Samantha Joy Stohler and Nickolas McCrimmon Sheedy were united in marriage April 9 at the Free Methodist Church in Fruitland, Idaho.
Sammi Jo is the daughter of Cindy Stohler and Bill Ross of Unity. Nick is the son of Heather Sheedy of John Day and David Sheedy of West Glacier, Mont.
Unity Pastor Matt Schnetz, Minister of the Gospel, performed the double-ring ceremony attended by approximately 150 guests.
The bride came down the stairs on the arm of her grandfather, Robert Erickson of Fruitland, Idaho, and was escorted down the isle by her stepfather, Bill Ross. She wore a long white satin dress, with beaded lace appliques around the full skirt made by the bride and friend Sue Baker, of Payette. The bodice had a lace overlay, which was hand-beaded by the bride. She carried a bouquet of white gardenias, white and red roses and ivy.
Maid of honor was Cassie Sheedy of Wrangell, Alaska, sister of the groom. Bridesmaids included Krystle Stohler of Fruitland, cousin of the bride, and Jamie Shanks of Bigfork, Mont., friend of the groom. All wore long, forest green crushed velvet dresses.
Flower girl was Hannah Rarick of Seattle, Wash., god-daughter of the groom. She wore a tea-length dress with a green velvet bodice and white satin skirt made by the groom's grandmother, Betty Sheedy of John Day. It boasted an organdy overlay, accented with ribbon, lace and tiny rosebuds.
Ring bearer was Elisha Sheedy of John Day, nephew of the groom. Tyler Sheedy of John Day, brother of the groom, stood as best man. Groomsmen were Alex Shanks of Bigfork, Mont., and Ben Rarick of Seattle, Wash.
The groom wore a black full-tail tuxedo, with a white vest and tie. The men in the wedding party wore black tuxedos, with tails and forest green vests and ties.
A reception, hosted by the bride's grandparents, Eunice and Robert Erickson of Fruitland, followed the ceremony at the church. Janet Robertson and Kimberly Randleas of John Day, aunt and cousin of the groom, made the three-tier cake and catered the reception meal.
The newlyweds enjoyed a month-long honeymoon through the Canadian Rockies, Montana, and Idaho. Nick is employed at KJDY radio in John Day and is writing historical books. Sammi Jo is a horse trainer, performs with her horses and zebra, and instructs equine classes. The couple has set up housekeeping in Unity.