COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Katherine Rump and USAF Captain Christopher Kirk were married on July 2, 2017 at Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Chapel on the base at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
A reception was held following the wedding at the Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic High School in West Point and a 2012 graduate of St. Ambrose University with a BA in Marketing and a Minor in Spanish. She works for the HON Company. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Burlington Notre Dame and a 2013 graduate of the US Air Force Academy with a BS in Management and a Minor in Spanish.
Co-maids of honor were Kayla Wills and Cassie Pratt, both friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kirstin Kramer, Jordan Chappell, Alyssa Curtis, Sara Fedler, and Stephanie McWilliams, all friends of the bride; Katy Kirk, sister of the Groom; and Kelly Pieper Leffler, cousin of the Bride. Junior Bridesmaids included Abigail Gaughan and Cecilia Wynne, cousins of the Groom; Addison Rump and Avery Rump, cousins of the bride. The bride’s personal attendant wasTaylor Ort, cousin of the bride. Flower girls were Charlotte Gaughan and Veronica Wynne, cousins of the Groom and Rose Leffler, Cousin of the Bride. Ring Bearers: Colton Leffler, cousin of the bride and Finnley Harvey, friend of the couple. The co-best men were Capt. Matthew Roberts and Capt. Ryan Dukes, friends of the groom. Groomsmen were Capt. Anthony Navaroli, Tyler Hackenmiller, Capt. Todd Fletcher, Capt. Daniel Katz, Capt. Christopher Nelson, Capt. Taylor Broekhuis, Capt. Brennan Sweeney, Capt. Anson Harvey, and Capt. Andrew Hoops (deployed). Saber Bearers included Capt. Parker Herrington, Capt. Drew McKnight, Capt. Connor Ference, Capt. Reggie Hargrove, Capt. Christian Minnick, Capt. Caleb Tucker, Capt. Adam Brakeville, Capt. Kyle Nazarek, Capt. James Hendershaw (deployed), and Capt. Cody Getz (deployed) all friends of the groom:. Ushers were Luke Schneider, Jarren Dirth, and Nathan Giannettino, all friends of the groom, and Luke Burling, cousin of the groom.
Mrs. Kirk’s wedding dress was a bleached ivory lace v-neck sleeveless bodice with a champagne satin sheath skirt and removable white tulle overskirt and satin belt. She wore a floor length veil.
The couple planned a honeymoon traveling to London, Spain and Italy.
Fr. David Steinle, formerly of Burlington, presided over the ceremony that was attended by more than 370 family members and friends.
Piano, organ and musical direction was performed by Rebecca Gaughan, aunt of the groom. Additional keyboards were performed by Col. (Ret) James Burling, uncle of the groom. Cantor/Vocalist was Sadie Wynne, cousin of the groom. Vocalists were Eleanor Burling, Lt. Col John Gaughan III and Jessica Gaughan, cousins of the groom; Col. (Ret) John Gaughan II, uncle of the groom; and Monica Hinkle (Iowa City, formerly of Burlington) and Dr. Timothy Ahern (Burlington), friends of the bride.