Local couple has big wedding
Megan Merhaut and Dusty LaChapelle exchanged wedding vows Aug. 9 at Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra. The 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Eugene Winterfeld and witnessed by 225 family members and friends.
The bride is the daughter of GYnter and Cindy Merhaut of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s parents are Greg and Gini Fletcher of South Lake Tahoe and Jon LaChapelle of El Sobrante, Calif.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a floor-length white matte satin gown with boat neckline, fitted bodice with covered buttons and full skirt with detachable train. She wore a short Italian lace veil and carried a bouquet of bold, brightly-colored gerbera daisies.
Maid of honor was Casey Triggs of South Lake Tahoe and bridesmaids were Brandi Ernst, Mandy Baker, Sarah Gore and Becca Warren, all of South Lake Tahoe, and the bride’s cousins, Korye Becker of Fullerton, Calif., and Brittany Towle of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Each attendant wore a street-length dress with wine-colored chiffon beaded top and black skirt and carried three long-stemmed brightly-colored gerbera daisies.
Best man was Russell Grant of South Lake Tahoe and groomsmen were the bride’s brother, Cooper Merhaut, the bridegroom’s brother, Brandon Fletcher, and Dave Young and Doug Haden, all of South Lake Tahoe, the bridegroom’s cousin, Jason Real of Pollock Pines, Calif., and Dan Huber of San Luis Obispo.
Immediately following the ceremony an outdoor reception was hosted by the newlywed’s parents at the South Lake Tahoe home of the bride’s parents.
The couple have established their home at Pollock Pines and plan a one-week wedding trip to Hawaii in January.
The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1999. She is a student at Lake Tahoe Community College and will graduate this year.
The bridegroom graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1998 and from the Butte Fire Academy in 2001. He is a firefighter with the California Department of Forestry.