Gurdere, Hinshaw united in April ceremony

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 9, 2007

Friends and family joined Ipek Gurdere and Kevin Hinshaw in celebrating their marriage at the Petrey United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 14, 2007.

The bride is the daughter of Seckin and Mefkure Gurdere of Bursa, Turkey.

The groom is the son of Carole Spradley Hinshaw and David Leary Hinshaw and the grandson of Valeta Spradley and the late Kirk S. Spradley.

Pastor Curtis Petrey officiated.

Nancy Petrey and Jamie Taylor accompanied on the piano and flute respectively.

Musical selections chosen by the bride and groom included &#8220Jesu,” &#8220Joy of Man's Desiring” (Bach), &#8220Ich Liebe Dich” (Beethoven),

&#8220Trumpet Voluntary”

(Purcell), and &#8220Ode to Joy” (Beethoven).

The lighting of the unity candle was in remembrance of family members who were present in spirit: Kirk Spradley, Leary and Wanda Hinshaw and Ayse And Sukru Tecer.

Master David Hinshaw, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.

Mrs. Maria Hinshaw, sister-in-law of the groom, and Mrs. Melissa Morgan were matrons of honor.

Mr. Darren Hinshaw, brother of the groom, was best man.

Also in attendance were Mr. Mark Morgan, Mr. Scott Thompson and Mr. Jeremy Kimble.

The bride's dress was adorned with lace and a cathedral length veil.

Her heirloom jewelry were gifts of her mother and father.

She carried a bouquet of red roses and white tulips.

The matrons of honor wore dresses in spring colors and carried white rose buds with baby's breath.

The reception followed at the Petrey Community Center, which was festively decorated in greenery and white flowers.

The chocolate wedding cake, decorated with butter cream frosting and fresh red roses, was served using heirloom silver serving pieces from the bride's grandmother.

The bride and groom chose a show-stopping tango for their first dance.

They were whisked away to the Camellia House in Luverne in a Bentley limousine.

In June, Mr. and Mrs. Hinshaw will travel to Turkey and visit family and friends in Bursa and Istanbul.

While there, they will spend time at the Mediterranean seaside resorts in Bodrum and Oludeniz.