Engineers make the connection of their lives |

Engineers make the connection of their lives

Provided to the TribuneKara Russell and John Thiel were wed at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course and honeymooned in Hawaii.

Kara L. Russell and John A. Thiel exchanged wedding vows Aug. 10 at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. The 6 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Robert Orr and witnessed by 85 family members and friends.

The bride is the daughter of Barbara S. Engram of Albany, Ga., and the bridegroom is the son of Thomas J. Thiel of Eustis, Fla., and the late Alice E. Christian.

Given in marriage by Ken Human of Harriman, Tenn., the bride was attended by Abby M. Nicholson of Hattiesburg, Miss., as matron of honor and Jennifer S. Hurl of Kansas City, Mo., as bridesmaid.

Best man was the bridegroom’s son, Andrew W. Thiel of South Lake Tahoe.

Immediately following the ceremony the newlyweds greeted their guests at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Upon their return from an 11-day wedding trip to Kauai and Oahu, Hawaii, the couple established their home at South Lake Tahoe.

The bride graduated from Deerfield Windsor School at Albany, Ga., in 1991, and received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., in 1997. She is an engineer with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.

The bridegroom is a 1982 graduate of Morton High School, Morton, Ill., and received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in 1987. He will complete his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in December. He is an engineer with the South Tahoe Public Utility District.

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