Miss Southerland, Naylor united in marriage
Paula Shaw Southerland and Glenn Kelly Naylor were recently united in marriage with a ceremony held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Rives.
The bride is the daughter of the late Paul M. Shaw and Sandra Shaw of Union City. Her grandparents are the late Paul T. Shaw and Juanita Shaw of Union City, the late Charlie Cunningham and the late Hazel Cunningham of Hornbeak.
The groom is the son of Rob and Sherry Naylor of Rives. His grandparents are Bobby Naylor and the late Wanda Naylor of Hickman, Ky., Frances Ransom of Rives and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bizwell of Big Sandy.
The Rev. Mickey Hanks, interim pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, officiated the ceremony.
Attending the registry table and handing out bubbles to the guests were Brittany Bizwell and Cole Bizwell, cousins of the groom, both of Rives. Serving as usher was Clay Naylor, brother of the groom, of Rives.
Serving as matron of honor was Cindy Evans of Lakeland and Mabry Southerland of Troy served as bridesmaid.
Jeremy Hendrix of Milan served as best man and Derek Southerland of Troy served as groomsman.
The grandparents were seated as “I Will Be Here” was played. Frankie Shaw, the bride’s brother, of Union City escorted their mother to light the one single candle and the groom’s father escorted the groom’s mother to light the other single candle for the unity candle as “Wind Beneath My Wings” was played.
The bridal party entered during a slide show the bride had created in memory of her father set to the song “Butterfly Kisses.” As the last verse of the song played, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her son, Derek Southerland.
She wore a simple gold satin a-line dress and carried a bouquet of spring flowers that was attached to her new Bible given as a gift from the groom.
As the unity candle was lighted “At Last” was played. After the presentation of the bride and groom, the newly-wed couple exited to the song “This Will Be.”
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church’s activities building. A three-tiered bridal cake made by Dana Lynch, family friend, of Rives was served by Mrs. Lynch and Wendy Ping of Union City and Beth Brown of Hornbeak, friends of the bridal couple.
The groom’s cake featured the Harley-Davidson™ motorcycle symbol and was served by Clay Naylor.
The couple honeymooned in the mountains of Gatlinburg.
They are residing in Troy.
Published in The Messenger 5.21.08