Doug and Molly Buckendahl
Molly Smith and Doug Buckendahl exchanged marriage vows on Dec. 29, 2007 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Rev. Kendra Mohn officiated the ceremony. A reception and dance followed at the Western Iowa Tech. Center in Cherokee.
The bride is the daughter of John and Marcia Smith, Aurelia. The groom is the son of Jerry and Vernie Buckendahl, Alta.
Maid of honor was Jill Smith. Bridesmaids were Traci Fredericksen, Nancy Erlandson, Katie Christoffel and Chrisy Alquist. Junior bridesmaid was EmaLeigh Swank. Flower girls were Alexa Fredericksen, Sophia Schauff, Kelsey Erlandson, Trista Erlandson, and Lily Buckendahl. Personal attendents were Jenni Carlson, Katie Gunkelman, Amber Swank.
Best man was Dale Buckendahl. Groomsmen were Matt Fredericksen, Keith Erlandson, Travis Wagner and Ryan Buckendahl. Ringbearer was Bryson Fredericksen.
Ushers were Dave Buckendahl, Dan Buckendahl, Jason Schneider, and Curt Christoffel .
Music at the ceremony was provided by organist Julie Todd and soloists Morten and Mina Johansen, foreign exchange sister from Norway and Emily Hunt. Musicians were Tiffany De Vries and Andrea Hansen.
The couple is at home at Aurelia. They are honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this summer. The bride is a high school science teach at Granville, Spalding and next year will be working for Monsanto Seeds in Spencer. The groom is a service advisor at Rasmussen Ford in Storm Lake.