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Posted: August 3, 2013 - 4:10pm  |  Updated: August 5, 2013 - 10:21am
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Larissa Phillips and Chris Arbelovsky
Larissa Phillips and Chris Arbelovsky

Phillips, Arbelovsky tie the knot

Larissa Phillips and Chris Arbelovsky were married in an outdoor ceremony at The Inn at Tern Lake in Moose Pass on June 15, 2013. Jesse Bartlett, the groom’s best friend, performed the ceremony.

The bride has an associate of arts degree in business and is employed as an Outside Sales Representative for United Rentals. She wore a glacier white A-symmetrical gown with a modified sweetheart neckline and crystal beading on the bodice designed by Alaska Wedding Brokers in Sterling, and carried a bouquet of sunflowers augmented with blue delphiniums, stephanotis, dynamite and white aster.

Gina Bogart was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids Kim Caldwell and Stephanie Queen, the groom’s sister, wore tea length, peacock blue dresses and carried sunflower bouquets. Ryan Queen, the groom’s niece, was the flower girl. Grandpa Frank walked the bride down the aisle.

The groom is the son of Steve and Betsy Arbelovsky. He has a bachelors degree in political science and is enrolled in the Process Technology program at KPC. He wore a tan suit, gold vest and a boutonniere made of barley and hops. Dustin Caldwell was his best man. Groomsmen were Jamie Queen, the groom’s brother-in-law, and Nickolas Phillips, the bride’s brother who passed away prior to the wedding. Kyle Kornelis and Zack Allen served as ushers. Garrett Queen, the groom’s nephew, was the ring bearer.

A reception followed at The Inn at Tern Lake. Champagne cakes with edible sunflowers were placed on each table.

Honored guests included Dorothy Slough, the bride’s grandmother from Wisconsin; David Briley, bride’s cousin from Nebraska; and Frank and Ardith Arbelovsky, groom’s grandparents from North Kenai.

The couple plans to honeymoon in Curacao in October. They make their home in Soldotna.

Gaines, Moon to marry

Heather Gaines and M. Scott Moon plan to be married at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2013 on the shore of Lake Marie at the beautiful new Nikiski Senior Center.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sharon Dripps and Ralph Sterling. She is a graduate of Nikiski High School. She has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an associate of arts degree in nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is employed as a registered nurse at Central Peninsula Surgical Services in Soldotna.

She will wear an ivory tea length satin and organza gown. The maid of honor will be Jennifer Lancaster-Jackson, with Brodie Kimmel and Molly Dischner to serve as bridesmaids and Rebekah Dillingham the flower girl.

The future groom is the son of Orma and Dale Moon. He is a graduate of East Anchorage High School. He has a bachelors of arts in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is employed as a communications specialist for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai.

He will be wearing a black tuxedo with lapis accents. The best nan will be Nelson Gingerich. Alan Boraas will be the groomsman. The bride’s brother, Michael Gaines, will be the usher. The couple’s pug, Leo, will be the ring bearer.

The reception will be at the Nikiski Senior Center.

Maria Allison will perform during the ceremony, which will be officiated by her husband Tom. Honored guests will include the couple’s parents and numerous other family and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Moon will make their home in Kenai.

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