Pella Chronicle

August 31, 2012

Marine weds high school sweetheart before deployment

Steve Woodhouse
The Chronicle

Knoxville — Marion County Senior Judge Terry Wilson performed a civil ceremony, uniting in marriage Pella High School Class of 2011 sweethearts, Wesley Hoksbergen and Taylor Carter. The ceremony was performed on the Rotary Bandstand on the Marion County Courthouse lawn in Knoxville. 

The couple has been engaged since December. Wesley is a Marine and must rejoin his unit in North Carolina on Sunday. He said he wanted to marry Taylor before he deployed to Afghanistan in the Spring. 

The couple was surrounded by family and friends for the ceremony.