Ken Smith and Lisa Madden Balivet were married in an afternoon ceremony hosted by John and Viola Hansen at the Hansen Homestead at Stariski on July 4, 2013. Officiant Laura Hansen performed the ceremony. Elliot Bond was the ring bearer and his sister, Ally Bond, daughter of Brent and Heidi (Hansen) Bond of Seattle, was the flower girl.
The ceremony was followed by a luncheon on the lawn of the Hansen’s former home on the homestead. A special homestead wedding cake was prepared for the bride and groom.
Honored guests included John and Viola Hansen, Torvald and Laura Hansen, Emma (Hansen), James Allen and family, Shelly (Hansen), Peter and Daniel Jensen, Lisa (Hansen) Pullen, Brent and Heidi (Hansen) Bond and family, Jim and Bonny Lynn Babb, and Chera Boom.
The couple resides in Anchorage. The newlyweds would like to thank John, Viola and their family for helping make this a special day.