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Miss Calhoun, Ogden united in marriage

Miss Calhoun, Ogden united in marriage

Niki Calhoun of Troy and Chris Ogden of Union City were recently united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at the Moffatt Centré in Troy.
The bride is the daughter of Kay Calhoun of Troy and the late Tommy Calhoun. She is the granddaughter of Margie Chessor of Union City, the late Alton and Judson Pierce and the late James Calhoun.
The groom is the son of Teddy and Frankie Ogden of Union City. His grandparents are Ted and Retha Ogden and Frank and Lois Hinson, all of Union City.
The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Bobby Williams of Union City.
Upon entering, guests were asked to sign in at the registry table, which held the couple’s engagement picture and wedding programs of white parchment paper with red print.
Guests were seated by ushers Brad Disney, brother-in-law of the bride, of Troy and Zeth Ogden, brother of the groom, of Union City. The ushers wore black tuxedos and black shirts with apple red colored vests and ties.
The wedding area was decorated with two arched columns decorated with ferns. Two sets of glass cubes held lighted pillar candles, tied with apple-red ribbons. A large candelabrum also held tall white tapered candles. The guests were seated at round tables covered with white tablecloths. There was a large round mirror adorning each table with a candle lamp and clear crystals atop.
The groom’s mother and grandmothers were seated to “I’ll Be,” by Reba McEntire. The groom and his groomsmen entered the ceremony to Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes.” The bridal party walked the aisle to “The Rose,” which was performed by Mike Muse of Troy.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with a black and silver vest and tie. Serving as groomsman was Ted Ogden. The groom’s father served as best man. Joshua Rice, nephew of the groom, of Union City was the ring bearer. They wore black tuxedos, with black shirts and apple-red vests and ties.
Serving as bridesmaid was Brandi Grisham, childhood friend of the bride, of Union City. Deica Disney, sister of the bride, of Troy served as matron of honor. Both attendants wore apple-red strapless, floor-length satin dresses and carried bouquets of fresh, hand-tied white carnations.
Jayda Disney, niece of the bride, of Troy served as flower girl. She wore a white, tea-length dress with red rose petals marking the hem. She also wore a tiara, matching the bride’s, in her hair. She carried a white satin basket filled with red rose petals.
The bride, escorted by her mother, entered the ceremony to “At Last,” by Etta James.
The mother of the bride chose a tea-length navy dress adorned with navy beads and braid trim.
The bride wore a strapless, floor-length satin corset gown with apple-red beaded lace detail scrolled on the bodice. The skirt was tucked from front to back with billowing overlays that continued into a cathedral train.
She chose an elbow-length veil with apple-red trim attached to a tiara to pull her hair back. The bride carried a bouquet of fresh, hand-tied red carnations.
During the ceremony, a memorial candle was lighted in memory of the bride’s father and the groom’s uncle, the late Danny Ogden, while Mike Muse and Jesse Muse of Troy performed, “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” The memorial table held a picture of the beloved father and uncle and the cream-colored memorial candle was placed in front of a decorative fern.
The bride and groom then recited their vows and exchanged rings. The entire bridal party exited the ceremony to Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Pride and Joy.”
RECEPTION
Immediately following the wedding, the couple invited their guests to a reception held in the Moffatt Centré.
The three-tier strawberry and vanilla wedding cake was covered with a white buttercream icing and decorated with a profusion of red roses on top and red scroll work around all sides.
The groom’s chocolate cake, decorated with a guitar and music notes, was also offered to the guests.
Guests also enjoyed ham and turkey sandwiches, buffalo wings, various fruits and dips and strawberry punch.
REHEARSAL DINNER
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Blue Bank Restaurant at Reelfoot Lake.
A delicious dinner of catfish fillets, pork chops and ham was served with various side dishes.
After the dinner, the couple handed out their wedding party gifts.
The bride’s sister and matron of honor made a touching speech and, as a surprise to the couple, presented them with a night’s stay at “The Cabin,” located at Still Waters Farm in Clarksville.
The couple spent their wedding night at “The Cabin” and plan to spend a week in Jamaica in May.
Published in The Messenger 3.5.08

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