Micah Jahraus and Klayton Brasel of Vandalia were united in marriage on May 27, 2010, in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, at the Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cheryl Jahraus of Vandalia.
The couple was married in a beautiful wedding gazebo over-looking the Caribbean Sea. The white guests chairs were adorned with purple sashes and tropical flowers hung throughout.
The bride’s father, Larry Jahraus, walked her down the beach and over the bridge leading to the gazebo.
She wore a flowing ivory dress adorned with beads and lace and carried a bouquet filled with purple orchids.
The bride chose Lorin Kirk, friend of the couple, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Andrea Maher, friend of the couple; Alison Conant, cousin of the bride, Amanda Baumann, friend of the couple; and Kelcie Brasel, sister of the groom.
They wore sea green strapless chiffon dresses.
The groom is the son of Pam and David Johnson, and Brad and Julie Brasel, all of Vandalia.
The groom chose Joe Kirk, friend of the couple, as his best man. Groomsmen were Joshua Jahraus, brother of the bride; and Cory Goldsboro, Christopher Durbin and Eric Jernigan, all friends of the couple.
They wore a linen ivory shirt with a purple tie and pinstriped khaki pants. The groomsmen wore purple shirts with pinstriped khaki pants.
After the ceremony, all 36 guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, including a Caribbean mariachi band. A private reception was held on the beach. The tables were decorated with tropical flowers, sand, shells and sea glass. Guests enjoyed food, fun and dancing all night long.
Thirty-six guests from home were able to attend the celebration. All guests were greeted with travel bags and a surprise catamaran trip on the Caribbean Sea the night before the wedding.
Appetizers, snorkeling, fishing and a Mexican sunset provided an entertaining excursion for everyone. Even Grandma Jahraus was able to catch a 20 pound Mahi Mahi while on the trip.
The couple stayed at the hotel for a week for their honeymoon. When the couple returned home, they celebrated with a reception at the Shrine Club on Vandalia Lake.
The club was decorated with purple orchids, seashells, sea glass and white railroad lanterns. A night of food, family, friends, dancing and music was enjoyed by all.
The couple resides in Vandalia.