Rachel Schelonka – Kevin Lightner

Rachel Schelonka and Kevin Lightner were married Aug. 5, 2011, at an outdoor lakeside ceremony at Lutsen Resort, Lutsen, with father of the groom, Pastor David Lightner, officiating.

Musicians were soloists Daniel Kuevi Akoe and Jodi Mc Carthy.

Parents of the couple are Roman and Kathleen Schelonka of Little Falls and David and Sylvia Lightner of Windom.

The bride’s gown was an A-line gown of silky taffeta and tulle with pickups on the skirt and train; a sweetheart neckline with beaded lace motif and lace up back closure.

Maid of honor was Sarah Kuevi Akoe. Bridesmaids were: Jacinta Schelonka, Kesiah De La Mora, Christine Golembiesky, Charlotte Johnson and Jacqueline Burns. Flower girls were Evey and June Lightner. Personal attendants were Angela Houdek and Kimberly Mudge.

Groom’s attendants were Keith Lightner, best man; Kris Lightner, Konrad Lightner, Ke Sung Anderson, John Schelonka and Joe Schelonka. Ushers were Daniel Kuevi Akoe and Matthew Burns. Ribbon Waver was Jaydon Johnson.

The reception was held at the Lutsen Resort.

After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is at home in Minneapolis.

The bride is employed at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis as a registered nurse. The groom is employed at United Health Group, as a finance consultant.