GLADSTONE - Michelle Lynn Johns and Darrell Robert Maki were united in marriage on May 3 at the home of Darrell's parents. Pastor Kris Ertl presided over the ceremony.
Darrell's father, Bob Maki, served as best man for the wedding ceremony.
The couple later renewed their vows with family and friends in attendance on Sept. 14 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba, with Pastor Erik Heskin officiating. A reception in their honor followed the Vow Renewal at the Ruth Butler Building within the UP State Fairgrounds.
Darrell and Michelle Maki
The bride's parents are Jerry and Sharon Johns of Ontonagon. Michelle is a 2002 graduate of Ontonagon Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Bay de Noc Community College, where she was awarded an associate's degree in business. Michelle is employed at Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union in Escanaba.
The groom is the son of Mary and the late Robert Maki of Gladstone. Darrell is a 1996 graduate of Gladstone Area High School and earned an associate's degree in applied science from Bay College. He is an employee of New Page in Escanaba.
For the Vow Renewal, Michelle's sister-in-law, Jackie Johns, stood as maid of honor. Bridesmaid's were: Gina Wettberg, cousin of the bride; Katherine Davison and Tina Beauchaine, friends of the bride; and Laura Dahn and Rhonda Lyle, sisters of the groom. Flower girl was Gianah Wettberg, cousin of the bride.
Darrell chose his brother-in-law, Gary Dahn, as his best man. Groomsmen were: Lonnie Davey, cousin of the groom; Toby Loehr, Andy Anderson and Ryan Maki, all friends of the groom; and Greg Johns, brother of the bride. Ring bearer was Lonnie Davey III, cousin of the groom. Seating the guests were Roger Wettberg, cousin of the bride, and John Pahl, cousin of the groom.
A honeymoon trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is set for February 2014. The new Mr. and Mrs. Maki reside in Gladstone.