Gregory Waid and Melissa Owen were married July 11, 2010 at Illinois State Beach Resort in Zion, Ill. The Rev. Chris Gearhart performed the outdoor double-ring ceremony on the shore of Lake Michigan. Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. Rex Waid of Columbia and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Owen of Lake Forest, Ill.
The bride was attended by Melissa Reed, college roommate of the bride, of Coon Rapids, Minn., Amy Waid, sister-in-law of the groom, Breton Owen and Chrissy Owen, sister-in-laws of the bride, four other bridesmaids and four junior bridesmaids, Rachel Waid, Jessica Waid, Monica Waid, and Audrey Waid, nieces of the groom. The three flower girls were Katelyn Owen, Bailey Owen, and Aubrey Owen, nieces of the bride. The ring bearer was Rogan Owen, nephew of the bride.
The groom was attended by Michael Waid, brother of the groom, of Orlando, Fl., Tim Waid, brother of the groom, of Columbia, Rich Owen, brother of the bride, of Gurnee, Il., Pete Owen, brother of the bride, of Casper, Wy. and four other groomsmen.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill. and formerly taught at Andrew Cooke Elementary Magnet School in Waukegan, Ill.
The groom is a 1978 graduate of Hickman High School and a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri, where he received a degree in engineering. He is employed by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology Corporation in Kansas City.
A reception dinner was held in the banquet room of the Illinois State Beach Resort, overlooking Lake Michigan, immediately following the wedding ceremony. The couple then spent a honeymoon week in Antigua. They will reside in Kansas City.