FAIRMONT - Aj'a Alanna Walters and Chad Lucas Winchester were married Aug. 22, 2009, at Chain of Lakes Yacht Club, Fairmont. Matt Nielsen performed the ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Mark and Julie Walters of Fairmont, and Deb and Gary Winchester of Trimont.
Matron of honor was Leslie Heilman of LeCenter and maid of honor was Heather Egeness of St. Paul, both friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jaimie Kozar of Gurnee, Ill., Ann Knutilla of West St. Paul, and Amy Madden of Farmington, friends of the bride, and Chelsea Winchester of Fairmont, sister of the groom.
Best man was Nathan Nordstrom of Fairmont, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Matt Moeller of Fairmont, cousin of the groom, Ryan Lee of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Matt Koenecke of Ceylon and Justin Shanks of Trimont, friends of the groom, and Anthony Walters of Fairmont, brother of the bride.
Guests were ushered by Ryan Simpson of New Ulm, brother-in-law of the groom, Ben Brolsma of Fairmont, friend of the couple, and Dennis Vickers of Miami, Ohio, friend of the bride.
A reception was held at Chain of Lakes Yacht Club, Fairmont.