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Matthew and Kara Polston

GOSHEN — Kara Briann Konarski and Matthew Joseph Polston exchanged wedding vows Aug. 15, 2009, at River Oaks Community Church. Pastor Tim Rowland officiated. The bride is the daughter of Brian Konarski of Elkhart and the late Linda Konarski. The groom’s parents are Mark and Lori Polston of Elkhart.

Posted on Nov. 15, 2009 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — Kara Briann Konarski and Matthew Joseph Polston exchanged wedding vows Aug. 15, 2009, at River Oaks Community Church. Pastor Tim Rowland officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Brian Konarski of Elkhart and the late Linda Konarski. The groom’s parents are Mark and Lori Polston of Elkhart.

Christa Konarski of Elkhart, the bride’s sister, was maid of honor. Rachel Polston of Elkhart, the bride’s sister-in-law, Hannah Betzer of Elkhart, the groom’s niece, Kaylee Wolf of Elkhart, the groom’s cousin, Tara Snider of New Paris, and Petra Merlau and Sarah Thomas, both of Muncie, were bridesmaids. MaKenna Betzer, the groom’s niece, and Jamie Lawson, the groom’s cousin, were flower girls.

The groom’s brothers, Doug, Derek and Joshua Polston, all of Elkhart, were best men. Nick Tierney, Chad Pontius and Dustin Williams, all of Elkhart, and Kyle Whitesell of Speedway were groomsmen. Tyler Lawson, the groom’s cousin, was ring bearer. Brett and Kyle Konarski, both of Elkhart and brothers to the groom, Nick Huston of Indianapolis and Charley Spangle of Elkhart ushered.

The bride wore the pearl necklace, bracelet and earring set her mother wore when she was married. The bride’s aunt, Kristen Lazart, was an honorary mother. Mark Lazart, the bride’s uncle, sang Kara’s parents’ song, “Follow You, Follow Me,” by Genesis during the ceremony and the couple’s first dance song, “Love will Keep us Alive,” by the Eagles at the reception in Spohn Ballroom.

The couple honeymooned at Miami Beach, Fla.

M&Ms: The groom put an engagement ring into a bag of personalized M&Ms that had the bride’s name on them and said “Will you marry me?” shortly after Christmas 2007.


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