Sunday, October 23, 2005

Megan Elizabeth Ayala and Kevin Daniel Schaeffer exchanged vows July 16, 2005, at Bee Tree Park in St. Louis. Seth Rodgers performed the ceremony. Harpist was Linda Elliot.

The bride is the daughter of Bert Ayala of Niles, Mich., and Joyce Bradford of Fairview Heights, Ill. The groom is the son of Ellen Schaeffer of Oakville, Mo., and Tom and Joan Schaeffer of St. Louis.

Maid of honor was Kourtney Bradford of O'Fallon, Ill., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Truax, Allison Hill and Amber Warchol, all of O'Fallon, and Stephanie Hauk of Arnold, Mo.

Marc Detmer of Oakville was best man. Groomsmen were Jesse Lynch, Cory Zach and Frank Kastl, all of Oakville. Ushers were Eric and Nick Roach of Oakville, nephews of the groom.

Flower girls were Brooklynne and Baylee Schaeffer, daughters of the bride and groom. Ringbearers were Jackson Bradford of Fairview Heights, nephew of the bride, and Jake Roach of Oakville, nephew of the groom.

Kristina Bradford of Fairview Heights, sister of the bride, attended the guest book.

The reception was held at Occasions Party Hall.

Mrs. Schaeffer is a 2003 graduate of O'Fallon Township High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University.

The groom is a 2003 graduate of Oakville High School, and attended Southeast.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple is residing in Fairview Heights.