Finch and Johnson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 21:19

Amanda Finch, of Eagle River, married Chris Johnson, of Peters Creek, in a ceremony July 14 at the home of friends Mike and Mary Yorke on Florence Lake in Willow.

The bride is the daughter of Becky and Steve Finch of Eagle River. She is a 1999 graduate of Chugiak High who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UAA in 2005. She currently teaches at Homestead Elementary.

The groom is the son of Mary Lou and Dale Johnson of Mendota Heights. He is a 1988 graduate of Henry Sibley High and earned degrees in Professional Piloting and Airframe Powerplant Mechanics at Vermillion Community College. He owns Johnson Construction and Maintenance.

Mike Yorke officiated the wedding ceremony, which included humorous references to the couple’s love of snowmachining — including the use of a Polaris brochure with which the bride confirmed she would indeed be getting a new orange sled this fall.

The bride’s best friend, Kim Kozlowski of Anchorage, served as maid of honor, and Ashley Finch, sister of the bride, served as bridesmaid. Dale Johnson, father of the groom, served as best man and Matt Schmitt, the groom’s nephew, served as groomsman. The bride’s good friend, Gretchen Fowler, played violin for the ceremony.

The bride and groom will honeymoon in Ireland this spring. They would like to thank Michelle Fissori and Robin Hopper for bringing them together with their amazing matchmaking skills.

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