NAPLES, Fla. - Patt Abrahamson married John Besse in Naples, Fla., on March 3. The sunset ceremony took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Tea Garden on the beach with their children in attendance.
Victoria Abrahamson-Cass, daughter of the bride, served as maid of honor. Jeanne Blickham LaCosse, a friend of the bride, was the bridesmaid.
Gregg Besse, served as best man for his father. Jeff Abrahamson, son of the bride, was groomsman.
Patt and John Besse
Close friends of the bride and groom wintering in Florida were among the wedding guests.
Patt is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, a former columnist for the Daily Press and holds the title of Ms. Senior Michigan, 1997.
John is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he earned a master's degree in forestry and founded Besse Forest Products in 1966. He is known for his philanthropic gifts to the community.
After spending time in Naples, the Besses are residing at their home in Lake Bluff.