Schmidt, Sommerfeld celebrate marriage

Carrie Marie Schmidt and Justin Aaron Sommerfeld were married July 18 at Tabor Mennonite Church with pastor Corey Miller of Tabor Mennonite Church and pastor Jeff Blackburn of Greensburg Mennonite Church officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Diana Schmidt of Goessel. The groom is the son of Glen and Marcella Sommerfeld of Kinsley.

Maid of honor was Amanda Unruh of Hesston. Best man was the father of the groom.

Bridesmaids were Jill Sommerfeld of Kinsley, sister of the groom; Diane Kauffman of Richfield, Pa.; and Tina Boschman of Kismet.

Flower girl was Olivia Duerksen of Goessel. Bride’s attendants were Elaine Yoder and Jenny Goertzen, both of Hesston.

Groomsmen were Ben Schmidt of Goessel, brother of the bride, and Ryan Koehn and Matthew Unruh, both of Greensburg.

Ushers were Mike Schmidt and James Cressman, both of Toronto, Canada; Zane Wadel of Greensburg; and Aaron Koehn of Larned.

Candlelighters were Brette Ulsaker of McPherson and Nate Oswald of Hutchinson.

Guestbook attendants were Rachel Schmidt of Toronto and Megan Withiam of Goessel.

Pianists were Jerry Toews of Goessel and Jason Peters of Hesston. Nick Oswald of Hutchinson played the trumpet.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, A-line ivory dulcinea-satin gown with a pick-up back and tulle insert. The hidden, detachable cathedral-length train and gown were embellished with hand-beaded alencon lace.

She wore pearl earrings worn by her mother and grandmother at their weddings and carried a Bible given to her by her great-great-grandmother, Carrie Groom. A blue crystal rose from her maid of honor was tucked in her bouquet.

A dinner reception was held at the Hesston College Bontrager Student Center. Hosts were Fred and JoAnn Schmidt of Goessel and Mark and Connie Oswald of Hutchinson. Reception servers were Brandy Ashley of Goessel, Melissa Swartz of Thompsontown, Pa., and members of the Tabor-Goessel Youth Fellowship.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Goessel High School and a 2001 graduate of Hesston College. She is attending Kansas State University.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Lewis High School, attended Hesston College and is attending Kansas State University.

The rehearsal dinner was held on July 17 in the community room at the Goessel City Building and was hosted by the groom’s parents.

Following a honeymoon to the Black Hills, the couple resides in Manhattan.

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