Slechta, Way married in outdoor ceremony June 28
Margaret Rachel Slechta and Robb Arthur Way were united in marriage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Honey Creek Resort during an outdoor ceremony overlooking Lake Rathbun.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Tricia Slechta of Fairfield. The groom is the son of Tammy and Loren Bonnema and Dave and Diane Way of Pella.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown with a fitted, beaded and sequined bodice; the dress was layers of white organza. The beads and sequins also were accented in a hair accessory. The bride carried a bouquet of silk hydrangeas.
Her maids of honor were her sisters Claire and Emily Slechta. Other bridesmaids included Beth Messerli, Megan Thompson, K.C. Moore and Naomi Moore. They wore street-length Romanesque royal blue dresses and yellow heels. They carried bouquets of yellow hydrangeas. Emily Slechta styled the bride’s and many of the bridesmaids’ hair.
The groom wore a fitted khaki suit tux accented with a yellow tie. The best man was his brother Ross Way. The groomsmen included Alex Pals, Brock Pope, Brett Braafhart, Clif White and Jordan Vastine. They wore matching khaki slacks and vests with a blue tie.
The Rev. Keevin Koch conducted the ceremony that was highlighted not only by his message, but also reading of letters from the bride and groom to each other. Diana Flynn served at the liturgist. LeAnne Edgeton was the keyboardist. Jon Edgeton was the soloist.
Guests were ushered by Ben Carton, Alex Pitkin, Justin Pothoven and the bride’s brother Price Slechta.
Following the ceremony, guests joined together for a reception and dance in the lodge’s banquet hall. The reception included panko crumb and Parmesan chicken, an assorted fruit plate, domestic and imported cheeses and crackers and spinach and artichoke dip with pita bread chips. The bride and groom were offered a champagne toast.
After a weeklong trip to Jamica, the couple resides in Altoona. The groom is an employee of TD&T. The bride will finish an internship at the Pella hospital and the Des Moines school system to complete her master’s degree in speech pathology.