Leigh Ann Marie Rice and Jeremy Scott Long, both of Ames, were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, with Rev. Mary Pol officiating.
Parents of the couple are Thomas and Doris Rice, Storm Lake and Roger and Mary Long of Algona. Honored guests were the bride's grandmother Flora Rice of Storm Lake and the groom's grandmother Talora Nelson of Buffalo Center.
Attending the guest book was Michelle Pezley, friend of the bride. Gift bearers were Ashley Beaird, niece of the bride, Bryan Beaird and Steve Johnston, brothers-in-law of the bride.
Ushers were Conan Collins, Ames and Michael Paustian, Coralville, both friends of the groom.
The organist was Barbara Wells and the Lakeside Tower Bells provided special music. They played "Canon in D Major," by Johann Pachelbel and "Air in G, from Overture No. 3 in D Major," by J.S. Bach for the seating of the grandmothers and parents.
Matron of honor was Tiffany Leaman, Ames, friend of the couple. Bridesmaids were Amy Rice, Jakarta, Indonesia, Rhoda Beaird, Chaska, Minn. and Sara Johnston, Pella, all sisters of the bride. The flower girl was Rene Beaird, Chaska, Minn., niece of the bride. Beth Barber, friend of the bride, was the personal attendant.
Richard Long of Forest City served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Welch, Chicago, Ill., James Long, Coralville and Andrew Long, Ames, all cousins of the groom. Junior groomsman was Spencer Nelson, cousin of the groom. Reese Nelson, also a cousin of the groom, was the ringbearer.
Following the ceremony, a buffet supper reception was held at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course club house. Richard and Monica Rice, uncle and aunt of the bride, served as host and hostess.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Storm Lake High School and a May 2000 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agronomy. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Algona High School and a summer of 2000 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural engineering.
Following a short honeymoon to Chicago, Ill, the couple is residing in Raleigh, N.C. The bride is attending North Carolina State University to obtain a Master's degree in soil science and the groom is seeking employment in the field of agriculture business in the Raleigh, N.C. area.