David Michael Larson and Melinda "Mindy" Lux were married on April 27 by the lake of the Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., with Spencer Cordell, the couple's close friend, officiating the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steven and Deborah Murdock Lux of Washington and the granddaughter of the late Robert Forest and Eloise Roe Murdock of Huntington and the late Walter and Clarice Ludwig Lux of Parkersburg. She is a Parkersburg South High School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in biology with minors in chemistry and Spanish from Marshall University. She also earned a master's degree in forensics science from Marshall University. She is a cytogenetic technologist with NeoGenomics Laboratories in Fort Myers.
The bridegroom is the son of Richard and Rosalie Larson of Elk River, Minn. He is the grandson of the late Archie and Bernadine Larson of Elk River, and the late Bernard and Dora Jane Jacobsen of Zimmerman, Minn. He is an Elk River Area High graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in finance, real estate and law from California State University Long Beach of California. He is co-owner and operator of Larson Educational Services of Fort Myers, which is a family-operated business specializing in real estate licensing education.
Given in marriage and escorted to the altar by both parents, the bride wore an ivory faille side-draped A-line gown with beaded lace appliques with earrings and necklace borrowed from her friend Erin Ortegel. The bride wore Malibu blue satin shoes. Kristina Lux Suder, the bride's sister, assisted her sister at the altar, holding the bridal bouquet made by the groom's mother from antique, vintage and family heirloom jewelry given by both families.
Ushers were Greg Larson, brother of the groom, and Joel Suder, brother-in-law of the bride.
"The Art of Marriage" by Wilfred Peterson was read by Becky Vaughan, the bride's aunt. Following the sand ceremony performed by the couple, First Corinthians 13:4-7 was read by Rose Larson, the groom's mother.
The flower girls, nieces of the groom, were Kei, Freja and Sonja Larson who tossed yellow rose petals. The ring bearer was Kenny Larson, nephew of the groom, who carried a conch shell that held the rings.
Immediately following the ceremony, a cocktail hour was followed by dinner and dancing in the ballroom of the country club. The cake was adorned with a topper, created by the bride, which was made to resemble the bride and groom.
The cake and multiflavored cupcakes were created by the couple's friend, Stefanie Watson.
After a seven- day cruise to Mexico, Belize, Rotan and Grand Cayman, the couple resides in Fort Myers.