Ariela Velasquez and Michael Erstad were married Sept. 17, 2016, at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in New York by the Rev. Dr. Cathy S. Gilliard.

Mother of the bride is Dorys Alvia of Manta, Ecuador, and parents of the groom are Roger and Suzanne Erstad of Fergus Falls.

Maid of honor was Maria Haro, cousin of the bride. Best man was Matthew Erstad, brother of the groom.  Flower girls were Ava and Brianna Vizueta, nieces of the bride. 

Reception following the ceremony was held at Malaparte Restaurant.

Ariela is employed at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the office of human resources and Michael is employed by M Science as a senior analyst.

The couple resides in New York.


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