Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lilienthal of Culbertson and Mr. and Mrs. Mikael R. Ternes of Conway Springs, Kan.
Grandparents of the couple are Mrs. Virginia Lilienthal of McCook, the late Henry John Lilienthal, the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Plourd, Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius Ternes of Conway Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wilson.
The bride wore a strapless, princess-line gown of embroidered, white matte satin, with an embroidery-trimmed skirt overlay and cathedral-length train. The bodice featured two front inverted pleats secured at the waist, which flowed into the skirt overlay. She wore a tiara of white roses and pearls attached to a fingertip veil, which was made by Amy Cassel. She carried a bouquet of white roses and greenery. The bridegroom wore a black, single-breasted tuxedo with a silver vest and tie. His boutonniere was a single white rose.
The matron of honor was LoRene Kelly of Lincoln. She wore a floor-length, strapless, periwinkle gown and carried a bouquet of white silk roses in a silver, Victorian posy holder. The bridesmaids were Amy Cassel of Wamego, Kan., who wore a strapless navy gown; Janis Ritchie of San Diego, Calif., cousin of the bride, who wore a strapless silver gown; and Alison Dinkle of Walker, Kan., who was unable to attend because she was serving in the military in Iraq. The bridesmaids carried bouquets identical to the matron of honors.
The best man was Scott Ternes of Topeka, Kan., brother of the bridegroom. Bridegroomsmen were Dustin Bradstreet of Hays, Kan., Brian Ney of Hays, and Ric Freund of Wichita, Kan. They all wore black tuxedos with silver and black vests and black ties.
Ushers for the ceremony were John Ace Lilienthal of Goodland, Kan., and Jacob Luke Lilienthal of Culbertson, brothers of the bride, and Jacob Ternes and David Ternes of Conway Springs, brothers of the bridegroom. Kayla Ternes of Conway Springs, sister of the bridegroom, handed out programs. Cindy McCollam of Culbertson, cousin of the bride, was the soloist for the ceremony. The lector was Jayme Weber. Dan Evans and Jenni Olsen of Hays were in charge of the guestbook. Raymond Walter of McCook was the photographer.
The reception was at the Hays American Legion Post. Devola Samuelson of Russell, Kan., Melissa Schmidt and Maureen Bliss, both of Hays cut and served the cake and punch.
The couple honeymooned on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico and toured the Everglades in Florida.
The bride has a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Fort Hays State University in Hays. She has plans to graduate in May 2004 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art. She is employed as a receiving manager at Wal-Mart in Hays. The bridegroom has a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Fort Hays State University and a master of arts degree in sport science and pedagogy from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. He is employed at Fort Hays State University as an assistant athletic trainer.
The couple is making their home in Hays.