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By The Staff

Mackenzie Holaday and Mitch Graumenz, both of Ballwin, Mo., and formerly of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on May 25, 2013, at Copper Dock Winery, with Matthew Holaday officiating.

The bride, the daughter of Brian and Amy Holaday of Vandalia, was given in marriage by her parents and brothers.
She wore a Mon Cheri strapless tulle and lace ball gown, with a softly ruched tulle neckline, hand-beaded lace bodice accented with Swarovski crystals, dropped waistline with set-in ribbon belt accented with three-dimensional flowers, and a full tulle skirt with matching lace motif extending into a chapel-length train.
Her bouquet was made by her mother using handmade fabric flowers, some of which came from her mother’s wedding dress.
She chose her best friend, Michelle Foiles of Alton, as her matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were: Audra Kious of Vandalia and Shayla Branham of Shiloh, high school friends of the bride; Taylor Marron of Bristol, Wis., friend of the bride; Brittany Warren of Kirkwood, Mo., friend of the couple; and Kristi Becker of Breese, the bride’s college roommate.
Kaelyn Graumenz of Vandalia, a niece of the couple, was the junior bridesmaid, and Cloe and Cami Graumenz, nieces of the couple, were flower girls.
The groom is the son of David and Amy Graumenz of rural Vandalia.
He chose Donnie Warren of Kirkwood, Mo., as his best man. Groomsmen were: Jon Smith of Vandalia, high school friend of the groom; and the groom’s brothers, Dustin Graumenz of Anchorage, Alaska; Matt Graumenz of Baton Rouge, La.; Nathan Graumenz of St. Jacob; and David Graumenz of Cussetta, Ga.
Carson Graumenz of Vandalia, nephew of the couple, was a junior groomsman.
A reception at Copper Dock Winery followed the wedding.
The couple resides in Ballwin, Mo.
The bride is a 2011 graduate of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Nursing, and she is employed as a labor and delivery nurse in St. Louis.
The groom is a 2011 graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and he is employed as the pharmacist-in-charge at a compounding pharmacy in St. Louis.