Douglas graduate weds in Colorado |

Douglas graduate weds in Colorado

Viktoria L. Slaback and Daryl L. Cox exchanged wedding vows Mary 18 at Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Grand Junction, Colo. The 5 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Darryl Hannenberg of Hope Lutheran Church, Montrose, Colo., and witnessed by 100 relatives and friends.

The bride is the daughter of Brad and Diane Bennett of Gardnerville, Nev., and Art and Chris Slaback of South Lake Tahoe. The bridegroom’s parents are Daryl and Carole Cox of Omaha, Neb.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride was attired in a white satin sleeveless A-line gown with square illusion neckline adorned with seed pearls, embroidered baby blue flowers on the bodice and hemline and a chapel-length train. She wore a tiara of crystal bugle beads, pearls and baby blue enamel flowers and carried a bouquet of blue silk hydrangeas, cream silk roses, grape silk hyacinths and a white two-inch teddy bear. The bouquet was wrapped in forest green taffeta, which was used for the bridesmaids’ dresses in her sister Jennifer Mosel’s wedding 10 years ago. All the flowers for the wedding party, parents and grandparents were made by the bride’s step-mother, Chris Slaback.

Honor attendant was the bride’s sister, Jennifer Mosel of Dublin, Calif., who wore a soft pink, floor-length georgette gown with rayon lace bodice and rosette back. She carried three long stemmed yellow satin roses with baby blue organza ribbon streamers.

Bridesmaids were Shannon Mehen of Colorado Springs, Colo., who wore a gown of soft sage green, and Keri Barstow of San Diego, Calif., who wore a gown of soft yellow. Each attendant carried one long stemmed yellow satin rose adorned with baby blue organza ribbon streamers and wore a beaded anklet that matched the color of their dress. The anklets were made by the bridegroom’s mother.

Best man was the bridegroom’s brother, Matthew Cox of Omaha and groomsmen were Steve Bush of Montrose, Colo., and Lee Menges of Bellevue, Neb.

The couple’s two dogs made a brief appearance to be in the professional photos outside the church. Kiowa is a black and white border collie and Tahoe is a brown and white Australian shepherd.

Special guests at the wedding were the bride’s paternal grandmother, Ethyl Slaback of Reedsport, Ore.; the bride’s maternal grandmother, Betty Schessler of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and the bridegroom’s paternal great aunt, Myrtle Cain of Montrose, Colo.

Following a brief wedding trip to Durango, Colo., the newlyweds established their home at Alamosa, Colo.

The bride graduated from Douglas High School, Minden, Nev., in 1991. She received an associate of arts degree from Western Nevada Community College, Carson City, Nev., in 1995, and a bachelor’s degree in business office management and Spanish liberal arts from Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo., in 1997. She is office manager for Leitner-Poma of America and a Creative Memories consultant.

The bridegroom is a 1987 graduate of Bennington High School, Bennington, Neb., and attended Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colo. He is employed as a high voltage lineman by Excel Utilities and is a volunteer firefighter for the Alamosa Fire Department.

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