Huggins, Johnson wedding held at St. Gabriel’s church
Rebecca Huggins of Fairfield and Dennis Johnson of Sioux City were married in a double-ring ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Gabriel’s Liberal Catholic Church in Fairfield.
The bride wore an ice pink satin dress with a train.
Bridesmaids were Barbara Dallas, Jan Seehusen, Jane Pappin and Joanne Poole.
Best man was Mark Johnson, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Mayor Bob Scott of Sioux City, Mayor Jim Fisher of Moville and Mark Coffey.
The ringbearer was Tucker, a special companion on the couple’s first date.
Ushers were the bride’s brother-in-law Jim Coplen and Fr. Steve Arndt.
The ceremony was officiated by the Right Rev. William Downey, regionary bishop for the USA from Ojai, Calif.
Ann Bosold played organ and violin. Casper Huggins, son of the bride, played guitar and cornet.
Luky Boender, Jan Seehusen and April Mayberry decorated the altar, windows and pews with fresh flowers and fashioned bouquets and boutineers for the wedding party and family.
A backyard reception was held in Fairfield, with Joann “Fiddlin’ Granny” Ancell and a group of Irish musicians providing the music. A rehearsal dinner had been prepared and served by Jane Pappin for 30 attendees at the church.
After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple have made their home in Fairfield.
The bride is the daughter of Lorraine and Kelly Cooper of La Porte, Ind. She holds a master’s degree in library science and is director at Fairfield Public Library.
The groom is the son of Helen and Bjarnie Johnson of Sioux City. He is a retired secondary school teacher and licensed general contractor. He taught industrial arts and geography and coached wrestling and football in Sioux City public schools. He operates a contracting business in the area.