Sun-Howard Celebrate Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Wei Sun and Yuehua Tian, Beijing, announce the marriage of their daughter Meng Sun (Marina) to James Douglas Howard, son of Catherine Meacham, Lecompton, Kansas and Phillip Howard, Muncie, Indiana on Sunday, September 6, 2015. The marriage took place at 12 p.m. in the flower garden at South Park, Lawrence with Reverend Peter Luckey, senior pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence, Kansas officiating.

The bride wore a white mermaid bodycon midi dress and carried a bouquet of hot pink roses, cream roses, hot pink gerbera daisies, alstromeria lilies, variegated pittisporum greenery, and white snapdragons. Maid of Honor was Christina Howard, Lecompton, Kansas. Best Man was Von Rains, Muncie, Indiana. Special guests were Maggie Salvini, Lawrence; Brandon Fortman, Kansas City; Stella Evertson, Topeka; Li Xing, Topeka; and the groom’s grandfather, Charles W. Wright, Topeka.

James is a 2005 graduate of the University of Kansas where he was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. Marina graduated from Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado.

A wedding luncheon was held at the Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence, Kansas.

In 2016, an exchange of vows and a wedding reception was held at Eagle Ridge Ranch, Lecompton, Kansas so that Marina’s family could attend. In addition to her mom and dad, the other guests from China were: Yuelan Tian, Guang Sun, Nicole Liu, Louie Tian, and Kaiyi Sun. Almost one hundred friends of the couple came from across the United States to celebrate. Wedding attendants were Nicole Liu, Nancy Maskus, Monica Shi, Cecilia Jorquera, Jordanna Morrison, Lisa Palmer, Christina Howard, Von Rains, Jeff Hobbs, Luke Dannefer, Anthony Kahn, Kyle Curfman, Matt Koenig, and Louie Tian.

After the reception, the couple traveled with their guests from China on an extensive trip to see Joshua Tree National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and San Diego.

The couple is at home in Denver, Colorado where Marina is an accountant for American Lighting, and James teaches at Omar D. Blair Charter School.


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