Miss Adams, Rice united in marriage

Miss Adams, Rice united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:02 pm

Surrounded by the love of friends and family, Hannah Jo Adams and Kendall Dale Rice Jr., both of Bowling Green, Ky., pledged their wedding vows to each other recently at the altar of Second Baptist Church of Union City.
Paul Adams, uncle of the bride, of Union City, officiated at the double-ring Christian ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jody and Lynn Adams of Union City. She is the granddaughter of the late Ted and Betty Adams of Union City and the late J.W. and Martha Sue Lovings of Tiptonville.
The groom is the son of Sarah Rice and Kendall Dale Rice Sr., both of Union City. He is the grandson of the late Sam and Docisey Davis of Hickman, Ky., and Roger and Jeanie Rice of Union City.
Guests entered the sanctuary through the front doors, which were decorated with florist bows consisting of lilac tulle, white lilies and lilac four o’clock flowers. Streamers of white tulle also adorned the bows.
Greeting guests at the register table in the foyer were Codi Curlin of Union City and Kathy Doupis of Martin. The table held a portrait of the bride’s wedding bouquet, which had her engagement ring intertwined within the ribbons, and also a silver “R” adorned the table representing the Rice name. Wedding programs, tied with lilac and white ribbons, were on the table for the guests.
Zach Curlin and Corey Johnson, both of Hickman, ushered guests to their seats. They wore black, long-sleeve shirts and black slacks. Their ties were periwinkle in color. Their boutonnieres consisted of a white calla lily with purple irises that were wrapped with white ribbon.
Center stage of the sanctuary was a white arbor decorated with white tulle, greenery, lilac wisteria, lavender miniature spray roses and branches of lilac crystal curly willow. A glass-topped urn was placed directly behind the arbor, which held an arrangement of white gladiolas and white irises within a crystal vase. On each side of the arbor were various ferns and palm trees. The family pews were draped with bows tied from lavender tulle.
Prelude music consisted of “Like Red on a Rose” by Alan Jackson, “The Story” by Brandi Carlile, “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, “Then” by Brad Paisley, “Just the Way You Are”  by Billy Joel, “Everything” by Michael Buble, “To Make You Feel My Love” by Adele and “When You Say Nothing at All” by Alison Krauss.
Grandparents and parents were seated to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley. The grandmothers and mothers wore corsages of lilac carnations and crystal beads wrapped in lilac ribbon. The grandfathers’ and fathers’ boutonnieres coincided with what the ushers wore.
The mother of the bride wore a champagne hue dress with a tiered skirt, accented with a rhinestone brooch at the ruched empire waistline. The bolero jacket had split-cuff sleeves with an open front. The groom’s mother wore a shimmering grey short-sleeve dress which featured a puffed neckline and collar. Their corsages were identical to the grandmothers. After their seating, a video of pictures of the bridal couple was shown for the guests to enjoy.
As “More Than Words” by Extreme was played, the wedding party entered the sanctuary. The groom and groomsmen wore black tuxedoes, black dress shirts and periwinkle vests and ties. Their boutonnieres of white calla lilies and lilac irises adorned their lapels. Serving as best man was Nader Fattah of Union City.
Groomsmen were Lane Grow, Monty Byars, Sage Cooper and Jamie Rambo, all of Union City, and Shea Lattus and Dusty Spillman, both of Hickman.
The bride’s attendants were Rachel Adams Grow, as matron of honor, of Union City. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Brown, Ally Underwood, Courtney Ams and Rita Gierling, all of Union City, and Lauren Morris of McKenzie. They wore Lamore strapless, black satin dresses with sweetheart necklines and pleated bodices. They carried bouquets of lilac allium, delicate white honesty and lavender phlox flowers with shimmering beads, pearl lace, white ribbon and white and lilac tulle intertwined within them. Their jewelry consisted of pearl earrings, necklaces and bracelets, which were gifts from the bride.
As “The Bridal Chorus” by Wagner played, the bride entered the sanctuary escorted by her father. She wore a strapless taffeta side drape gown by Galina. The soft white dress, which served as her something new, featured a 3-D flower at the waist and a sweep train flowed gracefully behind her down the aisle. Her elbow-length one-tier veil was of soft white tulle and was accented with an embellished edge of beads and sequins. Her bouquet was a mirror image of the bridesmaids but of a larger scale and had a lavender handkerchief and gold cross wedding band pendant within it as her something old, which belonged to her late grandmother, Betty Adams. She wore blue Converse™ sneakers as her something blue and her something borrowed were the crystal drape earrings which belonged to her cousin, Elana Adams Kirby of Union City.
After the giving of the bride, the vows and the rings were exchanged. Upon the presentation of the bridal couple, they and the bridal party departed the sanctuary to “Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall.
Tables were draped with white linen cloths. The tables held tea-light candles on mirrored squares with scattered clear crystals and lilac rose petals. Upon the tables were guests’ treat bags, containing candy-coated chocolate balls. The tulle bags were tied with lavender ribbon. The bridesmaids’ bouquets served as centerpieces throughout the reception area. Serving at the reception were Cari Beth Cash of Troy, Robin McWherter, Beth Brown and Codi Curlin, all of Union City, and Ms. Doupis.
The bride’s cake was a four-tiered, square vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream icing. It featured light purple scrollwork and lilac sugar crystals. The cake topper was a replica of the bridal couple’s wedding bands.
The groom’s cake, designed to look like a Fender guitar, was chocolate flavored, with butter cream icing. Adorning the table were portraits of the bridal couple taken during their eight years of courtship.
Grape-flavored wedding punch, served from a double-tiered punch bowl, and water were offered to the guests. Mint and cheesecake-flavored mints, along with mixed nuts, were served from crystal goblets. A flower arrangement of white gladiolas and white irises was the centerpiece of the serving tables. Surrounding the arrangement were lilac four o’clock flowers, silver letters spelling “Love Always” and a crystal serving tray etched with the couple’s names and wedding date, which they received as a wedding gift.
Prior to leaving the reception, the bride tossed a miniature keepsake version of her bridal bouquet. It was caught by her bridesmaid, Ms. Gierling. The garter, which was tossed by the groom, was caught by Byars, a groomsman.
The bride and groom then left the reception amid bubbles blown by their families and friends.
The couple will reside in Bowling Green, Ky. They are planning a honeymoon in Florida in April of next year.

The Rice family hosted a rehearsal dinner honoring the bridal couple on the evening prior to the wedding.
The festivities were held in the fellowship hall of Second Baptist Church. The tables were beautifully decorated with crystals, white and lavender rose petals and votive candles, all placed on mirror tile squares.
The guests enjoyed a choice of pork tenderloin or marinated chicken breasts, garden salad, baked potatoes, green beans and rolls. An assortment of homemade cakes was chosen from as the dessert feature.
Framed portraits of the bridal couple decorated the buffet tables.

Prior to the wedding, the country home of Bertie Bowling of Union City was the setting for a bridesmaids’ luncheon honoring the bride and her attendants.
Co-hosts for the event were Pam Carroll, Shelia Parks and Paula Rice, all of  Union City.
The luncheon meal consisted of chicken salad on croissants, fresh fruit salad, miniature muffins, potato chips and cherry cobbler.
The tables were beautifully decorated with large ceramic pumpkins holding fresh flowers. Candy corn was sprinkled on the tables to add a festive flair.
Miss Adams passed out wedding programs and little white boxes holidng sweet treats for her bridesmaids to enjoy. A joyous time was had by all attending.

Published in The Messenger 11.30.11


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