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Miss Jackson, Walker united in marriage

Miss Jackson, Walker united in marriage

The sanctuary of Midway Missionary Baptist Church in Hickman, Ky., was the setting for the recent marriage of Magan Michelle Jackson of Woodland Mills and Charles “Charlie” Ray Walker of Hickman.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilbanks and Mr. and Mrs. Billy DeWayne Jackson, all of Woodland Mills. She is the granddaughter of Ann Jackson and the late Billy Jackson of the Crystal community and Dimple Dennison and the late Bernie Stover of Minnick.
The groom is the son of the late Sarah Walker of Hickman. He is the grandson of Gaylon and Margaret Morris of Hickman and the great-grandson of LouEllen Iron of Tuscumbia, Ala.
As guests entered the foyer of the sanctuary, they were presented programs and asked to sign the registry by Narika Forester of Union City, friend of the bride.
The altar at the front of the church was decorated with two large Grecian columns connected by an arch. The tops of the columns were accented with ferns, while tulle and white lights decorated the bases. The arch was draped with tulle, English ivy and white lights. The center of the arch was decorated with greenery and white calla lilies. Window ledges in the sanctuary were dressed with large cream pillar candles in the midst of boxwood and greenery.
The grandparents were seated by Brian LeCornu of South Fulton to “The Wedding Song” by Kenny G. Each grandmother wore a corsage of white calla lilies. The groom’s grandmother was escorted to the altar to light a candle in memory of the groom’s mother. The bride’s mother chose a champagne-colored tea-length dress with the bodice adorned with champagne and gold bugle beads and carried a bouquet of fresh calla lilies tied with organza ribbon.
Brent Walker, brother of the groom, of Hickman served as best man. Serving as groomsmen were friends of the groom, Steve Fletcher of Obion and Bobby LeCornu of South Fulton. The groom and groomsmen wore mahogany brown tuxedos with matching trousers by After Six. Their vests were gold with coordinating long striped ties by Jean Yves and boutonnieres of white calla lilies and greenery.
The bride’s sister, Christie (Jackson) Parker of Union City, served as matron of honor. She wore a strapless chocolate sweetheart neckline knee-length satin dress. The maid of honor was Kara (Barnes) Sadler of Union City and the bridesmaid was Sheena Cates of Rives. They wore matching off-the-shoulder chocolate satin knee-length dresses. The bride presented her attendants with double-strand multi-colored gold and chocolate pearl necklaces and gold strap high heel sandals by Chinese Laundry to complement their attire. Each carried a bouquet of fresh white calla lilies and greenery hand-tied with cream organza ribbon.
Hallie Jane Edmiston, cousin of the bride, of Obion served as flower girl. She wore a custom-made cream tea-length dress with pick-ups matching the bride’s gown. It was accented with a chocolate satin ribbon that tied at the back of the dress. She carried a chocolate tulle basket and dropped cream rose petals as she walked down the aisle in her bare feet.
The bridal party entered to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel. The guests awaited the entrance of the bride as she and her father stood behind a sheer curtain while “I Loved Her First” by Heartland played.
“The Wedding March” by Wagner signaled the entrance of the bride, who was escorted by her father. She was adorned in a strapless candlelight gown with a beaded shirred bodice. It topped a voluminous organza skirt with pick-up details. Her chapel-length veil was candlelight and was adorned with pearls and crystals. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of fresh white calla lilies and greenery.
The Rev. Greg Wells, pastor of the church, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

A reception was held at the Hickman Country Club immediately following the ceremony. The bride and groom entered the country club to a shower of fresh rose petals thrown by guests as the song “At Last” by Etta James was played.
The guest tables were draped in ivory-colored cloths accented with table toppers of cream votive candles surrounded by gourmet chocolate coffee beans in decorative glass containers. The country club was lighted with ficus trees with miniature white lights.
The bride’s table was draped in an ivory-colored floor-length tablecloth accented with chocolate linen monogrammed with the couple’s initials. A floral arrangement with greenery and calla lilies topped the table and was lighted by assorted candles. The bride’s cake was strawberry with a cream cheese icing and was topped with fresh calla lilies.
The groom’s table featured a hunting camouflage theme. The table was covered in a brown tablecloth with camouflage accents. His chocolate cake, made by his grandmother, featured a hunting scene with a deer stand and deer hunter.
The guests enjoyed an assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables and dips, assorted cheeses and crackers, chicken salad on croissants, ham and shrimp kabobs and chilled shrimp. The dessert table held a chocolate fountain with pretzels, marshmallows, graham crackers and strawberries.
Guest favors, placed on the tables, were packaged mints in tins adorned with a tuxedo and bridal gown that read “Mint To Be” and clear miniature boxes filled with chocolate cheesecake-flavored Hershey™ kisses and tied with sheer chocolate ribbon.
The bride and groom shared their first dance as husband and wife to “She’s Everything to Me” by Brad Paisley.
Published in The Messenger on 12.12.07


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