CINCINNATI - Malorie Kersten and Christopher Zimmerman Jr. were united in marriage Sept. 25 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Escanaba. Deacon Ryan Ford, a friend of the bride, presided over the nuptials.
Serving as maid of honor was the bride's best friend, Pamela Pearson. Bridesmaids included Jamie Hyde, Stephanie Johnson and Brandy Bougie, friends of the bride, along with Ruthanne Kersten, sister-in-law of the bride, and Brandy LeConte, aunt of the groom.
Standing as best man was Dan Zachar, friend of groom. Groomsmen were Jason Moore, Josh Yerian and Joe Bignell, friends of the groom, along with Matt Kersten, brother of the groom, and Marc LeConte, uncle of the groom.
Malorie and Christopher Zimmerman Jr.
Serving as ushers were Jason Haluska, cousin of the bride, and John Gorte, grandfather of the groom.
Flowergirl was Nevaeh LeConte, goddaughter of the groom. Mason Kersten, nephew of the bride, served as ringbearer.
The daughter of Lee and Carol Kersten of Escanaba, Malorie graduated from Escanaba Area High School in 2002. She earned a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations in 2006 from Michigan State University. She is employed as director of client services at Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss in Cincinnati.
Christopher is the son of Chris and Cheryl Zimmerman of Corunna, Mich., and is a 2001 graduate of Corunna High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 2005 and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) in 2007, both from Michigan State University. He is a production manager for Combined Containerboard in Cincinnati.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman are planning a honeymoon to Europe in February, 2011, and have made their home in Cincinnati.