The bride is the daughter of Richard and Jane Bireta of Lawrence, Kan., and the granddaughter of H. Malcolm Hardy of Chapel Hill, N. C. The groom is the son of Ronnie and Vickie Shipman of Malden, Mo. and the grandson of Lucille Shipman of Bernie, Mo.
Maid of honor was Anne Marie Bireta, sister of the bride. Best man was Brandon Shipman, brother of the groom.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School and a 2007 graduate of Truman State University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in history and a Master's in elementary education in 2008. She is currently employed by the Shawnee Mission School District as a fifth grade teacher.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Bernie High School and a 2007 graduate of Truman State University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in visual communications. He is currently employed by Strategic Internet Solutions as a graphic designer.
The couple reside in Prairie Village, Kan.