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Staver, Messersmith wedding

Monday, April 4, 2005

Amanda and Eric Messersmith
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Amanda Catherine Staver and Eric Landon Messersmith were united in marriage Jan. 8, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kan., with the Rev. Jim Reed officiating.

Parents of the couple are John and Patricia Love Staver of Manhattan and Kenny and Sue Messersmith of Hayes Center.

Grandparents of the couple are Betty McKillip and Deloit and Joan Messersmith of Hayes Center and Trudy Love of Indianapolis, Ind.

The bride wore a strapless A-line gown of royal satin with embroidery and beading flowing asymmetrically across the bodice toward the hemline. The embroidery and beading complemented the lace-up back and the semi-cathedral length train with decorated buttons.

Emily Staver, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Dolezal of Manhattan, Kristin Rigard, Leah Kastrup, Jessica Blair and Emily Richmond of Lincoln.

Tyler Messersmith, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. Drew Messersmith and Evan Messersmith, brothers of the bridegroom, Jorge Dimas, Austin McKillip and Kip Richards, both cousins of the bridegroom.

The flower girls were Emma McKillip, Rylie Egle and Kodie Egle, cousins of the bridegroom. The ring bearer was Weston Richards, cousin of the bridegroom.

Ushers for the ceremony were Schuyler Risk, Richard Mohr, Heath Renfro, Isaac Paden, all of Lincoln, and Ross Lyons of Manhattan.

Lindsey Solomon attended the guestbook. Carla McKillip, aunt of the bridegroom, and Tanner Richards, cousin of the bridegroom, attended the gift table.

The reception was at the Manhattan Country Club.

The couple honeymooned on a cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya.

The bride plans to complete her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She is employed with the University of Nebraska Foundation. The bridegroom graduated in December with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Nebraska. He is employed with the Nebraska Department of Corrections.

The couple lives in Lincoln.