Sarah Blodgett, of Waterford, and Richard Cooper of Windsor, Maine, were united in marriage Sept. 1, 2001. The double-ring ceremony was held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. Johnsbury at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Justin Baker officiated.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. A trumpet selection was played by the bride\'s father and \"Our Father\" was sung by Jamie Miller, friend of the bride.

Sarah wore a sleeveless A-line gown of white French satin with a braided empire waistline and a chiffon overskirt. Her white flowered headpiece and detachable veil were made by Debbie Conover, aunt of the bride. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink and white roses and baby\'s breath.

Phebe Thurston, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hartswick, Janet O\'Hare and Jamie Miller, friends of the bride. The attendants wore black satin sleeveless princess-line gowns with empire waistlines and jewel necklines. They all carried long-stemmed pink roses.

William Cooper, brother of the groom, was the best man. The ushers were Jacob Blodgett, brother of the bride, Adam Crocker and Tom Chorlton, friends of the groom.

The reception was held outdoors at the home of the bride\'s grandparents, Neal and Charlotte Blodgett. The three-tiered wedding cake was decorated with pink and white roses and was made by Kim Winchester, aunt of the bride. The deejay for the reception was Jacob Blodgett, brother of the bride.

Sarah is the daughter of Les and Sandy Blodgett of Waterford. She attended St. Johnsbury Academy and Plymouth State College.

Rich is the son of Nancy Caron and Bill Cooper of Windsor, Maine. He attended Erskine Academy in South China, Maine, as well as the University of Maine and Lyndon State College.

Rich and Sarah took a short wedding trip in the mountains of New Hampshire. They now reside and work in St. Johnsbury.


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