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Berte-Blake

Dec. 16, 2009

Sarah Berte and Rob Blake were married Aug. 8, 2009, at Cardinal Stritch University in Glendale.

Parents of the bride are Joe and Carmen Berte of Milwaukee, formerly of Wauwatosa. Mother of the groom is Jill Blake of Grimsby, England.

The Rev. Robert Brink officiated the 5:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Cardinal Stritch.

The bride wore a gown by Zita Bridal and carried a bouquet of flowers from the Flower Lady in Wauwatosa.

Matron of honor was Elizabeth Merwin of Fox Point, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kristy Bueno of Butler, Amanda Woit of South Milwaukee, Joanna Vinluan of Milwaukee and Tana Hyde of Wauwatosa.

Best man was Akeem Long of Baltimore, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Ashley Blake of Grimsby, Nathan Blake of Grimsby, James Merwin of Fox Point and Mike Berte of Milwaukee.

Ring bearer was Bennett Merwin of Fox Point, nephew of the bride.

The bride, who earned her bachelor's degree in communication arts from Cardinal Stritch, is an admissions counselor at Cardinal Stritch. She enjoys soccer.

The groom, who earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch, is a client relations representative at the Cary Francis Group. He enjoys soccer and coaching.

The couple met as freshmen at Cardinal Stritch, where they both played on the soccer teams. Their shared love of the game developed into a love for each other. Although the rain stopped their plans to marry outdoors at the Stritch Heritage Gardens, the ceremony held in the Great Hall was just as meaningful and filled with family and friends.

They reside in Whitefish Bay.

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