Nicole Sis and Brent Downey were united in marriage on July 25, 2009. The double ring ceremony took place at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant with Father Mark Pfeiffer as celebrant.
Parents of the couple are Greg and Cheri Sis of Elsie, Neb., Tom Downey of Kearney, Neb., and Diane Downey of Bee, Va.
Nikki is the granddaughter of Beverly Norman and the late Maynard Norman of Grant, Neb., and Dennis and Joyce Sis of Ogallala, Neb. Brent is the grandson of Howard and the late Barbara Dickey of Anselmo, Neb., Patricia Downey and Richard Downey of Merna, Neb.
Carlie and Jenni Sis, sisters of the bride, were maids of honor. Traci Dieckmann of Kansas City, Mo., Maggie Johnson of Waverly, Neb. and Jesse Loeffler of Omaha, all friends of the bride, were the attendants.
Chris and Ryan Downey stood as the best men for their brother. Groomsmen were Jeff Nodlinski of Grant, Darek Kouma of Seward, Neb., both friends of the groom and Zach Winters of San Antonio, Texas, cousin of the groom. Derek Sis of Elsie, brother of the bride, also stood up for the couple.
Ushers for the ceremony were Cameron Sis of Elsie, cousin of the bride, Kevin Blakeman of Merna, friend of the groom, and Ross Bergt and Chris Burge of Omaha, both friends of the couple.
Johnny Downey, cousin of the groom from Fallbrook, Calif., was ring bearer and Peyton Neff of North Platte, Neb., cousin of the bride was flower girl. Jeff and Adam Dickey of Imperial, Neb., cousins of the groom, served as altar boys and the groom’s cousin Trevor Downey of Lee Summit, Mo, did the readings.
Ken and Jane Potts of Elsie, godparents of the bride and Mark and Kelli Downey of Lee Summit, Mo., godparents of the groom, carried the offertory gifts during the mass.
Music was provided by Doni Holaway and Lori McCloskey. Alex Neff and Alison Kuenle, cousins of the bride from North Platte, Neb., helped with the gifts. Nichole Dickey of Imperial, Neb., cousin of the groom, sat at the guestbook.
Dave and Susan Norman of Ogallala, aunt and uncle of the bride, Greg and Angie Dickey of Imperial, aunt and uncle of the groom, and Travis and Jyll Hansen of Saratoga, Wyo., cousins of the bride hosted the reception at Haythorn Ranch near Arthur, Neb. Cori Sis of Elsie, Pam Neff and Tam Kuenle of North Platte, aunts of the bride, Angie McBride of Ogallala, cousin of the bride and Courtney Lee of Lincoln, friend of the bride served the cake.
After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple is at home in Omaha where the bride is a second year pharmacy student at University of Nebraska Medical Center and the groom is an accounting student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and employed by Downey Drilling.