Bridal courtesies honor Miss Angel
Whitney Brooke Angel of Union City, bride-elect of Robert Benjamin Thornton of Brownsville, was recently honored with several courtesies prior to their wedding.
She is the daughter of Barbara Angel and Eugene Angel Jr., both of Union City. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Macon Thornton of Gallatin.
The couple will wed at 6 p.m. May 17 at First Baptist Church in Union City. Music will begin at 5:30.
A miscellaneous shower was held in the lovely home of Carolyn Sharpe in Brownsville. Co-hostesses for the event were Gail Chapman of Brownsville and Charlene Thornton of Martin.
Miss Angel chose a form-fitting sapphire long-sleeved dress, accented with a green scoop neck, for the gathering.
After the presentation of the gifts, guests were served an iced chocolate angel food cake and an array of fruit. A choice of coffee or iced fruit tea accompanied the dessert.
Attending were family and friends of the groom-elect. Special guests were the bride-elect’s mother, her grandmother, Wanda Sublett, and her aunt, Annette Ferguson, all of Union City; the mother of the groom-elect; and his grandmothers, Bobbie Simmons and Lorraine Thornton, both of Brownsville.
Also attending were bridesmaids Kenthia Revell of Union City, Jenny Pritchett of Jackson and Lea Thornton of Tullahoma.
The hostesses presented the honoree with a marble tray encased in wrought iron.
A bridal brunch was held in the home of Charlene Leath of Gallatin. Corsages of pink and white roses were presented to Miss Angel and the mothers of the bridal couple.
The honoree chose a black and beige silk sheath dress, accented at the waist with a wide black belt. The trio greeted guests in the open marbled foyer.
The dining table was covered with a Battenberg lace cloth and centered with an antique black wrought iron epergne. The six glass vases of the epergne were filled with miniature deep pink roses, delphinium, stock, alstroemeria lilies, waxflower and star of Bethelehem. Chicken salad encased in a puff pastry with Bernaise sauce, baked fruit topped with sour cream and cream cheese and cinnaman pastry sticks were served. Beverages of fruit tea and coffee were also served.
Co-hosting the event were Alpha Abbott, Micky Curtis, Pat Givens, Cindy Mayes, Linda McMillian, Lottie McCormick, Tori Oppenheimer, Ruby Ramsey and Carolyn Webb, all of Gallatin. They presented the honoree with three place settings of her chosen china pattern.
The home of Sharon Barnes of Union City was the setting for a gift tea. Co-hosting the event were Kenthia Revell, Betty Moore and Shannon Brooks, all of Union City.
The honoree greeted her guests in the glass-enclosed den, which provided a scenic view of the countryside. She chose a brown and pink floral strapless high-waisted dress with a brown cardigan for the occasion.
Gifts were displayed on a white linen-covered table, accented with a black runner. A tall crystal pitcher, holding various colors of orchids, served as a centerpiece. A framed wedding invitation of the couple was also displayed on a black easel.
A selection of meatballs; fruit with dip’ chocolate, strawberry and caramel cake; cheese ball; spinach dip with tortilla chips; Glitz on a Ritz; and cupcakes were served. Fruit tea, coffee and soft drinks were also offered.
A white plate with “Whitney and Ben,” with a black and white polka dot ribbon woven through the open border, sat on the beverage table.
The hostesses presented the honoree with a place setting of her everyday dinnerware selection.