Mathis, Lillard exchange vows in Hillsboro

Michal Jean Mathis and James Randall Lillard were married Nov. 17 at Hillsboro First Mennonite Church with pastor Ruth Penner officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of David and Linda Mathis of Hillsboro. The groom is the son of Randy and Jennifer Lillard of Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Matron of honor was Rachel Wathen, sister of the bride. Best man was Jeff Talbot.

Bridesmaid was Emily Osborne, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Hayley Webb, cousin of the groom. Bride’s personal attendant was Jenny Wall.

Groomsman was Devin Lillard, brother of the groom. Honorary ring bearer was Max Wathen, 19-month-old nephew of the bride.

Ushers were Adam Wathen, brother-in-law of the bride, and Joel Mathis, brother of the bride.

Gift carrier was John Osborne, cousin of the bride.

Musicians were Chris Dick and Christine Crouse-Dick, Ken Peterson, Adam Wathen and organist Shirley Baltzer.

The bride wore a soft-ivory gown with a full skirt and chapel-length train. The fitted bodice with sabrina neckline was embroidered with a flower and vine design embellished with crystals, pearls and metallic thread.

The bride’s bouquet was an autumn-colored cascade of rust daisies, eucalyptus and berries.

The church was decorated with autumn leaves and fruit.

The reception was held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony. Melissa Bartel and the church youth group catered the light supper.

The wedding cake was made and served by Joyce Barkman. The groom’s cake was made by Gail Guffey, grandmother of the groom.

The bride is a 1997 graduate of Hillsboro High School and attended Kansas State University and Tabor College.

The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. He is employed as a Web-site developer for Hubris Communications in Wichita.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Randy and Jennifer Lillard and held on Nov. 16 at Kingfisher’s Inn.

Following a honeymoon at Crumm Castle in Wichita, the couple resides in Wichita.

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