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Forsyth – Shaw wedding

Forsyth – Shaw wedding

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:52 pm

Forsyth - Shaw wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Shaw
Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colo., was the setting for the Sept. 14, 2008, wedding of Justin Micah Shaw from Martin and Anna Meredith Forsyth from Humboldt. Featuring cathedral-like conglomerate rocks jutting up from the rolling terrain at the foothills of the Rockies, Arrowhead Golf Club is Colorado’s most premiere and scenic place to wed. Thousands of feet of ancient red sandstone rocks served as the majestic backdrop for the 10 a.m. outdoor ceremony officiated by the Rev. Michael A. Woods of Boulder, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Marsha Forsyth of Humboldt. She is the granddaughter of Catherine Forsyth of Humboldt and the late Lewis Forsyth and the late Neal and Rachel Ballentine of Humboldt. The bridegroom is the son of James and Lana Shaw of Martin. He is the grandson of the late John Mitchell and Sue Shaw of Gleason and the late Willard and Hazel Blassingame of Gleason. The ceremony began with music from violinist and pianist Julie Evans of Highlands Ranch, Colo. The bride processed to Pachelbel’s Canon in D to a green lawn covered in hot pink, peach and blush orange rose petals with button and spoon mums to accent. During the ceremony, the officiate read from a Bible monogrammed with the bride’s married name, a gift from the groom given to her on their wedding day. The bride was adorned in a fitted white gown made of bias-cut duchess bridal satin. The strapless princess gown included a rounded neckline accented with appliquéd and beaded iridescent crystals, sequins and rhinestones on the bodice and along the back-draped, bustled fluted cathedral train. Her tiara elbow-length veil of crimped netting, edged in white was adorned in matching sequins. She carried a hand-tied bridal bouquet of white stargazers, hot pink, peach, and blush orange roses tipped with purple spoon mums and chartreuse button mums, created by award-winning Colorado florist Robert Bates. After the wedding ceremony and musical recessional, the newlyweds and guests were escorted to the reception terrace overlooking the majestic Robert Trent Jones designed golf course. Guests celebrated with a brunch and a two-tiered strawberry cake with white butter cream icing and layered with strawberry filling, topped with a monogram “S” and accented with roses and mums to accent the bride’s hand-tied bouquet. The groom’s cake, featuring a UT football theme, was a one-tiered dark chocolate cake draped in chocolate gauche and accented with hand-dipped chocolate strawberries. Handmade almond and crème de mints were served with cake. After their arrival in Colorado, the bride and groom were presented with an original oil painting, especially commissioned for the couple of Arrowhead Golf Club, painted by Colorado artist Kim Adamache. To celebrate “something borrowed,” the couple used a Waterford crystal cake knife provided by the groom’s friends that had been used to cut cake at their wedding. At her bridal tea the afternoon before the nuptials, the bride received a gold coin pendant from her mother to represent a token of “something old.” The bride received a pearl and rhinestone necklace and earring ensemble from her mother-in-law to represent “something new.” Guests were given hand-decorated and monogrammed sugared heart cookies and a cello bag of bridal goodies, including a CD of love songs, a framed picture of the bride and groom, a package of bachelor button flower seeds, and miniature candy bars monogrammed with the couple’s names. Violinist Julie Evans provided the music for the brunch reception. Out of town guests included Ms. Lindsey Beatty of Cordova and Ms. Rita Wright of Dyersburg. On the eve of the wedding, friends gathered for a dinner in honor of the couple’s nuptials at Ya Ya’s in Greenwood Village, Colo. After the brunch reception, the couple spent their honeymoon eve at the Famous Denver Magnolia House, before departing for a two-week trip to Europe. Before the wedding, several parties and showers were given in the couple’s honor. Ms. Pam Howell hosted a shower to honor the bride-to-be at Antioch Baptist Church in Humboldt on Sunday, Aug. 17. The bride’s co-workers hosted a “Ladies Night Out” shower in Jackson on Aug. 21. Bridgette McGee, Allison McGhee and Kristy Talley hosted a noon luncheon for the bride-to-be on Aug. 30 in Jackson. On the day before the wedding, Mrs. Steven Basler of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was the hostess of a luncheon in the bride’s honor at English Tealeaves in Parker, Colo. A couple’s shower will be held in October by Kerri Ballentine, Donna Graves and Vanessa Phillips to honor the newlyweds when they return from their honeymoon in Europe. The bride is employed as a pediatric nurse at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. The groom is an insurance agent with Shelter Insurance Cos. in Union City. The couple resides in Medina. wcp 9-18-08

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