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Leonard — Dawson

Jason and Kerry Dawson

Jason and Kerry Dawson

Wilder — Kerry Leigh Leonard and Jason Meade Dawson were married on Aug. 18, 2012.

The wedding took place in an outdoor ceremony overlooking Lake Morey at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee. Laelia Tawnamaia, a Universalist Unitarian master of divinity, presided over a double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father, who walked her to the lakefront down an aisle adorned with green hydrangeas and pink lilies. The bride wore a strapless white satin dress with a semi-cathedral train decorated with crystal and pearl beading and purple trim. She carried a bouquet made up of white and purple calla lilies, green roses and purple hydrangeas.

The maid of honor was Kaitlin E. Leonard, sister of bride. Bridesmaids were Gaelen E. Palmer and Kaitlin E. Hitchcock. Derek W. Kenison, first cousin of the bridegroom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Clinton J. French, Matthew S.F. Leathe and William C. Rioux.

A reception followed in the Terrace Ballroom at the resort.

The bride is the daughter of Theresa M. Verrier and Timothy C. Leonard, both of Wilder. She graduated from Hartford High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from the University of Vermont in 2009. She is employed as a pet stylist at Pet Smart in Williston, Vt.

The bridegroom is the son of Penni Kenison and Jeffrey M. Dawson, of West Hartford. He graduated from Hartford High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering technology from Vermont Technical College in 2009. He is employed as a maintenance technician at Green Mountain Coffee in Williston.

The couple honeymooned in Wells, Maine. They make their home in Essex Junction, Vt.