Susan Swarner, daughter of Bonnie Swarner, of Valparaiso, and the late Dr. John Swarner, and Ben Blohm, son of Dr. Paul and Beth Blohm of Chesterton, were united in marriage on June 4, 2016.
The ceremony was conducted at the Wauhob Lake Swarner Nature Preserve, with friend Patrick Lowe officiating. Attending were maids of honor sister of the bride Katherin Swarner and friend Paula Reichel. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride Emily Fletcher, Stacie Beckett, Kellie Vailhe and Andrea Bohm as well as sister of the groom Brianna Blohm. Best men were brother of the groom Bryon Blohm and friend Tim Ebert. Groomsmen included friends Tim Zervos and Chris Tuter as well as brothers of the bride John and Nick Swarner. Junior bridesmaids included nieces of the bride Shayne Wassell, Bella and Madison Wunderlin and Morgan Swarner. Ushers included friends AJ Udvare, Kevin Murray, Mike Doyle, Mike Schmidt and Jonny Fletcher. Mallory Julian accompanied on a violin.
The bride wore a long ivory Oleg Cassini gown with blush accents and a beaded veil. She carried a bouquet of blue and green flowers and peacock feathers. Bridesmaids wore similarly colored dresses and jewelry.
Following a formal reception at the Market, the couple left for New Orleans. They returned to their home in Liberty Township north of Valparaiso.
The bride and groom are both graduates of Chesterton High School. Susan also graduated from Butler University with a degree in Psychology and earned a masters in art education at Valparaiso University. She currently is employed as the museum educator at the Westchester Township History Museum. Ben graduated from Indiana University and is currently employed as the operations manager by The Grossbauer Group in Chesterton.