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Congratulations, Frances & Vance!

Frances Marie Wooldridge and Vance Simon Wentz exchanged vows on December 31st at The Kansas City Country Club, creating an always-memorable New Year’s Eve anniversary celebration! Frances is the daughter of Jane and Chris Wooldridge of Overland Park, Kansas, and Vance is the son of Jenny and David Wentz of Leawood, Kansas. The groom’s parents honored the couple at a lovely rehearsal dinner the evening prior to the ceremony at The Rooftop Bar at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, and the bride’s parents feted the newlyweds with a gorgeous reception at The Kansas City Country Club. 

Libby Wooldridge, sister of the bride, served as the maid of honor with help from bridesmaids Brigid Wentz, sister of the groom; Sara Benson, Sidney Schneider, Zoe Tyler, Emily Webb, Caroline Shannon, Sydney Krause, and Natalie Pyle. Joey Wentz, brother of the groom, was the best man assisted by groomsmen Connor Knabe, Zach Schneider, Evan Bloom, Seth Smith, Chase Hanna, Connor McGannon, Kyle Winston, and Jonny Lefko. 

The couple made a brief jaunt to Playa Mujeres, Mexico, for a short honeymoon, but they are planning a trip to Portugal in the fall. The bride and groom are at home in Mission, Kansas, where she is employed with Ascentist Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Center, and he is employed with Tax Favored Benefits. 

The Wedding Party: (Front row) Caroline Shannon, Emily Webb, Natalie Pyle, Brigid Wentz, sister of the groom; the groom and bride, Libby Wooldridge, sister of the bride and maid of honor; Sara Benson, Sydney Krause, Sidney Schneider, and Zoe Tyler (back row) Chase Hanna, Jonny Lefko, Connor Knabe, Joey Wentz, brother of the groom and best man; Zach Schneider, Kyle Winston, Evan Bloom, Seth Smith, and Connor McGannon

Featured in the the June 1, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Bailey Pianalto Photography


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