Melissa Ann Kaiser and Martin Christopher Combs were married May 5 at Pier Point, Marion County Lake. Pastor Bill Peterson, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington, performed the lakeside, double ring ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Lester and Barbara Kaiser of Lincolnville and Mike and Christine Combs of rural Lincolnville.
The bride’s grandparents are Dale and Lorabell Arbogast of Deerfield and Clara (Bunny) Kaiser and the late Lester Kaiser, Sr. of Lincolnville. The groom’s grandparents are Shirley Lies and the late John Lies of Andale and Rosemary Combs and late Jerry Combs of Wichita.
Presented by her father, the bride wore a white satin v-neck gown with a beaded hair comb and veil, and carried a bouquet of brown, tan, and cornflower blue daisies.
Sister of the groom, Stephanie Haws of Herington, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brandy Kaiser, sister of the bride, Kae Kohman of Lindsborg, and Maisie Waro of Moneta, Va. The bridesmaids were dressed in cornflower blue dresses with brown belted bows and carried mini bouquets of daisies.
Thane Jost of Seabrook, Texas, served as best man. Pat Combs of Marion, Aaron Bowman of Lincolnville, and Jake Czarnowsky of Emporia served as groomsmen. The groom and his men wore tan tuxedos.
Ushers were Cody Beaudry of Hays and Michael Kaiser of Lincolnville, cousins of the bride.
Kelbie and Kaitlyn Kidd of Marion, nieces of the bride and Kendra Conrad of Paxico, niece of the groom, were flower girls. Clint Haws of Herington, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.
Greeters were Kyla Haws of Herington, and Kaelyn Conrad of Paxico, nieces of the groom, and Shelby Makovec, friend of the bride.
Jackie Walker of Fairfax, Va., the bride’s god-mother and cousin, served as bride’s assistant.
A dinner, reception, and dance followed the ceremony at the lake hall. The hall was decorated in the spirit of Melissa and Martin with floating candles in mason jars, cornflower blue, brown, and tan daisies, and twinkling lights. The wedding cake was four white tiers wrapped with blue ribbons and brown swirls, topped with a glass piece etched with a “C”. A groom’s cake in the shape of a catfish was served also.
The couple plans to honeymoon in Colorado at a later date. They reside in Lincolnville.