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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Blackbird and Romme

Russell and Ann Blackbird, Lawrence, along with Leon and Jolene Romme, Burleson, Texas, announce the engagement of their children, Twyla Blackbird and Brett Romme, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University. She is employed with the Lawrence public schools.
The future groom is a 1996 graduate of LHS and a 2005 graduate of Washburn University. He is also employed with the Lawrence public schools.
The couple plan a May 30, 2009, wedding at St. John Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Bittenbender and Martinez

Bittenbender-Martinez wedding

Kyra Bittenbender, Lawrence, and Gregory Martinez, San Antonio, were married Sept. 13, 2008, at Mansion at Judges’ Hill in Austin, Texas, with the Rev. Philip Kost officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Marilyn and Kelvin Heck and Sandy Brown and Lee Bittenbender, all of Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Jeanne and Esteban F. Martinez Jr., Mission, Texas.
Maid of honor was Laura Bittenbender. Best man was Dan Conway. Bridesmaids were Veronica Mazzarese, Melissa Anschutz, Adriana Morehead and Vanessa Martinez. Groomsmen were Luis Mier, Shawn McCallum, John Mayer and Jacob Sanchez. Soloist was Leslie Winston. Guitarist was Elliot Pees. Flower girls were Maggie Winston and Lizzie Winston.
A reception was given at Mansion at Judges’ Hill.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in architectural studies from Kansas University in 2000 and a Master of Urban Planning degree from KU in 2004. She is the associate director of development for Weaver, Davis & Jacob Realty Group.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of John Marshall High School in San Antonio. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas in 2001. He is an investment banker for Barclays Capital.
The couple reside in Texas.

Wedding

Carbaugh and Thomas

Carbaugh-Thomas wedding

Caitlin Carbaugh, Lawrence, and Anthony Thomas, Paxico, were married Nov. 8, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Paxico, with the Rev. John Pilcher officiating.
The bride is the daughter of James Carbaugh, North Fort Myers, Fla., and Gina Bailey-Carbaugh, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Joseph Gilbert, Paxico, and Ann and Glenn Wise, Baldwin City.
Maid of honor was Heather Marshall. Best man was Trevor Rutherford. Bridesmaids were Jessica Foster and Kelli Carbaugh. Groomsmen were Paul Gilbert and James Adams. Ring bearer was Ethan Gilbert. Flower girl was Amahni Carbaugh. The bride was escorted by her brother, Cpl. Don Carbaugh. Vocalist was Lisa Bauman. Scripture reader was Michael Armstrong.
A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Paxico.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Baldwin High School. He is employed with Whitely’s Pallets & Blocking in Topeka.
The couple reside in Paxico.