Elaine Marie Castilow and Jeffrey Curtis Hamarstrom were married on June 18 at 3:30 p.m. in an outdoor ceremony in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with Chaplain Lucas Kuhlmann officiating.
Parents of the bride are Debra Leonard of Bridgeport and William Castilow of Wheeling. Parents of the groom are Jeff and Shirley Hamarstrom of Burlington, Iowa.
Cindy Potratz was matron of honor and Michael Hamarstrom was best man. Other members of the wedding party were Jessica Hartz, Angela Markham, Craig Lemon, Aaron Fabel, Stuart Selis, Jason Baxter, and Ethan Kerns.
Elaine is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in microbiology from Miami University in 2004 and a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Iowa in 2008. She is currently a medical writer.
Jeff is a 1999 graduate of Burlington High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in geoscience from the University of Iowa in 2003 and will complete a master’s degree in landscape architecture this fall.
Following the wedding, the couple enjoyed a tropical honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica.