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Miss Garrison, Bunch united in marriage

Miss Garrison, Bunch united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:13 pm

Jessica Dawn Garrison and George Darnell “Trey” Bunch III, both of Union City, were recently united in marriage at First Baptist Church in Hickman, Ky. The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Debbie Garrison of Union City. Her grandparents are Margaret Bishop of Jackson, the late Max Bishop of Union City and the late Billy Terrell Garrison and the late Phyllis Garrison, both of Woodland Mills. The groom is the son of George Bunch Jr. of Samburg and Valerie Richards of Memphis. Step-parents of the groom are Linda Bunch of Samburg and Michael Richards of Memphis. His grandparents are Dot Bunch and the late George Bunch Sr. of Samburg and the late Opal and Calvin Byrd of Tiptonville. The Christian ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Andy Blackwell of Union City. The two entry doors to the church were adorned with large wreaths of mixed greenery and ribbons of white tulle. A table placed directly in the foyer held photographs of the couple’s late grandparents and candles lighted in their loving memory. Upon entering the foyer, guests were greeted by Kayla Anderson of Hickman, friend of the bride, and Zoe Ramage of Union City, friend of the groom. The attendants wore black tea-length dresses and wrist corsages of white roses. The registry table held a black square basket intertwined with black and white satin ribbons containing the wedding programs. The white programs were printed in a decorative black script with the couple’s monogram used to accent the cover. A black and white portrait of the bride and groom, on the back of the program, was included in their acknowledgment to family and friends. Guests were encouraged to sign a white leather guest book trimmed with silver accents. Guests were escorted to their seats by ushers Tyler Berner of Union City, friend of the bridal couple, and Blaze Minton of Martin, friend of the groom. The ushers sported traditional black suits with white shirts and black ties. They wore boutonnieres of white roses. Guests were seated to classical music performed by pianist Andrew Moore of Martin. Musical selections included “Nocturne” by Chopin, “Clair DeLune” and “Arabesque” by Debussy, “Adgio Cantible” by Beethoven, “Intermezzo” by Brahnms and “The Gift” and “Night Prayer” by Jim Brickman. Inside the sanctuary, family pews were marked by cascading bows of black and white tulle accented with large black shimmering ribbons trimmed in hues of sparkling silver to complement the bride’s bouquet. Guests’ eyes were drawn to the large arch centered in the altar area draped with black and white tulle entwined with twinkling white lights. The unity candle, along with silver candelabra, located on each side of the arch, were draped in black satin and silver taffeta with white candles aglow in each. On each side of the altar area were beautiful large arrangements of red hypericums, red spray roses, red gerber daisies, red carnations and mini carnations, enchantment lilies, white roses, white chrysanthemums and an assortment of mixed greenery with black and silver satin intertwined within. The wedding party entered under the direction of Jared Hamlin of Union City, who served as the wedding coordinator. Mothers and grandmothers were seated to “Surely the Presence.” The mother of the bride chose for her wedding attire a fitted, a-line floor-length cap-sleeve gown featuring flowing ruffled tiers and a front and back surplice neck line in a beautiful shade of steel. The mother of the groom chose an oyster-colored gown with silver lace bodice and jacket. Sparkling sequins and bugle beads adorned the floral-lace jacket and matching lace bodice. A sheer flyaway layer of chiffon gathered at the front and fell to the floor. The stepmother of the groom looked stunning in a black floor-length, mermaid-style organza skirt with complementing iridescent champagne jacket and blouse. The mothers wore wrist corsages of red roses. The bride’s grandmother was dressed in a black floor-length gown featuring a dazzling jacket in a soft shade of lavender. Paula June Garrison, who served as an honorary grandparent along with her husband, Harold Garrison, chose a black tea-length dress with a complementary jacket of spiral shimmers in shades of purples and silver. The grandmother of the groom chose a classic red tea-length skirt with a flattering jacket and black accessories. The grandmothers wore wrist corsages of white roses. After the mothers and grandmothers were seated, a special solo, “I Love You Most of All” was beautifully performed by the mother of the bride. The processional, “Canon in D,” was played as the groomsmen escorted the bridesmaids to the altar area. Erin Cunningham of Madisonville, Ky., and Elizabeth Boatwright of Chicago served as matrons of honor. The bridesmaids were Janna Wyatt of Murray, Ky., Julie McKnight of Nashville, Dale Garrison of Corinth, Miss., Jacenta Speed, Jessica McGuire and Jennifer Ray, all of Union City, and Crystal Tyrie of St. Louis. Serving as junior bridesmaids were nieces of the groom, Marley Speed and Mallorey Speed, both of Union City. Each girl looked striking in a black gown of her choice. The bridesmaids carried two white long-stemmed enchantment lilies accented with black and silver ribbon. The junior bridesmaids carried sing white long-stemmed roses with black ribbon. Serving as the best men were George Bunch Jr. of Samburg and Steve Owens of Union City. The groomsmen were Anthony Williams of Hickman, Matt Riley, Shaw Speed, Matthew Gray and Ben Hudson, all