Svetlana Akhtyamovna Akhmerova of Ufa, Russia, and Alexander Conrad Melin of Lawrence, were married Aug. 24, 2013, at the Russian Drama Theater in Ufa. The 12:30 p.m., double-ring ceremony was followed by a reception and dance, hosted by the bride's parents, at the AMAKS Hotel in Ufa.

The groom is the son of Dr. Bruce and Christine Melin of Garden City.

The bride is the daughter of Akhtyam Khasanovich Akhermov and Venera Minetdinovna Akhmerova of Kirgiz-Miyaki, Bashkortostan, Russia.

The bride is a graduate of the mathematics faculty of Bashkortostan State University in Ufa, with a degree in applied mathematics and computer science. She is employed as an engineer-programmer at Iska-Pro in Ufa.

The groom is a graduate of the University of Kansas, with a bachelor's degree in Slavic languages and literatures, and a master's degree in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies. He is in his final year of study at the University of Kansas School of Law.