Former Salida residents Columbine Quillen and Brad Goettemoeller were married Sept. 17 in an afternoon outdoor ceremony at Riverside Park in downtown Salida, followed by a reception and dinner at Benson's Tavern.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by Chaffee County Judge Bill Alderton.

Abby Thomas of Eugene, Ore., the bride's sister, was matron of honor; the best man was Mike Annese of Fort Collins, a friend of the bridegroom.

The couple's dog, a white German shepherd named Sierra, carried a floral wreath to the ceremony and was escorted by Talei Mikulas, niece of the bridegroom.

Jodi Fulford, the bridegroom's sister, performed the processional, "Take my Hand" and Aaron Thomas, the bride's brother-in-law, performed the recessional, "Somewhere over the Rainbow."

Columbine is the daughter of Martha and Ed Quillen of Salida. A 1993 graduate of Salida High School, she carried a bouquet of red roses and, of course, columbines. She was a Rotary Exchange student in Iceland in 1993-94 and graduated with honors from Western State College in 1999.

Brad is the son of former Salida residents Jack and Betty Goettemoeller of Colorado Springs. He is a 1990 graduate of Salida High School and graduated from Colorado State University in 1997.

The newlyweds will make their home in Bend, Ore., where Columbine designs and makes beaded jewelry and Brad owns and operates Quicksilver Interactive, an Internet services company.

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