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Eisenmenger, Murphy wedding

Monday, September 25, 2006

Ellie and Claran Murphy
OMAHA -- Ellie Marguerite Eisenmenger and Dr. Ciaran Finbar Murphy were united in marriage on June 30, 2006, at St. John's Catholic Church in Omaha, with the Rev. Richard Hauser officiating.

Parents of the couple are Larry and Mary Beth Eisenmenger of McCook and Dr. Richard F. and Deirdre Murphy of Omaha.

Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Len Hassenstab of Humphrey and Eleanor Eisenmenger of Albion.

Emily Eisenmenger of Omaha served as maid of honor. Bambi Eitel of Washington, D.C., Jessica Dickes of Omaha, Nancy Shearey of Orlando, Fla., and Megan Craig of Omaha were bridesmaids. Lindsey Ord of Omaha served as the bride's personal attendant.

Conall Murphy of Omaha and Dr. Ronan Murphy of Mukilteo, Wash., served as the best men. Mital Patel of Mesa, Ariz., Austin Findley of Dayton, Ohio, and Nic Pape of Chicago, Ill., were bridegroomsmen. Nicholas Eisenmenger, nephew of the bride, of Kansas City, Mo., was the junior groomsmen.

Natalie Eisenmenger, niece of the bride and Ella Murphy, niece of the bridegroom were the flower girls.

Len and Adele Hassenstab, grandparents of the bride, presented offertory gifts. The lectors were Tom Hassenstab of Omaha, godfather of the bride and Anne Huddleston, of Kearney, godmother of the bride. The Eucharistic minister was Deborah Herchenbach of Humphrey, aunt of the bride.

Ushers were Ian Johnson, Erik Carlson and JR Demman all of Omaha. The vocalist was Gina Swanda of Washington, D.C., and the pianists were Mary Griffin of Omaha and Lucas Huddleston of Kearney, nephew of the bride. Pam Baltzer of Omaha, played the violin.

A reception followed at the Scoular Ballroom. Dr. Michael and Wendy Eisenmenger of Charlottesville, Va., brother and sister-in-law of the bride; Kevin Simonson of Omaha and Niamh Murphy, also of Omaha, sister of the bridegroom were host couples. The guest book attendants were Linda Grabowski of McCook and Karen Kuxhausen of Loveland, Colo.

As a special surprise for the bridegroom and his family there was a performance from Irish dancers at the reception. The bridegroom's family originated from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The bride is a graduate of the College of St. Mary in Omaha and is a surgical recovery nurse at the Harmony Surgical Center in Fort Collins, Colo. The bridegroom graduated from Creighton University Dental School and is a dentist at Bright Now in Loveland, Colo.

Following a honeymoon in Lake Tahoe, Nev., the couple are making their home in Fort Collins, Colo.