Emily Theresa Mersmann and Jacob Lee Spradlin, both of Lawrence, were married Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Fred and Lois Mersmann, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Don and Becky Spradlin, Lawrence.
The bride's grandparents are Edna Holmes, Eudora, and Clyde Mersmann, Lawrence, the late Fields Holmes and the late Thelma Mersmann.
The groom's grandparents are Viola Spradlin, Kansas City, Kan., the late Roy Spradlin and the late Jack and Zelma Stewart.
Matron of honor was Julie Anne Dukart, sister of the bride. Best man was Joshua Spradlin, brother of the groom. Bridesmaids were Miriam Hillmer and Nicole Martinek. Groomsmen were Brian Meyer and Dennis Mersmann, brother of the bride. Ring bearers were Alexander Dukart and Nathan Dukart, nephews of the bride. Flower girls were Anna Dukart, niece of the bride, and Ember Hirsch, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Darrin Dukart, brother-in-law of the bride, and Scott Stewart and Dave Stewart, cousins of the bride. Candle lighters were Michelle Prebyl and Mindy Miller. Readers were Liz Pendleton and Maria Gunselman. Cantor was Margaret Pendleton. Soloist was Miriam Hillmer and Scott Stewart was violinist. Personal attendant was Eva Deonier, aunt of the bride. Guestbook attendants were Sara Dockery and Joanna Holmes, cousins of the bride. Aspen Hirsch, cousin of the groom, was the program attendant.
A reception followed the ceremony at Steve's Place in Lawrence.
Reception hosts were Robin Gingerich and Tom Mersmann, aunt and uncle of the bride. Cake attendants were Rebecca Hirsch, cousin of the groom, Amy Holmes, cousin of the bride, Ann Holmes and Carol Holmes, aunts of the bride, and Betty Stewart, aunt of the groom. Skyler Hirsch, cousin of the groom, was the favor attendant.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2004 graduate of Kansas University. She is employed by Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Johnson County Community College. He is employed by Dr. Thomas Fulbright.
The couple live in Lawrence.