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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Amy A. Seel of La Verne, Calif., and Brian Hellewell of San Dimas Calif., were united in marriage June 26, 2004, at the Disney Rose Court Garden. The Rev. Nancy Landrum performed the 12 noon double ring ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Dennis and Debbie (Gotto) Seel of La Verne, Calif., formerly of Marcus and Le Mars respectively. Parents of the bridegroom are Barbara and Mike Barlow of Nyssa, Ore., and John and Helayne Hellewell of San Dimas.

Nuptial music was a vocal solo by Tami Gotto, aunt of the bride and selections by the group Sanctified, whose members are Darryl and Michael Gotto, cousins of the bride, Michael Nation and Gabriel Swartz.

The bride and her father arrived in Disney's Cinderella legendary glass coach pulled by a white horse.

Christine Osbrink was matron of honor and Jennifer Gotto, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lea Golightly and Shannon McKercher. Flowergirl was Gweyneth Hadfield, niece of the bridegroom.

Bestmen were brothers of the bridegroom, Jeff Hellewell and Randy Hellewell, with Coby Barlow, stepbrother of the bridegroom and Chris McWilliams, nephew of the bridegroom, as groomsmen. Zachary Bellomo, nephew of the bridegroom, was ringbearer.

The reception was held in the Grand California Hotel ballroom where 170 guests gathered for dinner, dancing and traditional wedding cake.

Special guests were grandmothers of the bride, Joyce Gotto of Glendora, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, and Evelyn Seel of Cherokee. Attending the wedding from this area were Doug Seel of Cherokee, the bride's uncle, and cousins Ken and Joan Bruscher, Patty Mullally and Le Ann Waldo, all of Le Mars.

Amy graduated from Pepperdine University in July 2003 with a master's in education and is currently teaching second grade at Bonita Canyon Elementary School in Irvine, Calif.

Brian graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in May 2003 with a master's degree in accounting and is currently an associate with Price Waterhouse Cooper in Irvine.

The couple spent a week at the Sandals Resort in St. Lucia, and are making their home in Irvine.

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