WEDDINGS: Carlson, Loewen exchange vows Nov. 11

Pamela Carlson, rural Marion, and Richard Loewen, rural Hillsboro, were married Saturday, Nov. 11, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with Gaylord Goertzen officiating the double-ring ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Fred and Kay Carlson, and James and Joyce Loewen of rural Hillsboro.

Dawn Helmer, rural Hillsboro, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Paula Emerson of Hillsboro and Brenda Bernhardt of Marion.

Danny Woolsey of Bay City, Texas, served as best man. Groomsmen were Dave Ratzlaff of Burrton, and Mike Jones of McPherson.

Flower girls were Erin and Riley Loewen of Hillsboro, daughters of the groom. Candlelighters were Stephanie and Amber Loewen of Hillsboro, cousins of the groom. Ushers were Richard Carlson of Hillsboro, brother of the bride, Doug Loewen of Hillsboro, uncle of the groom, and Todd Helmer of Hillsboro.

The guestbook attendant was Janet Meyers of Pratt, sister of the groom. Gift carriers were Mathew Brown of Hillsboro and Nicholas and Nichole Carlson of Hillsboro, nephews and niece of the bride. The program attendant was Taylor Carlson of Hillsboro, niece of bride. Wedding coordinator was Lyn Lawler of Newton, sister of the groom.

Organist was Eleanor Herbel of Tampa. Pianist was Kristi Krispense of Marion. Soloist was David Rohrer of Hope, uncle of the bride.

The bride’s gown was of Italian Satin, featuring a V-neckline and short cut-out sleeves. The gown had beaded and sequined re-embroidered lace that accented the bodice. The gown also had cut-outs on the full skirt and a cathedral length train.

The bride carried a cascade bouquet of burgundy and iridescent ivory roses accented with miniature pink rose buds, baby’s breath and greenery.

A reception dinner was held immediately following the ceremony in the church activity center. Reception assistants were Sri-chol Brown of Hillsboro, sister-in-law of the bride; Michele Carlson of Hillsboro, sister-in-law of the bride; Sharon Loewen of Hillsboro, aunt of the groom; Julie Mitchell of Salina; and Tina Delk of Hillsboro.

The bride is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and Kansas State University. She is employed as a social worker for the State of Kansas Social Rehabilitation Services.

The groom is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and Tabor College. He is employed with John’s Manville, McPherson.

Following the honeymoon to South Padre Island, Texas, the couple reside in rural Hillsboro.

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