South Tahoe High grad weds
Provided to the Tribune
Rebekah Foster and Philip Heem exchanged wedding vows May 3 at Seal Beach, Calif. The 5 p.m. double-ring ceremony was witnessed by 150 family members and friends.
The bride, who was walked down the aisle by her father, was received by the bridegroom’s grandfather, Pastor Vernon Francis, a retired missionary. Her father then officiated at the wedding ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Diana Foster of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s parents are David and Edie Heem of Bemidji, Minn.
The bride was attired in a white strapless, floor-length gown laced up the back with white satin ribbon. She carried a bouquet of yellow, pink, white and salmon Berber daisies.
Maid of honor was Annie Jacobs of Lake Forest, Calif., and bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Rachel Foster and Ranae Foster, the bridegroom’s sister, Heidi Kellogg, and friends Shelly Bage, Amber Waddle and Ganessa Cobb. Each attendant wore a pink or salmon colored mid-length dress, cut on the slant with spaghetti straps and pink or salmon thong sandals to match.
Best man was the bridegroom’s brother, Andy Heem of Bemidji and groomsmen were the bride’s brother, J.P. Foster, George High, Matt Hanson, Abe Hanson, Kyle Wilson and Dan Burskin. Ringbearer was the bride’s second cousin, Brandt Duncan.
Following the wedding ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Sam’s Sunset Beach.
The newlyweds established their home at Honolulu, Hawaii, where the bride is a receptionist for 24-Hour Fitness and the bridegroom is a petty officer E-5 in the U.S. Coast Guard. They plan to move to Long Beach, Calif., in June.
The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1997 and received a bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University in 2001. She played soccer, basketball and softball all four years of high school and was named Athlete of the Year by the Tahoe Daily Tribune in 1997.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Bemidji High School, where he was a wrestler and played soccer for four years.