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Miss Mitchell, Tibbs united in marriage

Miss Mitchell, Tibbs united in marriage

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:01 pm

Morgan Mitchell and Michael Tibbs, both of Knoxville, were wed recently at First United Methodist Church in Fulton.
The Rev. Dr. Tim Atkins officiated the double-ring ceremony. Ginger Bard of Fulton, pianist, Charles Lewis of Memphis, flautist, and Jennifer Dame of Murfreesboro, soloist and cousin of the groom-elect, provided the music.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell of Fulton. She is the granddaughter of Eunice Clark of Fulton and the late Vyron Mitchell Sr., the late Elmo Underwood and the late Etholene Underwood.
The groom is the son of Teresa Tibbs of South Fulton and the late Jeff Tibbs. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Shelby of Fulton, Joyce Tibbs of South Fulton and the late Gene Tibbs.
Samantha Hicks of Knoxville served her friend as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittney Tibbs of Lexington, S.C., sister-in-law of the groom, and Ashley Alexander of Murray, Ky., Jaime Updegraff of Knoxville, Megan Huey of Murfreesboro and Casey Kirby of Fulton, all friends of the bride. Flower girl was Ellie Mitchell of Graves County, Ky., niece of the bride.
Bridesmaids wore black strapless gowns and carried long-stemmed calla lilies. The flowergirl wore an ivory tea-length dress and carried a nosegay of calla lilies.
Jeremy Tibbs of Lexington, S.C., served as best man for his brother. Groomsmen were Joey Melton of Havertown, Pa., cousin of the groom, and Brandon Ward of Murfreesboro and Michael Crockett, Trent Dowdy and Ryan Graves, all of South Fulton, friends of the groom.
Ushers were Ben Mitchell of Murray, brother of the bride; Garrett Boyd of Knoxville, cousin of the bride; and Adam Hicks of Knoxville and Rick Larson of South Fulton, friends of the groom.
The groom, groomsmen and ushers wore black tuxes with ivory shirts and ivory rosebud boutonnières.
The bride wore an ivory strapless silk gown with beading on the bodice and train. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses and calla lilies.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Pontotoc Center in Fulton.
Following a honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Knoxville until August, at which time they will move to Murfreesboro to continue their educations at Middle Tennessee State University. The bride will begin graduate school pursuing a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion and the groom will complete his degree in criminal justice.
Published in The Messenger 6.11.09


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