BARK RIVER - Natasha Anna Nelson and Roger Joseph Tourangeau III exchanged wedding vows during a ceremony held on Oct. 8 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River. The ceremony was officiated by Roger's uncle, Rev. John Tourangeau.
A reception in honor of the couple was held at the Terrace Bay Inn.
Natasha is the daughter of Gerry and Laurie Nelson of Bark River, and Roger is the son of Roger and Lorie Tourangeau of Wilson.
Roger and Natasha Tourangeau
Matron of honor for her sister was Natalie Randall. Bridesmaids were: Tamara Ingram, cousin of the bride; Diana Oman and Ashle Helman, friends of the bride; and Sara Tourangeau, sister of the groom.
Standing as the best man was Weston Bellefeuille, a friend of the groom, and the groomsmen were Steve Fournier, Brock Mercier, and Jake Kleiman, all friends of the groom, and Nick Nelson, brother of the bride.
Flower girls were Grace Livingston and Hannah Ernest, cousins of the bride, and the groom's cousin, Brayden Nelson, was their ring bearer. Seating the wedding guests were Jeremy and Dan Nelson, cousins of the groom.
Vocalists were Tom and Mitzi Brayak, the bride's uncle and aunt, and flutists were Jen Wagaman, cousin of the bride, and Debbie Clark, aunt of the bride. Lectors were Ryan Brayak, cousin of the bride, and Jeremy Nelson, cousin of the groom.
Natasha graduated from Bark River-Harris in 2007, attended Bay de Noc Community College and then graduated from Northern Michigan University in December of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She is working at Jo To Go in Escanaba.
Roger is a 2005 graduate of Bark River-Harris and a 2009 graduate of Bay College with an associate's degree and welding certificates. He is a welder and fabricator at Messersmith Manufacturing Inc. in Bark River.
The couple resides in Hyde.