Miss Edgman – Alexander exchange wedding vows
Posted: Friday, June 11, 2010 2:38 pm
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Edgman of Paris. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Alexander of Martin.
Rex Buford of Como Church of Christ performed the double-ring ceremony.
The guests were greeted by Amanda Swayne, friend of the bride, of Paris. The lobby was decorated with a guest registry table, with hot pink and black mini pails containing fresh rose petals, and ferns accented with hot pink tulle. Both tables were decorated with black linens, fresh cut hot pink Gerber daisy arrangements and fresh rose petals lining the base of the tablecloths.
Family pews were marked with cones containing hot pink carnations, white wax flower and greenery. They were tied to the pews with hot pink ribbon.
The altar was decorated with two large urns filled with curly willow, snap dragons, pink glads, hot pink peonies, pink hydrangeas and varied shades of pink roses. The urns were standing on pedestals which had fresh cut garland draped to the floor.
Ushers Kerry Green, brother-in-law of the groom, of Dresden and Brandon Baker, nephew of the groom, of Memphis seated the guests.
Musicians were Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Crouch, vocalists. Mrs. Crouch sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” as the mothers were seated. The bride’s mother chose a floor-length gown of light celadon chiffon. The bodice was heavily embellished with clear bugle beads in a floral design. The short sleeve style was complimented by a modified sweetheart neckline. The groom’s mother wore a floor length, off the shoulder dress of claret satin. The full lace bodice was embellished with scattered clear sequins, featuring a three-fourths length sleeve. Both mothers carried nosegays consisting of miniature pink roses and baby’s breath, tied with hot pink ribbon.
Mr. and Mrs. Crouch sang “When I Said I Do” just prior to the entrance of the bridal party.
Serving as matron of honor was Carrie Dicus, sister of the bride of Paris. Bridesmaids were Kim Taylor, friend of the bride of McKenzie and Mandy Davidson, friend of the bride, Kim Dempsey, friend of the bride and Karine Dunn, friend of the bride, all of Paris. The bridesmaid wore beautiful black satin, full length, a-line dresses with v-neck halter necklines. Each apron front dress featured a delicate broach and exquisite embroidery. The matron of honor wore a similar dress that showcased an elegant, strapless neckline. The attendant’s bouquets were a smaller version of the bride’s.
Avery Dicus, niece of the bride of Paris, served as flower girl. She wore a white sleeveless satin dress accented with a black sash and bow in the back. She threw varying shades of pink rose petals.
Ronnie Alexander, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Kenny Brundige, friend of the groom, Eric Dowdy, friend of the groom, Ben Sinclair, friend of the groom, all of Martin and Jason Campbell, friend of the groom, of Clarksville. The men wore black tuxedos with double-button single-breasted notch lapel jackets, white shirts and hot pink vests and ties. Their boutonnieres consisted of pink roses. The stem of the groom’s boutonniere was wrapped in hot pink ribbon and accented with a rhinestone.
Austin Green, nephew of the groom, of Dresden served as ring bearer.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore an a-line strapless gown of white, bridal satin. It featured a modified sweetheart neckline. The Basque waist bodice was encrusted with hand beaded pearls and clear crystals. The cathedral train was also embellished with crystal and pearls. The skirt was trimmed with a band of matching seed pearls and crystals. Her elbow length veil had a beautiful scallop beaded edge. The bride’s dress was her something new. The bride wore pearl drop earrings borrowed from the groom’s late grandmother. She wore a blue anklet made by a family friend for something blue. Her bouquet consisted of pink peonies, white and pink hydrangeas and varied shades of pink roses. The bouquet was accented with a pearl cuff and tied with jewelry from the bride’s both late grandfathers for something old.
Susanne Collins, cousin of the bride, of Paris served as wedding director.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Greystone Hotel of Paris immediately following the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom along with parents formed a receiving line to greet the guests. A photomontage video of the bride and groom as children, with family and friends and as a couple played in the lobby. The lobby was decorated with black tablecloths, hot pink Gerber daisies and candles.
The ballroom consisted of guest tables and chairs adorned with white and black linen tablecloths, white chair covers and black sashes. The guest tables were decorated with mirrors, candles and vases filled with pink hydrangeas. Guest favors were also placed on the tables which consisted of chocolate and peanut butter “Dotta Sue” cookies in black boxes tied with hot pink tulle.
The food tables were covered in black linens and were accented with a large urn filled with curly willow, pink glads, hot pink peonies, pink hydrangeas and varied shades of pink roses. The guests were served a salad bar, varied cheese tray, hot bacon dip with Tostitos, artichoke/spinach stuffed mushrooms, salsa meatballs, skewered grilled chicken tenders and pineapple, shrimp and cocktail sauce, and fresh fruit with chocolate and almond cream sauce. Beverage choices consisted of tea, pink lemonade and coffee.
The wedding cake consisted of five square tiers. The tiers alternated of white and chocolate two-layer cake. The cake was covered in white butter cream icing. It was decorated with a white scroll design and black satin ribbon on each tier. The couple’s monogram served as the cake topper.
The groom’s cake was red velvet cake with royal blue cream cheese frosting. It was decorated and shaped into the “Ford” oval sign. The groom’s table was accented with a “Genuine Parts” Ford sign and royal blue napkins. Bridesmaid and dear friend, Kim Dempsey, made the wedding cake and groom’s cake.
Servers at the reception were Brittany Ashmore and Tracy Baker, both of Martin, Connie Blackwood of Lexington, Susanne Collins and Judy Steele, both of Paris and Leisa Green of Dresden.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner on April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center. The wedding party and family were served a catered plate dinner consisting of a strawberry spinach salad, marinated chicken breast, brown sugar honey baked ham, green beans with pimento topping and cheesy potatoes. Pink lemonade cake was served for desert. The tables were adorned with white and black linens while the chairs were tied with white and black vine satin sashes. Table centerpieces consisted of fresh cut hot pink Gerber daisy arrangements and candles.
The groom chose this time to present gifts to the groomsmen.
The bride presented gifts to the special women in her life at the Bridesmaid’s Luncheon hosted by her aunts on April 30 at the home of Judy Steele. Published in the Press 6-10-10