2010-02-11 / Social

Matson, Smith

Dawn and Chad Smith Dawn and Chad Smith Dawn Marie Matson and Chad Allen Smith of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, December 19, 2009, at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace with Pastor George Kaiser officiating.

The bride’s parents were married on the same date at the same church in 1970. The couple chose the day in honor of the bride’s father.

The bride is the daughter of Betty and the late Vic Matson of St. Ignace, and was given in marriage by the couple’s son, Trevor Matson.

She wore a white, A-line dress with a halter top and split front. The dress was adorned with beaded lace and a lace-up back with a chapel train with red sash. She carried a bouquet of white Casablanca lilies, red roses, and stephanotis.

Mary Tremble was the maid of honor and was accompanied by bridesmaids Angela Kinney, Summer Ingalls, Melissa Matson, and Lisa Litzner. Whitney Matson was the junior bridesmaid. Bridesmaids wore dark red, sleeveless, floor-length dresses with crystal accents.

Brent Kanitz was the best man and Tyrel Matson served as ring bearer. Groomsmen were Derrick Smith, Ben Hartley, Dustin Smith, and Brad Gillmore.

A reception was held at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.

The bride is a 1989 graduate of LaSalle High School and is employed by First National Bank in St. Ignace.

The groom is the son of Rex and Doreen Smith of St. Ignace. He is a 1996 graduate of LaSalle High School and is employed by Straits Building Center in St. Ignace.

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