HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Jessica Lynn Morris and Robin Richard Geisinger were married in a 9 a.m. ceremony July 3, 2003, in the chapel of the Heidelberg Castle. Pfarrer Herr Friedrich Becker performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Todd and Susan Morris of Sikeston, Mo., and her husband is the son of Ira and Marianne Geisinger of Indianapolis, Ind.
Music for the occasion was provided by organist Heinz-Georg Saalmuller.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white bridal gown featuring a satin corset bodice with spaghetti straps. The tulle skirt was accented with beaded alencon lace motifs. The fingertip-length bridal veil was made by the bride's aunt, Alayna Lembke. She carried a cascade of pale, yellow roses with ivy and greenery accented with white ribbon and pearls.
Sarah Dawn Williams of Indianapolis attended the bride as maid of honor and wore a knee-length periwinkle gown. She carried a round bouquet of white garden roses. Williams also sang "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" and "The Lord's Prayer" during the ceremony.
Carl Ziegler of Bloomington, Ind., was best man and read from 1 Corinthians 13 during the ceremony.
The bridegroom, best man and father of the bride wore black silk and wool suits. The bridegroom wore a maize-colored tie, and the best man and father wore periwinkle-colored ties.
As the couple exited the chapel after the ceremony, a log and saw had been placed in the courtyard as a surprise for the couple prepared by the bridegroom's cousins, Jutta and Peter Baro, in accordance with an old German marriage tradition of which the bride and bridegroom sawed the log in half, symbolizing the start of building their life together. The bridegroom's family, natives of Heidelberg, organized a champagne reception in the courtyard following the ceremony. Reception coordinator was Frau Siglinde Rehm, aunt of the bridegroom.
A luncheon was held at Hotel Ritter, which was built in the 16th century and is the oldest standing building in Heidelberg.
Following a honeymoon trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, the new Mr. and Mrs. Robin Geisinger are making their home in Indianapolis.