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Anna Marie Carr Weds Jared Earl Sansonetti
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Anna Marie Carr, a Laurelbrook graduate and daughter of Rick Carr, a long-time Laurelbrook staff member, married Laurelbrook staff member Jared Earl Sansonetti in a wedding ceremony at Laurelbrook’s Indian Council. Marrying the couple was Pastor Larry Owens, a former Laurelbrook pastor.
 
The ceremony began with a piano prelude by Mark Kent, Laurelbrook’s IT specialist.  The mothers – Wendy Carr and Andrea Sansonetti – were then seated. Anna Carr then entered with her father, preceded by the bridesmaids and groomsmen. 
 
The Matron of Honor was Jennifer Bazell, Anna’s sister who had been married just a year earlier at Laurelbrook’s Picnic Pavilion.  Assisting Jennifer were bridesmaids Amanda Carr and Katelyn Carr, sisters of the bride, and Alexis Carr, the bride’s sister-in-law.
 
The Best Man was Andrew Sansonetti, brother of the groom.  Assisting Andrew were David Meijer, friend of the groom, and Gabriel Bazell, Jennifer’s husband. The flower girl was Aalyah Carr, the bride’s niece; the Bible boy was Isaac Singleton, the bride’s nephew.  The procession entered to the strains of “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”.
 
Pastor Owens then gave the wedding message, encouraging the couple to help each other and to lean on God.  He used a small trampoline to get this message across.  The bride was first asked to step on the trampoline, steadied by her husband-to-be.  Next the groom was asked to step up on the trampoline, too.  This made things quite unsteady although the couple was holding on to each other’s arms.  Pastor Owens then put his arm between the couple and encouraged them to learn on his arm like they should lean on God’s mighty arm.
 
The couple then exchanged vows, Jennifer Bazell sang "When I Say I Do", and the couple lit the unity candle. Pastor Owens pronounced them man and wife and presented the newly married couple to the group present. The couple with their attendants marched out and received their guests at the entrance to Indian Council.
 
The official photographers then took pictures of the couple.  Guests repaired for the reception to a large tent pitched in a field near Laura Mae Zollinger’s house on Laurelbrook’s perimeter road (the road that leads to the Laurelbrook Lodge, the lake, and the path to the falls).
 
Indian Council, where the ceremony was held, is a semi-circular set of concrete benches arranged on a hillside a short distance into the woods near Laurelbrook’s old dairy barn complex.
 

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