Miranda Flensburg and Luke Nelson
Miranda Britt Flensburg and Luke Andrew Nelson of Nikiski were married Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the Nikiski Chevron Recreation Area. Longtime friend of the groom, Lucas Hulien of Kenai, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of August "Gus" and Lena Flensburg of Nikiski. Miranda is employed as a stylist at Tina's Hair Pros in Soldotna. She wore an ivory taffeta and organza strapless gown with organza skirting adorned by embroidery and touches of beadwork. She carried a bouquet of magenta dendrobium orchids, freesia, mini calla lilies, Italian ruscus and delphiniums. Ashley Goff of Nikiski, cousin of the bride Tara Flensburg of Dillingham, and Nicole Neely of Soldotna served as bridesmaids. Bridesmaids wore tea length pear green sleeveless dresses with Tiffany blue ribbon sashes. The bride's attendants carried smaller bouquets with the same flowers as the bride's. Makenzie Flensburg of Dillingham and Cadence Harvey of Kenai wore ankle length ivory sleeveless dresses with pear green accents and flower halos with Tiffany blue ribbons.
The groom is the son of Richard "Rick" and Cheryl Nelson, formerly of Nikiski, now residing in Sitka. Lucas is employed by ASRC on the North Slope and as a real estate agent on the peninsula. He wore a gray tuxedo with a silver vest and tie. The groomsmen, clad in gray tuxes with Tiffany blue vests and ties, were Lucas' brothers, Joe and Chase Nelson of Sitka and Ryan Dyer of Nikiski. They wore boutonnieres of white orchids. The groom's son, Wyatt Nelson, 5, dressed like his father and served as ring bearer.
Brother of the bride Derik Flensburg served as disc jockey for the reception which followed at the same location.
Guests dined on a barbecue complete with grilled beef and many home-cooked side dishes including the father of the bride's pickled salmon.
Lucas sang, "I Want To Grow Old With You" from "The Wedding Singer" to his bride accompanied by Daryl Makenzie on the guitar.
The cake was a cream colored square three tiered with fondant with trailing cream and white frosting flowers with fresh purple flowers on top.
Special guests included the bride's grandmother, Lila Smith-Holeman of Anchorage; the bride's brothers, Jabin Flensburg, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force in Great Falls, Mont., and Mattias Flensburg of Anchorage; the groom's parents, paternal grandparents, Richard and Faye Nelson, as well as others from Luke's family from Sitka. Other family members came from Texas, Washington, Matanuska Valley, Dillingham and Homer.
The newlyweds had a brief honeymoon at Alyeska and will reside in Nikiski.
The couple is planning a 10-day cruise around the Hawaiian Islands in January.
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