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Tuesday, October 1, 2002


Kenneth Paul Petersen, Correctionville, and Melanie Joy Wieland, Aurelia, were married September 1 at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival Chapel near Shakopee, Minn. Parents of the couple are Leslie and Charlotte Petersen, Correctionville, and Harold and Marilee Peterson, Aurelia.

The bride and groom and all of the wedding party wore traditional Renaissance attire. The bride and maids of honor wore floral head wreaths with many ribbons of sage and plum.

The wedding party and guests entered with a flower and decorated the altar. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Pastors Dan and Lissa Kahl officiated, they are the brother-in-law and sister of the bride. The maids of honor and best men were Leah Wieland, Latrisha Petersen and Mary Pat Johnson, and Drew Wieland, Nicholas Petersen and Dustin Wieland - children and friend of the bride and groom.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen were Earl and Linda Jacobson, Bob and Janet Erbe, Don and Rhonda Handy, Kirk and Barb Utesch, Dan and Kris Anderson, Mike and Deb Petersen, Steve and Jenny Petersen, Todd and Katie Burkholder and Dan and Lissa Kahl - all sisters and brothers and in-laws of the bride and groom.

Flower girls were Kasey Seel, Kelsey Utesch, Micaela Anderson, Katie Petersen and Leslie Mathers - nieces and friends of bride and groom.

Flower maidens were Jodie Erbe, Abby Jacobson, Becky Schoen, Meagan Anderson, Carly Utesch and Molly Anderson - nieces and friends of the bride and groom. Ring bearers were Daren Jacobson, Bobby Erbe, Nick Handy, Bart Noe, Chris Handy, Justin Burkholder, Cohn Burkholder, Jake Petersen, Logan Petersen, Jack Petersen and Tucker Petersen - nephews of the bride and groom.

Music was provided by "Shakespeare's Love Child" quartet and Mark Pilon on the Hammered Dulcimer. The family and guests enjoyed a reception filled with merriment and feasting following the ceremony.

Kenneth owns and operates Petersen Oil in Correctionville and Melanie owns Custom Interiors by Melanie and is also employed by Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee. They are at home at in Correctionville.

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