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Miss Short, Wilds united in outdoor ceremony

Miss Short, Wilds united in outdoor ceremony

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

Ashleigh Short of Troy and Lucas Wilds of Selmer were recently united in marriage in a ceremony held at the home of the bride’s parents, David and Linda Short of Troy. The bride is the granddaughter of Hayden and Dolores Phebus and the late Carlton Crigger, all of Rives, and Peggy Short and the late Olen Short of Hornbeak. The groom is the son of Jim and Melissa Wilds of Selmer. His grandparents are Evelyne Sanders and the late Gary Sanders, both of Selmer, and James and Betsy Wilds of Aledo, Texas. A gazebo in the backyard was the focal point of the ceremony. It was decorated with an archway of ivy and fall foliage, including two fall arrangements on each side of the gazebo. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Brian Rainey of First Baptist Michie. Attending the register were Rebekah Gillespie of Nashville and Megan Vaughn of Jackson. The table was draped with a white cloth and taupe runner with a fall arrangement in the center as the guests signed in. Serving as ushers were Kyle Brooks of Martin, Michael Cleary of Michie, Blake Crigger of Franklin, Jared Fowler of Pickwick, Joey Johnson of Counce, Kirk Rogers of Gleason and Hunter Short of Hornbeak. They were dressed in black tuxedos, accented with taupe vests and ties. They wore boutonnieres of hypericum. Vocalist for the occasion was Craig Rogers of Martin. The prelude consisted of “Then He Kissed Me,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “At Last,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Take My Breath Away,” “From Here to Eternity” and “In This Life” sung by Rogers. The grandmothers were seated to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Mothers were seated as “Love Me Tender” was played. The mother of the bride chose a two-piece chocolate brown ensemble. The top was off-the-shoulder lace with a bubble skirt. The groom’s mother chose a tea-length chocolate dress with turquoise swirl accents and a turquoise cardigan. They wore a wrist corsages consisting of chocolate callas with kangaroo berries. “Canon in D” was played as the processional. Jessica Kirk of Union City served as matron of honor, while Whitney Buchanan of Troy was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Chism of Mason Hall, Emily Essary and Lacee North, both of Dyersburg, Natalie Grossner and Brittany Thompson Kissell, both of Troy, Danielle Williams of Newbern and Lesley Williams of Union City. Her attendants wore tea-length strapless taupe dresses with latte sashes tied in the back. They carried fall poms tied with taupe ribbon. Serving as best men were Jim Wilds of Selmer and Blake Gillespie of Nashville. Groomsmen were Bradley Davis of Jackson, Wes Faulkner and Brett Mullins, both of Martin, Matthew Lewandowski of Nashville, Steven Scott of Springfield and Daniel Wilds and Joshua Wilds, both of Selmer. They wore black tuxedos with taupe vests and ties. Their boutonnieres were chocolate callas with kangaroo paws. The bride entered to the “Wedding March” and was given in marriage by her parents. She chose an ivory strapless, A-line gown with a pleated knot front and empire waist and bubble hem. It featured a sweep train. Her veil was an ivory one-tier with scalloped edges and beading. She carried copper hypericum; copper enchantment lilies; chocolate mini callas; poms of rust, yellow, orange and green buttons; leonitas roses and kangaroo paws tied with ivory ribbon. The bride chose as her “something old” a piece of her childhood blanket, which she tucked in her bouquet. Her “something blue” was her garter. For her “something borrowed,” she placed an apple pen on the leaf of her bouquet, given to her by her aunt, and her “something new” was her jewelry, consisting of pearl-drop earrings, a pearl necklace and a diamond bracelet, given to her by her mother. For the uniting of the couple, “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” was sung by Rogers. “I Feel Good” was played for the recessional. Guests used sparklers to see the couple off to the Hampton Centré. The couple left the wedding ceremony in a limo. RECEPTION A reception was held at the Hampton Centré in Union City. A live band provided the entertainment. The couple danced their first dance as husband and wife to “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” The bride and her father danced to “My Girl ” and the groom and his mother danced to “Wonderful World.” The guests were served parmesan pita chips, garlic baguette rounds, vegetables with ranch dip, hot ham dip with a cracker medley, hot spinach and artichoke dip with a cracker medley, peppered Monterey Jack cubes with grapes and strawberries, pineapple cheese ball with assorted crackers, fresh fruit, hot ham and cheese squares, party sandwich pinwheels, beef tenderloin on rolls and mini crab cakes. The bride’s cake consisted of four square off-white tiers with buttercream frosting. Each layer was a different flavor of either strawberry, chocolate or vanilla. The cake was accented with chocolate brown scroll work and edged with chocolate brown ribbon. Separating the top layer and the second layer were curved columns with fall flowers. The top of the cake had the couple’s initials. The groom’s cake was a Boston Red Sox two-tiered cake with buttercream icing. The table was accented with Red Sox memorabilia. Both of the cakes were made by the groom’s mother. Serving at the reception were April Cleary of Michie, Brooke Crigger of Franklin and Maria Lones and Meredith Lones, both of Union City. After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Troy. REHEARSAL DINNER A rehearsal dinner was held at the Hampton Centré. The tables were decorated with white tablecloths. Tea lamps over mirrors served as the centerpieces. At each place setting were favor boxes filled with tea bags, spoons with Hershey Kisses™, Oreo™ cookies dipped in white chocolate and fans with the couple’s initials. Guests were served garden-tossed salad with assorted dressings, chicken breast calvados, beef tips with rice and marsala sauce, mashed potatoes with gravy, country-style green beans, rolls with strawberry butter, the chocolate cake and strawberry cake. During the rehearsal dinner, a slide show featuring photos of the couple from childhood to present was shown. Published in The Messenger 11.12.08

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