Miss Norquist, Coker united in marriage

Miss Norquist, Coker united in marriage

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:36 pm

Mount Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy was the setting for the recent wedding of Glenda Gale Norquist of Union City and Kenneth Edward Coker of Gleason. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Tina Norquist of Troy and Sid and Connie Chalker of Union City. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roger Norquist Sr., all of Troy, and the late Glenda Long of Union City. The groom is the son of Charles and Eleanor Coker of Gleason. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. N.C. Coker of Newbern and the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie L. Tucker of Gleason. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Billy McGarrity of Union City. Assisting with sound was Dwayne Hutchens of Troy. As guests arrived, they were seated to “How Great Thou Art” by Alan Jackson, “I Loved Her First” by Heartland, “This Could Be the Best Day of My Life” by George Strait, “The Uncloudy Day” by Brad Paisley, “Oh Love” by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “Living on Love” by Jackson, “It Did” by Paisley, “Forever and Ever Amen” by Randy Travis, “Everything Is Fine” by Josh Turner, “Hold My Hand” by Hootie and the Blowfish, “She’s Everything” by Paisley and “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. The guest register was attended by Mariah Adkins of Troy and programs were distributed by Sommer Adkins of Troy and Journey Adkins of Dresden. All are nieces of the bride. Ushers were Kenny Adkins, brother-in-law of the bride, and Johnny Long, uncle of the bride, both of Troy. The groom and groomsmen entered the sanctuary after McGarrity sang “Heart to Heart.” Serving as best man was Jonathan Brooks of Fort Meade, Md., lifelong friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Randy Williams, lifelong friend of the groom, of McKenzie and Mike Hutchens, friend of the groom, of Union City. Junior groomsman was Brock Griffin, cousin of the bride, of Union City. Grandparents and mothers were seated to “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks. The bride’s mother wore a mint green skirt set. The groom’s mother wore a periwinkle blue short-sleeved jacket with a floral print skirt. Serving her sister as matron of honor was Marie Adkins of Troy. The bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Emma Norquist and Brandi Dial, both of Union City. The junior bridesmaid was Brooke Albright, niece of the bride, of Troy. They wore chocolate dresses with brown and turquoise earrings. The bridesmaids entered to “Largo (Ombra mai fu) from Serse.” The flower girls were Cierra Ingle and Madison Hicks, both of Troy, nieces of the bride. They wore chocolate and ivory floral print dresses. In their hair, they wore baby’s breath. They entered to “Trumpet Voluntary” from “The Prince of Denmark’s March.” The radiant bride entered with her father to “Bridal Chorus” by Lohengrin. She wore a long A-line dress with a silver brouch at the waist. She carried a round bouquet of garden roses, day lilies and delphiniums. After her father gave her to the groom, scriptures and prayer were read. A special scripture, the Song of Solomon 2:8-16, was read at the request of the bride. After the prayer, they exchanged vows and rings. During the lighting of the unity candle, “Soulmate” by Turner was played. When the song faded out, the preacher declared them husband and wife and blessed the marriage. The bride and groom, along with the rest of the wedding party, recessed to “Love Is Never Ending” by Brad Paisley. RECEPTION The fellowship hall of the church was beautifully decorated for the festivities. Assisting with the reception were Cheryl Lunsford and Kathy Turner of Rives and several of her family friends and her sisters. The bride’s table held pineapple punch, mints, nuts and a four-tier wedding cake decorated with calla lilies. The groom’s table was decorated with a white tablecloth. It held the groom’s cake, assorted chocolate bars, cookies and red punch. The groom’s chocolate cake was decorated as a baseball diamond with a Chicago Cubs logo. The couple now resides in Dresden. Published in The Messenger 8.6.08

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