Valentine-Apger wedding

Written by David Green.

Brittany Apger and Nathan Valentine, both of Morenci, were united in marriage April 19, 2008, at Morenci’s First Baptist Church. The couple exchanged vows before Rev. Bob Dister.weddingvalentine.jpg

Miranda Graham of Morenci served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Taylor, Megan Dominique and Haley Simpkins, all of Morenci, and Jennifer Williams of Fayette, Ohio. Brynn Frederick of Adrian was flower girl. Addyson and Haylee Valentine and Ashtyn Matthews were also in the wedding party.

Derrick Yatzek of Adrian served as best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Robison of Grand Haven, Mich., Troy Sanders of Morenci, Clint Allen of Sand Creek and Matt Sinks of Hudson. Tyler Sanders of Morenci was ring bearer.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Morenci Sportsman’s Club.

Brittany is the daughter of Bob Apger of Morenci and Tonya Pontious and Troy Sanders, also of Morenci. She is employed at Borchardt Brothers Market and the Fulton County Health Center.

Nathan is the son of Kim and Nancy Valentine of Morenci. He is employed by OCP Contractors.

After a honeymoon trip to New Bern, N.C., the couple has made their home in Morenci with daughters Addyson and Haylee.

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