Ms. Muse, Hayre united in marriage

Ms. Muse, Hayre united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 8:01 pm

Anitra Livingston Muse of Troy and Dale Emanuel Hayre of Clarksville were recently united in marriage in a country Christmas wedding at KP’s Music Rodeo near Troy.
The bride is the daughter of Jesse and Fern Livingston of Troy and the granddaughter of the late David and Nora Storey and the late Jesse and Ima Livingston, all of Troy.
The groom is the son of Emanuel and Jurah Hayre of London, Ky., and the grandson of Matt and Martha Benge and Nevel and Ethel Hayre, all of London, Ky.
The Rev. Terry Council of Troy performed the double-ring Christian ceremony. The Rodeo was decorated with a Christmas tree that displayed western ornaments, poinsettias, candles and an arch that was covered in holly berries.
The registry table was decorated with flowers and a framed photograph of the couple. Stacy Gilliard of Clarksville, granddaughter of the groom, served as registry attendant. She worn a red calf-length dress with a V-shaped neck and short sleeves along with a cowboy hat.
As guests entered, various selections of Christian songs were played and a slide show of the couple’s life in pictures was shown. The service was interpreted in American Sign Language by Jessie Muse Pruyn of Nashville, daughter of the bride. She wore a red blouse, black sweater and black skirt along with cowboy boots.
Serving as maid of honor was Hannah Muse of Troy, daughter of the bride. She wore a red calf-length dress, with a V-shaped neckline and short sleeves. She carried a smaller version of her mother’s bouquet.
The flower girl was JJ Grogan of Clarksville, granddaughter of the groom. She wore a white floor-length sleeveless dress which has a wide black sash around her waist and a big black bow in the back. She wore a black cowboy hat and boots.
The best man was David Gilliard of Clarksville, son of the groom. The ring bearers were David Muse of Troy, son of the bride, and Cayden Gilliard of Clarksville, grandson of the groom. The ushers were Nathanael Muse of Troy, son of the bride, and Alex Gilliard of Clarksville, grandson of the groom. They wore black pants, white shirts, red bow ties and black cowboy hats and boots. The groom wore a white shirt, red bowtie and black vest, along with black dress pants and cowboy boots and hat.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father and her son, Rob Muse of Troy, as “The Wedding March” was played on bagpipes. They wore black pants, white shirts and red bowties, with Livingston adding black suspenders and Rob Muse wearing a cowboy hat.
The bride was attired in a white sleeveless dress with a V-neckline. It was gathered across the front and cut to a V in the back with a lace up tie and short train. She wore a French braid underneath her black cowboy hat, which had a bow and veil attached to the back. She complemented her attire with black cowboy boots. Her bouquet was made of red roses, pinecones, cedar, white pearls and white roping and had a bow of lace on it which was adorned with the names of the bride and groom and a declaration that they were matched by eHarmony.
During the ceremony, the groom played two songs for the bride — “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait and “Anitra,” which was written by the groom as a gift to his bride.
Placed on the altar was a candleholder for the unity candle and the family candles made by the groom from three horse shoes. The bride’s children lit one candle, while the groom’s children and grandchildren lit the other. The couple then took those two candles and lighted the center candle signifying the two families had become one.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony.
The bride’s cake was decorated with a horse shoe topper, cowboy hat, roses, pearls and lace. It was a three-tiered square cake with horse shoe mints decorating the sides.
The groom’s cake was a round cake with two 1851 Navy colts on it and cowboy mints decorating the side.
The couple danced the first dance as man and wife to “When You Say Nothing at All” by Keith Whitley.
The couple exited the reception as the song “Back in the Saddle Again” by Gene Autry was played. They spent their honeymoon in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains.

A rehearsal dinner was held the evening before the wedding. Guests were served chili and cornbread made by the bride’s brother, Lee Livingston of Troy. They also enjoyed a chocolate fountain, various cakes and nuts.
The buffet table was decorated with a small Christmas tree and western ornaments, along with roping, horseshoes and candles.
The couple wore hats with bride and groom written on them.
The couple resides in Troy.

Published in The Messenger 1.26.11


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