Sunday, August 8, 2004

Amber Dianne Lueder and Lucas Andrew Hopkins were married June 26, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Mark Martin performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn and soloist was Connie Exler, aunt of the bride, both of Cape Girardeau.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and Staci Lueder of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of David and Theresa Hopkins of Jackson.

Maid of honor was Bethany Sweet of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sarah Fadler of Pocahontas; Michelle Bowen of Springfield, Ill.; Stephanie Wybert of Cape Girardeau, Elizabeth Wyatt of Columbus, Miss., and Stephanie Felter of Jackson. The latter three are cousins of the bride.

Joshua Hopkins of Jackson was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Christopher Miller of Annapolis, Mo., cousin of the groom; Brent Eaton and Austin Reed of Jackson, Anthony Henry of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jeremy Lueder of Cape Girardeau, brother of the bride. Ushers were John and Joe McLemore of Cape Girardeau, uncles of the groom, and Richard Robinson of Nashville, Ga., cousin of the groom.

Miniature bride was Samantha McLemore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McLemore and cousin of the groom.

Candlelighters were Becca Sweet and Matthew Kirchhoff of Cape Girardeau, cousins of the bride.

Flower girl was Kendall Felter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Felter of Jackson and cousin of the bride. Ringbearers were Landon Felter and Noah Umbeck, cousins of the bride. Landon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Felter. Noah is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Umbeck of Cape Girardeau.

Nicole Annis of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride, attended the guest book. Bubbles were handed out by Kelli and Halie Haman of Jackson, cousins of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at the American Legion Hall. Servers were Kathy Kirchhoff, Becky Sweet, Leslie Felter and Vicki Dewrock, aunts of the bride; Vicki McLemore and Robin Miller, aunts of the groom.

The groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner June 25 at New McKendree United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hopkins is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School, and plans to attend Central School of Practical Nursing in Norfolk, Va.

The groom is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. He is stationed with the U.S. Navy Seabees at Little Creek in Virginia Beach.

The couple is residing in Virginia Beach.