Weddings (Nov. 13, 2013)

Ortman, Unruh exchange vows

Ortman, Unruh exchange vows
Ortman, Unruh exchange vows
The bride is the daughter of Stan and Gwen Ortman of Freeman, S.D., and the granddaughter of Marian Brundage of Camp Verde, Ariz., and Arlan and Ellen Ortman of Freeman.

The groom is the son of Duane and Karen Unruh of Goessel, and the grandson of Betty Schmidt and Hilda Unruh, both of Goessel.

The bride and groom were escorted by their parents.

The ceremony was performed by pastors Steve Schmidt and Linda Ewert.

Readers were Maya Yoder, Aaron Rudeen, John Regier, Kyle Howard and Patrick Loganbill.

Musicians were Karen Schlabaugh playing the organ and piano; Anna Cook on the cello and Kelly Reed was vocalist.

The maid of honor was Kelsey Ortman, sister of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Sharayah Williams and Brittany Voth. Justine Unruh, sister-in-law of the groom, was the bride?s personal attendant.

The best men were Braden Unruh and Kyle Unruh, brothers of the groom.

The groomsman was Jordan Ortman.

Serving as ushers were Caley Ortman, brother of the bride, Caleb Stephens, Greg Shelly and Michael Unruh.

The candles were lit by Kelsie Miller and Chris Riesen.

Attending the guest book were Amanda Regehr and Lizzy Shelly.

The reception was at Emma Creek Farm near Goessel and was hosted by Jim and Mary Schmidt and Ben and Tina Schrag.

A South Dakota reception was held Aug. 11 at the Salem-Zion Mennonite Church near Freeman.

The bride is a graduate of Freeman Academy and Bethel College in North Newton. She is employed in the severe multiple disability classroom at Chisholm Middle School in Newton.

The groom is a graduate of Goessel High School and a December 2013 candidate for graduation from Bethel College, expecting to earn a degree in mathematical sciences with education licensure.

The couple took a wedding trip to Colorado and Wyoming and have made their home in North Newton.

 

Rziha, Weigel wedding July 27

Rziha, Weigel wedding July 27
Rziha, Weigel wedding July 27
Cecilia L. Rziha and C. Thomas Weigel III, both of Irving, Texas, were united in marriage at 11 a.m. July 27 in a double-ring ceremony.

Fathers Darrin May, David Voss and Jeremy Huser officiated the ceremony at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.

Musicians were Lynley Remy, Catherine Rogers, Patricia Cummings and Wayne Rziha.

The bride?s dress was all lace, empire waist with beadwork at the waist, illusion neckline, keyhole back, lace-up back, chapel train, great-great grandmother?s silver necklace with blue stones, mother?s veil?same length as the train.

The bride?s bouquet was made of cascading white baby tulips with ivy, crystals and navy ribbons throughout.

The maid of honor was Julie Rziha. Bridesmaids were Susie Rziha, Janie Aita and Diane Herron, all sisters of the bride.

Flower girls were Cecilia Marie Rziha, Anna Weigel and Isabella Weigel.

The best man was Michael Davis. Groomsmen were Richard Weigel, Michael Grosso and Sean Malone.

Ushers were Michael Weigel, Wayne Rziha and David Rziha.

The reception was at 12:30 p.m. at the Herington Community Building and included luncheon, reception and dance.

The event was hosted by the bride and groom.

Reception assistants were Jennifer Werth, Kristine Larson and Nancy Rziha.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Centre High School, a 2007 graduate of Fort Hays State University and a 2011 graduate from the University of Dallas. She is employed as a theology teacher at Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

The groom is a 2006 Faustina Academy and 2010 graduate of the University of Dallas. He is employed as an emergency room scribe and physician assistant.

The couple honeymooned in Hill Country in Texas.

They are at home in Irving.

A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom?s parents, was Aug. 2 at the church.