The bride is the daughter of John and Marcia Smith of Aurelia and the groom is the son of Greg and Robin Byers of Marion. Grandparents of the bride are Donald and Delores Smith of Aurelia and grandmother of the groom is Jessie Lefebure of Marion.
Maid of Honor was Erin Radke of San Diego, Ca., a friend of the bride. Matron of Honor was Molly Buckendahl, sister of the bride, and bridesmaids were Stacie Diesing, sister of the groom and Ali Scherrman, friend of the bride. Junior Bridesmaid was Lexi Patton, friend of the bride. Flower girls were Annika Patton, friend of the bride, and Anna Diesing, niece of the groom.
Best man was Ryan Eighme, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Luke Slaymaker, friend of the groom, Aaron Tank, friend of the couple, and Jason Carlson, friend of the groom. Ring bearers were Tate Carlson, cousin of the bride, and Hayden Paricka, friend of the couple.
Ushers were Doug Buckendahl, brother-in-law of the bride and Dan Konen, friend of the groom.
Personal attendants were Kati Hirschman, friend of the bride, Ashley Kuennen, friend of the couple, and Dani Pershing, friend of the bride.
Music at the ceremony was provided by organist Karen Bentsen, friend of the bride, and soloists were Morten and Mina Johansen, foreign exchange sister and brother-in-law of the bride from Norway.
A reception and dance were held at the Wildcat Golf Course, and the night ended with a fireworks display.
The couple honeymooned in Chicago, and are now at home in Cedar Rapids. Jill is employed as the marketing director at Mount Vernon Bank and Rob is a manager at MJS.