Penner, Sorensen wed Dec. 18

Tania A. Penner and Wade M. Sorensen were married Dec. 18 at Durham Baptist Church with pastor Bruce Porter officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Gary and Terri Penner of Hillsboro. The groom is the son of Mike and Sharon Sorensen of Durham.

Maid of honor was Tiffani Ewert of Wichita, cousin of the bride. Best man was Andrew Hein of Durham, friend of the groom.

Bridesmaid was Ashlee Jost of Hesston, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Delica Ewert of Wichita, cousin of the bride.

Groomsman was Lee Sorensen of Durham, brother of the groom.

Ushers were Cody Penner of Hillsboro, brother of the bride, and Matt Hein of Hillsboro, friend of the couple.

Gift carriers were Cole and Ali Jost of Hesston, both cousins of the bride. Candlelighter was Janelle Sorensen of Wichita, sister of the groom.

Musicians were Shirley Baltzer and Rod Koons, both of Hillsboro.

The bride wore a white satin gown featuring a strapless empire bodice. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. The bodice and skirt were accented with hand-beaded trim.

The bride’s bouquet was a dozen red roses highlighted with baby’s breath.

The reception was held in the basement of the church following the ceremony.

Guestbook attendants were Katy and Cheri Mount of Ellsworth, cousins of the groom.

Reception assistants were Ashley and Amanda Mount, both of Ellsworth and cousins of the groom; and Pearl Koch and Kay Carlson, both of Hillsboro and friends of the bride.

The bride graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2003 and attends Butler Community College in Marion. She is employed as a para-educator for Marion Middle School and the Head Start program.

The groom graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2002 and earned an associate’s degree in computer networking from Brown Mackie College in Salina in 2004. He is employed at Rod’s Tire & Service Inc. in Hillsboro.

Following a honeymoon to Estes Park, Colo., the couple resides in Durham.

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