Sunday, January 23, 2005

BENTON, Mo. -- Brianne Kay Kramer and Lucas Paul Choate were married Sept. 18, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. Scott Watson performed the ceremony. Organist was Blye Moore of Springfield.

The bride is the daughter of Susan Kramer of Springfield. The groom is the son of Rick and Tenea Choate of Benton.

Maid of honor was Amy Gentry of Singapore. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Albair of St. Louis, Whitney Morgan of Springfield; Marae and Raquel Kramer of Springfield, sisters of the bride.

Brian Choate of Edmond, Okla., brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Ali Abtahi of Langley Air Force Base, Va., Mike Mulia of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Russ Mothershead of Cape Girardeau, and Matthew Essner of Columbia, Mo. Ushers were Tim Watson of Springfield, Justin Essner and C.O. Scheffer of Columbia.

Candlelighters were Justin Essner and C.O. Scheffer.

Flower girl was Montana Estes, daughter of Kevin and Kenda Estes of Chaffee, Mo., cousin of the groom. Ringbearer was Cole Brents, son of Terry and Jill Brents of Springfield, cousin of the bride.

Jamie Essner of Columbia attended the guest book.

The reception was held at Executive Conference Center in Springfield.

The rehearsal dinner was held Sept. 17 at Chardonnay's.

Mrs. Choate is a 2000 graduate of Glendale High School in Springfield. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton. He received a bachelor of science degree in parks, recreation and tourism from UMC in 2004. He is a logistical readiness officer in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

The couple is residing in Fairfield, Calif.