Melissa Read of Princeton and Brandon Ackerman of Walnut were united in marriage July 20 in the Christ Community Church in Princeton by Pastor Brian Strom. Nuptial music was provided by Sheila Johnsen, pianist.
Torri Price, friend of the couple, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Dye, friend of the couple, Jessica Ackerman, sister of the groom, Carina Gonet, friend of the couple, and Hope Crouch, friend of the couple. Emma Dye, friend of the couple, was the flower girl.
Andrew Ackerman, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jesse Benson, friend of the couple, Chip Read, brother of the bride, Michael Read, brother of the bride, and Eli Crouch, friend of the couple. Ushers were Andy Dye and Kurt Garvin, friends of the couple. Mason Farrell, cousin of the groom, was the ring bearer.
A reception to honor the couple was held at the Grand Bear Lodge.
After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple is making their home in Princeton.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Judson University. She is employed by Princeton Christian Academy.
The groom is a 2010 graduate of St. Ambrose University. He is employed by Cargill.