Miss Alison Traffanstedt and Mr. Nathan Young of Madison, Wis., were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. June 4, 2011, in a double-ring ceremony at Cedar Hill Farm in Marquette, Wis. The ceremony was officiated by Bobby Culbertson of Morris, Minn.
The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Laura Traffanstedt of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Barbara Easley of Fayetteville and the late Charles Easley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John and Connie Traffanstedt of Houston, Ark.
The groom is the son of Skip and Mary Young of Burnsville, Minn. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Carol Prchal of Golden Valley, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Jan Witkowski of Prior Lake, Minn., Mrs. Karen Young of Seattle, Wash., and the late Mr. Bob Young.
The couple was married on the grounds of Cedar Hill Farm.
Guests were seated on rustic cedar benches under stately oak trees. The aisle was decorated with black wrought iron hooks hung with clear Mason jars containing lilies and nigella.
Vocal music was presented by Shaleah Adkisson of New York City, N.Y., formerly of Conway. She sang for the prelude "If I Ain’t Got You," by Alicia Keys. The processional also sung by Adkisson was "Beautiful Surprise," by India Arie.
Escorted by her father, the bride entered to "Forever," by Ben Harper, sung by Adkisson. The bride wore a long jersey sleeveless dress with charmeuse accents at the waist and straps.
The maid of honor was Julia Schneider of San Diego, Calif. Serving as bridesmaid’s were Cassie Funke-Harris of Northfield, Minn., and Ammu Menon of Brookline, Mass. They each wore a strapless, knee length white dress.
The best man was Weston Daniel of Evanston, Ill. Serving as groomsmen were Paul Ellison of Berkeley, Calif, Charles Sweitzer of Chicago, Ill., and Andy Jackson of Madison, Wis.
The recessional sung by Adkisson was "First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes.
The postlude was a recording of the Beatles’ "All You Need is Love."
Serving as ushers were Steven Sengmany of Savage, Minn., Matthew Blackmar of Pasadena, Calif., Jonathan Bousman of Madison, Wis., and Mark Traffanstedt of Conway.
The mother of the bride wore a black sheath dress with capped sleeves, a row of rosettes along a jewel neckline and all over shutter pleats. The groom’s mother wore a navy floral linen dress with matching jacket.
The reception was held at The Barn at Cedar Hill.
The decorations consisted of rustic wood plank tables with assorted colors of jewel tone chairs, white table runners, blue Mason jars with a mixture of lilies, nigella and wild flowers, and hand-blown glass "Blue Birds of Happiness" from Terra Studios in Durham, Ark.
Guests were served a meal of roast pig and roast turkey and assorted side dishes. A buffet of desserts made by family and friends was offered in place of a traditional wedding cake.
Servers were Shirley Hankins, Cheryl Scarbrough, Katie Bishop and Emma Key.
Guests had pictures made in a photo booth which were put in a memory book for the bride and groom.
The couple took a one month wedding trip destination traveling to Norway and Italy.
Mr. and Mrs. Young are currently residing in Madison, Wis.