Dale Theodore James Sandberg and Amberly Loren Holmes were united in marriage on July 6, 2013 in Franklin, TN. The 4:00 double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Tim Harwell of Faith Baptist Church, Peshtigo. The ceremony and reception were held at Building 8 of The Factory in Franklin.
Maid of Honor was Michelle Ivey. Bridesmaids included Courtney Lanier, Kelsey Braley, and Dabney Wilson. Best Man was Nate Hartwig. Groomsmen included Glenn Thompson, Colby Adams, and Adam Hart. Ben Holmes, brother of the bride, performed the ushering duties. Brevin and Ellie Eidsmoe, cousins of groom, were ring bearer and flower girl. The rings were carried on the Bible that belonged to the groom's grandfather, Dale Ruggles.
Music was provided by Jonas Litton and Kendra Flowers, both friends of the bride. Selections included, "Come Thou Fount," "Jesus, Only Jesus," and "How Great Thou Art." Scripture passages from the book of Genesis were read by the groom's father. The couple tied a fisherman's knot during a "Tying the Knot" ceremony. A fisherman's knot is impossible to untie; the harder you pull on it, the tighter the knot gets. Tying this knot represents a permanently binding love.
Immediately after the wedding, the newlyweds honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico and then came to Peshtigo for a July 20th reception that was held at the home of the groom's parents.
The bride is a 2009 graduate of Franklin High School and a 2013 graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where she earned a BS in Education. She is currently teaching 2nd grade for the Franklin School District.
The groom is a 2010 graduate of Peshtigo High School and a 2013 graduate of Columbia College, Chicago, where he earned a BA degree in Film and Video. He is currently an intern with Clearview Church in Franklin where he is working with Jr. High Youth. He is also working at Best Buy and doing freelance work involving film and video.
The parents of the couple are Lamar and Cindy Holmes of Franklin, TN and Ted and RuthAnn Sandberg of Peshtigo. Paternal grandparents of the groom are the late Jim and Von Sandberg of Marinette. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Bonnie Ruechel of Cottonwood, AZ and the late Dale Ruggles.
The couple currently resides in Brentwood, TN.