Fournier – Charest

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AUBURN – The wedding of Christine Fournier and Richard Charest was held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the East Auburn Baptist Church. Pastor Roger Cousineau officiated at the ceremony.

Mrs. Charest is the daughter of Robert Fournier and Debra Fournier of Lewiston. Mr. Charest is the son of Irene DiPietro and Arthur Charest of Auburn.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a halter sheath gown with V-neckline adorned with all-over beaded lace and a fishtail skirt. She carried a cascade of pink lilies and roses accented with stephanotis and heather.

The best friend of the bride, Renee Roy, was matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Jennifer Dow, friend of the bride, and Sandra Bilodeau, cousin of the bride. Bailey Baker-Marr, daughter of the bridegroom, was flower girl.

The best friend of the bridegroom, Scott Rivard, served as best man, and ushers were Steven Charest and Michael Charest, brothers of the bridegroom. Christopher Charest, son of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.

A reception followed at the Lewiston Lodge of Elks, after which the couple traveled to Mayan Riviera in Mexico. The couple is residing in Auburn.

The bride is a 1989 graduate of Lewiston High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, with a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral science. In 2003 she received her master’s degree in family studies with a concentration in marital family therapy. She is employed as a family therapist at Sweetser.

The bridegroom is a 1988 graduate of Edward Little High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, with a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral science and leadership and organizational studies. In 2003 he received his juris doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law. He is a solo practitioner at the law office of Richard Charest.

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