Faith Brickner and Drew Gerke exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Art Niewiadomski officiated the double-ring service. A reception was at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom.
Faith is the daughter of Randy and Laura Brickner of rural Tiffin. Drew is the son of James and Joan Pea and the late Michael Gerke of Indianapolis.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory, satin, strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and a satin bodice featuring asymmetrical, gathered front panels and a trumpet-style lace skirt. She wore a pearl- and bead-covered belt and a headpiece with a cathedral-length veil made by her aunt. She carried a bouquet made by her cousin that contained brooches from the bride’s and groom’s grandmothers, which was wrapped in lace from her grandmother’s wedding dress.
The groom wore a charcoal gray tux with an ivory vest and tie, accented with an emerald green pocket square.
Hope Brickner of Tiffin was her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kimberly Hohman of Findlay, friend of the couple; Emily Kuhn of Columbus, friend of the couple; Haili Arbogast of Livonia, Michigan, cousin of the bride; Anna King of Indianapolis, Indiana, friend of the couple; and Jamie Suhre of North Dakota, sister of the groom. They wore emerald green, strapless dresses with asymmetrical, gathered front panels and floor-length, trumpet-style skirts and carried bouquets of baby’s breath tied with silver, satin ribbon.
Ross Gerke of Indianapolis, Indiana, served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Heath and Lucas Brickner of Tiffin, brothers of the bride; and Andy Miller, Colin Eacret and Adam King, all friends of the couple from Indianapolis, Indiana. They wore charcoal gray tuxes with emerald green vests and ties.
Flower girls were Claire Hunker of Tiffin, cousin of the bride, and Peyton Suhre of North Dakota, goddaughter of the groom. They wore ivory dresses with emerald green ribbons across the waist.
Faith graduated in 2007 from Hopewell-Loudon High School, received a degree in dietetics in 2010 from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s degree in public health in 2013 from BGSU. She is an outpatient clinical dietitian at IU Health University Hospital.
Drew graduated in 2005 from Speedway High School and in 2014 from Ivy Tech in business. He is employed as a member care services representative for Angie’s List.
Honoring the bride with miscellaneous showers were Anna King and Jamie Suhre in August 2014 and Hope Brickner, Haili Arbogast, Kim Hohman, Emily Kuhn and her aunt, Anita Gosche, in September 2014.
A rehearsal dinner was at Reino’s Italian Restaurant in Tiffin.
After a honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.