Laura Catherine Noe and Joshua Gregory Garcia, both of Gulf Port, Florida, were united in marriage on March 17, 2012 at a beach wedding in St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. A reception and dance were held at The Boatyard Restaurant in Panama City Beach. Officiating the ceremony was longtime friend Anton Gerdes of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Parents of the bride are Jamie (Haaven) Noe of Alexandria and Tim Noe of Lowell, Michigan. Parents of the groom are Chuck and Melinda Stewart of Auburn, Alabama and Greg Garcia of Birmingham, Alabama. Honored guests were the bride's grandparents, Jon and Bonnie Haaven of Alexandria, and the groom's grandmother, Mimi Payne of Birmingham, Alabama.
The maid of honor was Laura Holt of Boulder, Colorado. Bridesmaids included Lindsay Ward of Denver, Colorado; Helen (Kelley) Thilges of Minneapolis; Brienne Curfman of St. Cloud and Savanah Stewart, sister of the groom, of Auburn, Alabama. The best man was Doug Steverson of Atlanta, Georgia. Groomsmen included Daryl Rayburn and Jeremy Berger, both of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Laura is a 2000 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and 2004 graduate of St. Cloud State University. She attended an equine training and management program in Westminster, Colorado and became barn manager and volunteer coordinator for Medicine Horse Program, a therapeutic riding facility where she trained young horses. Laura is also a certified equine massage therapist, having graduated from Prairie Winds Equine Massage College in Loveland, Colorado in 2008.
Josh is a 2001 graduate of Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama and a graduate of Gulf Coast Culinary Institute in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The couple resides in Gulfport, Florida.