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Miss Posey, Jackson united in marriage

Miss Posey, Jackson united in marriage

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

The recent wedding of Alysha Kaye Posey and Thomas Gene Jackson, both of Union City, was held at First Assembly of God Church in Union City.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Christy Posey of Union City. Her grandparents are Wallace and Linda Covington and Jim and Shirley Posey, all of Union City.
The groom is the son of Kathy and Randy Workman and Mike Jackson, all of Union City. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Patterson of Hornbeak and Ann Jackson and the late Billy Jackson of Union City.
The Rev. Tommy Hall of Union City officiated at the ceremony.
Large white mesh bows and greenery were placed on each side of the entry doors. Guests were greeted at the welcome center in the foyer of the church, which was decorated with a white satin covering and a large arrangement of dark red roses and white calla lilies in a silver vase. Attending the registry were Leah Vincent and Jessica Bobo, both of Union City. A variety of wedding music was played as guests were seated by ushers Adam Campbell, Blake Burress, Drew Dellinger and Josh Damons, all of Union City.
The grandparents and parents were seated to “Ava Maria,” as mothers of the bride and groom lit the unity candles. The bride’s mother chose a silver, floor-length off-shouldered dress. The groom’s mother wore a floor-length dress with bodice and jacket being white with silver stripping and black skirt. Both fathers wore black tuxedos with apple red ties and red rose boutonnieres.
Serving as best man was the groom’s brother, William Jackson of Union City. Groomsmen were Shannon Armstrong, Nick Oliver and Jeremy Finch, all of Union City, and Michael Temple of Cartersville, Ga. They all wore black tuxedos, silver ties and calla lily boutonnieres. The groom wore Army dress blues with maroon beret. Will Sanders, cousin of the bride, of Union City served as ring bearer. He wore black pants and vest with a white shirt and apple-red tie.
The sanctuary pews were decorated on each end with white roses tied with white tulle bows. Dark red tulle bows were added to mark family pews. A large white fabric-draped triple arched screen stood on the platform stage. Each side was flanked with white lighted pillars holding arrangements of white and dark red roses. White tiered metal stands and white ornate metal baskets of ferns were placed in various points. Two large silver spiraled candelabra with white tapers stood on either side of a smaller candelabrum holding the unity candles. A pillar with round glass top held the unity stand. The communion table was covered with a white satin cloth on which two white pillar decorated candles were placed on each side of a fern.
The bridal party entered to “Cannon in D.” Serving as matron of honor was Jenny Campbell of Union City. Bridesmaids were Sara Rieger and Kayce Workman, both of Union City, Kimberly Temple of Cartersville and Cara Bing of Union City. They wore apple red satin, strapless dresses with high-low hemline and beading at waistline. They carried white calla lilies, tied with black ribbon. They wore silver jewelry, a gift from the bride. Serving as flower girl was Kyleigh Sanders, cousin of the bride, of Union City. She wore an apple red, tea-length dress, with beading on the bodice and a jeweled headband.
Before the bride’s entrance, the guests enjoyed a short music video of “Waiting on a Woman” sung by Brad Paisley, also featuring Andy Griffith. The traditional “Bridal Chorus” was played as the bride entered on the arm of her father, wearing a beautiful strapless white satin princess a-line gown. Delicately beaded and sequined appliques adorned the skirt and train. She wore a beaded and jeweled tiarra with a single tier delicately beaded veil. The bride carried a bouquet of red roses, white calla lilies and baby’s breath. Before the bride stepped to the platform, she handed her mother a long-stemmed red rose.
Hall conducted a traditional double-ring Christian ceremony. The couple lit the unity candle. The song “Endless Love” played as the couple concluded with the sand ceremony. Hall poured sand, representing faith; William Jackson of Union City, brother of the groom, poured sand, representing family; Jenny Campbell poured sand representing friends. The bridal couple then poured the remaining sand to show unity with their faith, family and friends. The song “From This Moment” played during the recessional. The groom handed his mother a single long-stemmed rose as the couple headed to the fellowship hall of the church for the reception.

RECEPTION
As guests entered the fellowship hall, they were asked to write their wishes for the couple on large matted pictures of the couple. The table was decorated with flowers and candles, as was the gift table. Flower arrangements hung from white lattice panels at various places around the room. White tablecloths with black toppers covered the round tables. Clear bowls of water with dark red and silver floating candles sat on round mirrors as center pieces. Red, heart-shaped stones and white round pearl stones were placed around the bowls. A tall arrangement of red roses and white calla lilies on a silver pedestal vase adorned the family table in the center of the room.
The bride’s three-tiered square cake sat on a skirted lit table. The cake was decorated with white butter cream icing on top and bottom layer with silver dots. The middle layer was dark red and had an ornate black piping around the top and bottom layers. The cake topper was a silver initial with red rose petals. There were also homemade heart-shaped red and white mints on the bride’s cake table.
The groom’s cake was a chocolate sheet cake, decorated with camouflage icing and a toy Army tank with Army soldiers.
The bridal party was seated at a long skirted table on a platform with wedding cake candle arrangements as the center pieces.
Tall vases of flowers with silver and crystal dishes decorated the buffet table. An array of fruits, vegetables with dip and finger foods was served. Red punch, fruited water and coffee were served from silver containers.
The bride and groom were surrounded by a cloud of bubbles as they left the church for a going-away party at the home of Adam and Jenny Campbell. They left the next day to honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C. They will reside in Fayetteville, N.C., where the groom is serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg.

REHEARSAL DINNER
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held in the activities building of the church. The tables were decorated with black table cloths. Each table held centerpieces of silver vases tied with dark red tulle, which held white baby’s breath.
The bridal party and guests were served barbecue, with all the trimmings, and delicious homemade desserts.

Published in The Messenger 10.26.11

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