Elliot and Lauren Backer wed in Stillwater

Lauren Witte and Elliot Backer, Minneapolis, were married Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at the Trellis in Stillwater.

Lauren is the daughter of Stan and Lori Witte, Luverne. Elliot is the son of Dan and Jeanine Backer, New Ulm.

Sally Hesse performed the ceremony.

The bride’s maid of honor was Meghan Witte. Bridesmaids were Hannah Backer, Gretchen Nowatzki, Megan Sommers, Mara Stommes, and Seneca Thornely. Flower girl was Lucy Backer, and the bride’s personal attendants were Emily Geiser and Maggie Perkins.

Cole Backer was the best man, and groomsmen were Paul Witte III, Nathan Schalmo, Kenneth Adams, Quinn O’Connor, and Zachary Quiring. Ring bearer was Alex Backer. Francis Johnson and Alex Cooper were ushers.

A reception followed the ceremony at The Loft in Stillwater.

Lauren is a 2011 graduate of Luverne High School and a 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is employed as an account executive at Insite.

Elliot is a 2010 graduate of New Ulm High School, a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and a 2017 graduate of Rosalind Franklin in Chicago as a physician’s assistant. He is currently employed as a physician’s assistant at Minute Clinic.

The couple lives in Minneapolis.

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