ERIE, Pa. - Branden Paananen and Patricia Lokey were married Aug. 20, 2011, at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel in Erie, Pa.
The bride is the daughter of George and Donna Lokey (late Andrea Lokey) of Pittsburgh, Pa.
The groom is the son of Paul and Chris Paananen of Chassell.
Courtney Flemming, the bride's best friend, was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Laura Staffeld and Holly Mitchell.
Josh Staffeld, the groom's best friend and business partner, was the best man. The groomsmen were Dave Perlove and Andy Greenberg. Michael Hawk was the usher and music provider for the wedding.
For the bride and groom's first dance, live music trio was provided by Josh Staffeld, Laura Staffeld and Michael Hawk.
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The bride is a graduate of Montour High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 2001 and a graduate of Strayer University with a bachelor's degree in business administration in marketing.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and a graduate of Full Sail College in Orlando, Fla. with a degree in recording arts engineering. He owns Audio Innovations and Consultants established in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Quoted by Branden and Patty - "We come to love not by finding the perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
The couple will reside in Pittsburgh, Pa.