Double-ring ceremony in Carson City |

Double-ring ceremony in Carson City


Danielle L. Sharp and Matthew P. Helfrich exchanged wedding vows Aug. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Carson City, Nev. The 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor M. Demel and witnessed by 100 family members and friends.

The bride is the daughter of Ron and Nancy Sharp of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s parents are Peggy Aasheim and David Helfrich, both of Davenport, Iowa.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a ballroom-style gown with pearls and sequins covering the bodice and a tulle skirt. She wore a pearl headband with elbow-length veil and carried a bouquet of five dozen ruby red roses in a posey.

Matron of honor was her sister, Erin Fitzgerald of South Coast Metro, Calif., and bridesmaids were her sister, Lindsay Sharp of South Lake Tahoe, cousin, Kristen Smith of Newark, Del., and Alisha Lamprecht of Carson City. Each attendant wore a black A-line dress and carried a bouquet of ruby red roses.

Best man was Jeff Cranny of Lake Forest, Calif., and groomsmen were the bride’s brother, Brad Sharp of Westwood, Calif., the bridegroom’s cousin, Eric Blomquist of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Andrew Olsen of Irvine, Calif.

Following the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception for the newlyweds to greet their guests at Edgewood Tahoe.

Upon their return from a one-week wedding trip to San Francisco, the couple established their home at Tustin, Calif. They plan a cruise to Mexico in January.

The bride graduated from South Tahoe School in 1996 and received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in 2001. She is an eighth-grade English teacher at Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles. She helps with the youth ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

The bridegroom is a 1995 graduate of Central High School in Davenport. He will receive a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in May 2002. He is a district representative for Lutheran Brotherhood Securities Corp. He also helps with the youth ministry and the sound for Sunday worship at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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