Rebecca Koochel and Dallas Guinn were united in marriage on Dec. 11 at St. Francis of Assasi Catholic Church in Wichita in a ceremony officiated by Father Michael Linnebur. Parents of the couple are Michael and Lois Koochel of Great Bend and Rex and Lisa Guinn of Stilwell, Okla. Grandparents of the bride are Florine Meister of Great Bend and the late Joe and Minnie Beck, the late Elwyn Koochel and the late John Meister. Grandparents of the groom are Renie Guinn of Stilwell, Okla., the late Kenneth Guinn and the late Elizabeth Tinsley.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Sottero ‘Adelaide’, one piece strapless A-line gown with a corset closure. The gown featured a jeweled bodice and an a-symmetrical wrap waist, which was highlighted with a spray of beading. The back of the gown was accentuated with cascading pleats embellished with jeweled accents. Her fingertip veil had beaded trim. She carried a hand tied bouquet of white calla lilies and purple roses.
Matron of honor was Staci Kitch of Wichita. Bridesmaids were Janelle Scothorn of Great Bend, Emily Koochel, cousin of the bride, of Manhattan, Mallory Huntoon of Kansas City and Sara Koochel, sister-in-law of the bride, of Hutchinson. They wore full length strapless eggplant dresses and carried white long stem calla lilies.
The best man was Josh Nance of Stilwell, Okla. Groomsmen were Tom Rowland and Charlie Rose, both of Wichita, Brian Koochel, brother of the bride, of Overland Park, and Matthew Koochel, brother of the bride, of Hutchinson.
Ushers were Andy Ross and Christian Jensen, both of Wichita.
Flowergirl was Aidyn Kilman, cousin of the bride, of Hutchinson. Ring bearer was Tucker Wooderson of Wichita.
Organist was Garrett Scott of Wichita. Soloist was Cheryl Scott of Wichita. Saxophonist was Matthew Koochel, brother of the bride, of Wichita.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Great Bend High School. She graduated from Barton Community College in 2004 with an Associate of Science, in 2007 and 2009 from Newman University-Wichita with a Bachelor of Health Science in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor of Health Science in Sonography. She is employed by Via Christ St. Joseph in Wichita.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Stilwell High School In 2007, he graduated from Friends University in Wichita with a Bachelor of Health Science in Health Management. He is employed by Genesis Health Club in Wichita as a fitness trainer.
The couple honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico.