Groen-Arkens

Rebekah Jane and Bradley David Arkens

Rebekah Jane Groen and Bradley David Arkens were married June 14, 2014, at TBS Ranch in Redding, Calif. Ben Gurczynski officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Tom and Aimee Groen of Ripon, Calif. She is a 2009 graduate of Modesto (Calif.) Christian High School and a 2013 graduate of Simpson University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She works as a registered nurse in Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

The groom is the son of David and Kimberly Arkens of Las Vegas. He is a 2010 graduate of Cascade Christian High School and a 2014 graduate of Simson University with a bachelor's degree in cross-cultural studies and community development. He works as an assistant running coach at Simpson University.

Maid of honor was the bride's friend, Rebekah Studebaker of Redding. Bridesmaids were the bride's sister, Jessica Groen of Ripon; and the brides friends, Nicole Salimbeni of Irvine, Calif., Jennifer Doss of Modesto, Ashley Shamp of Redding, Hannah Dooley of Redding, and Lauren Bailey of Modesto.

Best man was the groom's friend, Zachary Ripley of Tulsa, Okla. Groomsmen were the bride's brother, Timothy Groen of Ripon, and the groom's friends, Mitchell Kellogg of Placerville, Calif., Derek Brite of Medford, Anthony Moore of Redding, Josh Wright of Turlock, Calif., and Nathan Marshall of Redding.

Flower girl was the bride's sister, Viktoria Groen of Ripon. Ring-bearer was the groom's cousin, Ian McGuckin of Aptos, Calif.

A reception hosted by the bride's parents followed the ceremony at TBS Ranch. Following a 10-day honeymoon at St. Lucia, the newlyweds are living in Redding.


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