Tia Joy Bernard and Bartholomew Joseph McGivern, both of De Soto, married Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at De Soto Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Copeland officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tammy Dillman, Rapid City, S.D., and Melanie and William Bernard Jr., Shawnee. The groom is the son of Tom and Cathy McGivern, De Soto.
Maid of honor was Tiffany Bernard, sister of the bride. Best man was Justin Haub. Bridesmaids were Amanda Kreutzer, Pier Reimer, Amanda Anderson and Niki Richardson. Honorary bridesmaid was Pebbles Rene McGivern, the couple's pet beagle. Groomsmen were Nick Duncan, Seth Rhodes, Jake Miller and Matt McGivern, brother of the groom.
Flower girl was Orissa Rieschman. Wedding book attendant was Catherine Minten.
Ushers were Trinity Bernard, David Stafford and Jordan Haub.
Candlelighters were Tessa Johnson and Tiera Johnson, sisters of the bride.
A reception was given at the De Soto VFW hall.
The bride graduated from De Soto High School in 2002 and from Johnson County Community College in 2005. She is currently attending Kansas University. She is a before and after-school childcare director at the YMCA in Olathe.
The future groom also graduated from De Soto High School in 2002. He is an operator at Maverick Paper Converting in Lenexa.
The couple live in De Soto.