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November 13, 2011

WEDDINGS: Nov. 13, 2011


Rachel Anne Bodurtha and Dylan Thomas Sparks Bruce of Newton, Mass., were united in marriage at noon Oct. 22, 2011, in St. Cecelias Catholic Church at Leominster, Mass.

The Rev. Edward Michalski officiated. David Lasky provided music.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Chris Bodurtha of Fitchburg, Mass. She is a graduate of Fitchburg High School and a department manager for Whole Foods Grocery.

The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Cheryl (Sparks) Duncan and Robert Bruce of Terre Haute. He is a 1999 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School and Roger Williams University of Rhode Island, and is a department manager for Whole Foods Grocery.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Sarah Batchelder, sister of bride, and Leslie Raber were the bride’s honor attendants.

Blaire Bruce, sister of the bridegroom, was the bridegroom’s honor attendant.

David and Steve Bodurtha, brothers of bride, were ushers.

A reception followed in Apple Hill Farm.

The couple took a wedding trip to Northhampton, Mass., and now reside in Newton.


Jennifer Ann Rice and James Avery Hilton were united in marriage Sept. 10, 2011, in Lake Mills, Iowa.

Pastor David Jordan officiated. Ruth Sheldon, organist, and Maria Meyer, flautist, provided music. 

The bride is the daughter of Helen and Larry Rice of Lake Mills, a 1998 graduate of Lake Mills High School, and a 2003 graduate of Cleveland Institute of Music. She is employed by Nordstrom of Indianapolis.

The bridegroom is the son of Myrna and Robert Hilton of Terre Haute, a 1996 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School, a 2001 graduate of Indiana State University, and a 2011 graduate of Kent State University. He is employed by Strayer University of Indianapolis.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Danielle Krasnicki, Nicole Koeppen, Jill Budach and Melissa Mingione were honor attendants.

Robert Hilton, father of the bridegroom; Daniel Rice, brother of the bride; and Jasper Avelis and Robert Swan were best men.

Jackson Rice, nephew of the bride, was junior groomsman.

Maddison Judge, nieces of the bridegroom, and Jolie Rice, niece of the bride, were flower girls.

Phillip and Alex Rice, cousins of the bride, were ushers.

A reception followed the ceremony.

The couple now reside in Indianapolis.

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