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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Corcoran and Crawford

Michael and Mary Crawford

Mary Katherine Corcoran, Lawrence, and Michael Shawn Crawford, Peck, were married March 12, 2011, in the Crystal Ballroom in The Eldridge, with Paul Gray officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Paul Corcoran and Anna Kraxner, both of Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Jeff and Debbie Crawford, Peck.
Matrons of honor were Tiffany Bragdell and Rachel Nyp. Best man was Justin Bruster. Bridesmaids were Kristina Brizendine and Amanda Crawford. Groomsmen were Jon Nyp, Chase Brizendine and Kevin Corcoran. Flower girl was Amelia Nyp. Ringbearer was Grant Nyp. Reception hosts were Jacob and Becca Paquette. DJ was Beth Breitenstein.
A reception was given at The Alton Ballroom at Pachamamas.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in magazine design from Kansas University and is a graphic designer at Callahan Creek in Lawrence.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Mulvane High School. He studied genetics and mechanical engineering at KU and is the owner of EN-TIRE Car Care Center in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Smith and Ruff

Justin and Ashli Smith

Ashli Ruff, Eudora, and Justin Smith, Ottawa, were married July 9, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Danny and Tani Ruff, Ozawkie, and Debbie Hart, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of David Smith and Rhonda Smith, both of Ottawa.
Maid of honor was Jessica Ruff. Best man was Michael Rincon. Bridesmaids were Wendi Burke, Serena Randolph and Lindsay Brown. Groomsmen were Ryan Smith, Kyle Smith and Michael Kennett. Flower girl was Kaydence Martin. Ringbearer was Kai Pearson. Guest book attendants were Tyler Smith and Zachary Edwards. Ushers were Lucas Monnich and Garrett Hines.
A reception followed at the Holiday Inn Lawrence.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Eudora High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State University this May and is currently working for the McPherson school district.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Ottawa High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Emporia State in 2009 and is an assistant manager at the McPherson Walmart.
The couple reside in McPherson.

Wedding

Barker and Isbell

Kira and Justin Isbell

Kira Barker and Justin Isbell, both of Lawrence, were married June 18, 2011, at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, with Tony Bedora officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Chris and Pam Barker, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Kay Isbell, Lawrence, and the late Charles Isbell.
Maid of honor was Ashley Isbell. Best man was Zachary Bradburn. Bridesmaids were Sarah Kingery, Sommer Barker, Amanda Barker and Jordan McColm. Groomsmen were Jared Beaty, Nicholas Bradburn, John Beaty and Shawn Tiemann.
A reception followed at the Arboretum.
The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State University and is studying for a master’s degree in special education from Emporia State. She is a special education teacher with the Lawrence school district.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and is a systems implementation specialist with DineEquity Inc.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Pottorff and Post

Christopher and Catherine Post

Catherine Anne Pottorff, Lawrence, and Christopher August Post, Pensacola, Fla., were married May 22, 2011, at the Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., with the Rev. Edson Wood officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Col. (retired) James and Judith Pottorff, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Terrance Post, Pensacola, and the late Donna Post.
Maid of honor was Lt. Andrea Filozof. Best man was Lt. Daniel Seagroves. Bridesmaids were Michelle Pottorff and Wyn Cromwell. Groomsmen were Lts. Griffin Strader and Thomas Dunne. Flower girl was Alyssa Holtman. Ushers were Lts. Alexander DeLuca, Michael White, Ty Stevens and Phys Hearn. Military Honor Guards were Lts. Kendall Polling, Jeffrey Philbin, Griffin Strader, Ty Stephens, Alexander DeLuca and Michael White. Reader was Matthew Pottorff. Gift attendants were Caroline Pottorff and Mary Hill.
A reception was given at Plumbush Inn in Cold Spring, N.Y.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy. She earned bachelor’s degrees in management and systems engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 2010. She is currently an Army lieutenant stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Pine Forest High School in Pensacola. He earned bachelor’s degrees in literature and chemical engineering from West Point in May and is currently an Army lieutenant stationed at Fort Carson.
The couple reside in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wedding

