Goerndt-Austin wed Sept. 7

FAIRMONT – Callie Arlene Goerndt and Benjamin Lee Austin were married Sept. 7, 2013, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fairmont. Pastor Richard Abel performed the ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Kenneth and Becky Goerndt of Granada, and Gene and Laurie Austin of Fairmont.

Maids of honor were Sandra Hillmer of Rochester, and Kim White of Fairmont, both friends of the couple. Bridesmaids were Alexa Steele of Fairmont, niece of the bride, Gena McKean of Fairmont, sister of the groom, Marissa Garry and Heather Adams, both of Granada, friends of the couple.

Flower girls were Whytnie Goerndt of Fairmont, and Hannah Goerndt of Blue Earth, nieces of the bride.

Best man was Eric Colby of Granada, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Josh Austin of Mankato, brother of the groom, Dustin McKean of Fairmont, brother-in-law of the groom, Travis Goerndt, Matt Goerndt, and Brady Goerndt, all of Blue Earth, brothers of the bride.

Ring bearers were Taylor Austin of Granada, son of the couple, and Hudson McKean of Fairmont, nephew of the groom.

Guests were ushered by Ben Becker of Trimont, Ben Tonne, Ryan Adams, JD Goraczkowski, and Josh Thate, all of Granada, friends of the couple.

Wedding music was provided by Jeanne Schwieger of Fairmont, musician, and Taylor Schultze of Fairmont, vocalist.

A wedding reception with 250 guests was held at the Fairmont National Guard Armory.

The couple live in Granada.