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Wendling, Symington wedding

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Lora and Christopher Symington
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Lora Wendling and Christopher Symington of Overland Park, Kan., were united in marriage July 25, 2009, at Christ the King Church in Topeka, Kan., with the Rev. Francis Wendling OFM and uncle of the bride officiating.

Parents of the couple are John and Louise Wendling of Topeka, Kan., Kerrilyn Symington of McCook and John Symington of Shellsburg, Iowa.

Tricia Wolverton, sister of the bride, of Overland Park was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Angela Tindle and Jamie Starcevich of Olathe, Kan., Noelle Martin and Jeanette Diederich of Wichita, Kan., Karen Davis of Overland Park and Alicia Rosa, cousin of the bride, of Naples, Fla.

Brian Symington, brother of the bridegroom, of Alexandria, Va., was the best man. Bridegroomsmen were Mick Wolverton, brother-in-law of the bride, of Overland Park, Eric Wendling, brother of the bride of Olathe, Kirk Corder, cousin of the bridegroom, of Elwood and John Bass and Rob Watts of Gardner, Kan.

Erica Unruh of Wichita, Kan., and Karlie Starcevich of Olathe, both goddaughters of the bride, were the flowergirls. Luke Wolverton, nephew of the bride, of Overland Park was the ringbearer. Bell ringers were Carter Symington, nephew of the bridegroom of Alexandria, Va., and Andrew Wolverton, nephew of the bride of Overland Park.

Candlelighters were Casey Symington, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, of Alexandria, Va., and Cho Druen of Leawood, Kan. Andrew Stallbaumer, cousin of the bride, of Wichita, Kan., Mitch Peterson of Eagan, Minn., and Ryan Hallowell and Rusty Lashley of Lincoln were ushers.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Ramada Convention Center in downtown Topeka.

The bride is a certified hand therapist in Overland Park. The bridegroom is the assistant manager at Nill Brothers Sporting Goods in Overland Park and is working on his Masters Degree in accounting.

After a honeymoon Hawaii islands, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii the couple is residing in Overland Park.