Miss Adcock, Brewer united in marriage
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 9:16 pm
With the afternoon sun shining through its stained-glass windows, the historic building of Exchange Street Church of Christ was the setting for the recent wedding of Hannah Catherine Adcock and Jason Lee Brewer, both of Union City.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Adcock of Union City. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nelson, Dolly Adcock, Lurline McNeal and the late George McNeal, all of Union City, and the late E. G. Adcock of Dickson.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Brewer of Union City. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Brewer of Rives and the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Conley of New Lothrop, Mich.
The wrought iron railings outside the church were decorated with white tulle and greenery. Wreaths of white satin and tulle with red and white ribbon hung on each of the six doors through which guests entered the church. Leigh Wallace of Union City, cousin of the bride, greeted the guests at the registry table, which was draped with a white lace tablecloth and held a red rose bouquet and the engagement portrait of the couple. Wedding programs were distributed by Bethany Couldstone of Union City, cousin of the bride. Also in the vestibule of the church was a memory table displaying pictures of loved ones of the couple who have died. Those honored included grandfathers of the bride, grandparents of the groom and Linda Pinion, special friend of the bride and former teacher of the groom.
Ushers escorting guests to their seats were Jacob Anderson of Harrison, Mich., and Ziggy Brewer of Rives, cousins of the groom. They were attired in black dress slacks and white shirts with red silk kerchiefs in their pockets. Special assistants to the bridal couple were Wayne and Bambi Sellers of Elbridge.
A prelude of music selected by the couple included “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Rod Stewart and “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
When the bells chimed 2 p.m., guests enjoyed a video celebrating the lives of the bride and groom. As the bride’s life played out in pictures, the song “My Girl” by The Temptations was played. Slides of the groom’s life were shown to the musical selection “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” by Darlene Love. Clips of the couple together were presented to the Dixie Cups’ version of “Goin’ to the Chapel.”
Grandparents of the couple, parents of the groom and mother of the bride were all seated to the music of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Special usher for Dolly Adcock was John Kennedy of Union City, uncle of the bride. Aaron Campbell, cousin of the bride, of Hornbeak escorted the mother of the bride.
The mother of the bride wore a two-piece champagne-colored georgette silk frock with ribbon and sequin trim. The groom’s mother was attired in a crepe de chine two-piece pink ensemble featuring a sheer jacket with ruffles and rhinestone buttons.
The sanctuary of the church was quiet as the minister, groom and groomsmen entered in anticipation of the bride and her party. The groom was attired in a traditional black single-breasted suit by Oscar de la Renta accented by a white shirt with red tie. Best man Josh Brewer and groomsman Justin Brewer, brothers of the groom, and Billy Wallace, cousin of the bride, all of Union City, wore black slacks, crisp white shirts and signature red ties.
The music of Elvis’ “Love Me Tender” turned the guests’ attention to the entrance of the maid of honor and bridesmaids. The song was chosen in memory of the bride’s grandfather, who played and sang the song to the bride during childhood. Kisah Adcock, sister of the bride, of Union City served as maid of honor. Amelia Baker of Searcy, Ark., and Lauren Devera of Union City served as bridesmaids. The ladies were attired in red halter-style satin floor-length gowns designed by Alyce. They carried red rose bouquets accented with white ribbon and baby’s breath.
The ring bearer and flower girl entered as “You Are My Sunshine” was played. This song was chosen as it was the bedtime song the bride’s mother sang to her every night. Flower girl Katelyn Jones, friend of the bridal couple, of Union City entered the church wearing a white dress featuring an embroidered bodice and chiffon layers. Her hair was adorned with a wreath of white rosettes, with chiffon ribbons flowing down her back. She carried a white silk basket filled with red rose petals. Ring bearer Aaron Campbell was attired in a black double-breasted tuxedo with a red bow tie and his favorite black cowboy boots. He carried a white silk and lace ring pillow and escorted the flower girl down the aisle as she scattered red rose petals on the white aisle runner. The flower girl carried Elise Jan, a cabbage patch baby, who has been a life-long companion of the bride. Elise Jan was dressed in a white satin and chiffon gown.
