Mr. and Mrs. Mervin K. Strickler, Jr. of Hillcrest Heights, Md. announce the marriage of their daughter, Heather Lee, to Michael Joseph Holstine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Holstine of Charleston, W.Va.
The Rev. P. Edward Sadie, SJ, celebrated the Nuptial Mass and conducted the double ring ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 in St. Agnes Church in Charleston. Mr. Jack Canfield directed the choir and organ in traditional wedding music; John Holstine and Jamie Stewart were acolytes. A reception and luncheon was held in the ballroom of the University of Charleston, where string music was provided by the Lambrose Trio.
Mr. Strickler, Executive Director of the Federal Union and formerly of the Federal Aviation Agency, escorted his daughter to the alter. Carrying a bouquet of lavender rosebuds and stephanotis, the bride was lovely in white qiana, featuring Alencon lace on the bodice, Queen Anne neckline, and fitted sleeves. The skirt fell from a natural waist into a chapel length train and the fingertip veil was edged in matching lace. Her attendants were Camilla Parham, maid of honor; Mrs. J. Kelley White and Mrs. Marie Vakas, of this area, and Julie Sorenson, Montgomery, Ala. They wore softly draped gowns in vivid topaz styled with mushroom pleated bodices and chiffon capes, and complemented by silver slippers. Each carried a cattleya orchid and in their hair they had matching silk orchids and lilies of the valley.
The flower girl, Willie Vakas, had a white chiffon dress with hooped skirt, "accented with" silk flowers in her hair, and she carried a white lace basket with carnation petels. Brian Holstine, godson and cousin of the groom, was ring bearer.
The groom, in white tails, was served by Lt. Charles A. Brannon, Jr., best man; his brother Mark Holstine, and former USN Academy classmates: Midshipmen James Salyer and Jeffrey Sorenson.
A former student of dance at the Academy of Theatrical Arts, here, and Point Park College, Pittsburgh, the bride attended Dijon University, France and is a 1978 graduate of the School of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University. She is employed by Dravo Corporation in Charleston and is doing post-graduate studies in business management.
Mr. Holstine attended the U.S. Naval Academy and is a senior at West Virginia Institute of Technology, majoring in engineering.
The Holstines took a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and will reside in Charleston.