Joan Toivonen and Robert Zyhowski were united in marriage Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at George Young Recreation Complex in Iron River, Mich. Jack Hudson presided.

The bride is the daughter of Brad and Jen Toivonen of Crystal Falls, Mich. Her grandparents are Gerry and Barb Toivonen of Crystal Falls, and Joan Olson of Amasa, Mich.

The groom is the son of Art and Barb Zyhowski of Eagle River. His grandparents are Bob and Pat Pozniak of Iron River.

The complex was decorated with a rustic theme that included red and white roses, pine cones, tree cookies, twinkle lights, and pine and cedar boughs. 

The bride wore a strapless, satin, mermaid-fit dress with a beaded sash and a two-tier veil trimmed with beads. She carried a bouquet of red and white roses, adorned with pine and cedar boughs.

Maid of honor was Alexandra Sommers. Bridesmaids were Susanna Toivonen, Laina Toivonen, Megan Pacer, Georgie Dohl, Jessica Kennedy and Cecilia Zangara. Attendants wore one-strap, light pink dresses with an oversized scarf and black shoes. 

They carried bouquets and wore headpieces made of roses and adorned with pine and cedar boughs.

The flower girls, Mia and Abby Zangara, daughters of Francis Zangara, wore white tutus with long sleeves, white leggings and boots.

The best man was David Zyhowski. Groomsmen were Jacob Zyhowski, Jake McGinnis, Robert Klein, William Toivonen and Jordan Johnson; and ring bearer was Blake Uren, son of Ethan and Lexie Uren.

Ethan Uren and Francis Zangara served as ushers.

A rustic-themed reception was held at George Young Recreation Complex with dinner and dancing accompanied by a white fondant, two-tier cake decorated with cranberries, cedar boughs, pine cones and two hand-carved deer.

The couple took a wedding trip to Copper Harbor, Mich.

The bride is a 2011 Forest Park graduate and received a degree in elementary education from Northern Michigan University in 2015. She is employed by Northern Michigan University.

The groom is a 2010 Northland Pines graduate and is employed by MJ Electric.

The couple resides in Marquette, Mich.