Tahoe grad weds in Germany
Katherine Kortes and Andreas Goetzke exchanged wedding vows July 14 at St. Peter & Paul Church, Tutzing, Lake Starnberg Germany. The 2:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Bill Buckley and witnessed by 60 family members and friends.
The bride is the daughter of Don and Peg Kortes of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s parents are Dietmar and Heidi Goetzke of Feldafing, Germany.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor-length, silk chiffon-over-taffeta gown with applique lace and crystal beading on the bodice and chapel-length train. She wore a fingertip-length veil held in place with baby roses and carried a teardrop-style bouquet of mixed summer flowers and roses accented with ribbons and beadwork.
Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Jennifer Kortes Jones of Santa Clara, Calif. She wore a tea-length, strapless silk chiffon-over-taffeta dress in cornflower blue and carried a miniature summer bouquet of mixed flowers and roses.
Best man was Oliver Pannke of Munich, Germany.
Following the ceremony the family of the bride and groom hosted a reception at See Hotel Leoni in Berg, Germany. In addition, the bride’s family hosted an outdoor dinner reception for 75 family members and friends Aug. 13 at Tahoe. The event took place at the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association lakeside facility.
The newlyweds have established their home in Munich, Germany, and plan a wedding trip to Tanzania, Africa, in February 2007.
The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1993, where she was student body president. She received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., in 1997, and graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 2005 with an Ed.D. in instructional technology and media. She is employed as a consultant with Accenture and is a member of St. Killian’s English Mission Catholic Church and American-German Business Club, both in Munich.
The bridegroom graduated from Gymnasium, Starnberg, Germany and received a degree in electrical engineering from Technical University of Munich. He is a program manager with Infineon Technologies, AG and is a member of German Alpine Club and American-German Business Club, both in Munich.