CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lauri Danielle Lankheit and Johnny Derek Guffey were united in marriage July 24, 2004, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Deacon Bob DePyper of Canton and Deacon Alan Whitson of St. Louis, uncles of the bride, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cliff and Melanie Lankheit of Cape Girardeau and parents of the bridegroom are Ted and Gail Guffey of Jackson.
A quintet provided music for the ceremony.
Matrons of honor were Heather Holdman and Shanna Strickland, sister of the bridegroom, both of Jackson. Bridesmaids were Emily Schumer of Cape Girardeau and Nina Jackson of Springdale, Ark. Flower girl was Sarah Dixon of Sikeston, cousin of the bride.
Best men were Brian Holdman and Jason Strickland, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, both of Jackson. Groomsmen were Cary Winchester of Jackson and Kevin Lankheit of Cape Girardeau, brother of the bride. Chad Jones of Memphis, Tenn., cousin of the bridegroom, and Stephen DePyper of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride, attended the couple as ushers. Ring bearer was Colton Winchester of Jackson.
Lindsey and Lisa Cook of St. Louis, cousins of the bride, were candlelighters. Attending the guest book and programs were Leslie Cook of St. Louis, Bekah DePyper of Cape Girardeau, and Marci Lankheit of Centralia, Ill., also cousins of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at Bavarian Halle. Servers were Nancy Lankheit of Trenton, aunt of the bride, and Jennifer Cochran of Pensacola, Fla., cousin of the bride.
The bridegroom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner July 23 at the church.
A 1993 graduate of Sikeston High School, the bride received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in 1998. She is a work keys specialist at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center.
The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of Central High School and received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Southern Illinois University in 2004.
The couple is residing in Jackson.