Miss Bailey, Hopkins united in marriage

Miss Bailey, Hopkins united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:01 pm

The sanctuary of Second Baptist Church in Union City was the setting for the recent wedding of Lindsey Michelle Bailey of Troy and Alex Steven Hopkins of Union City.
The bride is the daughter of David and Debbie Bailey of Troy. She is the granddaughter of John and Ramona Wade and Ann Bailey and the late James Bailey, all of Troy.
The groom is the son of Steve and Mitzi Hopkins of Union City. He is the grandson of Neta Jo Campbell of Union City and Bill and Sandra Campbell of Centerville and the late Aben and Minnie Hopkins.
The sanctuary was decorated with green ferns placed in white fern stands and silk arrangements of greenery, white lilies and pearls. The floor was covered with white cloth, tulle and clear lights to resemble clouds and 21 candelabra decorated with white tulle bows and greenery. The pews were decorated with large white tulle bows with greenery, lilies and pearls. At the entrance to the church, a table held two white wicker baskets which held wedding programs and cylinders of bubbles.
Don Parks, HB Dodd and Garrett Flannery, all of Union City, and Russell Dickerson of Knoxville served as ushers. They wore brown tuxedos with turquoise vests and ties by After Six. The ushers seated the grandparents as “There Is Love” by Stookey was played. The grandmothers wore corsages with miniature multicolored Gerber daisies.
The mothers of the couple were seated to “A Parent’s Prayer” by Stephen Curtis Chapman. The mother of the bride chose a two-piece brown taffeta dress with matching sandals. The mother of the groom chose a two-piece baby blue long gown with matching sandals. The mothers wore corsages of miniature multicolored Gerber daisies.
The groom wore an ivory tuxedo with turquoise vest and tie by After Six.
The groom’s father served as best man. The groomsmen were the groom’s brother, Ben Hopkins, Brad Keightley, Blake Miller and Phillip Vernon, all of Union City, and Addison Yarbro of Martin. They wore brown tuxedoes with turquoise vests and ties by After Six.
The ring bearer was Drake Chism of Union City, son of the bride. He carried a brown and ivory satin pillow and wore a brown tuxedo with a turquoise vest and tie.
The bride’s sister, Amanda Weaks, served as the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Ashleigh Wilds and Deven Barnett, both of Troy, Jana Keightley of Union City, Stephanie Hopkins of Alabama and Ramie Young of Nashville. They wore brown tea-length strapless dresses with matching sandals from David’s Bridal. The earrings they wore, gifts from the bride, matched the broaches on their dresses. They each carried six long-stemmed Gerber daisies tied with brown ribbon.
Cloe Weaks of Troy, niece of the bride, carried one long-stemmed Gerber daisy wrapped in brown ribbon, while Avery Weaks of Troy, niece of the bride, carried a brown and ivory satin basket with silk ivory rose petals.
The bridal party entered to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel. “The Wedding March” signaled the entrance of the bride as family and friends stood. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride looked radiant in an ivory chiffon mermaid strapless dress by Allure Bridal. Her ivory lace veil, which belongs to Mrs. Wilds, served as her “something borrowed.” She also wore long diamond earrings and carried a bouquet of multi-colored Gerber daisies and greenery.
The Rev. Eddie Mallonee of Union City, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Union City, officiated the double-ring ceremony. As the lighting of the unity candle ceremony was performed, “When God Made You,” as recorded by Bryan Keathley and the groom’s mother, was played.
After the presentation of the couple as Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hopkins, they exited the sanctuary to “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” by James Taylor.
Guests blew bubbles as the couple left the church building in a white limousine decorated with a sign which read “Just Married — Lindsey and Alex Hopkins.”
RECEPTION
The wedding reception was held at the Moffatt Centré in Troy.
At the registry table were two large photos on easels —  one of the bride and groom and the other of the bride, groom and her son.
Guest tables were draped with white tablecloths and brown satin table runners. They were decorated with glass mirrored tiles with crystal tea lights, with crystal tower vases and white ostrich feathers and pearls, with turquoise and brown stones scattered on the mirrored tiles or with crystal tower vases and silk lilies, greenery and pearls tied with brown ribbon. Trees, decorated with clear white lights, were placed around the room.
The bride’s table was draped with a white tablecloth and a brown satin overlay tablecloth. Her four-tiered cake featured chocolate ribbons around each layer and was topped with a “H” silver initial. After cutting the cake, the couple toasted each other with crystal champagne flutes that said “Bride” and “Groom.”
A candy table was decorated with many different-sized jars filled with a variety of candy and with a chocolate fountain for dipping a variety of items.
The groom’s table featured a boating theme, which included a picture similar to the groom’s boat “Board Member.” Also on the table was a bucket filled with coozies, which included the couple’s names and their wedding date.
As the guests greeted the couple in the receiving line, they enjoyed the music of a live band.
The couple honeymooned at The Sandals in Jamaica and now reside in Union City.
REHEARSAL DINNER
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a dinner at Second Baptist Church in Union City for the family and the wedding party.
As everyone gathered for the dinner, a special video presentation of the bride and groom was shown. The bride and groom chose this time to present the wedding party their gifts.

Published in The Messenger 9.22.10

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