of Union City, Jason Garrison of Corinth and Kyle Dedmon of Fulton. The groomsmen wore black two-button notch lapels with black diamond vests and black ties. They wore boutonnières of white roses. The flower girls were Makale Speed and Meg Speed, both of Union City, and Scarlett Garrison of Corinth. Makale Speed and Meg Speed, nieces of the groom, were dressed in black satin floor-length dresses accented with large white satin sashes, while Scarlett Garrison, niece of the bride, was dressed in a white floor-length dress highlighted with black polka dots and a black sash. The girls carried white baskets intertwined with black and white polka dot and striped ribbon and filled with red rose petals. Mckenna Garrison of Corinth, niece of the bride, announced the coming of the bride by performing the chiming of the hour. As she gracefully walked down the aisle, she softly rang a bell which was a family heirloom of the stepmother of the groom. She was dressed in a floor-length white satin dress accentuated with a black sash. The handsome groom awaited the entrance of his bride wearing a black two-button notch lapel by Joseph Abbod with a white diamond vest and coordinating white tie. His boutonnière was of red roses and red hypericums. The father of the bride escorted his daughter down the aisle as the contemporary version of “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner was played. He was dressed in a black two-button notch lapel with a black diamond vest and coordinating black tie. He wore a boutonnière of a single red rose. The bride looked radiant in her designer white trumpet-style gown by Oleg Cassini. The strapless gown was lavishly embellished with opulent hand-beading, embroidered lace appliqué and detailed embroidery. Her tiara was of crystals and pearls and was a gift from the mother of the groom. It served as her “something new.” The headpiece looked enchanting atop her long blonde cascading curls. She wore drop-down pearl earrings borrowed from the matron of honor. Wedding bands of her paternal grandmother were tied to her exquisite bouquet of red roses, representing “something old.” As the couple lighted the unity candle, Owens performed a serene solo of “Amazing Grace” on harmonica. Following the pronouncement of marriage, the couple was formally presented to the congregation and exited to the music of “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn. RECEPTION Following the ceremony, the celebration continued at the Hickman Country Club. The tables were draped with white linen cloths and overlaid with black satin runners. They held round black vases filled with glittering metallic silver branches and were surrounded by crystal and black votives and ice crystals. To the side of the bridal couple’s table stood a seven-foot tall luminous black tree embossed with shimmering silver accents and glistening decorations. The buffet tables were covered in white linens and gathered black satin, with strings of crystals draped all along the face of the tables. Accentuations on the tables included vases with layers of black and silver balls, a tall slender black vase filled with a cluster of silver sprigs and glittering black balls. A large platinum vase overflowing with shiny flecks of black and silver served as the centerpiece. An array of decadent hors d’oeuvres and cocktail snacks were served to guests. The beverage table was covered in white linen and held a three-tier punch fountain, which was dimly lit, glowing through bundles of white roses. The cake had three square tiers, each sparkling with sugar-coated icing and accented with black and metallic silver ribbon. Each tier was separated by three-inch columns. Sequin balls of black and silver, made by the bride, adorned each layer. A metallic monogram accented with crystals rested on the top layer. As the reception began, a disc jockey announced the bridal couple’s arrival. The bride and groom danced their first dance as husband and wife to “At Last” by Etta James. The bride and her father danced to “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Dean Martin. The groom and his mother danced to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. After the throwing of the bouquet and garter, the couple danced to the final song of the night, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley. As they left, guests lined the sidewalk of the country club to see the couple off. Sparklers lighted the evening sky as the newlyweds escaped to an awaiting white limousine. The couple will be traveling to Snowmass, Colo., in December to celebrate their honeymoon. REHEARSAL DINNER A rehearsal dinner honoring the couple was hosted by the groom’s mother and stepfather. After practicing their “I do’s”, the bride and groom, along with parents, relatives and the wedding party, enjoyed a lovely fall evening filled with toasts of best wishes and a delicious meal. The attendees were greeted by lighted trees, ivory mums and silver lanterns leading the way into a warmly candlelit room. Elegantly white draped tables were adorned with cream-white pumpkins nestled in ivy, jasmine and ivory mum florets atop silver wine coolers. Ivory column candles, crystal votive cups and miniature white pumpkins interspersed among greenery complimented the centerpieces. A delicious meal, consisting of a green salad, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean bundles and homemade rolls with strawberry butter, was enjoyed by all. The German chocolate groom’s cake was served as dessert. Following the dinner, the couple presented gifts to their attendants and their parents. Published in The Messenger 11.19.08

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