Emily Seiwert, of Great Bend, and Mark Kennedy, of Ellsworth, received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony May 26, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin. Fr. Daniel Scheetz received their vows.

Emily is the daughter of Bernie and Lisa Seiwert of Great Bend. Her grandmother is Pat Gerstenkorn of Great Bend.

Mark is the son of Kevin and Barb Kennedy of Ellsworth. His grandparents are Robert and Shirley Kennedy of Bella Vista, Ark.

Jill Holtkamp, the groom’s sister, was the cantor. Preston Sauers was the organist. Adam Seiwert, the bride’s cousin, was the lector.

Hannah Degenhardt served as her sister’s Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were Nina Burton, Nicole Reiter, Morgan Hoffman, Lexie Brack, and Kaitlee Spray.

Brandon Rohr was the Best Man. Groomsmen were Tyler Bailey, Lucas Short, Jeremy Kootz, Ron Tenbrink, and Brad Barta. Ushers were Nicholas Mull, Brad Werner, Blake Nelson, and Torrey Elder.

Emily and Mark left the church in the rumble seat of a 1929 Ford Model A, owned, restored, and driven by Mark’s great-uncle, Lawrence Kottas. The car was formerly owned by Mark’s late grandfather, Donald Jiricek.

A reception, dinner, and dance was held at Camp Aldrich Conference Center. Music was provided by Colorado Keys.

Emily is a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Kansas State University. She is a professional photographer and owns Images by Emily Photography in Great Bend.

Mark is a graduate of Ellsworth High School and the University of Kansas. He is a trust officer at Citizens State Bank and Trust of Ellsworth.

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