Wedding — Cameron, Tuchowski
QUINNESEC — Caroline Kelly Cameron and Brendan Joseph Tuchowski were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, during a 2 p.m. ceremony at Verso Park along the Menominee River in Quinnesec. They were blessed with a beautiful, sunny 80-degree day. The marriage was officiated by the bride’s uncle, Dr. Scott E. Cameron of Eau Claire, Wis.
Caroline is the daughter of Dr. Ray and Julie Cameron of Spread Eagle, Wis. Brendan is the son of Mel and Michelle Tuchowski of Kingsford.
Caroline was given in marriage by her father, Dr. Ray Cameron. She wore a gown by Casablanca’s Beloved collection. The dress was a white, full-length gown, featuring a leaf pattern lace overlay with silver accents, three-quarter bell lace sleeves, and a beautiful lace train. The dress was accented by a gemstone belt, a fingertip veil with beaded trim and a gemstone headpiece.
Caroline carried a bouquet of white roses, veronica, freesia, white lisianthus, hypericum berries and eucalyptus.
Bridesmaids wore long, slate blue dresses in various styles by Kennedy Blue and carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet
Maid of honor was Emily Pera of Phoenix, Ariz., a best friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessie Skog of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Stephanie Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; Chelsea Bruns of Midland, Mich.; Amelia Ashcraft of Ludington, Mich.; Bridget Meneghini of Baltimore, Md.; Kelli McKay of Denver; and Kristin Cameron of Vulcan.
The groom and groomsmen wore deep teal suits by Indochino.
Best man was Alec Tuchowski of Petoskey, Mich., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Nelson Wienke of Minneapolis, Minn.; Daniel Milius of Fort Collins, Colo.; Michael Marten of Spokane, Wash.; Adam Kohn of Owing Mills, Md.; Michael Vidrine of Lake Charles, La.; Brian Cameron of Vulcan; and Logan Cameron of Johns Island, S.C.
Flower girl was Kinsley Cameron, niece of the bride.
Ring bearer was Kenton Cameron, nephew of the bride.
Ushers were Travis Giguere and Frankie Pietrantonio, friends of the groom, both of Green Bay, Wis.
Music for the ceremony was provided by a string quartet organized by cellist Nicole Nolan, friend of the bride. The processional was “Largo in Winter” by Vivaldi. Caroline and her father walked down the aisle to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel. “Over the Rainbow” by Arlen was played during the sand ceremony. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars was played for the recessional.
The first reading, “Union” by Robert Fulghum was read by Haley Ellis, girlfriend of groomsman Logan Cameron. The second reading, “The Art of Marriage,” by Wilferd Peterson was read by Lauren Myers, girlfriend of best man Alec Tuchowski.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party and immediate family of the bride and groom gathered at a table overlooking the Menomonee River and witnessed the signing of the marriage license with a champagne toast to follow. The bridal party boarded a party bus and visited various locations for pictures.
A reception was held at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Following a cocktail hour, guests were seated and the wedding party was introduced as they danced in to the head table. The bride and groom had a separate sweetheart table that overlooked the guests. As salads were served, a video of the couple’s love story was shown, followed by champagne toasts and speeches from the maid of honor, best man, and father of the bride. The groom stood and thanked all of the guests for coming from locations all over the U.S. A blessing was given by the groom’s uncle, Bruce Beifuss. A sit-down plated dinner with two delicious varieties of wedding cake followed.
Following dinner, guests enjoyed live music provided by the Bluewater Kings band from Chicago. Father and bride enjoyed the first dance to “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. Mother and groom danced next to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Then the bridal couple shared a choreographed dance to the Shania Twain mash-up “From This Moment On” and “You’re Still the One” by Caleb and Kelsey.
The groom’s grandfather, Walter Tuchowski, had one last wish, to see his grandson get married. He made it but sadly passed away in October 2019.
The bride and groom honeymooned in French Polynesia and visited the islands of Tahiti, Mo’orea, and Bora Bora.
They would like to acknowledge Jessica Stewart, wedding ceremony coordinator from JessEvent; Presents of Mine, for beautifully decorating Pine Grove Country Club; Photos by Ciera and Betsy Bianchi Photography; Michael Cortes Pro films, videographer; wedding rings from Erickson Jewelers; Tadych’s Family Market for the beautiful flowers; Sweet Lou’s for delicious wedding cake; Elite Limo for transportation and Savage Mane for hair and makeup.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Norway High School, a 2013 graduate of Central Michigan University, and a 2017 graduate of Central Michigan University physician assistant program. She is currently employed in Dr. Michael Thakor’s rheumatology practice.
The groom is a 2009 graduate of Kingsford High School, a 2014 graduate of Central Michigan University and a 2016 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine’s prosthetic and orthotics program. He is currently employed at Quorum Prosthetics.
Caroline and Brendan reside in Fort Collins, Colo., with their two new Dalmatian puppies, Aspen and Bohemia.
CAROLINE AND BRENDAN TUCHOWSKI