturday, April 27 at four o’clock in the afternoon in San Clemente, Calif., at the historic St. Clement’s by-the-sea Episcopal Church. The Rev. Patrick Crerar officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Michael Seward of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Beardstown.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Anthony Espinosa de los Monteros of Diamond Bar, Calif.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lois Fischer of Beardstown.
The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Espinosa de los Monteros of Anaheim Hills, Calif.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a family heirloom wedding gown, worn by both her mother, Amy, and her aunt, Sue Sherrill, of Jacksonville. The Vogue couture candlelight satin gown with Irish trimmed lace and a chapel length train was designed and hand made in 1970. The bride wore a floor-length illusion veil and carried a bouquet of white lilies wrapped in ivory satin.
The groom wore a black Vera Wang tuxedo with a white bow tie and boutonniere of white lilies.
Chelsea Gavin, of North Brandford, Conn., childhood friend of the bride, served as matron of honor. Whitney Nord, of Indianapolis, Ind., friend of the bride, and Nicole Monteros, of Diamond Bar, Calif., sister of the groom, were bridesmaids. They wore black Tadashi Shoji floor-length dresses and carried bouquets of white lilies wrapped in ivory satin.
Tyler Monteros, of Diamond Bar, Calif., served as his brother’s best man. Adam Seward, presently of Beijing, China, and Mark Seward, of Las Vegas, brothers of the bride, were groomsmen. They wore black Vera Wang tuxedos with black bow ties and boutonnieres of white lilies. The ushers were Denis Orr and Levi Rubio, both of Diamond Bar, Calif., and childhood friends of the groom.
A reception was held following the ceremony at the historic Casa Romantica, a hilltop mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Clemente Pier. Live music was performed by The Next Movement band, a Motown group from Las Vegas, and formerly of Chicago.
The bride is a graduate of the University of Nevada in Reno, and has a bachelor’s degree in education. She works as a model for a creative design company located in Las Vegas. The groom has a bachelor’s degree in business accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is currently working on his masters of business degree from UNLV.
The couple honeymooned in Majahuitas Resort off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and reside in Las Vegas.