“The bride is coming” was announced as bells were rung by Natalie Jones and Hailey Jones, friends of the bridal couple, of Union City. They wore red organza dresses with long gathered skirts accented by a single red roses on the waists. In their hair were red satin headbands decorated with baby’s breath.
Guests rose as the sanctuary doors opened for presentation of the bride. The bride’s father escorted her down aisle to the music of Shania Twain’s “From This Moment.” The bride was radiant in a white satin halter-style gown, an Unforgettable by Bonny original. The bodice was covered with sequins, beading and Swarovski crystals. Satin covered buttons complemented the back of the gown which formed a train scattered with beading and crystals. The bride’s headpiece was a tiara with a double-illusion fingertip veil, both designed with Swarovski crystals. Her shoes completed her attire. They were indicative of the bride’s personality — white Etnies brand tennis shoes with a lace design and lace ribbons. She carried a cascading bouquet of red roses with white ribbon, pearls and baby’s breath designed by Cindy Walker of Hopkins, Mich., and Susie Ackerman of Chesaning, Mich., aunts of the groom.
Dr. Budd Hebert of Searcy, Ark., a minister of College Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark., and long-time friend of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony. The audience applauded as the new Mr. and Mrs. Brewer were presented and the recessional began to “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen.
Parents of the bride invited guests to join the family and wedding party at the Eddie Cox Senior Center in Union City.
The reception tables were overlaid with white cloths scattered with red confetti. Centerpieces of tall crystal vases and assorted colored flowers decorated the tables. Favors in red and white organza bags, as well as custom mints and gum imprinted with the names of the couple, were provided to the guests.
The bride’s cake was a three-tiered confection offering guests a choice of red velvet or vanilla cake with butter cream frosting. Each tier was decorated with red roses. Serving the bride’s cake was Kathy Harris, aunt of the bride, of Troy.
The groom’s cake was of chocolate with a dragon and knight design and was served by Jenny Ackerman, cousin of the groom, of Chesaning. An array of hors d’ oeurves, including an assortment of cheeses, crackers and breadsticks, sweet and sour meatballs, cocktail wieners, vegetables and dips, and cocktail shrimp, was served. Guests helped themselves at the chocolate fountain, dipping strawberries, pretzel sticks and marshmallows. The punch fountain flowed with sparkling red punch. Assisting at the reception tables were Cheryl Baker of Searcy, Michelle Walters of Cottage Grove and Amber Decker of Union City.
The couple arrived at the reception after going to the Obion County Fair to have pictures made at the ferris wheel. It was on this ride one year prior that the couple first met. An Obion County Fair Board member picked the couple up at the gate and chauffeured them to the ferris wheel on a golf cart. Jeremy Finch of Union City announced the new Mr. and Mrs. Brewer upon their arrival at the reception.
“Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks was the song chosen for the first dance of the newly-married couple. The bride and her father danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. The groom chose the song “Perfect Fan” by the Backstreet Boys for his dance with his mother. Guests enjoyed dancing to a mix of music, with the reception ending with guests dancing to the “Cha Cha Slide.”
The bride tossed her bouquet to eligible ladies and the groom threw the garter to the bachelors in the crowd as they prepared for their departure. Guests released red and white balloons as the couple left for their honeymoon.
Upon their return, the Brewers will reside in Union City.
On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a dinner for family and members of the wedding party.
Tables were covered with white cloths, with the wedding colors of red and white seen throughout.
Guests enjoyed a buffet prepared by the mother and aunts of the groom, including fried chicken, the traditional Southern trimmings and an assortment of cookies and fudge.
The couple chose this time to present gifts to the bridal party.
Published in The Messenger 10.01.08