John Jason Knox Guenther and Kelsey Ann Palaniuk, both of North Bend, were married Aug. 11, 2012 in North Bend.
The bride is daughter of Kent and Laura Palaniuk of North Bend. Kelsey is a 2000 graduate of North Bend High School and a 2004 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. She graduated PLU with a bachelor's degree, majoring in communications with a public relations emphasis and a minor in business. Kelsey is currently employed with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide as a senior account executive.
The groom is son of the late John Guenther, previously of Eugene, and Cynthia Guenther of Lake Oswego. John is a 2000 graduate of Marist High School in Eugene and a 2005 graduate of Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in business. He is currently employed with the North Bend Fire Department as a firefighter engineer.
The wedding and reception took place at Palouse Creek Ranch in North Bend, with Rev. John Lloyd presiding. The bride's brother, Kyle Palaniuk, played the piano and sang a solo. The ceremony was dedicated to the groom's father, John Guenther.
Special guests included the bride's grandparents, Bohdan and Margie Palaniuk of Springfield and Vi Wilson of North Bend.
Matron of honor was the bride's best friend and college roommate, Dawn Leischner, of Puyallup, Wash.
The best man was brother of the groom, Joseph Guenther, of Hood River.
The flower girl was niece of the groom, Madaline Olsen, of Molalla.
Bridesmaids were cousin of the bride, Karen Thompson, of Beaverton; sister-in-law of the bride, Paige Palaniuk, of San Diego, Calif.; sister-in-law of the groom, Mari-Beth Guenther, of Hood River; cousin of the groom, Felicia Knox, of North Bend; sister of the groom, Jennifer Olsen, of Molalla; and friend of the bride, Kayla Miller, of Coos Bay.
Groomsmen were friend of the groom, Brian Lerfald, of Beaverton; cousin of the groom, Jeffery Knox, of Gold Beach; friend of the groom, Jake Wegner, of Gold Beach; friend of the groom, Travis Elam, of Coos Bay; friend of the groom, Luke Rector, of North Bend; friend of the groom, Scott McNair, of Gold Beach; and brother of the bride, Kyle Palaniuk, of San Diego, Calif.
John and Kelsey honeymooned at Tu Tu Tun Lodge in Gold Beach. The couple is currently at home in North Bend.