|Kevin Carstensen, Jenna Britten|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:01|
Kevin Carstensen and Jenna Britten were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A reception, plated dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the Holiday Inn @ Ameristar.
The bride is the daughter of Pam Britten of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the late Roger Britten. The groom is the son of Jim and Joan Carstensen of North Platte, Neb.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her older brother, Brian Britten.
The matron of honor was Joanna Kochenower of Denver, Colo., friend of the bride. Maid of honor was Stephanie Padilla of Lincoln, Neb., friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amanda Britten of Omaha, Neb., sister-in-law of the bride, and Mallory Speck, also of Omaha, cousin of the bride.
The bride’s personal attendant was Emilie Macke, of Portland, Ore., friend of the bride.
The best man was Dan Kinzie of Kearney, Neb., friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Chad Carstensen of Omaha, brother of the groom, Craig Carstensen of Kearney, brother of the groom and Tyler Macke of Portland, Ore., friend of the groom.
Flower girl was Emilynn Speck of Omaha, second cousin of the bride.
Ushers were Sias Scherger and Paul Dodson, both of Omaha, Ian Broad of Denver, Colo., and Alex Tipton of St. Joseph, Mo.
Host couples were Cecilia and Dan Shultz of Council Bluffs, Iowa, aunt and uncle of the bride, Mary Hanson of North Platte, Neb., aunt of the groom, and Jacque Spangler of Lincoln, aunt of the groom.
The couple honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Wauneta-Palisade High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She is working towards her master’s degree and is a fourth grade teacher for Lincoln Public Schools.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of North Platte High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He is currently studying to be a Physician Assistant at Union College in Lincoln.
The couple resides in Lincoln, Neb.