Emily Steffen and Jack Arterburn were married Jan. 2, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Father Frank Lordemann officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Leon and Joan Steffen, of West Point and Joe and Cathy Arterburn of Sidney.

Emily wore an elegant re-embroidered ivory lace over satin and net trumpet gown. The low back tied with a corset, drawing the eye down to the chapel length train that was trimmed all the way around with a scalloped lace. Her dress was adorned with a satin sash and crystal brooch. Her bouquet was of fresh forever young red roses with greens around the bottom.

Christine Hutchinson, Allison Bramlet, and Heather Steffen were honorary attendants. Bridesmaids were Cheryl Steffen, Mary Lueshen and Sydney Hutchinson. They wore floor length full black lace sheath style dresses that also had an illusion neckline that was adorned with a satin sash and crystal brooch.

The dresses had a complementary cap sleeve that buttoned in the back giving their dress a key-hole design.

Flower girls were Brooklyn and Mackenzie Steffen and Peyton Hutchinson.

Sam Arterburn and Hunter Arterburn were the best men. Groomsmen were Matt, Kyle, and Bart Steffen and Cole Hutchinson.

Assisting with the wedding were Braeden Steffen as lector, Carter and Brooks Bramlet and Barrett Steffen as program attendants, and Hunter and Tucker Steffen as gift bearers.

Host couples at the reception dinner and dance at the Nielsen Center were Don and Nancy Steffen, Carmen and Marcia Klein and John and Cindy Arterburn.

The bride is a graduate of Central Catholic High School in West Point and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a degree in nursing.

The groom is a graduate of Sidney High School, earned a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will complete his master’s degree in Natural Resource Sciences in May.

Following a honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, the couple is residing in Lincoln with their son, Cogan.

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