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Miss Barron, Rodriquez united in marriage

Miss Barron, Rodriquez united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:28 pm

Heather Reneé Barron of Union City and Justin “Kyle” Rodriquez of Tiptonville were recently united in marriage in the sanctuary of the Wedding Chapel in Troy. The bride is the daughter of Teresa Barron and James and Cathy Barron, all of Union City. Her grandparents are Charles Miller and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Barron, all of Union City, and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Tilghman Jr. of Kenton. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rodriquez of Tiptonville. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Claudie Rodriquez and Betty Hayes and the late Milton “Pete” Hayes, all of Tiptonville. Officiating the double-ring ceremony was John Coleman of Dyer. Wrought iron railings at the entrance of the sanctuary were decorated with white tulle and red satin bows. The front doors held wreaths with white tulle and red satin bows and greenery. Guest book attendant Stephanie Staggs of Tiptonville greeted the guests and distributed white programs decorated with red ribbon and personalized pens as favors. The sanctuary was decorated with white tulle and red satin bows on each of the pews. The stained-glass windows held candle arrangements with lilies and greenery. The altar was beautifully decorated with a single heart candelabrum in the center flanked by spiral candelabra on each side with fresh flower swags of red roses, white lilies and greenery. Urns filled with fresh flower arrangements of red and white roses, white lilies and gladiolus with greenery and stock were placed on columns on each side of altar. A pedestal column, placed beneath the single heart candelabrum in the center of the altar, held the unity candle and a memory candle surrounded by greenery. Prelude music selected by the couple included “Falling in Love” and Reminiscent Joy” by Tim and Ryan Oneil, “From This Moment” by Shania Twain, “Largo” by Handel, “It Had to Be You” by Jones Kabn and “Unforgettable” by Gordon. Grandparents of the couple were seated to “Hymne” by Vangelis. Their mothers were seated to “The Wedding Song” by Kenny G. The groom escorted the bride’s mother and his mother and father to the altar, where they lighted the memory candle. The groom’s parents also lit a candle for their son and the bride’s mother lighted a candle for her daughter. The mothers were then seated by the groom. The mother of the bride wore a navy chiffon floor-length gown by Natalia, with navy iridescent beading on the bodice. The stepmother of the bride wore black palazzo pants with a white wrap top adorned with a rhinestone broach on the side. The groom’s mother was attired in a chiffon floor-length navy gown by Metaphar with navy iridescent beading. The mothers wore corsages of white roses. The chapel was quiet as the minister, groom and groomsmen entered in anticipation of the arrival of the bride and her party. The groom was attired in a traditional black tuxedo by Calvin Klein accented with a white shirt, silver vest and silver tie. A red rose with silver ribbon completed his attire. Cody Rodriquez of Tiptonville served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Nick Staggs, cousin of the groom, and Warren Douglas and Josh Leinweber, friends of the groom, all of Tiptonville. They wore tuxedoes by Calvin Klein with white shirts and candy apple red vests and ties with red rose boutonnieres. Ring bearer and son of the bride Aidan Pruitt wore a black Calvin Klein tuxedo with a candy apple red vest and tie. His favorite black cowboy boots and a boutonniere of a single red miniature rose completed his attire. “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me turned the guests’ attention to the entrance as the maid of honor and bridesmaids entered. Laura Beasley of Hornbeak, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Christi Batts, Dana Pitts and Hailey Batts, all of Troy, served as bridesmaids. They wore candy apple red satin strapless floor-length gowns with cascading ruffles down the backs of the dresses. To accent their attire, they wore three-tiered rhinestone earrings with matching necklaces, which were gifts from the bride. They carried bouquets of red roses with white lilies tied with white satin ribbon. Flower girl KyLee Dyer of Dresden niece of the bride, wore a white floor-length sleeveless dress with a candy apple red sash around the waist and a large bow down the back. In her hair, she wore a miniature tiara of rhinestones. She carried a white satin basket filled with red rose petals which she sprinkled along the path to the altar. Guests rose as the sanctuary doors opened for the presentation of the bride. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle to “The Bridal Chorus” by Wagner. She was radiant in a white satin off-the-shoulder style gown by Vera Wang. The bodice was covered with sequins and beading and Swarovski crystals. The detachable chapel-length train was also adorned with the matching beading and crystals. The bride’s headpiece was a tiara with a double-illusion fingertip veil, both designed with Swarovski crystals. She carried a bouquet of red roses, white lilies and stock with white satin ribbon. The bride and groom lighted the unity candle to “The Prayer” by Foster and Sager. Guest applauded as the new Mr. and Mrs. Justin Kyle Rodriquez were presented and the recessional began to “Forever in Love” by Kenny G.   RECEPTION Guests were invited to join the family and wedding party at the Moffatt Centre in Troy for the reception. As guests entered, they were greeted with a beautifully-framed photograph of the bride and groom for guests to sign and post good luck wishes. The gift table was decorated with a satin card chest with bride and groom bears. The table also held favors for the guests such as pens, matches and candy, all with the couple’s names and wedding date. The reception tables were covered in white linen tablecloths, scattered with red and white crystals, and held centerpieces of red and white roses, red carnations, white lilies and stock. Tea lights surrounded the centerpieces. The bride’s vanilla cake with a buttercream frosting featured a nine-tier cascading design with a lighted flowing fountain and a rhinestone covered “R” in a bed of roses atop the cake. The table was decorated with red rose petals and a beautiful crystal bride and groom figurine, which was a gift from the bride’s father and stepmother. The groom’s cake was a chocolate three-dimensional mallard duck, which complemented the hunting theme of the table. The guests were greeted with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres of frozen grapes on a decorative pick along with assorted cheeses. Also served was a buffet of hors d’oeuvres, including pita chips, garlic baguette rounds, assorted vegetables with ranch dip, hot ham dip and hot Rotel™ cheese dip; fresh fruit with fruit dip; baked ham and smoked turkey on rolls; beef tenderloin tips with pearl onions and mushrooms in burgundy sauce; Italian meatballs with marinara sauce and pommeray mustard and honey glazed chicken. A chocolate fountain flowed with rich chocolate to dip strawberries, marshmallows, rice crispy bars, pineapple, cherries, doughnut holes and pretzels. Punch, soft drinks and coffee were served with the meal. Arron Jowers of Trenton announced Mr. and Mrs. Justin Kyle Rodriquez upon their arrival at the reception. The bridal couple’s first dance as husband and wife was to “Inside Your Heaven” by Carrie Underwood. The bride and her father danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. The groom and his mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. After the dances, the bride and groom prepared for the garter and bouquet toss. The bouquet was caught by the bride’s stepsister, Kayla Dyer of Dresden, and the garter was caught by Tommy Gulliot of Baton Rouge, La., friend of the groom. Guests enjoyed dancing to a mix of musical selections, with the reception ending with the guest dancing the electric slide.   REHEARSAL DINNER  One the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a dinner for family and the bridal party at Lakeview Dining Room at Reelfoot Lake. Guests enjoyed fish, chicken and country ham with slaw, hushpuppies, onion rings, white beans and rolls. Appetizers of fried crawfish bites, cheese sticks and jalapeno potato and cheese poppers were also served. The bride and groom choose this time to present gifts to the bridal party. Published in The Messenger 11.12.08

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