Parents of the couple are Gary and Twila DeRocher of Merrill and Mike and Sandy Bird of Polk City.
Soloist was Heidi Tiedt, a friend of the couple.
Heather DeRocher was her sister's maid of honor with Alicia Jauer, Addie Roberts, and Kami Clark as bridesmaids. Flowergirl was Summer Preston, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Matt Bird, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Tony Carroll, Liam O'Connor and Josh Lichty,
Jim Bird, cousin of the bridegroom, and Matt Sandvick seated the guests.
The reception and dance followed the ceremony at the Botanical Center.
Tara graduated in 1998 from Hinton Community High School and from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001. She is employed at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines.
Lee graduated in 1997 from North Polk High School, and from UNI in 2001. He is a sixth grade teacher at Newton Community Schools.
A March 2005 wedding trip is planned.
Tara and Lee are at home in Elkhart.