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Kayla Jane and Greg Michael Bankes were united in marriage Aug. 17 at A Hundred Acre Orchard in Princeton.

The bride is the daughter of Katrina Allen and Benjamin Decamp. The groom is the son of Kathy Bankes and the late Richard Bankes.

The bride wore a long, strapless, white and flowy gown with beading all down the side. She carried white gerbera daises and wheat.

Rachel Barona, sister of the groom, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Annie Clausen, Darci Bankes, Yohanna Enders, Vanessa Karper, Laura Bankes-Clark, Jordan Clark, Brittney Clark and Hannah Austin. Sofia was the flower girl.

Ben Clausen served as best man. Groomsmen were James Bankes, Tony Biagoni, Nick Dykstra, Josh Bopes, Noah Ozburn, Jimmy Nelson, Brian Dhom and John Patrick McHugh. Liam was the ring bearer.

A reception to honor the couple was held at A Hundred Acre Orchard.

The bride graduated from Yorkville High School in 2010 and is attending dental school. She is a full-time nanny and student.

The groom is a 2005 graduate of Princeton High School. He is employed by Express Flighting and is also a firefighter for Malden.

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