Saathoff and Walters

Renae and Nick Walters

Renae Saathoff and Nick Walters, both of Lawrence, were married June 18, 2011, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with Travis Peterson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Sheryl Saathoff, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Janice Walters, Lawrence, and the late Clifford Walters.
Maids of honor were Rachelle Saathoff and Becky Saathoff. Best man was Dagan Walters. Bridesmaids were Marie Payne, Erin LeCover, Jordan Lisher, Danielle Wright and Lesley Belt. Groomsmen were Johnny Rathbun, Adam Payne, Jack Bell, Carl Lisher, Brett McBride and Jake White. Ushers were Mike Morrell, Martin Vertacnik, Devon Myers, Austin Newell and Gary Saathoff. Flower girl was Hannah Walters. Ringbearer was Riley Guenther. Honorary flower girl was Joni Lawrence. Honorary ring bearer was Brian Lawrence. Program attendants were Dylan Edmonds and Wyatt Weeks. Readers were Danny Lenz, Nicole Hunter and Beth Shomin. Soloist was Ashley Coffman. Guest book attendant was Candice Cesare.
A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2009 graduate of AIB College of Business in DesMoines, Iowa. She is a freelance court reporter at Hostetler & Associates in Overland Park.
The groom is also a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High and is currently employed at Superior Wood Products in Leavenworth.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Boydston

Ben and Kay Boydston

Ben and Kay Boydston, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August with a family dinner at The Bristol in Leawood followed by trips to Colorado and Nova Scotia.
The couple met at Kansas University and were married Aug. 13, 1961, at Plymouth Congregational Church.
After graduating from KU, they moved to teach and returned to Lawrence in 1969. Ben taught American history and coached football at Lawrence High School. Kay taught elementary school at Grant and Hillcrest. Since retiring, they enjoy spending time with family and grandchildren.
They have a daughter, Alison Chrisco, and son-in-law, Curt; a son, Brad, and daughter-in-law, Julie, all of Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

Engagement

Corwin and Mullins

Chelsea Corwin and Derek Mullins

Tim and Carolyn Corwin, Hutchinson, along with Ed and Becky Mullins, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Corwin and Derek Mullins, both of Wichita.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Hutchinson High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College in 2008 and is employed by The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Wichita.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in 2006 and is employed by Dell Services in Wichita.
The couple plan an Aug. 27, 2011, wedding at the Botanical Gardens in Wichita.

Engagement

Consolver and Porter

Kyle Consolver and Alexandra Porter

J.R. and Kathy Porter announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Porter, all of Perry, to Kyle Consolver, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She is studying for a community health degree from Kansas University.
The future groom is the son of Dan and Ronda Consolver, Lawrence. He is a 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is studying for a mathematics degree as well as a UKAN teach certification from Kansas University.
The couple plan a Dec. 31, 2011, wedding at Perry United Methodist Church.

Engagement

Field and Barnes

Kimberly Field and Zach Barnes

Russell and Jeanette Field, Lake Mary, Fla., and Jon and Carol Amyx, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Field, to Zach Barnes, both of Prairie Village.
The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a master’s degree in accounting from Kansas University, is a certified public accountant and is the manager of accounting at Murphy Hoffman Co. in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is the son of Robert and Marcia Barnes, North Little Rock, Ark. He is a graduate of North Little Rock High School. He also earned a master’s degree in accounting from KU, is a certified public accountant, and is an audit manager at Deloitte in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2011, wedding at the Hobbs Building in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Taylor and Gildehaus

Isaac Daniel Taylor and Brittney Marie Gildehaus

Roger and Christie Gildehaus announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Marie Gildehaus, to Isaac Daniel Taylor, all of Bentonville, Ark.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Bentonville High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Kansas University in 2010 and is the accountant at Hermes-Otto International.
The future groom is the son of Isaac and Darlene Taylor, Baldwin City. He is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. He graduated from Second Nature School of Taxidermy in 2008 and is the owner of Wildlife Damage Control.
The couple plan an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville.