Miss Adcock, Stinnett united in marriage
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:02 pm
The historic sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Union City, with its beautiful stained-glass windows, was the setting of the recent wedding of Kisah Leigh Adcock and Paul Michael Stinnett, both of Union City.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Adcock of Union City. Her grandparents are Margaret Nelson and the late Albert Nelson, Dolly Adcock, Lurline McNeal and the late George McNeal, all of Union City, and the late E.G. Adcock of Dickson.
The groom is the son of Karen Hinds of Conway, Ark., and Philip Stinnett of Benton, Ark. He is the grandson of Shirley Hinds of Conway, the late Harold Hinds of Searcy, Ark., and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stinnett of Oakland, Calif.
The wrought iron railings outside the church were decorated with white tulle and greenery. The lamp posts and entry doors to the sanctuary were adorned with magnolia sprays tied with white organza bows. Elizabeth Barnes of Union City, friend of the bride, greeted the guests at the registry table, which was draped with a white Battenburg lace tablecloth and held an engagement portrait of the couple. Wedding programs were distributed by Kennedy Williams of Union City, friend of the bride. Also in the vestibule of the church was a memory table displaying pictures of grandparents who have died.
The pews of the church, as well as the rails of the balcony, were decorated with white tulle and pink rose kissing balls. The sills of the stained-glass windows held magnolia sprays tied with white organza ribbon. The front of the sanctuary was decorated with brass candelabra, greenery and tulle.
Ushers escorting guests to their seats were Billy Wallace, cousin of the bride, and Josh Brewer, friend of the couple, both of Union City. They were attired in black dress slacks and crisp white shirts with pink silk neckties.
A prelude of music selected by the couple included “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor, “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson, “Ava Maria” by the Celtic Women and “One Boy, One Girl” by Colin Raye.
When the church bells chimed 2 p.m., grandparents of the couple, parents of the groom and the mother of the bride were seated to the music of Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Parent’s Prayer.” Special usher for Margaret Nelson was Randy Harris of Troy, uncle of the bride. Jason Brewer of Union City, the bride’s brother-in-law, escorted the mother of the bride, who was attired in a pink three-piece georgette ensemble with jewel trim. The groom’s mother wore a floral dress in hues of blue accented by a coordinating shawl. As a special request of the groom, his mother wore a gold “Mother” brooch.
The sanctuary of the church was quiet as the minister, groom and groomsmen entered in anticipation of the bride and her party. The groom was attired in a traditional black single-breasted suit by New Era of New York accented by a white shirt with pink silk tie. Special to the groom was a tie tac he wore, which had belonged to his grandfather. Best man Nick Howell of Nashville, college friend of the groom, and groomsmen Jason Brewer, Justin Bow of Conway, brother-in-law of the groom, and Jason Thomlinson of Mt. Juliet, college friend of the groom, wore black suits, white shirts and signature pink ties.
Charlotte Church and Josh Groban’s rendition of “The Prayer” was played as the matron of honor and bridesmaids entered the sanctuary. Hannah Brewer of Union City, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Rebekah Bow of Conway, sister of the groom, and Amelia Baker of Searcy, friend of the bride, served as bridesmaids. They were attired in tea-length empire waist black georgette dresses. Natalie Jones of Union City, friend of the bride, served as junior bridesmaid. She was attired in a floor-length white satin dress with a black sash. The bridesmaids carried pink and white hand-tied rose bouquets.
As the song “Somewhere Out There” sung by the Disney mice played, Meg Kizer, Katelyn Jones, Hailey Jones and Shelby Jones, all friends of the bride from Union City, came down the two aisles of the sanctuary twirling pink and black ribbons, paving the way for the ring bearer and flower girl. The ribbon twirlers were attired in pink georgette and chiffon dresses.
Flower girl Molly Kizer of Union City, friend of the bride, entered the church wearing a white floor-length dress. Her hair was adorned with a wreath of white rosettes. She carried a white basket filled with pink rose petals. Ring bearer Carter Wilson of Union City, friend of the bride, was attired in a black tuxedo with a pink bow tie and black cowboy boots. He carried a white silk and lace ring pillow and escorted the flower girl down the aisle as she scattered rose petals on the white aisle runner. All of the children sat on the steps beside the bridesmaids and groomsmen to witness “Miss Kisah’s” wedding.
Guests rose as the sanctuary doors opened for presentation of the bride. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle to the love theme from “Romeo and Juliet.” The bride was radiant in a white chiffon gown with beaded inset and twisted front knot. The dress formed a train as she walked down the aisle. The bride’s headpiece was a tiara with a triple-illusion fingertip veil with blusher, both designed with Swarovski crystals. Indicative of her favorite accessory, the bride’s shoes were white flip-flops. She carried a cascading bouquet of pink, mauve and white roses with white ribbon and baby’s breath.
Dr. Matthew Wohlfarth, minister of First Baptist Church in Union City, officiated the double-ring ceremony. After the unity candle was lit, Jason Kizer of Union City, friend of the bride, sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” As Dr. Wohlfarth introduced the new Mr. and Mrs. Stinnett, the audience erupted in applause. The couple turned their backs to their guests and when they turned to face the audience, they had sported sunglasses and danced down the aisle to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson.
Parents of the bride invited guests to a reception in the church fellowship hall. The tables were overlaid with alternating black and white cloths scattered with hearts and glitter. Centerpieces of tall crystal vases with assorted spring flowers, provided by Hattie Lou Brown of Union City, decorated the tables. Candies in pink organza bags and personalized mints and gum were favors for the guests. Cameras were scattered for guests to take impromptu pictures for the couple to enjoy later.
The bride’s cake was a four-tiered confection of vanilla cake with butter cream icing decorated with black ribbon and swirls. Serving the bride’s cake was Kathy Harris of Troy, aunt of the bride. The groom’s cake, made by the mother of the bride, was a red velvet rendition of the Arkansas razorback. The “hawg” was served by Mary Hinds of Griffithville, Ark., aunt of the groom.
An array of hors d’ oeuvres, including an assortment of cheeses and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetables and dips, chocolate strawberries, spinach artichoke dip with tri-color chips, and chicken salad in phyllo cups was served. Guests helped themselves at the fountain flowing with sparkling red punch. Assisting at the reception tables were Sharon Brewer and Amber Decker, both of Union City. Special assistant at the reception was Cathy Williams of Union City.
The bride tossed her bouquet to eligible ladies and the groom threw the garter to the bachelors in the crowd as they prepared for their departure. Guests showered the couple with bubbles as they left for their honeymoon in a shiny black Camaro provided by Terry Petty of Union City, friend of the bride. Upon their return, the Stinnetts reside in Union City.
On the eve of the wedding, family and members of the wedding party gathered for dinner in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. Pizza, salad and dessert were served on red checked tablecloths decorated with centerpieces of spring flowers. The couple chose this time to present gifts to the wedding party.
A bridal shower was hosted by Miss Adcock’s matron of honor and sister Hannah Brewer at the Union City Community Room. In keeping with the bride’s vocation as a pre-school teacher, the room was decorated in a child’s Easter theme with multi-colored windmills, Easter pails and bunnies. A delicious variety of appetizers were served, including fruit and dip, mini red velvet cupcakes, sugar cookies with strawberry cream cheese icing, cheese balls and crackers and a vegetable platter with dressing. Guests each wrote words of marital wisdom for the bride.
WEDDING DAY BRUNCH
Gayle Blackley of Union City, friend of the bride, and best man Nick Howell provided a delicious buffet in the conference room of First Baptist Church for the bridal party and family members on the morning of the wedding.
Using a luau theme, the table was brightly decorated and assorted sandwiches, chips, crackers and cookies were served.
Published in The Messenger 5.26.10