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Strasburg, Gilbreath wedding

Monday, January 10, 2005

Michael and Holly Gilbreath
KEARNEY -- Holly Strasburg and Michael Gilbreath were united in marriage Aug. 21, 2004, at First Lutheran Church in Kearney with the Rev. Mark Price officiating.

Parents of the couple are Barry and Betty Strasburg of Hayes Center and Jerry and Karen Gilbreath of Kearney.

Grandmothers of the couple are Ruberta Strasburg of Arnold and Ruth Soderquist of Kearney.

The bride wore an Eden Bridal, white satin, strapless gown. It was a fit and flare style and featured a front insert with embroidery and beading. The semi-cathedral-length train was adorned with pearl sequins and embroidery. She wore a fingertip-length veil.

The maid of honor was Lacey Strasburg of Hayes Center, sister of the bride. The bridesmaids were Tess Wortman of Hayes Center, Andrea Large of Lincoln, Eryn Halsey of Denver and Emily Gilbreath of Kearney, sister of the bridegroom.

The personal attendant was Stacey Kimball of Des Moines, Iowa, sister of the bridegroom.

The best man was Kyle Fletcher of Spencer. Bridegroomsmen were Danny Ohri and Joe Birmeier of Spencer, Tim Kimball of Des Moines, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, and Nathan Strasburg, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Kim Strasburg of Arnold, uncle of the bride, and Clark Soderquist of Omaha, cousin of the bridegroom.

The flower girls were Mariah Strasburg of Arnold and Tierra and Sierra Ourada of Cozad, cousins of the bride.

The candlelighters were KC Stear of Eustis and Dustin Strasburg of Arnold, cousins of the bride.

Sue Messersmith of Hayes Center was the pianist. Becky Gafford of Mineola, Iowa was the vocalist and violinist.

Program attendants were Megan and Kimberly Strasburg of Arnold, cousins of the bride.

Guestbook attendants were Ashley Boettcher and Terah Wiekamp.

The reception was at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. Host couples were Jody and Marcia Strasburg, aunt and uncle of the bride, and Jim and Karen Vlach, aunt and uncle of the bridegroom.

The cake attendants were Sandy Stear and Aneita Strasburg, aunts of the bride, and Brandie Stear and Terri Ourada, cousin of the bride.

The couple honeymooned at Disney World and on a Disney Cruise.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Hayes Center High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in elementary education and special education.

The bridegroom is a 2000 graduate of Spencer-Naper High school and a 2004 graduate of UNK with a degree in chemistry. He will attend optometry school in Bloomington, Indiana.

The couple makes their home in Kearney.