FAIRMONT - Elizabeth Erin McFarland and Patrick Eugene Downes were married Jan. 3, 2009, at Ames Evangelical Free Church, Ames, Iowa. The Rev. Joel Lewicki performed the ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Jerry and Cheryl McFarland of Fairmont, and Phil and Karla Downes of Overland Park, Kan.
Maid of honor was Amanda McFarland of Fairmont, sister of the bride. Matron of honor was Tori Lewicki of Ames, Iowa, friend of the bride. Bridesmaid was Kelly Downes of Overland Park, Kan., sister of the groom.
Best man was Jimmy Downes of Kansas City, Mo., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Andrew McFarland of Moose Lake and Joe McFarland of Mankato, brothers of the bride.
Guests were ushered by Steve Sweat of Lincoln, Neb., Justin Hume of Los Angeles, Calif., Marcus Rusch and Joel Anderson, both of Ames, Iowa, friends of the groom.
Wedding music was performed by Andy and Kristi Kvernen.
A reception was held at Hickory Hall, Ames, Iowa.
The couple plans to live in Chicago.