Natalie is the daughter of Bill and Judy Jentz of Cherokee. She is a 1992 Washington High School graduate. In 1995 she earned a bachelor of arts degree from University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. She earned a master of arts degree in speech-language pathologist from University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, in 1997. She is currently employed by MDI Medical Staffing as a speech-language pathologist in Louisville, Ky.
Brian is the son of Tom and Shirley Ross of Vancouver, Wash. and the grandson of Lucille Wilkie and the late Ross Wilkie of Cherokee. He is a 1991 graduate of Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Wash. He earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. in 1995. He is currently employed as an airline pilot for Xtra Airways flying a 737 for Vacation Express out of Louisville, Ky.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Bill Jentz. The wedding party consisted of Nicole Jentz, twin sister of bride, as maid of honor and Lindsey Ross, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid. Personal attendants were Jennifer Hartmann and Tina Jacobsen, friends of the bride. Guest book attendants were Stacey McGinn and Christy Willicut, friends of the bride.
The best man, friend of the groom, was Frank Guarascio and groomsman was Trevor Unger, friend of the groom. Both also served as ushers. Special guest was the groom's grandmother, Lucille Wilkie of Cherokee.
The bride's gown, by designer Mori Lee, featured a halter style neckline and a split front, A-line skirt with a cathedral length train. The gown was embellished with Swarovski crystals, sequins, and pearls. The bride wore a two tier veil trimmed with Swarovski crystals made by the groom's mother. She carried a bouquet of hot pink peonies, pink alstro, cream roses, and lavender spray roses.
The maid of honor and bridesmaid wore Private Collection dresses in Victorian lilac, the bride's chosen color. Letitia Patton, friend of the bride, sang "I Will Be Here", "Parent's Prayer", and "O Perfect Love". The wedding pianist was Rhonda Hampton.
Jennifer Hartmann and Tina Jacobsen, friends
of the bride, were personal attendants as well as candlelighters.
The groom wore a black Kenneth Cole Reaction tuxedo with a two button coat, ivory shirt, vest and tie. The best man, groomsman and fathers wore identical tuxedos with charcoal vests and ties.
A special reading was conducted by the groom's father who read several special Mother's Day readings.
A reception immediately following the ceremony was also held at The Olmsted. Guests were treated to a catered dinner and dance.
All guest were included in a rehearsal brunch and an afternoon at the races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. the day preceding the ceremony.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and they now make their home at 2603 Spring Pond Court,LaGrange, KY, 40031.