Joseph Michael Leesmann and Amanda Sue Biermann, both of Washington, were united in marriage July 27, 2013, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Krakow. Fr. Kevin Schmittgens, officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony.
Bride’s parents are Tim and Fran Biermann. Groom’s parents are Bob and Joan Leesmann.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Serving as matron of honor was Sarah Eckelkamp, New Haven. Maid of honor was Julia Leesmann, Washington. Bridesmaids were Jordan Dyson, Kate Biermann, Brittany Leesmann, and Beth Buchanan, all of Washington.
Best men were Justin Leesmann and Josh Leesmann, both of Washington. Groomsmen were Nick Biermann, John Wunderlich, Troy Hellmann and Jared Nelson, all of Washington.
Flower girl was Jessica Leesmann, and junior bride was Brooke Leesmann, both of Washington. Junior grooomsman was Kody Leesmann, Washington.
Ushers were Nick Brinker and Ed Rector, both of Washington, and Doug Eckelkamp and Tyler Hagedorn, both of New Haven.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Sally Rohe, pianist/organist, and Robbin DeVore, vocalist.
A reception was held at the Elks Lodge, Washington. Music and entertainment were provided by Rhythm of the Nite Band, St. Louis.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Washington High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Phoenix. She is employed by ALPS Mountaineering.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and a 2007 graduate of the Costa Rican Language Academy and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the owner and operator of Joe’s Barbershop.
After a wedding trip to Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Washington.