Pasquale Martino Zappa and Kristen Rae Kugler were married on Sep. 17, 2016.

Parents of the couple are Phil and Lori Kugler of Erhard, and Joel and Melissa Zappa of Almena, Wisconsin.

The ceremony was held at Kristen’s parent’s home in rural Erhard with an outdoor wedding. The Rev. Mel Frank, friend of the couple, officiated the service.

A reception, dinner and dance was held following the ceremony at Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls. Maid of honor was Sara Conley, future sister-in-law of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Gianna Zappa, sister of the groom, Shana Johnson, cousin of the bride, Sami Nyberg, Melissa Frank and Julia Weiss, all friends of the bride.

Olivia Anderson, cousin of the bride, was Junior Bridesmaid. Amalie Thorod, family friend from Stokke, Norway, was the flower girl. Sign carrier was Aubree Anderson, cousin of the bride. Personal attendant was Denise Anderson, friend of the couple

Best man was Bryant Strohmeyer, friend of the groom.

Groomsmen were Ben Kugler, brother of the bride, Tanner Johnson, cousin of the bride, Brent Huset, Jayson Mallari and Drew Fullerton, all friends of the groom. Gavin Simonson, cousin of the bride, was junior groomsman. Micah Simonson, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer. Groom’s attendant was Anthony Siddall, friend of the couple. Ushers were Adam Peasley, cousin of the bride, Jon Gonzalez, Kurt Wohlk, and Justin Johnson, friends of the groom, Grant Simonson and Ian Anderson, cousins of the bride.

Pasquale is a 2009 graduate of Barron High School, United States Navy veteran, and employed by Moorhead Electric.

Kristen is a 2012 graduate of Kennedy Secondary and M State Fergus Falls and employed with Barnes and Noble in Fargo.

The couple currently resides in Moorhead.


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