Ross-Curry, Kartchner marry in Kenai

Ashlyn and Joshua Kartchner

Ashlyn and Joshua Kartchner

Ashlyn Ross-Curry and Joshua Kartchner Sr. were married in an evening ceremony on May 25, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai.

The groom’s uncle, Jack Evans, was the officiant at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of David and Lara Ross of Kenai, and Kenneth and Alisa Curry of Yelm, Washington. She is attending SNHU and is employed as a hairstylist at Filigree & Hues in Kenai.

The bride wore a white, chiffon, Greek-goddess style dress with red heels and carried a colorful bouquet of her favorite flowers. Her maid of honor was Cassie Ross, sister of the bride. Jacey Ross, sister of the bride, and Marisa Navarre, friend of the bride, were bridesmaids. Daughter of the groom Pyper Kartchner was the flower girl.

The groom is the son of Julie Gilbert of Magna, Utah. He is a painter at Coastal Painting in Kenai.

The groom wore a gray three-piece suit. His best man was friend John Lee Stenglein. John Stenglein, friend of the groom, Matthew Evans, cousin of the groom, and Evan Curry, brother of the bride, served as groomsmen. The groom’s son, Joshua Kartchner Jr., was the ring bearer.

Cait and Alli Steinbeck served as greeters at the ceremony.

A tropical-themed reception at the Kenai Senior Center followed the ceremony. The couple shared a white and black tropical four-layered cake. Many of the couples’ family and close friends attended, including special guests grandparents of the bride, Virginia Hallmark, Rick and Gayle Ross, Patsy Curry; Pat Evans, aunt of the groom; Diane Stenglein, friend of the groom; and Gil Gilbert, the groom’s step-father. The couple gave special thanks to Penny Hallmark, Holly Beaty, Erica Chilla, Joyce and Sarah Rawson.

The groom surprised the bride with a secret honeymoon spot.

The couple makes their home in Kenai.

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