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Balfanz, Puthoff exchange vows
Susan Lynn Putthoff and Dr. Phillip Balfanz were united in marriage at Christ the King Catholic Church the afternoon of June 9.

Rev. Patrick Burke directed the double-ring ceremony for the daughter of Ernest and Marilyn Putthoff of Iowa Park and the son of Kenneth and Martha Balfanz of Robinson.

The groom is the grandson of Martha Coernly of San Antonio and Olga Balfanz of Victoria.

The pews were decorated with white bows featuring white daisies, seeded eucalyptus and rust hypericum. The altar was decorated with floral arrangements of green hydrangeas, Bells of Ireland, seeded eucalyptus and white daises.

Linda Burke served as cantor, and Aubery Cole as organist, who played Jesus Joy of Man’s Desire as the bride was escorted by her father.

When love is found was sung by Katherine Burns, cousin of the groom, during lighting of the unity candle.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a white satin strapless gown for her wedding day. The gown featured a green sash that tied in the back and flowed the length of the chapel length train.

She carried a bouquet of green hydrangeas accented with Bells of Ireland and white daisies.

Dr. Amy Schweinle, sister of the bride, of Vermillion, S.D. was maid of honor for the bride.

She wore a green satin floor length gown and carried a bouquet of wild flowers.
Bridesmaids were Robin Papak of Wichita Falls, sister-in-laws of the bride, Jennifer Putthoff of Alexandria, VA., and Heather Putthoff, of Wichita Falls.

They wore identical costumes as the maid of honor.

The groom was attended by his brother, Karl Balfanz of Austin, as best man.
Groomsmen were Doug Larsen of Temple, and the bride’s brothers Major Steven Putthoff of Alenandria, VA., and Richard Putthoff of Wichita Falls.

Benjamin and Patrick Burns of Waco, the groom’s cousins, were ushers.

Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.

Tables in reception area were decorated with vases of fresh limes sitting on mirrors and other tables were decorated with bowls of floating white astor mums sitting on beds of green moss.

The bride’s white cake with white frosting highlighted with sugar bows and sugar pearls was the focal point of her table.

The groom’s table featured a German chocolate cake accented with chocolate flowers.

Special out of town guests were Tom and Nancy Redding of Kansas City, MO., Bernie and Joyce Levo of Cincinnati, and Martha Coernly of San Antonio.

Following a honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains, the couple are at home in Irving.

The bride is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, and Angelo State University, and is attending the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School.

The groom is a graduate of Central High School in San Angelo, Angelo State University, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and is currently a psychiatry resident at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.


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