Emily Curtis and Jimmy Gates were married Oct. 13, 2007, at Leawood, with Jeff Kirby officiating.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Nancy Curtis, Hays, and Dr. George and Pam Gates, Kansas City.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Honor attendant was Audrey Curtis Hane, sister of bride. Attendants were Heather Nana, Jennifer Eckert and Beth Orrick, all friends of the bride.

Best man was Michael Gates, brother of groom. Groomsman was John Gates, brother of groom.

Ushers were Douglas Albers, Vishal Chandra, Jace Cowan and Scott Hardgree, all friends of the groom. Flower girl was Emily Gates, niece of groom. Ringbearers were Jack Hane and Ben Hane, nephews of bride, and Thomas Gates, nephew of the groom.

The bride is a graduate of Hays High School and the University of Kansas. She is employed in sales at Manheim OVE.com

The bridegroom is a graduate of Rockhurst High School and KU. He is a commercial real estate agent at Kessinger Hunter.

Following a wedding trip to Belize, the newlyweds are at home in Overland Park.