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Ms. Schindler, Dugger united in marriage

Ms. Schindler, Dugger united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:43 pm

Courtney Lynne Schindler of Union City and Robert “Craig” Dugger of Troy were recently united in marriage during a double-ring ceremony at Second Baptist Church in Union City. The Rev. Eddie Mallonee of Union City, pastor at Second Baptist Church, and Dr. Bobby Williams of Union City officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky McQueen of Union City. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Morrow of Union City. Her great-grandmother is Laverne McRee of Union City. The groom is the son of Kathy Dugger and the late Steve “Tailspinner” Dugger of Union City. His grandparents are Helen Conner and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dugger, all of Troy. Wendy Clark of Union City, friend of the couple, served as the wedding planner. The pews were decorated with orange and brown ribbon and tulle. The church was decorated with two tall white columns wrapped in grapevine with clear lights and orange and yellow tulle entwined; a large floral arrangement of orange snap dragons, yellow spider mums, bronze cremons, sprengeri greenery, small cat tails, yellow cushion mums, purple staus, orange carnations, yellow carnations, yellow snap dragons, yonkapins and purple liatrice; and an arrangement of cascading yellow sunflowers. Brooke Morrow of Union City and Erika Willett of Mount Sterling, Ky., cousins of bride, attended the register. They wore truffle-colored dresses of a style of their choice and pixie carnation wrist corsages with brown ribbon and yellow salidago. The register table featured a picture of the couple with their son, Rexx Dugger, along with the register book and a gold pen. Program attendants were April Willett of Mount Sterling and Will Morrow of Union City, cousins of the bride. She wore a truffle-colored dress and a small orange pixies wrist corsage with brown ribbon and yellow salidago. He wore a chocolate-colored tuxedo with an orange vest and an orange and brown paisley tie. He wore a boutonniere of orange pixies and yellow salidago. Both carried baskets decorated in orange and brown, which held scrolls decorated with silver wedding rings and tied with ribbon with a word of “thanks” from the wedding couple. Keith Morrow of Troy, uncle of the bride, and Kelly Killian of Rives, cousin of the groom, served as ushers. They wore chocolate-colored tuxedoes with orange vests, orange and brown paisley ties and boutonnieres of yellow cushion palms and yellow salidago. Songs selections played before the ceremony include “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban, “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” by Gary Allen, “The Sweetest Thing I’ve Ever Known” by Juice Newton, “She’s My Kind of Rain” by Tim McGraw and “All I Want to Do” by Sugarland. The grandparents were seated to “When You Say Nothing at All,” while the parents were seated to “More Than You’ll Ever Know.” The mother of the bride chose a floor-length dress with a sheer jacket in a beige rose pattern and decorated with small silver and crystal stones. She wore matching shoes and crystal teardrop earrings. The groom’s mother wore a short soft-gold dress and jacket with soft sheer ruffles around the sleeves. The bridal party entered the sanctuary to “Everything I Do, I Do It for You.” Leigh-Ann Willett of Mount Sterling, aunt of the bride, served as matron of honor. She wore a truffle-colored halter-style dress. Amanda Morrow of Martin, cousin of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore a truffle-colored, dress with a gathered bodice and square neckline. Bridesmaids were Kim Dugger of Troy, sister of groom, and Megan Morrow of Rives and Shelby Willett of Mount Sterling, cousins of the bride. They wore truffle-colored Grecian-neckline dresses and carried long-stemmed sunflowers decorated with yellow salidago and orange and brown ribbon. They also wore matching jewelry, a gift from the bride. The groom’s grandfather served as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew O’Conner and Adam Mobbs, both of Troy, friends of the groom; Tyler Richards of Walnut Log community, friend of the couple; and Richard Dugger of Troy, cousin of the groom. They wore chocolate-colored tuxedoes with orange vests, brown paisley ties and yellow cushion palms boutonnieres with yellow salidago. Rhonda Killion of Rives, aunt of the groom, played “Jesus Loves Me” on the piano as the flower girl and ring bearer entered. Anna Claire WilIett of Mount Sterling, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a white knee-length satin bodice dress with a full white tulle skirt and a truffle-colored sash tied in the back in a large bow. She also wore white gloves and a silver and diamond tiara and carried a short-stemmed white cushion mum. The couple’s son served as the ringbearer. He wore a solid white tuxedo and white shoes and carried the ring box. Ms. Killion played the traditional “Wedding March” as the bride entered. She chose a beautiful white dress from the Oleg Cassini Collection. It featured a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice and full shirt with a long train. The bodice was overlaid with lace and crystals, while the skirt had a lace overlay. Her train was decorated with crystals. She wore a matching fingertip veil with wide satin trim and white satin heels from the Michael-Angelo Collection. Her bouquet consisted of yellow sunflowers, yellow cushion mums, purple status, yellow salidago, fall leaves, bronze cremons, yonkapins, orange gerbera and cattails, which were carried in a nosegay holder. The bride’s something old was a small doily, which belonged to her late great-grandmother, Pansy Morrow of Union City. It was a part of the bridal bouquet. Her Christian Dior dangle iridescent earrings, a gift from her parents, were her something new. She borrowed a handkerchief from her great-grandmother, Ms. McRee, which was also arranged in her bouquet, and wore a blue garter. She also carried a penny in her shoe for good luck, along with a good luck charm which Mrs. Clark gave her. Mallonee said a prayer and the couple lighted a candle in memory of the groom’s father. The table holding the candle also featured an arrangement of white cushion mums and a photograph of the groom’s father. After the ceremony, the couple left to the song “Living Our Love Song.” RECEPTION A reception was held in the fellowship hall of Second Baptist Church immediately following the ceremony. Mrs. Clark announced the couple as Mr. and Mrs. Craig Dugger as they entered the reception area. The food tables were covered in long white lace tablecloths, decorated with orange and brown tull, ceramic pumpkins and leaf-shaped candles. The guest tables were decorated with ivory tablecloths, crystal globes with coffee beans and small white candles placed on square cut mirrors with scattered gold, orange and brown confetti. Guests were served barbecued cocktail wieners, pinwheel sandwiches, turkey, ham, cheese, small yeast rolls, cheese squares and crackers, sausage balls, sliced peppers, ranch dipping sauce, vegetable, pigs-in-a-blanket, fruit, roasted nuts and mints. The centerpiece of the groom’s table was a mallard-shaped cake. The table was covered in a white cloth draped with brown tulle and held duck call mini lights. The napkins were brown and imprinted with “Courtney and Craig” and the letter “D.” The bride’s four-tiered cake progressed from light beige to white layers and was decorated with filigree, brown ribbon and brown satin leaves and had the letter “D” in the center. Her table was highlighted with brown tulle and clear lights. Serving at the reception were June Jimerson, Wendy Crackel and Mrs. Clark, all of Union City. Matthew O’Conner caught the garter, while Shelby Willett caught the bouquet. REHEARSAL DINNER The bridal couple, their families and the bridal party enjoyed a rehearsal dinner of barbecue with the trimmings in the church fellowship hall the night before the wedding. Chocolate, coconut and strawberry cakes were served as dessert. Iced tea, coffee and soft drinks were also offered to the guests. Published in The Messenger 12.31.08

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