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Keeton-Wimpari wed Western-style

by: Submitted Photo  - Nichole and Mikko Wimpari with son Ian Keeton.


   Nichole Keeton and Mikko Wimpari, both of Culver, were married Aug. 25, at their home, in a ceremony officiated by Robert Cullver.
   The bride is the daughter of Jody and Gerald Stewart of Madras, and the groom is the son of the late Marjorie-Protor and the late Ray Wimpari.
   The couple was married under an arch covered with yellow and creme chiffon. The alter was formed with wine barrels surrounded by horse-drawn farm equipment from the bride's great-grandfather George Dimick. The guests were seated on hay bales.
   The bride was given away by her son, Ian Keeton. She wore a strapless gown with sweetheart neckline, cascading ruffles, and carried a bridal bouquet of yellow and orange gerbera daisies, blue irises and creme spray roses, which was made by the maid of honor.
   The maid of honor was Melissa Preston, who wore a white and blue sleeveless sundress, and orange jewelry. She carries a bouquet which matched the bride's.
   The bridesmaid was Treia Ingram, who wore a white and blue sleeveless sundress, and yellow jewelry, and carried a bouquet matching the maid of honor's.
   The best man was Kevin Hamell, and the groomsman was Joe Mizner.
   The processional music was "Making Plans," by Miranda Lambert, and the recessional was "That's Love," by Brad Paisley.
   A dinner reception immediately followed the ceremony. The wedding cake was a two-tier, square cake decorated with gerbera daisies, irises, roses, and twine, topped with an elegant "W." A barbecue dinner with brisket, chicken, pulled pork and side dishes, catered by Trout Creek BBQ, was provided by the bride's parents.
   The bride is a graduate of Madras High School. She currently works at Bi-Mart, while working on her business degree. The groom graduated from Sandy High School and is currently in the U.S. Navy. They will continue to reside in Culver.