Hoekstra-Wilson

BLOOMINGTON — Abigail Lynne Hoekstra and Taiyo Jon Wilson, both of Urbana, were married at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 2016, at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and Winery, Mackinaw, with the reception following.

The bride's parents are John and Jody Hoekstra, Bloomington. The groom's parents are Raymond and Akiko Wilson, Normal.

Melanie Barthel was maid of honor, and Annie Downey, Lucy Tudor, Liz Smyser, Nicole Sterghos, Aya Wilson and Tegan Brennan were bridesmaids. Patrick Dahl was best man, and Kevin Forde, Matt Feagley, Matt Hill, Stephen Merity, Joel Hoekstra, Mitchell Hoekstra and Dan Grieco were groomsmen.

The ushers were Connor Sterghos, Joel Hoekstra and Mitchell Hoekstra. The flower girls were AnnaGrace Hoekstra and Lila Rose. The ring bearer was Dane Kowalski.

The couple took a wedding trip to Bermuda.

The bride, a graduate of University High School and Illinois Wesleyan University, has a bachelor of science in nursing. She works at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center while pursuing a doctorate in nursing practices.

The groom, a graduate of University High School, Illinois Wesleyan University and Harvard University, has a bachelor of science in physics and master's in computational science and engineering. He is doing a research fellowship for NASA while pursuing a doctorate in theoretical and applied mechanics.

The couple resides in Savoy.

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