Stuppy-PodjanPublished 10:21pm Thursday, April 7, 2011
Jenna Mae Stuppy of Dowagiac married James H. Podjan II of St. Joseph at 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 2010, at Grace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph.
Pastor Glenn Rosenbaum performed their wedding.
Parents of the couple are David and Jami Stuppy of Dowagiac and James and Patricia Podjan of St. Joseph.
Grandparents of the bride are John and Judy Nate of Sister Lakes, Dowagiac, and Charles and Marlene Stuppy of Stuart, Fla.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, David W. Stuppy.
Matron of honor was Mari Stuppy Billingsley of Holland. Maid of honor was Katherine Stuppy of Dowagiac, with Sarah Smallbone of Dowagiac, Kristin Rose DieKevers of Holland, Kaprice Beebe Schau of Island Lake, Ill., and Jayne Schau White of Dowagiac.
Bridesmaids are all friends except the matron of honor, Mari Stuppy Billingsley, and the maid of honor, Katherine Stuppy, her sisters.
Eric Etter, friend of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen included Leif Etter of St. Joseph, David C. Stuppy of Grand Rapids, Michael Billingsley of Holland, Jeff Adams of Atlanta, Ga., and Bart Holubar of Indianapolis, Ind.
The groomsmen are all friends of the groom except David C. Stuppy, the bride’s brother, and Michael Billingsley, the bride’s brother-in-law.
Ushers were Michael Nate of Niles, Jeffrey Nate of St. Joseph, Mark Nate of Stevensville and Jacob Cox of Dowagiac.
Ushers are uncles of the bride except her cousin, Jacob Cox.
A reception was held at Villa Santaniello in Stevensville following the ceremony. Rosanna Murphy of Stevensville assisted the bride.
After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple are at home in Stevensville.
The bride is a Dowagiac Union High School graduate. She also graduated from Western Michigan University. She is employed as a sales representative for Bud Distributing Inc. in Dowagiac.
The groom, a St. Joseph High School graduate, attended Lake Michigan College. He is employed as a field technician for Merritt Engineering Inc. in Stevensville.