MEMORABLE MOMENT: Blackmon, Westerberg weddingLaura Blackmon of Rock Island, Ill. , and Joe Westerberg of Bloomington, Minn., were married July 14 in the Duluth Playhouse.
Laura Blackmon of Rock Island, Ill. , and Joe Westerberg of Bloomington, Minn., were married July 14 in the Duluth Playhouse.
Her parents are Charles and Diane Oestreich of Rock Island. His parents are Allen and Marcella Westerberg of Burnsville, Minn.
The bride chose her daughter, Elizabeth Luoma, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Christie Conrad, Emma Conrad and Molly Westerberg. Meghan Westerberg was the sparkly wand waver and Bethany Westerberg was the program usher.
The groom chose his nephew, John Westerberg, as best man. Groomsman was Matthew Conrad.
The bride, a graduate of Rock Island High School, graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a master’s degree in elementary education. She is a fifth-grade teacher for Independent School District 709.
The groom, a 1988 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Senior High School in Bloomington, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in communication.
Main stage production
We’ve had many memorable moments during our time together. It’s been quite a journey, starting with our meeting during a Duluth Playhouse production of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” to our amazing wedding which took place on the Playhouse theater stage.
We were thrilled to have friends and family share our main stage production which was full of heartfelt commitment as well as many humorous moments.
We’ve had a magical trip together so far and we’re looking forward to a wonderful life together.