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Quam, Olson wed in March ceremony

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:42 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:54 a.m. CDT

Elizabeth Olson and Derek Quam, both of Ames, were married March 23.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Olson of Iowa City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Quam of Creston.

Jeff Dodge officiated the double ring ceremony at Cornerstone Church in Ames.

The bride wore a strapless gown made by her mother. Lace adorned the front and back above the waist. The satin skirt of tufted folds covered a silk and lace underskirt and formed into a bustle and train in the back. A champagne-colored sash accented her waist.

The groom wore a light gray tuxedo with white and light blue accents.

Wedding colors were tangerine and deep blue.

Matron of honor was Laurie Tims, sister of the bride, of Windsor Heights.

Bridesmaid was Cara Brimmer, sister of the bride, and junior bridesmaid was Ellie Brimmer, niece of the bride, both of North Liberty.

Bridesmaids wore a variety of styles of deep blue gowns.

Flower girls were Josie and Addie Tims, nieces of the bride, of Windsor Heights. They wore white satin dresses with light blue sashes and accents.

Best man was Brett Templeton of Roland.

Groomsmen were John Hughes of Cedar Rapids, and Justin Bicklehaupt of Roland.

The groomsmen wore tuxedos that matched the groom.

Ushers were Blake Quam, cousin of the groom, of Indianola and Tyson Schultz of Cedar Rapids.

Ringbearers were Christopher and Logan Brimmer, both of North Liberty, and Jack Tims of Windsor Heights, all nephews of the bride. They wore tuxedos matching the groom and groomsmen.

Wedding coordinator was Stacey Cline.

The bride’s bouquet was a selection of roses, lillies and baby’s breath. Bridesmaids carried matching bouquets. Wedding and reception flowers were arranged by Kim Morales of Perry.

The reception was held at the CPMI Events Center. Reception food servers were Vonda Rankin, aunt of the groom, of Ames; Jane Stevens, aunt of the bride, of Boone; and Tina Willets of Afton. A buffet dinner and dance followed a toast and cutting of the wedding cake. Various kinds of cakes were served.

Honored guests were Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Peterson, grandparents of the bride, of Dayton and Carolyn Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Quam, grandparents of the groom, all of Creston.

The couple honeymooned in Rio De Janeiro in May and now reside in Ames.

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