Weddings

Cheré Kaas and Jason Avigo were married in an afternoon ceremony on Nov. 12, 2013, at Ka’anapali Coffee Estate in Maui, Hawaii.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Sally Kaas of Kenai. She is a 2000 graduate of Kenai Central High School and received her Applied Science degree in Process Technology from Kenai Peninsula College in 2011. She works as a drill site operator for BP in Prudhoe Bay.

The bride wore an ivory, strapless gown by Justin Alexander, with a sweetheart beaded and lace bodice with a full organza-ruffled skirt which featured a chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of orchids, pink ginger, Hawaiian fern, anthurium, alstroemeria and protea. Her Maid of Honor was Chelsea Kaas of Kenai, sister of the bride. Her bridesmaids were Stacey Pault of Colorado, Sarah Hough of Sterling, and Lori Williams of Kenai. Aicha Kisena of Kenai, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.

The groom is the son of Marc Avigo of Soldotna, and Lynn Avigo of Portland, Maine. He is a 1998 graduate of Soldotna High School. He runs the family’s plumbing business.

The groom wore linen pants and shirt, and his boutonniere featured a small starfish. His father, Marc Avigo, was the best man. His groomsmen were Brandon West of Soldotna, Justin Pearcy of Kenai, and Colyn Renck of Colorado.

Chelsea Avigo, sister of the groom, and Kenny Wingard, friend of the bride and groom, served as ushers. Dekker Wingard, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

A reception immediately followed the wedding ceremony at the Ka’anapali Coffee Estate.

Honored guests included friends and family from across the country. Officiants were Norm Kaas of Kenai, grandfather of the bride, and Rev. Juddee Kawaiola of Maui. Music was provided by Barefoot Minded. Selections included “I’ll Be Your Lover, Too” by Van Morrison as the processional song; “Better Together” by Jack Johnson for the recessional song; “Come To Me” by the Goo Goo Dolls for the bride and groom’s first dance; and “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack for the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance.

The cake featured three different flavors: vanilla/lilikoi butter, chocolate/raspberry, and carrot/cream cheese. The three-tiered cake was decorated with a beach theme and the cake topper was two small, white adirondack chairs.

Photos were taken by Natalie Brown.

The couple resides in Kenai.

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