Cara Luellen VonderBruegge and Gary Robert Schamburg, Jr. were married during a 2:30 p.m. ceremony at the Jewel Box in Forest Park July 20, 2019. The ceremony was followed by a reception at .ZACK Urban Ballroom. Their wedding was officiated by Minister Keith Kennedy III.
Cara is the daughter of Cindy Miller and the late Douglas VonderBruegge. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2005, received a bachelor of journalism from the University of Arkansas in 2009 and is currently the regional events manager for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gary is the son of LTC(r) Gary and Carolyn Schamburg. He obtained a bachelor of science in physics from Benedictine College and currently works at Coltrane Systems, represented through IBEW Local One, as a Comm Worker Level 2.
The matron of honor was Hannah Peterson of Imperial, Mo. Erin Shulan of Glendale, Mo., Valleri Wingbermuehle of Arnold, Mo., Melissa Borque of Memphis, Ten., Christina Eller of St. Louis, Mo., Kayla Wallace of Harrison, Ark., Angie McClure of Mayflower, Ark., and Sherise Beckham or Fort Scott, Kans. served as bridesmaids.
Penelope Shulan of Imperial, Mo., Allie Martere of Southport, Conn., and Josephine Peterson of Imperial, Mo. were flower girls.
The best men were Alan Rohr of St. Louis, Mo. and Jesse Schmidt of St. Louis, Mo. Mac Rohr of O'Fallon, Ill., John Hughes of O'Fallon, Ill., Ian Schamburg of Chicago, Ill., and Jacob VonderBruegge of St. Louis, Mo. were groomsmen.
Charles Peterson and Franklin Peterson of Imperial, Mo. and August Schulan of Glendale, Mo. were ring bearers.
Brock Wingbermuehle of Arnold, Mo., Michael Wolff of Little Rock, Ark., James Martere of Southport, Conn. and Gregg Schamburg, Jr. of Yukon, Ill. were ushers.
Music was provided by John Pressley of Collinsville, Ill. and Tyler Bruner of St. Louis, Mo. Vocals were provided by Mark Kennedy of Little Rock, Ark.
The bride was walked down the aisle by grandmother Linda VonderBruegge in memory of the late Harold VonderBruegge.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Las Vegas, Nev. in July.
The couple resides in St. Louis, Mo.