Deanna Dechant and Jeffrey Rupp were married April 5, 2008, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays, with Father Kevin Weber officiating.

Parents of the couple are Tom and Santina Dechant, Munjor, and Dave and Renee Rupp, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Doug and Rose Egger, Carolyn Rupp, Ella Dechant and Pauline Erickson, all of Hays, the late Betty Egger, the late Robert Rupp, the late Alphonse Dechant, and the late John Erickson.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Honor attendants were Kristin Rupp, sister-in-law of the couple, and Tomi Dechant and Shannon Dechant, sisters of the bride. Attendants were Natausha Dreher, Emily Cooper and Kara Key, friends of the bride.

Best men were Travis Rupp and Dallas Rupp, brothers of the groom.

Groomsmen were Tyler Pfannenstiel, Austin Rohr, Brian Lovewell and Chandler Schumacher, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Jamie Schwandt, future brother-in law-of the couple, and Matthew Wasinger, Jeff Williams and Landon Paul, friends of the groom.

Candlelighters were Kaylee Dreher, cousin of the bride, and Leanda Briscoe, cousin of the groom.

Flower girls were Bailey Lowry, and Maggie Lindenmeyer, cousins of the groom.

Ringbearer was Travis Dreher, cousin of the bride.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Fort Hays State University and plans to graduate from Wichita State University in May with a master's degree in social work. She is a social worker at Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of FHSU with a bachelor's degree in technology studies. He is employed at Carlson-Baughman Corp.

Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the newlyweds are at home in Wichita.