Mr. & Mrs. Brent (BJ) Thomas

Andrea Rae Smith of Burwell, and Brent James Thomas (BJ) of Dunning, were married June 2, 2012, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Burwell. Mother of the bride is Geri Smith of Burwell. Parents of the groom are Lee and Mary Thomas of Dunning. Grandparents of the bride are Jean Ann and the late Jerry Teahon of Dunning, Barbara and the late Lowell Smith of Hastings. Grandparents of the groom are Albert and Zita Mae Thomas of Scribner, and Robert and Altha Ditch of Coppell, Texas. Officiating at the 5 pm ceremony was Pastor Alan Peterson. Readers were Jenna Gildersleeve, friend of the bride, of O’Neill, and Ken Thomas, uncle of the groom, of Scribner. The bride was given in marriage by her mother. Matrons of honor were Melissa Rowse of Burwell, sister of the bride, and Chrissy (Gompert) Cattau of Omaha, friend of the bride. Personal Attendants of the bride were Jenna Gildersleeve, and Cola Stuhr, Scottsdale, Ariz. Best Men were Matthew Thomas of Dunning, brother of the groom, and Wesley Fink, Colorado Springs, Colo., friend of the groom. Flower girl was Lola Rowse, and ring bearer was Dominic Rowse, niece and nephew of the bride. Candle lighters were Charlsie Teahon of Dunning, and Wesley Tlustos of Hay Springs, cousins of the bride. Guest book attendants were Stephanie Tlustos and Sydney Tlustos of Hay Springs, cousins of the bride. Videographer was Eric Thomas of Whiting, Iowa, uncle of the groom. Ushers were Chad Schneider of Hastings, and Mike Allison of Lincoln, friends of the couple. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Catholic Parish Center. The couple makes their home in Thedford.