Ericka Breanne Gallano and Douglas Martyn Funfsinn of St. Paul, Minn., were married June 29, 2013, in a ceremony at Lindquist Beach on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The officiant was Rev. Stuart Scott.
The bride is the daughter of Gail Pearson of Poplar Grove, Ill., and John Gallano of Garden Prairie, Ill. She is the granddaughter of Phyllis Gallano of Belvidere, Ill. She is a 2004 graduate of Belvidere High School and a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. She became a certified veterinary technician in 2010 in Boston, and is currently a second-year veterinary medicine student at University of Minnesota. She works as a technician in the intensive care unit at University of Minnesota and South Metro Animal Emergency Care in Apple Valley, Minn.
The groom is the son of Mark and Deborah Funfsinn of Columbia, and the grandson of Harold Martyn of Oglesby, Ill., and Virginia Funfsinn of Mendota, Ill. He is a 2004 graduate of Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo and a 2007 graduate of Ranken Technical College in St. Louis with an associate’s degree in precision machining. He is employed as a precision machinist and tool grinder at Fraisa U.S.A. in St. Paul, Minn.
The bride was given away by her father.
Rachel Culpepper was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Wiederhold, friend of the bride and groom, and Marlea Funfsinn, sister-in-law of the groom.
The best man was Eric Wiederhold of Waterloo, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Thomas and Nicholas Funfsinn, brothers of the groom.
Following the wedding, a reception luncheon at Cruzan Beach Club at Secret Harbor Resort and an evening dinner cruise on St. Thomas were held.
An outdoor reception was also held July 27, at the Gallano Farm in Belvidere.