Emily Dyanne Schuster and Joshua Thomas Lorg were united in marriage December 06, 2013 at the Hotel Phillips, Downtown Kansas City by Pastor Nathan Miller of Christ Community Church, Olathe Campus. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sue Schuster, Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Schuster and the late Paul Schuster, Garnett and the late Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Lilly of Ottawa. The groom is the son of John and Lori Lorg, Olathe. He is the grandson of Ross and Pat Chambliss, Overland Park and Mr. Leo Lorg of Wichita. Given in marriage by her parents, she was escorted by her father, Paul Schuster to begin the formal early evening ceremony and attended by Matron of Honor Katia Havalka of Springfield, MO, friend of the bride. Additional bridesmaids included Jamie Evans, Lenexa, KS, and Jill Miller, Olathe, KS, friends of the bride. Wedding attendants to the bride included Beth Blankers, Lincoln, NE and Bethany Nesbitt, Prairie Village, also friends of the bride. Serving as Best Man was Bryan Haeusser of St. Louis, MO, friend of the groom. Groomsmen included John Ross Lorg, brother of the groom, and Jordan Hilgers, Denver, CO, friend of the groom. Madison Strawder-Coursen of Burlington, niece of the bride, lit candles in memory of grandparents. Natalie Strawder, Burlington, and Aurora Wilhelm, Edwardsville, IL, both nieces to the bride tossed rose petals from white baskets ahead of the bride. They were followed by ring bearers Luke and Zachary Nielsen, Mt. Vernon, WA, nephews of the groom. Serving as ushers were Jeremy Aber, Murfreesboro, TN, brother-in-law to the bride, Jeff Givens, Colorado Springs, CO, Nick Jerkovich, Olathe, and Bill Steinke, Lake Lotawana, MO, all friends of the groom. Scripture was read by Amy Harris-Aber, sister of the bride. Miranda Wilhelm, sister of the bride, Katie Strawder-Schuster, sister-in-law of the bride, and Michelle Nielsen, sister of the groom, Wichita, KS, assisted with the children in the bridal party. The bride wore a dress fashioned by Maggie Sottero-Bronwyn consisting of a lace and tulle slim line gown with V-neckline and cap sleeves, featuring a separate light gold slip gown of Vogue satin. The open back was finished with a row of satin covered buttons over a zipper closure. Her bridal bouquet was made from hydrangea and light pink spray rose stem with Vendela roses and Queen Anne's lace. A pearl necklace was woven through the bouquet in remembrance of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Doris Lilly. She also wore her mother's pearls as a bracelet. A flower barrette in her hair was fashioned by Amy Chambliss- Keith, aunt of the groom. The reception following the ceremony featured toasts to the bride and groom by their fathers as well as the Matron of Honor and Best Man. Both the reception and dance that followed were held at the Hotel Phillips. John Canterbury of Merriam, KS provided music for the evening. Photographer for the evening was Becki Graham of Photographybybecki. The bride is a graduate of Larned High School, Larned, KS and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, with a degree in Marketing and International Business. She currently works as office manager at Clinical Psychology Practice LLC in Prairie Village. The groom is a graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School of Overland Park and the University of Kansas School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Lawrence, KS. He is currently employed as the Microsoft Dynamic Project Lead of ATK, formerly Bushnell, of Overland Park. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will make their home in Olathe.
Published in the Kansas City Star on March 23, 2014