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Miss Little, Yates united in marriage

Miss Little, Yates united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 6:53 pm

Star of Bethlehem Church was the setting for the recent wedding of Danyelle Nicole Little of Obion and William Benjamin Yates of Troy. The bride is the daughter of Andrew and Carol Little of Obion and Genia Brewer of Dresden. She is the granddaughter of the late Houston and Freta Corbitt of Obion and Gene and Ann Little of Dresden. The groom is the son of Kent and Lisa Treece of Troy and the late Christopher Yates of Union City. He is the grandson of James Gilbert and Lee Cleek of Troy and Tommy and Mary Virginia Treece and Bill and Carolyn Yates, all of Union City. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. J.T. Brown of the Shawtown community. Black and white tulle was hung in the entry of the sanctuary to mark the guests’ entrance. The registry table was decorated with an arrangement of white daylilies and Bible verses. Katey Cunningham, friend of the bride, of Hornbeak greeted the guests. Family pews were decorated with white tulle and red satin bows. The church was decorated with stair-step candelabra with pillar candles adorned with white tulle and red roses. Two ferns were accentuated with red and white satin ribbons. A beautiful centerpiece of red roses and white hydrangeas was arranged in a large basket placed in the middle of the church platform. White tulle, woven with wedding lights, extended across the platform. The stained-glass windows were adorned with magnolia branches and red ribbons. Travis McDonald of Obion provided the organ music as guests were ushered in by Denver Storey of Troy. Grandmothers and mothers were seated as “Because You Loved Me” was played. The mothers and grandmothers wore red rose corsages. Serving as maid of honor was Kim Yates, sister of the groom, of Troy. Bridesmaids were Robyn Bridgeman of Newbern and Amanda Robbins of Troy, both friends of the bride. They wore tea-length black and white dresses with spaghetti straps and onyx earrings, a gift from the bride. They carried white and red rose bouquets. Hailey Jones, cousin of groom and daughter of Mike and Anita Jones of South Fulton, served as flower girl. She wore a red floor-length dress with silver sequins and carried a white satin basket filled with red and white rose petals. The groom was attired in a black tuxedo with a white shirt, red vest and tie. He wore a white calla lily and red rose boutonniere. Serving as best man was Will Yates, cousin of the groom, of Union City. Groomsmen were Todd Lewis and Nick Brinkley, friends of the groom, both of Union City. Nathan Duke, cousin of the groom and son of Wendall and Lisa Duke of Union City, served as ring bearer. He wore an outfit that included a white shirt with a red bow tie and sash. He carried a white satin pillow. The best man and groomsmen wore black tuxedos with white shirts with black vests and ties. They also wore white and red rose boutonnieres. The bride, escorted down the aisle by her father as “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin was played, was given in marriage by her parents. Her wedding gown was a strapless white satin A-line with a red ribbon bow adorned with crystal beads and a red satin sash cascading over the chapel-length train. She wore an elbow-length veil trimmed in red satin and a diamond bracelet. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies and red roses, with the stems wrapped in pearls and tied with a white satin bow. Before being pronounced man and wife, the couple lit the unity candle to the song “In This Very Room.” Following the pronouncement of marriage, the couple was formally presented to the congregation. Before departing the sanctuary to “The Wedding March” from “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the bride and groom presented their mothers with bouquets of calla lilies and roses. RECEPTION Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall, where guests were asked to sign a photo upon entering. The tables in the reception area were covered in white and had alternating white rose arrangements and crystal vases with red freesia. The bride’s table was covered with a white cloth and tulle. In the center of the table was a beautiful three-tiered white cake with white icing. Each layer was decorated with red and white flowers and green ivy. On the top of the cake was a bride and groom figurine. On the bride’s table was a silver script “Y.” Photos of the bride accented the table. Guests were provided with bookmarks, trimmed in red ribbon bows. The bookmarks included a photo of the couple and Bible verses. A display case, adjacent to the bride’s table, displayed photos of the couple. The groom’s table held a white cake with a Marine emblem. The table was decorated with red, white and blue stars displaying photos of the groom from childhood. The center of the groom’s table included a photo of him in his Marine uniform. Serving at the reception were Anita Jones of South Fulton, Gay Cunningham of Hornbeak and Melanie and Bill Norwood and Amanda Robbins, all of Troy. Guests were treated to a beautifully-decorated banquet table of assorted foods. The menu included barbecue, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, cheese ball and crackers, ham, roast beef and turkey sandwiches. Guests were also served a white grape juice punch with a floating ice ring of strawberries, oranges and grapes. The couple left amid a shower of bubbles. The groom is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. They presently reside in Jacksonville, N.C. REHEARSAL DINNER The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in the fellowship hall of the Star of Bethlehem Church. Tables were draped with white and a red, black and white theme was used. Guests enjoyed a meal of a variety of sandwiches and cheese dip, prepared by the groom’s grandmothers. Brownies, cookies, chess squares and chocolate pies were served for dessert. Published in The Messenger 6.25.08

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