Andrea M. Silknitter and James Dean Meier were married Aug. 1 at Swiss Church in Whitewater with pastor Dale Janzen officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Vance and Judy Silknitter of Whitewater. The groom is the son of Lloyd and Linda Meier of Marion.

Maid of honor was Jennette Silknitter of Whitewater, and matron of honor was Kari Schmidt of Newton. Best man was Jon Meier of Lehigh.

Bridesmaids were Belinda McDonald of Pella, Iowa, and Julie Martin of Emporia. Junior bridesmaid was Christine Silknitter of Whitewater.

Flower girls were Abby Tyson of Whitewater and Dallas Jost of Peabody.

Groomsmen were Nathan Silknitter and Clint Silknitter, both of Whitewater, and Dustin Martin of Emporia. Junior groomsman was Scott Silknitter of Whitewater.

Ushers were Darin Schmidt of Newton and Darwin Stoesz of Omaha, Neb.

Guest book attendants were Marie Konarik of Manhattan, Lindsey Bobbitt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jillian Shaffer of Wichita.

Gift carriers were Joey Reeves of El Cajon, Calif., Annette Ensz of Whitewater, Austin Jost of Peabody and Aubrey Meier of Lehigh.

Instrumental music was provided by organist Marchel Thiessen of Wichita and pianist Marcia Ensz of Whitewater. Vocalists were Mary Griffith of Marion, Don and Marilyn Brown of Newton and Ed and Chris Flora of Sedgwick.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white-satin gown fashioned by her mother. The princess-style gown featured a jewel neckline and a sheer-organza train trimmed with embroidered roses. The bottom of the back pedal skirt was trimmed with lace.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink-spray roses combined with pink roses.

The reception was held on the lawn of Whitewater Federated Church and hosted by Steve and Vicki Anderson of Whitewater.

Reception attendants were Amber Reeves of El Cajon, Jill Meier of Lehigh and Lesa Jost of Peabody.

The bride is a graduate of Berean Academy in Elbing and Butler County Community College in El Dorado. She is attending Emporia State University.

The groom is a graduate of Marion High School and also attends Emporia State.

The couple resides in Emporia.

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