Smith -- Knoll Wed

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Tricia Marie Smith and Christopher John Knoll were married Oct. 7, 2006, at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan.

The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Retta Smith, Bronson, Kan. The groom is the son of Jim and Billie Knoll, El Dorado, Kan., and Jean and Ron Waits, Wichita; and grandson of Lola Harms, Pratt, Kan.  

Joyce Smith, Bellaire, Kan., was the maid of honor and Arlene Garrison, Newton, Kan., was the bridesmaid, both sisters of the bride. Curtis Copeland, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was the best man, and Steve Thomton, Bellaire, was the groomsman. Both are friends of the groom. Cheyenne and Montana Garrison, nieces of the bride, were candlelighters. Kryslyn Henderson, niece of the groom, was the flower girl. Gavin and Blake Thomton, sons of the groomsman, were ring bearers.

The bride wore a strapless, fitted white satin A-line gown with beaded metallic embroidery on both the bodice and split-back chapel-length train.

The bride wore a strand of pearls with matching bracelet and earrings given to her years ago by a friend.

She carried a bouquet of white gardenias and stephanotis with royal blue ribbon intertwined within.

The couple chose shades of brown and royal blue as their colors. The maid of honor and bridesmaid wore latte colored floor-length dresses with truffle colored bolero jackets. They wore matching pearl necklace and earring sets that were a gift from the bride. Both carried bouquets of white gardenias, roses and stephanotis with royal blue ribbon.

The groom wore a classic black tuxedo with royal blue accenting tie and pocket square. His best man and groomsman wore similar tuxes with royal blue vests, ties and pocket squares. Boutonnieres were sierra roses.

Following the ceremony was a cake and punch reception at the church. The 4-tier wedding cake was decorated with light chocolate colored frosting with a dark chocolate frosting design. The groom chose as his cake, four different flavored cheesecakes.

The couple honeymooned in Oahu. During their time there, an earthquake shut down power for nearly 12 hours on the Hawaiian islands.

The bride is a prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney, Eighteenth Judicial District and the groom is an analyst at Spirit.