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Hamilton, Babusis wedding

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Danica and Andrius Babusis
INDIANOLA -- Danica Hamilton and Andrius Babusis of North Platte, received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony June 20, 2008, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola, with the Revs. Mark Seiker, Val Bartek and Gary Brethour presiding.

Parents of the couple are Lynn and Charlynn Hamilton of Hayes Center and Dr. Sigitas and Danute Babusis of McMinnville, Ore.

Grandparents of the bride are Linnaea Budke of McCook and the late James Budke and the late Marvin and Lois O'Neil.

Grandparents of the bridegroom are Stase Gricius of Santa Monica, Calif. and the late Kazimieras Gricius and the late Juozas and Apolonija Babusis.

The bride wore a white satin ball gown with pick up skirt and beaded metallic embroidery on the fitted bodice. Her bouquet was large yellow and white gerber daisies tied with a white ribbon.

The bridesmaids wore marine blue pick-up ball gowns carrying a single, large gerber daisy with white ribbon. The flower girls wore white satin pick up skirts which closely resembled the bride's dress with a marine blue bolero; their white satin baskets had white and yellow daises which they tossed as they were walking down the aisle.

The maid of honor was Elizabeth Schultz of Syracuse, N.Y. Bridesmaids were Diana Holthaus and Melanie Urbanec both of Lincoln. The junior bridesmaid was Holli Thomas of McCook, cousin of the bride. Flower girls were Makenzie Budke of North Platte and Hope Branger of Chandler, Ariz., cousins of the bride.

The bridegroom wore a stylish black tux with a white satin vest and tie. His bridegroomsmen and ringbearers wore matching tuxes with marine blue vest and tie.

The best man was Darius Babusis, brother of the bridegroom, from San Francisco Calif.

Bridegroomsmen were Don Justice of Lancaster, Calif., and Randy Gricius of Los Angeles, Calif., uncle of the bridegroom. The junior bridegroomsman was Hayden Branger of Chandler, Ariz., cousin of the bride.

The ring bearers were Cole Thomas of McCook and Jaden Epp of Lincoln, cousins of the bride.

Personal attendant was Tongay Epp of Columbus, aunt of the bride.

Liturgy of the word was read by Steve Budke of North Platte, uncle of the bride.

Ushers were Mitchel Hamilton, brother of the bride, of McCook, Tyler Budke of McCook and Ethan Budke of North Platte, cousins of the bride.

Organist Evie Caldwell of McCook accompanied the vocalists Ashlee and Austin Huffman of McCook, cousins of the bride.

Guestbook attendants were Audra and Janina Gricius of Los Angeles, Calif., cousins of the bridegroom.

A dinner, reception, and dance was at the Knights of Columbus Hall in McCook, which was hosted by Larry and Connie Brott of Hayes Center.

The bride graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Creighton University. The bride is a nurse at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

The bridegroom graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University of California Santa Barbara and has a Doctorate of Law from Gonzaga University Law School. The bridegroom is the director of operations at Budke's Harley Davidson in North Platte.

The couple honeymooned in Newport, Ore. They are now residing in North Platte.