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July 29, 2005
Jennifer (Folkert) Siehling '05 married John Siehling '04

"We absolutely loved Dimnent Chapel. John and I met in high school and both attended Hope. We had many fond memories of Dimnent and felt that it was one church that we both truly shared with each other. It also helps that it looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale."

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August 7, 2004
Kristi (Creswell) Van Dyk '04 married Steve Van Dyk '03

"Steve and I met at Hope. We were both education students and so it seemed only fitting that we get married across the street from where we met. I was a tour guide at Hope and knew the history behind the chapel as well. I'd told hundreds of people stories about the organ and the building. The stained glass windows were absolutely breathtaking. When we sift through the photos of our special day we are amazed at the color and brilliance that came through. So we chose the chapel for its meaningful place in our lives as well as its traditional beauty."

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July 15, 2005
Jillian(Pettijohn) Maas '05 married BJ Maas '04

"BJ and I met our junior year volunteering at Camp Sunshine (a camp for special needs people). We were both there through the special education program at Hope doing what we love best, working with others with disabilities. While dating, we spent many days at Dimnent in chapel together so when we got engaged, we knew it would be the perfect place to exchange vows before God, family, and friends. The whole ambiance of the chapel was beautiful and our pictures turned out great! We couldn't have asked for a better day!"

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August 19, 2005
Lindsay (White) Canan '05 married Justin Canan

"When I first visited Hope, one of my fondest memories was attending a chapel service inside Dimnent. I remember sitting in the pew, awestruck by the beauty of the stain glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and stone structure. It was almost as if I was one step closer to Heaven! When the time came for Justin and I to choose a place to be married in, my heart immediately knew it had to be Dimnent Chapel. It would be the perfect place to celebrate the most special day of my life! And as I walked down that long, center aisle, with the sun spraying beautiful colors through the stain-glassed windows, I knew my perfect wedding day was now complete."