Mr. and Mrs. Lukas Peterson
Nicole Griffin and Lukas Peterson exchanged marriage vows on Nov. 24, 2007 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Pastor David Bernhardt officiated the ceremony. A reception and dance followed at the Clay County Events Center in Spencer.
The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Rhonda Griffin of Laurens. The groom is the son of James and Diann Peterson of Albert City.
Serving as matron of honor was the bride's sister, Amber Helgeson, of Pocahontas. Serving as bridesmaids were the groom's sisters Krista Peterson of Des Moines and Alecia Nickell of Vancouver, CAN. Mollie Clark, cousin of the bride of Laurens was also a bridesmaid.
The best man was Bob Bauer, friend of the couple of Storm Lake. Groomsmen were Todd Nickell, brother-in-law of the groom, Vancouver, CAN; and friends of the couple Adam Hayworth of Omaha, Neb., and Eric Nelson of Madrid.
Serving as ushers were Brad Forsberg, cousin of the groom from Kansas City; Andy Helgeson, brother-in-law of the bride from Pocahontas; and friends of the couple Kyle Flander of Kansas City and Tyler Kopriva of Des Moines.
The bride's personal attendants were her aunts Carol Clark of Spirit Lake and Sheila Griffin of Curlew.
Lectors at the ceremony were Brenda Meyer, aunt of the bride from Omaha, Neb. and Julie Colclaser, aunt of the groom from Wilmington, N.C.
Aunts and uncles of the groom, Allen and Carolyn Forsberg and Barb and Rich Hogrefe all of Albert City along with Bob and Deb Griffin of Fort Lupton, Colo. served as hosts and hostesses.
Guest book attendants were Melinda Hogrefe of Gilbert, Ariz. and Karla Hogrefe of Des Moines, cousins of the groom.
Music at the ceremony was provided by organist, Judy Boettcher of Storm Lake; vocalist, Trisha Willeford of Laurens; and other musicians Jorge Johnsen and Diana Johnsen of Laurens as well as Keith Moe of Albert City.
The couple honeymooned in Aruba and are now at home on a farm near Albert City. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Laurens-Marathon High School. She graduated in 2000 as a Registered Nurse from Iowa Lakes Community College and from La James College of Massage Therapy in 2003. Her massage therapy business is located at Fehr Chiropractic in Laurens. Lukas is a 1998 graduate of Albert City-Truesdale High School and a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Studies. Lukas farms near Albert City.