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Adams and Rook united in marriage

Adams and Rook united in marriage
Adams and Rook united in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Rook
Marla Ray Adams and David Douglas Rook were united in marriage at 7 a.m., June 23, on the beach at the Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Fla., with 157 family members and friends in attendance.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Joy Adams of Dresden. She is the granddaughter of Martha Oliver of Dresden and the late John Tatum Oliver and Paula Adams of Dresden and Marlin Adams of Sidonia.
The groom is the son of David and Vickie Rook of Palmersville. He is the grandson of Clarence and Phyllis Collins of Dresden and Marie Rook of Palmersville and the late Milburn Rook.
Mrs. Kerri Donoho, friend of the bride, greeted guests at the registry table. Parker Berlekamp, cousin of the bride, gave out tropical leis and CD favors consisting of the wedding music.
The simple ceremony was performed on the beach in front of a white wooden archway adorned with hot pink and light pink fresh gerbera daisies and greenery. Family and friends were seated in white chairs that laced the aisle and faced the beautiful blue water.
Music selections included “You’ll Always Be Loved By Me,” “My Wish,” “You Had Me From Hello” and “The Road That Never Ends.”
As the music “The Wedding Song” was played, Clay Adams, brother of the bride, seated their mother and the groom seated his mother.
Entering from the boardwalk to the music of “Canon in D” were Katie Kelley West, matron of honor and Kate Moore, bridesmaid. They wore azalea pink knee-length satin strapless dresses. Jerremy Donoho served as the best man and Justin West was the groomsman.
The flower girls were Paige Glisson, cousin of the bride and Carson Johnson, niece of the groom. The ring bearers were Garrett Roberts, cousin of the bride and Garrett Johnson, nephew of the groom.
The bride was escorted down the boardwalk by her father to a traditional arrangement of the “Bridal Chorus.” The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore a white strapless organza A-line dress with white ribbon waist and white ribbon detail on the skirt. She wore a silver tiara with rhinestone scroll, crystals and pearls attached to a one-tier fingertip veil with pencil edge and embellished with pearls and rhinestones. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of hot pink and light pink gerbera daisies collared with asparagus fern.
Stan Newton, minister of the Destin Church of Christ, officiated the ceremony. The vows were recited, the rings were exchanged and prayer was offered on behalf of the couple. After the presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Rook, the bride’s parents released two white doves to symbolize that the young couple was to begin their new lives together. The wedding party exited to the music of “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.”
Following the ceremony, a reception was held under the park pavilion for the attending guests. Breakfast food and juices were served as the guests were entertained by a poem written and read by the bride’s father for the couple. Reception attendants were Tamara Ferrell, Brittany Robinson, Becky McCulley and Tessica Houston, all friends of the bride.
Following the traditional bouquet and garter toss, the couple exited to a shower of white silk rose petals. The newlyweds honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico, and now make their home at 411 Buckley Road in Palmersville.

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