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Miss Kelley, Lankford united in marriage

Miss Kelley, Lankford united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:56 pm

Amanda Leigh Kelley and John Dallas Lankford were recently united in marriage at First United Methodist Church in Fulton. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Phyllis Kelley of South Fulton and Chuck and Pam Kellermeyer of Tri City, Ky. She is the granddaughter of Lura and Gene Pritchard of Mayfield, Ky., the late Frances and Tom Kelley Sr. of South Fulton and the late Charles Dublin. She is the step-granddaughter of Manon Canter and the late James Canter of Mayfield and Charles and Marsha Kellermeyer of South Fulton. The groom is the son of Joe and Glenda Lankford of Paris. He is the grandson of Gervis “Jack” Paschall and the late Virginia Paschall of Puryear and the late Neely and Mildred Lankford of Paris. Jamie Lee of Hickman, Ky., officiated the ceremony. Scripture was read by Bob Rutledge of McKenzie during the ceremony. The altar was decorated with candelabra draped with grapevines and fall ribbon. A large arrangement of roses, Gerber daises, lilies and assorted red, orange and yellow flowers were also located at the front of the church. Small grapevines with fall-colored ribbon and flowers were hung from pews reserved for family. Guests were greeted at the registry by Sarah Duncan of Wingo, Ky., and Lori O’Conner of Bradford. Several classical pieces were played by the organist while guests were seated. Grandmothers and mothers were seated to “Surely the Presence” and “Ave Maria,” respectively. The mother of the bride wore a purple floor-length dress with a small sequined design along the front of the jacket. The bride’s stepmother wore a light blue, floor-length satin dress with a jacket. The groom’s mother wore a brown satin floor-length dress and matching jacket. “Canon in D” was played as the attendants entered the sanctuary. Kelly Cooley of South Fulton served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Michelle Arnold and Kimberly Rushing, both of Paris, Cara Deese of Orlando, Fla., and Sarah Poole of Brownsville. They wore strapless truffle dresses which were gathered to the side with a sequined broach and brown pearl necklaces and matching beaded earrings given to them by the bride. They carried bouquets of red Gerber daises and orange and yellow lilies. The flower girl was Sarah Cate Orr of Puryear. She wore an ivory, sleeveless dress with a truffle satin bow. She wore a headpiece of red, yellow and orange flowers and carried a basket decorated with fall flowers full of red rose petals. The groom wore a black Tuxedo with an ivory shirt, tie and vest as well as a red rose boutonniere. Trent Rutledge of Franklin served as best man. Groomsmen were William Arnold Jr. of Paris, Michael Baggett of Decatur, Ill., Matthew Crouch of Auburn, Ala., and Jason Kelley of Huntsville, Ala. Ushers were Jamie Orr, Russ Orr and Clint Paschall, all of Puryear. Groomsman, ushers and the bride’s father wore black tuxedos with truffle vests and ties with rust-colored button mum boutonnieres. The ring bearer was Mason Arnold of Paris. He wore a matching tuxedo and carried an ivory pillow with a light brown ribbon. The bride entered the sanctuary to “The Bridal Chorus.” She was escorted by her father and given away by her mother and father. She wore a strapless, ivory satin gown which was gathered to the side. The sweetheart neckline and trim of the dress were adorned with antique lace, champagne and ivory pearls and sequins. This design was also present where the dress was gathered to the side. The bride wore a tiara of champagne and ivory pearls and a fingertip veil adorned with sequins and pearls. The bride wore a pearl necklace and bracelet given to her by the groom and her great-grandmother’s wedding band as “something old.” The bride carried a bouquet of red roses wrapped in ivory ribbon. RECEPTION A reception was held at the Fulton Country Club in South Fulton immediately following the ceremony. The bride and groom arrived in a red 1947 Chevrolet Style Master. The tables were covered with white cloths and decorated with red, orange and yellow candles in sterling silver candleholders, fall leaves and pumpkins. Potted mums were also found throughout the reception hall. A three-tiered white and strawberry cake with buttercream icing and chocolate scrolling was separated with red roses and accented with a silver “L.” The groom’s cake was composed of three milk chocolate cheesecakes. Guests were served roast beef, crab cakes, meatballs, vegetables, cheeses and rolls in buffet-style on a table decorated with a fall theme. In addition, guests were also treated to a chocolate fountain with assorted fruits and snacks. Following the first dance and parent dances, guests enjoyed music played by a disc jockey for several hours. Following a week in Jamaica, the bride and groom returned to Goodlettsville, where they now reside. REHEARSAL DINNER A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents the night before the wedding at the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Fulton. The tables were covered with fall-themed cloths and decorated with red and orange candles in glass candleholders. An arrangement of red, orange and yellow flowers was located at the head table. Guests were served chicken or steak, a potato bar, salad and rolls served in a buffet style. For dessert, there was a choice of coconut, chocolate or Italian crème cake. The bride and groom were surprised by their families with a slide show of pictures chronicling their lives. They were also presented with a special decree from Kentucky state Sen. Ken Winters of Murray, Ky., by the bride’s grandfather congratulating them on their upcoming marriage. At the end of the dinner, the bride and groom presented their attendants with gifts. Published in The Messenger 12.17.08

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