JEFFERSON CITY -- Mary Beth Niekamp and Benjamin J. Brotherton were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Jefferson City. The Rev. Edwin Scott performed the double-
Parents of the bride are Leonard and Willine Niekamp of Jefferson City, and the bridegroom is the son of James Lynn and Lori Brotherton of New Madrid. Providing music for the occasion were organist Brenda Haslag of Jefferson City and vocalist Janel Schnieders of Jefferson City, cousin of the bride.
Lectors were Shannon Pringer of Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; Anne Duplatis of Georgia, aunt of the bridegroom; and Jena Pringer of Jefferson City, cousin of the bride.
Participating in the offertory procession were Alban Dorge, godfather of the bride; Margaret Schulte, godmother of the bride; and Angela Janda, godmother of the bridegroom.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a diamond white gown of silky satin. The bodice featured a square neckline, which fell to a deep squared back. It was trimmed with three bands of beads and sequins. The full box pleated skirt fell from the waist into a cathedral-length train. The veil was elbow-length and featured a band of beads and sequins on the bottom to match the gown. She carried white roses.
Carla Kilgore of Jefferson City attended her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Genevieve Norby of St. Louis and Lori Zoll of Jackson, friends of the bride. They wore floor-length periwinkle dresses with a square neckline and silver ribbon around the bodice.
Sidney Kilgore and Natalie Kilgore of Jefferson City, daughters of Scott and Carla Kilgore, served as flower girls.
James Lynn Brotherton served his son as best man. Groomsmen were David Kirn of Cape Girardeau, friend of the bridegroom; and John Niekamp of Jefferson City, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Kevin Niekamp of Kansas City, brother of the bride; and Scott Kilgore of Jefferson City, brother-in-law of the bride.
A dinner and dance immediately followed the ceremony at St. Martin's Knights of Columbus Hall.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bride's parents at Madison's Cafe. A graduate of Helias High School in Jefferson City, the new Mrs. Brotherton received a degree in health management and minor in nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She works for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri in Cape Girardeau.
Brotherton is a graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He is employed by Wieser Honda in Cape Girardeau.
Following a wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple are making their home in Cape Girardeau.