Oct. 27, 2010

Samantha Steiner and Brandon Cruz of Glendale were married Sept. 17, 2010, at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee.

Parents of the bride are Lorna and Stephen Steiner of Glendale.

Parents of the groom are Janice and the late Gill Cruz of Pleasanton, Calif.

Gary Cruz, uncle of groom, officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. A tented reception at Lake Park Bistro followed.

The bride wore an Amsale strapless silk faille trumpet gown with a vintage beaded brooch. She carried a bouquet of white tulips.

Matron of honor was Shannon Wiegert of New Berlin, friend of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Kendra Frerich of Pleasanton and Mariella Guillen of Milwaukee.

Best men were Kevin Cruz of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tommy Matthew of Grants Pass, Ore., cousins of the groom.

Groomsmen were Chris Francis of Seattle, Matt Darlington of Denver, Chris Jelleson of Scottsdale and Bob Davis of Anthem, Ariz.

Flower girl was Brooklyn Frerich, niece of the groom, and ring bearer was Adam Frerich, nephew of the groom, both of Pleasanton.

The bride earned her bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her master's degree in education from Mount Mary College. She is a music teacher at Cumberland School in Whitefish Bay and an undergraduate instructor at Mount Mary College.

The groom earned his bachelor's degree in speech communication from California State University-Long Beach. He is a television news and sports reporter in Milwaukee.

The couple is planning a honeymoon to the Dominican Republic in April 2011.

They reside in Glendale.

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