Reynolds, Lorentz wedding

Monday, January 31, 2005
Amber and Derick Lorentz

Amber Lynae Reynolds and Derick Christopher Lorentz were united in marriage Dec. 26, 2004, at First Assembly of God Church in McCook with the Rev. Leonard Reimer of Highlandville, Mo., uncle of the bride, officiating.

Parents of the couple are Lyn and Marcia Reynolds of Cedar Bluffs and Rick and Mary Lorentz of McCook.

Grandparents of the couple are Louise Coburn, the late Albert Coburn, Stan and Jeannine Reynolds of all McCook; Clarence and Evelyn Lorentz of Herndon; and the late Gus and Gabina Dahlinger.

Great-grandparents are LeeOra Mockry of Cedar Bluffs, the late Marion Mockry, Viola Frick of Trenton and the late Roy Frick.

The bride wore a white, matte satin, floor-length, traditional gown with a sweetheart neckline, Basque waist, long sheer sleeves and a back peplum. The entire gown was trimmed with sequins and pearl beaded Schiffli lace. The cathedral-length train was adorned with lace, sequins and pearls that cascaded down into a sheer, fan shaped windowpane hemline. Her fingertip veil was accented with intricate embroidery roses, sequins and pearls. She wore a silver and crystal tiara. The bride's bouquet consisted of white, pink and cranberry-colored roses, white calla lilies, pearl-centered white violets, candy-coated cranberries and green ivy. The bouquet was adorned with white and silver sheer ribbon throughout and streamers of pearls and iridescent flowers. The bridegroom wore a long, white nuvo, After Six, three button, single-breasted tuxedo with a brocaded, white vest and matching white bow-tie. He wore a cranberry-colored rose boutonniere with candy-coated cranberries and a pearl-centered white violet.

The matron of honor was Lyndsi Smith of Lemoore, Calif., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Larissa Reimer of Springfield, Mo., cousin of the bride, and Ronda Pinkerman of Omaha, cousin of the bride. They each wore a floor-length, two-piece, cranberry-colored, satin gown accented with dangling beads at the waist. They each carried a smaller bouquet similar to the bride's.

The bride's personal attendant was Elisabeth Orr of Hutchinson, Kan.

The best man was Grant Reynolds of Manhattan, Kan., brother of the bride. The bridegroomsmen were Jeffrey Lorentz of McCook, brother of the bridegroom, and Roger Lorentz of Herndon, uncle of the bridegroom. They each wore black tuxedos with hunter green, brocaded vests.

The flower girls were Gabina Lichtner of Aurora, Colo., cousin of the bridegroom, and Brooke Cappel of McCook, cousin of the bridegroom. They each wore a cranberry-colored, satin dress. They wore wrist corsages of roses and baby's breath. The miniature flower girl was Sarah Reynolds of Tallahassee, Fla., cousin of the bride. She wore an iridescent, satin dress adorned with pearl lace and pink flowers. She carried a basket of pink, cranberry-colored and white flowers.

The miniature ring bearer was Cadyn Smith of Lemoore, Calif., nephew of the bride.

Candlelighters were Danielle Cappel of McCook, cousin of the bridegroom, and Shane Thee of Moorhead, Minn., cousin of the bride.

Ushers for the ceremony were Landen Reimer of Springfield, Mo., cousin of the bride, David Cappel of McCook, cousin of the bridegroom, and Stephen Thee of Springfield, Mo., cousin of the bride. The honorary usher was John C. Smith of Lemoore, brother-in-law of the bride.

The guestbook attendants were Serina Heikes of Lawrence and Andrea Marshall of Kearney. Gift bearers were Kent and Kyle Coburn of Flemingsburg, Ky., cousins of the bride. The greeter and program attendant was Adam Overmiller of Oberlin, cousin of the bridegroom.

The pianist and harpist for the ceremony was Paul Reynolds of Tallassee, Fla., uncle of the bride. Lyndsi Smith and Paul Reynolds performed a flute and harp duet. Vocalists were Lyndsi Smith and Grant Reynolds, siblings of the bride. The bride composed and performed a song during the ceremony written for the bridegroom.

The father of the bride, Lyn Reynolds, designed the heart-shaped candelabras. The flower arrangements were designed by the mother of the bridegroom, Mary Lorentz.

The Rev. Gregg Thee of Moorhead, Minn., uncle of the bride, gave the opening prayer, welcome and read a scripture. Stan Reynolds of McCook, grandfather of the bride, gave a blessing over the couple.

The reception was at the Red Willow County Community Building in McCook. Hosting the dinner was Joe Dahlinger of Fort Collins, Colo., uncle of the bridegroom, and Gary and Pam Frecks of Cambridge.

Pam Frecks created the bride's cake and Karen Anderson created the bridegroom's cake.

Servers for the reception were Sandy Green of Herndon, Sherri Stouffer of Hays, Sandi Lichtner of Aurora, Wilma Cappel of McCook, Jan Coburn of Flemingsburg, Ky., Carli Reimer of Highlandville, Mo., Debbie Thee of Moorhead, Mo., and Sharon Mockry of Oberlin, all aunts of the bride and bridegroom.

The couple is making their home in Colby, Kan., where they are college students. The bride is majoring in pre-dentistry and the bridegroom is majoring in accounting.