Rita Marie Gnizak and Brent David Risting were married July 31, 2010, at Big House Lodge, Cle Elum, Wash., with Peter J. Montson officiating.

Parents of the couple are Charles and Renee Gnizak, Hays, and Mark and Debbie Risting, Olathe.

Grandparents in attendance were Earl and Joan Soller, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Butterflies were released at commencement of the walk down the aisle by Carmen Gnizak, sister of the bride. Attendants were Natalie Kreutzer, Lisa Risting, sister of the groom, and Nathan Gnizak, brother of the bride.

Groomsmen were Brett Parker, Chad (Brent) Smith and Andrea Devries.

The usher was Eric Sundquist. Ringbearer was baby James.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School and a student at Fort Hays State University majoring in math and chemistry.

The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park and a 2010 graduate of Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Following a wedding trip to Thailand, the newlyweds will be moving to Nova Scotia.