2005-08-27 / People

Wedding Julie Barch, James Fisher

Julie and James Fisher
Julie and James Fisher Julie Kristin Barch of Mackinac Island and East Lansing and James Michael Fisher of Mackinac Island were married Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island. Father James Williams of Ste. Anne’s and the Reverend Vincent Carroll of Little Stone Church performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Joan Barch and the late James Barch of Mackinac Island and East Lansing. She is a 1999 graduate of East Lansing High School and was graduated with honors from Michigan State University’s Department of Elementary Education in 2003. She is the manager of Main Street Inn and Suites on Mackinac Island.

The groom is the son of Debbie and William Fisher of Mackinac Island. He is a 1994 graduate of Mackinac Island High School and was graduated with honors from Lansing Community College’s Department of Computer Technology in 2003. He is the owner of Mackinac Wheels on the Island.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her two brothers, Jay Barch of Mackinac Island and Jon Craig Barch of Iowa City, Iowa. She wore a gown of white satin accented with purple embroidered flowers along the bodice and inside the full train. The back of the gown was laced with satin ribbon. She carried a bouquet of purple Irises, white carnations, and roses.

Mariko Hachiya, the bride’s childhood friend, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were lifelong friends Jessica Gibbs, Tomiko Hachiya, and Patricia Price, along with the bride’s sister-in-law, Margaret Barch.

Best man was Adam Kiracofe, formerly of Mackinac Island. Craig Bunker, Paul BeDour, Gabe Cowell, and Tom Causley, all of Mackinac Island, served as groomsmen.

Family friends Larry and the Rt. Reverend Catherine Waynick sang “For Baby, For Bobbie” and Jim Basel, family friend and the bride’s high school principal, sang “When You Say You Love Me” during the ceremony.

Immediately following the ceremony, guests met at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club for the reception. The mother of the bride read an emotional poem she wrote herself, sending her daughter off into her new married life. Entertaining toasts were given by Mariko Hachiya and Adam Kiracofe.

Special guests at the wedding were the bride’s grandmother, Jean Carr of Palm City, Florida, her uncle, Ronald Carr of San Diego, California, and her four-month-old twin nieces, Lenora and Fiona Barch of Iowa City, Iowa. Azile Price of Nevada was a special guest of the Fishers.

The couple will take a wedding trip during the winter months and will reside on Mackinac Island.

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