Wall, Beam wed July 23 in McPherson

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Julie Wall of Hillsboro and Travis Beam of Hays were married July 23 at Lakeside Park in McPherson with Bruce Anthony officiating the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and JoAnn Wall and the granddaughter of Elmer and Frieda Wall, all of Hillsboro.

The groom is the son of Daryl and Corina Beam of Hays and the grandson of Royce and Phyllis Beam of McPherson and Earl and Thelma Dean of Abilene.

Escorted by her father-in-law, the bride wore a Galina satin, strapless gown with a satin-banded drop waist, a silver jeweled bow and soft box pleats. She wore pearls given to her by the groom, a white calla lily in her hair and carried white calla lilies.

Maid of honor was Jenny Wall, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Holly Lindsay, Valerie Burns and Hollie Reece, all friends of the couple.

Best man was Casey Cooper, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Tanner and Tyler Beam, brothers of the groom, and Jonathan Regier, friend of the couple.

Flower girl was Taylor Helmer, younger friend of the bride. She wore a child-size duplication of the wedding gown, sewn by grandmother Karen Wiens. Ring bearer was Kaleb Neher, younger friend of the groom.

Ushers were Grant Garrard and Justin Garrard, cousins of the groom, and Roman Hofer, Jesse Janzen and Josh Wertenberger, friends of the couple.

Wedding coordinator was Sam Garrard, aunt of the bride. Ceremony assistants were Mike and Jeanie Michaelis.

Musicians were Laura Lindsay, keyboardist, and Suzy Lindsay, ceremony timer, friends of the bride, and Sara Waldner, soloist, friend of the couple. Sound system coordinator was Brian Lightner, friend of the couple.

Photographers were Mike and Missy Corbus of Speaking Photographically in McPherson. Videographer was Kiyoshi Yamakazi, friend of the bride.

Program attendants were Katie Beam and Kelsi Beam, cousins of the groom, and Robyn Penner, friend of the bride. Guestbook attendants were Candace Ediger and Laura Skiles, friends of the bride, and Lisa Wall Frantz, cousin of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lakeside Park, The reception was catered by Panhandlers Catering, the wedding cake was made by Wanda Miller and reception designer/decorator was Becky Lindsay, all friends of the bride.

A Western rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Beam family farm in McPherson. Entertainment and activities were hosted by John B. and Sam Garrard, uncle and aunt of the bride.

The bride graduated from Hillsboro High School and is a senior at Tabor College majoring in microbiology. She is a resident assistant at Tabor.

The groom graduated from Hays High School and from Tabor College with a bachelor’s degree in history. He is an eighth-grade American history teacher at Coleman Middle School in Wichita.

Following a honeymoon to Toronto, the couple resides in Hillsboro.

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