Tomek-Fenster exchange wedding vows in Manhattan

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Mr. and Mrs. Tomek


Mr. and Mrs. Tomek

Sarah Tomek and Kurt Fenster were married on Sat., October 1, 2016, at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.

The bride is the daughter of Tom and Barb Tomek, Greenville, S.C. The groom is the son of Steve and Lois Fenster, Healy.

He is the grandson of Yvonne Jennison, Healy. 

The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Patricia Cassinelli. Music for the ceremony was provided by Matt McCann, a friend of the groom, who played acoustic guitar.

The ceremony reading, “Love” by Roy Croft, was performed by Danielle Demuth, sister of the groom. 

Escorted down the aisle by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown from BHLDN Anthropologie, featuring a soft illusion neckline, floral-covered bodice, flowing tulle skirt, and a sweeping train, and was complemented by a fingertip veil and rhinestone sash.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory, blush, and gold flowers, and included sahara roses in memory of her late maternal grandmother. The bouquet was tied with long trailing ribbons of ivory and gold, on which was pinned a cameo that belonged to her late paternal grandmother.

The bride was attended by bridesmaids Mrs. Danielle Demuth, sister of the groom, Pratt; Miss Kiley Farrell, cousin of the bride, Lincoln, Nebr.; and Miss Schyler Ek, cousin of the bride, Sun Prairie, Wisc.

The flower girl was Miss Cloey Featherston Enterprise, Ala., cousin of the bride.

The bridesmaids wore floor-length infinity gowns in golden taupe. Each carried a bouquet of ivory, blush, and burgundy, tied with trailing ribbons of the same colors.

Groomsmen included Matt McCann, friend of the groom, Mission; Sean Matthews, friend of the groom, Manhattan; and George Matthews, friend of the groom, Manhattan.

The ring bearer was Kaleb Demuth, Pratt, nephew of the groom.

Guests were welcomed to the ceremony by ushers, Landon and Ethan Demuth, nephews of the groom. 

The ceremony was followed by a buffet dinner and dancing, also held at the Sunset Zoo.

Pam Jennison,  Healy, and Marilyn Lindquist,  Richfield, Minn., aunts of the groom and bride, assisted in the serving of the wedding cake.

During the reception, zookeepers introduced the wedding guests to some of the zoo’s inhabitants, including an armadillo and a giant hare.

The bride, originally from Rochester Hills, Mich., holds a Master of Arts degree from Kansas State University in drama therapy and now works at Unified Theater in Hartford, Conn.

The groom is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and works at Hartford Stage, Hartford, Conn.


Following their honeymoon on the big island of Hawaii, the couple returned to South Windsor, Conn., where they have resided for the past three years.

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