Miss Virgin, Schelton wed in Nashville

Miss Virgin, Schelton wed in Nashville

Heidi Ruth Virgin and Gary Wayne Schelton II, both of Nashville, were recently wed at Scarritt Bennett Center at the Whitman Chapel in Nashville The bride is the daughter of Eva Krome Virgin and the late Gene Virgin of Union City. The groom is the son of Terry and Carol Frazier of O’Fallon, Mo., and Troy and Trina Schelton of Picayune, Miss. Judith Hill of Nashville and Jenny Virgin of Union City attended the register table, which held custom guest book sheets for guests to sign on top of bistro tables with several votive candles. Ushers Chris Virgin of Union City, Greg Davis of Lakeland, Terry Frazier of O’Fallon and Troy Schelton of Picayune served as ushers. They all wore black tuxes with espresso vests and ties. Attending the bride were Cynthia (Virgin) Davis of Lakeland as matron of honor and Staci Koger of Ashland City, Kathryn Rushton of Brentwood, Julie Pruitt of Fayetteville, N.C., Jessica Murphy of Carrolton, Ga., Kristen Spaduzzi of Greensboro, N.C., and Ally Wingo of Nashville as bridesmaids. They wore Dupioni silk strapless two-piece outfits in espresso with a draped bodice by Watters & Watters. They carried hand-tied bouquets of wired green cymbidium orchids, white bouvardia and green hypernicum berries accented with brown fern curls and wrapped with satin ribbons. Junior bridesmaids were Hadley Schelton of Nashville and Piper Horel of Ermo, S.C. They wore matching ivory Dupioni silk dresses with espresso sashes and carried “kissing balls” made of soft green carnations. The flower girls, Madison Davis of Lakeland and Ella Virgin of Union City, wore sleeveless silk Shantung dresses in champagne enhanced with diamond white lace overlay, matching lace gloves and an ivory flower headband. They carried iron flower baskets with cream rose buds and ribbon. The groom’s brother, Brad Schelton of Claremont, Calif., served as best man. Groomsmen were Eric Smith of Silver Point, Jay Daniel and Jason Lang, both of Los Angeles, Brad Matheny of Round Rock, Texas, Jim Nark of Decatur, Ga., and Aaron Lindgren of Nashville. They wore black tuxes with espresso vests and ties. The junior groomsmen were Jacob Virgin of Union City and Jeffrey Davis of Lakeland. The ring bearer, Cameron Davis of Lakeland, wore an ivory two piece page outfit and rode in an antique ivory buggy with rosebud accents and was accompanied down the isle by his brother and junior groomsman Jeffrey Davis. The bride chose an ivory strapless, one-piece Phillipa, Maggie Sottero, gown with a flare style featuring an embellished ribbon lace over satin. The lace was adorned with seed beads, sequins and bugle beads. The gown was elegantly finished with a sweep train and corset closure. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangea, white catalyia orchids, stephanotis and lily of the valley, which was surrounded by ivory feathers and satin ribbon. Terry Smith of Nashville performed the double-ring Christian ceremony, which started with the seating of the mothers to “Edelweiss.” The procession was “Canon in D” for the bridesmaids. The Brentwood United Methodist youth choir, which was in attendance as a tribute to the bride’s father, hummed to an instrumental “Jesus Loves Me” for the children’s entrance. The bride entered to “Trumpet Voluntary” and was given away by her brother, Christopher Virgin of Union City. An excerpt from “The Velveteen Rabbit” was read by Judith Hill and then a message from the minister followed by a reading from I Corinthians 13 read by Jenny Virgin, followed by the exchanging of vows and then a kneeling prayer with the song “The Gift of Love” sung by the Brentwood United Methodist youth choir. The wedding party exited the chapel to “Trumpet Tune” and boarded a street trolley that took them to the reception held at the Hermitage Hotel. RECEPTION The reception started with a cocktail hour in the foyer of the Hermitage Hotel and the wedding party was formally introduced from the balcony over-looking the foyer. The bride’s cake was a four-tiered octagonal cake made of split layers of strawberry and amaretto chocolate chip with a cream cheese filling between the two layers. The cake was decorated with alternating tiers of white fondant with chocolate filigree and chocolate quilting fondant with pearlized dot accents. Topping the cake was a chocolate “S” surrounded by white stephanotis. The groom’s cake was a special design to signify how the couple met. It was a German chocolate cake in the shape of a ski slope with moguls, trees and a black diamond sign. At the base of the cake was a small car with the bride’s insurance company logo. The cake cuttings were followed with a toast from Ms. Spaduzzi, childhood friend of the bride, and the bride’s sister, Cynthia Davis. The ballroom was opened after all toasting and a live band started as butlers passed hors d’ oeuvres including chilled jumbo shrimp on a fork, miniature beef wellingtons, roasted red pepper and goat cheese tarts, caprese with fresh mozzarella, risotto croquettes, fingerling potatoes with chive crème fraiche, cream of mushroom soup and chocolate-covered strawberries. The ballroom was set in a lounge setting with couches and ottomans placed throughout with custom pillows to give the ballroom a more relaxed, party feel. The first dance of the night was “At Last” by Etta James, and then the bride danced with her brother to “What a Wonderful World” by Louie Armstrong. The groom danced with his mother to “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” by Van Morrison. During the traditional toss, the bridal bouquet was caught by Alyxis Smith of Nashville and the garter was caught by Jacob Virgin. At the end of the night, the band escorted the wedding party and guests out to the front of the Hermitage Hotel to an acoustic version of “When the Saints Come Marching In.” Rose petals were tossed as the bride and groom ran through to enter a vintage Jaguar for their exit of the night. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia, West Indies, before returning home to live in Nashville. REHEARSAL DINNER The couple held their causal and country rehearsal dinner at Jack’s BBQ on Broadway in Nashville. Guests were served pulled pork, beef brisket and smoked turkey with green beans, cole slaw and cornbread. BRIDESMAIDS’ BRUNCH The matron of honor hosted the luncheon for the bride, her maids, flower girls and mothers of the bridal couple at the Brentwood Country Club veranda. Miniature handmade orchid arrangements were used for place settings along with one large handmade orchid arrangement that was given to the bride after the party. They enjoyed Mimosas and Bloody Marys along with chicken noodle soup, mixed salad with an assortment of tea sandwiches and white chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate cup topped with raspberries. RECEPTION PLANNED A reception is being planned in Union City for June 28 for all friends and family to celebrate the couple’s recent marriage. The garden party reception will be held at Virgin’s Nursery at 2317 Nailling Drive in Union City from 6-9 p.m. Published in The Messenger 6.18.08

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