Couple married in Austrian ceremony

Katrin Ann Wanesch and Benjamin George Thornes announced their marriage on April 25, 2017, in Kufstein, Tirol, Austria. Katrin is the daughter of Friedrich (Fritz) Stoger and the late Annemarie Stoger and the late Anton Wanesch all of Austria. Ben is the son of James and Jane Thornes of St. Maries. He is a 1992 graduate of St. Maries High School and the University of Idaho with a degree in Landscape Architecture.

Katrin is Austrian and the couple wore traditional Austrian clothing. Katrin wore a blue and gold dirndl with matching apron. Ben wore a blue and gold vest over a white shirt and leather leiderhosen.

The couple honeymooned at Lake Achensee at Pertisau in Tirol, Austria.

They celebrated with a reception for friends and family in August in Bavaria, Germany while Ben’s parents were visiting. A recent reception was also held February 4 at the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Maries for American family and friends while the couple was visiting.

They currently reside in Kufstein, Tirol, Austria.

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