Miss Thompson, Mancell united in marriage
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:01 pm
Meredith Leigh Thompson of Union City and John Mancell of Troy were recently united in marriage in a private ceremony at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
The bride is the daughter of Buddy and Tena Thompson of Union City. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Peggy James and Wesley and Joyce Thompson, all of Union City.
The groom is the son of Jim and Lilo Mancell of Paris. He is the grandson of Karl and Ursula Reidl of Pirmasens, Germany, and the late Bernice and Lorraine Mancell of Dyersburg.
The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ralph Griggs of Nashville.
The groom wore a single-breasted black classic tuxedo with matching black pleated trousers. His solid lime green satin vest was accented with a lime green satin tie. His boutonniere was a yellow rose accented with a green cymbidium.
Mancell waited for his bride on the patio of the Delta Landing. Botanical gardens and cascading waterfalls surrounding the area provided elegance and privacy for the intimate ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father across a stone bridge encircled with exotic greenery to the site of the service.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was radiant in a white strapless gown by David’s Bridal. She wore a satin and tulle asymmetrical pick-up gown with a pleated surplice bodice and beaded metallic embroidered lace that flowed into a chapel-length train. In her hair, she wore a chiffon flower comb with crystal sprays. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of yellow roses and green cymbidiums accented with green Kermit buttons.
For her “something old” the bride wore her great-great-grandmother’s diamond wedding ring. Pearl earrings that her sister, Brittany Kissell, wore on her wedding day was her “something borrowed.” The bride’s dress was her “something new” and a Kentucky Wildcat keychain tied to her bouquet was her “something blue.”
In June, the bride and groom plan to honeymoon in Jamaica.
She is a third-grade teacher at Lara Kendall Elementary School in Ridgely. He is employed as a pharmacist at Walmart Pharmacy in Union City. The couple is residing in Troy.
Published in The Messenger 4.20.11