WEDDINGS: Riffel, Baliel exchange vows Oct. 9

Karen J. Riffel, Marion, and David A. Baliel, Marion, exchanged wedding vows at 5 p.m., Oct. 9, at the gazebo in Central Park, Marion.

Pastor Steve Conrad officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol (Krispense) Riffel, Wichita. The groom is the son of Claude and Phyllis Landis, Marion.

The guest book attendant was Kelsey Camien. Musicians were vocalist Debbie Barone and pianist Melissa Krispense.

The matron of honor was Christine Herbel and the junior maid of honor was Corrine Baliel. The flower girl was Karissa Riffel.

The best man was John Schlager and the junior best man was Casey Baliel. The ring bearer was Landon Herbel. Ushers were DeLayne Herbel and Mark Baliel.

The bride wore a sleeveless, fitted dress made of candlelight Peau de Soie with princess seams. The neckline was a consecutive cowl dropping to the waistline in the back, where it met a detachable train. She wore over-the-elbow gloves adorned with crocheted daisies and pearls. The veil was made by Christine Herbel and was fingertip-length gold shimmer tulle. The dress was designed by the bride and made by Autumn Chisholm.

The bride?s bouquet was a nose gay bouquet with antique white chrysanthemums and magnolias with cascading ribbons.

The gazebo was decorated with gold bows, green ivy, tulle, white lights, magnolia sags and gold candles.

The reception and dance were held at the Saddle Club in Marion following the ceremony.

Reception assistants were Marion Regier, Raye Roberts, Carol Leppke, JoAnn Porter, Wendy McCarty and Amanda Brewer.

The bride graduated from Wichita High School West in 1985 and Kansas State University in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree. She is employed in the business office at Hillsboro Community Medical Center and is self-employed selling specialty advertising.

The groom graduated from Marion High School in 1982. He is employed in the maintenance department at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The couple reside in Marion.

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