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Kristen Gathright & Edward Ocampo

Kristen Gathright & Edward Ocampo

December 31st, 2017
Wedding

Kristen Nicole Gathright, Town and Country, and Edward Josef Ocampo, Chicago, Ill., were married at 2 p.m., July 22, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alice and Bill Gathright, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Estela and Wilfredo Rodriguez, Waukegan, Ill., and the late Donato Ocampo. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a fitted dress with champagne charmeuse lining with ivory all over lace applique. She completed her ensemble with her mother's veil slightly refashioned with crystals. She carried a pink and white bouquet of dahlia, roses and babies breath. The honor attendant was Andrea Cummings, Lee's Summit, best friend of the bride. The attendants were Tere Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., sister-in-law of the bride; Darlene Topchieva, Chicago, Ill., sister of the groom; Deidra Ocampo, Chicago, Ill., sister of the groom; and Donna Ocampo, San Francisco, Calif., sister of the groom. They each wore a different style of floor-length dresses in mint. The best man was Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Chicago, Ill., brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Borislav Topchiev, Chicago, Ill., brother-in-law of the groom; Kevin Gathright, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Brian Gathright, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; and Christopher Condotti, Chicago, Ill., brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girls were Keaton Gathright, daughter of Tere and Curt Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., niece of the bride; and Safya Hamoda, daughter of Donna and Hasan Hamoda, San Francisco, Calif., niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Demarco Condotti, son of Deidra and Christopher Conditto, Chicago, Ill., nephew of the groom. The coin bearer was Will Cummings and the Bible bearer was Dylan Lage. The candlelighters were Jada Paraoan, Chicago, Ill., niece of the groom, and Avery Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., niece of the bride. The ushers were Matt Cummings, Lee's Summit, friend of the bride, and Curtis Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., brother of the bride. The Mass servers were Bailey Lage and Alex Tappel. The lectors were Tessa Martinez, Denden Lakl, and Em Asedillo, cousins of the groom, all of Manila, Philippines. Offertory was presented by Erlinda Asedillo, Manila, Philippines, aunt of the groom, and Carolyn Baker, godmother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Hall, Taos. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 21 at Oscar's Diner. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Ala., with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. She is a travel couselor with Travel and Transport. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Waukegan High School, Waukegan, Ill.; a 2004 graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, Ill, with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science; and a graduate of the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz., with a Masters degree in Business Administration. He is a software development consultant with NTT Data Services. The couple took a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, and will be moving to Jefferson City.