Weddings (Jan. 5, 2011)

Pickering, Brundage wed in Las Vegas

Ashlee Gay Pickering and Brian Leo Brundage, both of Wichita, were married Oct. 16 at the Wynn Hotel outdoor Primrose Courtyard in Las Vegas, Nev., with pastor Richard Walters officiating.

Margaret Pickering of Marion and the late Bill Pickering are parents of the bride. Mike Brundage of Dallas, Texas, and Anita Farthing of El Dorado are parents of the groom.

Special guests at the wedding were Margaret Parks of Eureka, the bride?s grandmother, and Pat Brundage of Dallas, Texas, the groom?s grandmother. Kyle and Loretta Johnson, of Lacey, Wash., grandparents of the groom, were unable to attend the ceremony.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her mother. Her dress had an empire waist with a jeweled band and an A-line skirt with train and diamond-like jewels. She wore a diamond headband, earrings and bracelet that matched the jewels on the gown. She carried a bouquet of 24 white roses with four of her father?s fishing lures attached by white ribbon.

In memory of her late father, the bride lit a candle on the altar. Nearby, she placed pictures of them together. The bride and groom lit a unity candle on the altar using tapers their mothers lit before the ceremony.

The bride was attended by Chelsea Corwin, maid of honor, and bridesmaids Megan Lawless, Rachel Engraf, Krystle Smith and Kimberly Knoll, friends of the bride and groom. They wore sable brown dresses of various styles and carried bouquets of colored roses shaped around balls and held by ribbons. The groom wore a white tuxedo and was attended by Jake Keplar, best man, and groomsmen Mike Grbic, Wayde Engraf and Chris Sele, friends of the bride and groom, and Brett Brundage, brother of the groom. They wore ivory colored tuxedos with rose boutonnieres colored to match the bridesmaids? bouquets. Allison Brooks, cousin of the bride, was the guest book attendant.

A dinner followed the ceremony at The Planet Hollywood Restaurant, located in the Caesar?s Palace Hotel. For dessert, decorated cupcakes were served on a three-tiered holder.

The bride graduated from Marion High School in 2003, attended Butler Community College, and received a bachelor?s degree in social work and a master?s degree in social work from Wichita State University. She is a social worker at Derby Health and Rehabilitation Center in Derby.

The groom graduated from Flint Hills High School in Rosalia in 2003, attended Butler Community College, and received a bachelor?s degree in finance with a minor in marketing and business administration. He works with real estate.

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