Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

McDonald and Wall

Elise and Aaron Wall

Elise McDonald, Lawrence, and Aaron Wall, Manhattan, were married July 16, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with the Rev. Cam McConnell officiating.
The bride is the daughter of John and Debbie McDonald, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Dr. Kevin and Karen Wall, Manhattan.
Maid of honor was Emily McDonald. Best man was Jesse Knight. Bridesmaids were Leslie Rhoton, Jenn Wilton and Kristen Wall. Groomsmen were Kurtis Wall, Kyle Wall and Michael Kraft. Guest book attendants were Lacey Elmore and Deidre Burnett. Candle lighter was Morgan Slagle. Ringbearer was RJ McDonald. Ushers were Ross Bergsten and Matt Hopkins.
A reception was given at Colbert Hills Club House.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Emporia State University in 2009 and is an elementary physical education teacher in Manhattan-Ogden USD 383.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Manhattan High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physical education and health education in 2010 from Emporia State and is an elementary physical education teacher in Geary County USD 475.
The couple reside in Manhattan.

Wedding

Grieb and Weege

Lauren and Coy Weege

Lauren Mary Grieb, Denville, N.J., and Coy Wayne Weege, Buffalo, Minn., were married Aug. 6, 2011, at Baldwin First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Babcock officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Steven Grieb and Carol Grieb, both of Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Wayne and Diane Weege, Baldwin City.
Maid of honor was Beth Mehalovich. Best man was Travis Dillon. Bridesmaids were Dina Dillon, Megan Hall, Leslie Schmit, Jamie Gilges, Suzie Weege, Tracie Weege and Yoko Grieb. Groomsmen were Curtis Barkley, Brady Ellis, Danny McFarlane, Duke Andrews, Dustin Mortenson, Kelly Weege and Owen Grieb. Personal attendant was Summer Wedermyer. Greeters were Grace Gasser, Trevor Schmit and Tyler Schmit. Flower girl was Josie Gasser. Ringbearer was Weston Weege.
A reception was given at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
The bride is a graduate of Blue Valley High School and Kansas University.
The groom is a graduate of Baldwin High School, KU, and is studying for a Master of Business Administration degree at Baker University.
The couple reside in Baldwin City.

Wedding

Gish and Bergin

Jessica and Justin Bergin

Jessica A. Gish, Topeka, and Justin L. Bergin, Lawrence, were married Sept. 30, 2011, at Liberty Hall with John Hachmeister officiating.
The bride is the daughter of James “Jim” Gish and Elizabeth Gish, both of Topeka.
The groom is the son of Denise Bergin, and Sean Bergin and Ann Lavaty, all of Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Alena Loyd. Best woman was Kyra Sims. Bridesmaids were Roxie Fanning, Vanessa Hays, Shannon Bergin and Katy Donegan. Groomsmen were Ryan Berry, Kevin Ryan Kressig, Ashely Geist and Nick Bergin.
A reception followed at Liberty Hall.
The bride is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Kansas University, a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is employed at Watson Library at KU.
The groom is a graduate of Free State High School and Johnson County Community College. He is currently a student at KU and is employed at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Burgardt and Gilchrist

Amy and Daniel Gilchrist

Amy Marie Burgardt and Daniel Harrison Gilchrist, both of Topeka, were married Aug. 27, 2011, at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, with the Rev. Lisa Schwartz officiating.
The bride is the daughter of John and Janelle Burgardt, Topeka.
The groom is the son of James and Shirley Gilchrist, Topeka.
Maid of honor was Julie Burgardt Coulter. Best man was Matthew Volpert.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Schmidt and Jones

Bret A. Jones and Marilyn L. Schmidt

Marilyn L. Schmidt and Bret A. Jones, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Mildred Strahm, Sabetha, and the late Walter Strahm. She graduated from Sabetha High School, attended Emporia State University, and is employed with U.S. Bank.
The future groom is the son of Donald and Marilyn Jones, Omaha, Neb. He graduated from Lincoln East High School and has earned degrees from the University of Nebraska, Pittsburg State University and Washburn University. He is employed with the Lawrence School District.
The couple plan a November 2011 wedding at Lawrence Free Methodist Church.

Engagement

Pilant and Buchele-Wenner

Julia Pilant and Tom Buchele-Wenner

Carol Pilant and Richard Pilant, both of Lawrence, along with Lisa Wenner and Robert Buchele, Williamsburg Mass., announce the engagement of their children, Julia Pilant and Tom Buchele-Wenner, both of Austin, Texas.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in French and English from Kansas University in 2002. She is the communications and wellness coordinator for St. David’s Hospital Foundation and is also a Pilates instructor at Thrive Fitness.
The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Hampshire Regional High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 2002 and is an account manager for Austin-based company BuildASign.Com.
The couple plan a May 27, 2012, wedding in South Park, Lawrence.

Engagement

Miller and Binstock

Anthony Robert Miller and Natalie Ann Binstock

Ken and Tammy Miller announce the engagement of their son Anthony Robert Miller, all of Tonganoxie, to Natalie Ann Binstock, Bismarck, N.D.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2007 and has been employed by Southern Star Gas Company in Tonganoxie for the last three years.
The future bride is the daughter of Joe L. Binstock, Moose Lake, Minn., and the late Ida Mae Binstock. She is a 2003 graduate of Bismarck High School and earned a massage therapy certificate from Pinnacle Career Institute in 2005. She is the owner of Backintuit Body Works massage therapy in Tonganoxie.
The couple plan a Nov. 12, 2011, wedding at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bismarck.