Rochelle Diane Martin and Daniel Lynn Borgaila exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in the Fort Street Christian Church in Omaha, Neb., where the couple are members. Mark Chitwood, pastor, whose message to the couple and guests was based on Psalm 18:2, solemnized the vows of the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Allan and Diane Martin of Walker, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn (Mollie) Denning of Nevada, Mo., and Berniece Martin of Walker, Mo. The groom is the son of Norma Borgaila of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the late Gary Borgaila.
The ceremony began with the lighting of the candles by Tiffany Borgaila and Nicole Kovacs, nieces of the groom. "You Raise Me Up" was sung by Jennifer Borgaila, sister-in-law of the groom, and Kama Kovacs, niece of the groom. The Scripture of Psalm 18:2 was recited by Rose Borgaila, the six-year-old niece of the groom. "Together We Can Stand," written and performed by Steve Spurgeon, was sung during the lighting of the unity candle. Following the presentation of the couple, the recessional of "Oh Happy Day," was performed by Steve Spurgeon, Dodi Imler, and Kris and Elizabeth Brazda, friends of the bride and groom.
The church was decorated with red and white poinsettias, hurricane globes and candles, and Christmas greenery with miniature white lights. The altar was decorated with white roses and greenery. Candelabras and a unity candle completed the setting.
The bride wore a white satin sheath gown with spaghetti straps. The bodice and skirt featured a beaded, sequined, and pearled embroidered tulle overlay and a court train. She wore a tiara made of pearls and rhinestones and a fingertip-length veil that was accented with hand-sewn pearls. The bride carried a bouquet of red roses and white Calla lilies that was accented with holly and berries. She also carried a white embroidered handkerchief that belonged to her paternal grandmother, Berniece Martin.
Katie Dittman served as matron of honor. The bride's attendants included Katie Adkison and the bride's brothers, Rylan and Matthew Martin. The women wore tea-length, tiered red chiffon dresses, with narrow shoulder straps, and carried bouquets of red roses with holly and berries. The men wore black pin-stripe tuxedos, with morning coats and crimson vests and crimson Windsor ties. The flower girls were the groom's two-year-old daughter, Chloie, and Tianna Borgaila, the groom's niece. They wore red satin and velvet dresses and carried white baskets with rose petals.
The groom wore a black pin-stripe tuxedo with morning coat and a white vest and white Windsor tie. David Borgaila, the groom's brother, was the best man. Serving as groomsmen were his brothers, Robert and Thomas Borgaila, and brother-in-law Keith Kovacs. They wore matching tuxedos with crimson vests and crimson Windsor ties. The ringbearer was Michael Borgaila, nephew of the groom. He wore a black tuxedo with a white Windsor tie.
The couple was transported to the reception in a 2005 model white Cadillac, chauffeured by the bride's brother, Matthew Martin. The reception took place at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Guests were treated to a buffet prepared by the bride's father that featured smoked meats and assorted side dishes. A multi-tiered square cake, created by the bride's mother and Delene Fulton, the bride's aunt, was decorated with fresh red roses and white votive candles. The cake was surrounded with red votives, Christmas greenery, and holly with berries. The guests were entertained with music by Plain Label DJs. The wedding photography was provided by the bride's cousin, Brianne Fulton.
Out-of-town guests included the bride's grandmothers, Mollie Denning, Nevada, Mo., and Berniece Martin, Walker, Mo.; Phillip Martin, the bride's uncle, Walker, Mo.; Dixie Hendricks and Delene Fulton, the bride's aunts, Nevada, Mo., LeeDonna York, the bride's cousin, Bronaugh, Mo., and Angie Daniels, Bronaugh, Mo., friend of the bride.
Following a honeymoon with a cruise to the Bahamas and time spent in Key West and Miami, Fla., the couple are making their home in Council Bluffs, Iowa.