Chambers, Hayward marry in Kenai

Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002

Lisa Chambers and Phil Hayward were united in marriage Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Kenai. Pastor Dean Nichols officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Esther Chambers of Soldotna. She wore an ivory, chiffon gown with a sweetheart neckline and butterfly sleeves. The empire-style bodice was accented with beads and sequins. She carried a bouquet of peach and white roses.

Angela Chambers of Anchorage, sister of the bride, and Beth Gregory of Kasilof, cousin of the bride, were her attendants. Selena Gregory was the flower girl. They wore sage, Georgette-style gowns with chiffon trains held by flower rosettes. The bodices were of Saltzburg lace. The attendants carried three long-stemmed peach roses.

The groom is the son of Clair and Lorraine Hayward of Fulton, Mich.

Barry Silver, brother of the groom, was the best man. The ushers were Mark Gregory and Jason Daniels.

Special music included "I Will Be Here." John Hantz was the pianist.

A reception was held at the Kenai Merit Inn and included a three-tiered white cake with berry filling. The groom's cake was chocolate and in the shape of a fire helmet.

The bride is a 1987 graduate of Dimond High School in Anchorage and is an elementary teacher at Susan B. English School in Seldovia.

The groom graduated from high school in Vicksburg, Mich., in 1978 and is a firefighter in Antarctica.

On Valentine's Day, Phil returned from Antarctica and made arrangements with the airline to have each passenger hand Lisa a flower when they got off the plane. Phil was the last one off the plane with a bouquet of flowers and a marriage proposal.

The Haywards honeymooned at Alyeska and live in Soldotna.

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