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John and Jessica Koehler

Jessica Erin Hartzog and John Christopher Koehler were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2011, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Jane Hartzog of Flowery Branch. The groom is the son of George and Regina Koehler of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Deacon Nicholas Johnson performed the ceremony. Readers were David White, George Koehler and Kerry Koehler.

The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride’s friend Christina Fischer was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were the bride’s friends Jamie Ackerman, Jamie Vespa and Sarah Wells.

The groom’s friend Rami Hassan was the best man. Groomsmen were the bride’s brother Brandon Hartzog, groom’s brother Joseph Koehler and groom’s friend Paul Westrick.

The bride wore her future sister-in-law’s grandmother’s anklet and carried her grandmother’s pearl bracelet in her bouquet.

The groom’s parents gave a rehearsal dinner at Royal Lakes Country Club on the eve of the wedding.

The bride’s parents gave a reception at the Payne Corley House following the ceremony.

Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Auburn, Ala.

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