Wedding: Shadbolt/Sutton 2012.10.10

Written by David Green.

wedding.shadboltRyan and Kerry Shadbolt were married July 21, 2012, surrounded by family and friends in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The ceremony was performed by Nathanael Deline, cousin of the groom.

Sally Sutton, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were friends Heidi Irvine, Liane Matson, Britta Stine and Kristin Sleight. Rose Sutton, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.

Craig Pummell, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Chad Shadbolt, brother of the groom, and friends Kyle Matson and William Jurkiewicz. Jeremiah Wallis, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Ryan is the son of Brian and Linda Shadbolt of Adrian. He is a graduate of Morenci Area High School and is a geography instructor at Saginaw Valley State University. 

Kerry is the daughter of Bruce and Barbara Stapleton of Rochester Hills. She graduated from Rochester Community Schools and teaches high school and middle school art at Williamston Public Schools.   

After enjoying a honeymoon trip camping at Badlands, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, the newlyweds have made their home in East Lansing. 

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