Samantha Mecklenburg and Brendan Clemente
Samantha Mecklenburg and Brendan Clemente were married Sept. 23, 2017, in New Ulm, with Pastor Hank Campbell officiating.
Samantha is the daughter of Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye. Brendan is the son of Frank and Margot Clemente of Fleming Island, Florida.
Matron of Honor was Pamela Ganser, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ila Clemente, Amanda Wunderlin, Abigail Helget, Stacie Havemeier, Kate Ludewig, Jenna Peterson and Ashley Tartarilla.
Best Man was Christopher Clemente, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Matthew Mecklenburg, Corey Ganser, Timothy Dubois, Mark Shoaie, Adam Quinn, Kenny Lau, and Jeremy Kelsey.
Ushers were Nathan Johnson and Randy Maurer. Flower Children were Caroline and Henry Wunderlin. Ring Bearers were Anton and August Ganser.
The bride is a Holistic Health Practitioner and has a private practice called Journey to Joy Healing. The groom is a professional writer, musician, and a Customer Resolutions Manager for Greenbacker, a renewable energy company. The couple resides in San Diego, Calif.