Allyson Larned and Raymond Buchheit were married in a sunset Hawaiian-style wedding on March 12, 2014 at Maluaka Beach, Maui, Hawaii.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Susan Larned of Soldotna. She is a 2000 graduate of Soldotna High School and earned a BS in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University in California in 2007. She works as a seasonal wildlife technician in several remote locations in Alaska, New Zealand, and Antarctica. She has also worked for an adventure tour company in Thailand. She is currently enrolled in a Registered Nurse program at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.
The groom is the son of Larry and Carol Buchheit of Fort Peck, Mont. He graduated from Fort Peck High School. He earned a BS in Political Science, History, and Biology from Jamestown College, in Jamestown, N.D., in 2004. He has worked in seasonal wildlife technician positions in Alaska, New Zealand, and Antarctica. The couple fell in love during their time in Antarctica.
Ray is pursuing his MS in Wildlife Biology at Montana State University, with field work during summers in western Alaska.
The Maluaka Beach ceremony was followed by a wedding dinner at 5 Palms Resort, and a champagne and cake reception at Sugar Beach Resort, both in Kihei, Maui.
Honored guests included the couple’s parents; Allyson’s sister Archer Larned, of Baltimore, Md., and her friend Christopher Bason, of Delaware; Allyson’s aunt Gretchen Augustyn, of Claremont, Calif.; Ray’s brother Michael Buchheit, of Bozeman and his fiancee Melinda Estus, of Los Angeles; Ray’s uncle and aunt Roger and Debra Ingersoll of Houston, Texas; and friends Jason and Summer Kottsick, of Eagle River, Darren Perleberg of Jamestown, Megan Abubo, of Lahaina, Hawaii, and Lauren Abubo, of Honolulu.
The couple will be living in Bozeman while they complete their courses at Montana State.