Sherman-Gerdes

Katie Gerdes, daughter of Jeff and Shawn Gerdes of New Prague, and Andy Sherman, son of Russ and Karen Sherman of Richfield, were married Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Evergreen Church in Lakeville, with Pastor Jeff Groen officiating.

Chad Pavek of Dickinson, ND, uncle of the bride, and Kim Lorence of Apple Valley were lectors. Music was by Dan Dybing.

The bride was escorted by her father. Melinda Sticha of Montgomery was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Leah Carr of New Prague, cousin of the bride, Ashley Holmen of Hopkins, cousin of the groom and Allie Bruflodt of Eden Prairie. Veronica Pavek of Dickinson, ND, cousin of the bride, was junior bridesmaid.

Phil Sherman of Richfield, brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Nick Gerdes of New Prague, brother of the bride, Chad Dillon of Chanhassen and Andy Gjerstad of Waukee, IA. Ayden Dillon of Chanhassen, Godson of the groom, was ringbearer.

Ushers were Josh Holmen of Hopkins and Ben Lorence of Apple Valley. Maggie Hennen of New Prague was the bride’s personal attendant.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington.

The couple went on a honeymoon to Maui, HI, and is residing in Eagan.

The bride has a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and is a senior accountant at CBRE.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Academy College, and is an accounting manager at CBRE.