Wedding Natalie Ries and Stephen French
Natalie Ries and Stephen French were married on July 7, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. Their reception was held at the Little Log House Pioneer Village.
Natalie graduated in 2010 from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She is currently employed by West Des Moines Community Schools in Iowa. She is the daughter of Greg and Kate Ries of Vermillion.
Stephen graduated in 2010 from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is currently with the Iowa National Guard in Johnston, Iowa. He is the son of Mark and Stephanie Meginnes of St. Charles, Ill.
The maid of Honor was Carolyn Ries, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Mary Ries and Elley Ries (sisters of bride), Beth Koch of Hastings, Beth Marrinan of Chicago and Anne Franklin of Clive, Iowa (friends of bride). Flower girls were Charlotte Clark and Grace Poore of Raleigh N.C., goddaughters of the groom.
The best man was Ryan French (brother of groom). Groomsmen were Christian Young, Kyle Franchi, Dan Schmidt and Ian Scales of St. Charles, Ill. and Harold Dudley of Des Moines, Iowa (friends of groom).
The couple is residing in Waukee, Iowa.