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Long, Johnson exchange vows

Friday, August 17, 2012

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Jessica Long and Ben Johnson
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Jessica Long and Ben Johnson, both of Lincoln, Nebraska, were united in marriage April 28, 2012, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Rev. John Kunze officiating.

Parents of the bride are Jim and Annette Long of Wauneta, Nebraska. Grandparent is Violet Long of Wauneta.

Parents of the bridegroom are Bub and Joan Johnson of Lincoln. Grandparents are Patty Johnson of Oakland, Nebraska and Leroy Herscheid of Beemer, Nebraska.

Matron of honor was Julie Sparrow, sister of the bride, of Oakland. Bridesmaids were Melissa Long, sister of the bride, of Omaha, Nebraska, Ashley Johannes of Lincoln, Tamra Blake of Bassett, Nebraska and Heidi Johnson, sister of the bridegroom, of Lincoln.

Personal attendant was Rebecca Heilman of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Best man was Curtiss Johnson, brother of the bridegroom, of Lincoln.

Bridegroomsmen were Mike Palm, Trent Campbell and Jeremy Robinson, all of Lincoln and Paul Craig, of Kansas City, Missouri.

Flower girl was Violet Sparrow, niece of the bride, of Oakland. Ring bearer was Steele Jones, cousin of the bridegroom, of Lincoln.

Ushers were Travis Campbell of Lincoln, Jon Sparrow, brother-in-law of the bride, of Oakland, and Logan Pearse, future brother-in-law of the bride, of Omaha.

Candle lighters were Ellen and Nolan Magnusson, cousins of the bridegroom, of Oakland.

Guestbook attendants were Wendy, Shelby, and Sierra Castens, cousins of the bride, of Atwood, Kansas.

Vocalist was Megan Payne, cousin of the bridegroom, of Falls City, Nebraska.

A reception followed at the Courtside Banquet Hall.

Host couples were Steve and Gayla Swisher, cousins of the bride, of McCook and James and Jan O'Toole, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom, of Glenwood, Iowa. Cake table attendants were Linda Leitner, aunt of the bride, of North Platte, Roxanne Castens, aunt of the bride, of Atwood and Roxie Johnson, aunt of the bridegroom, of Lincoln.

Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Jamaica.

This fall the couple plans to move to Tempe, Arizona where the bride will be a customer response center supervisor for State Farm Insurance and the bridegroom will be a fire claim representative for State Farm Insurance.