Miss Reid, Scearce united in marriage
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:34 pm
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Ruth Reid of Sharon and the granddaughter of Doris Nanney of Dresden and the late William Nanney and the late Duane and Eula Reid.
The groom is the son of Danny and Brenda Scearce of Dresden and the grandson of the late Howard and Gladys Billingsby and the late Robert and Ethelline Scearce.
Guests entered the church foyer and were greeted by Lauren Rogers, cousin of the bride, who presided at the guest register.
The couple’s photograph was placed beside a floral arrangement of yellow and white roses dedicated in memory of their grandparents.
The church was beautifully decorated with a large white column arch draped with white tulle and ivy greenery, flanked by two spiral candelabras. Yellow and white roses marked the family pews.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Nanney, uncle and aunt of the bride, were vocalists and they sang “Household of Faith” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Richard Tidwell was the sound technician. Music selections included “Bless the Broken Road,” “Because You Loved Me,” “Endless Love,” “Claire de Lune,” “When God Made You,” “The Wedding Song” and “All I Ask Of You.”
“How Beautiful” by Twila Parks played as the grandmother of the bride and mothers of the couple were seated.
The bride’s mother selected a floor-length mocha dress with matching lace jacket. The groom’s mother chose a floor-length champagne dress with beaded trim and matching jacket. Both carried bouquets of yellow roses, green spider mums and orange Gerber daisies.
“Canon in D Major” by Bach’s version of Pachelbel signaled the entrance of the wedding party. Serving as matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Sara Rachels. Bridesmaids were Heidi Branam, Melissa Jackson and Lexie Copeland, friends of the bride. They wore plum tea-length dresses which were accented with crystal brooches and matching earrings, gifts from the bride, and they carried bouquets of yellow roses, green spider mums and orange Gerber daisies.
The groom chose a black tuxedo with plum tie and matching vest with a white rose boutonniere.
Ryan Scearce, the groom’s brother, served as best man. Groomsmen were Wade Pittman, Scott Carpenter and John David Stout, friends of the groom. They wore black tuxedos with plum ties and vests with yellow rose boutonnieres.
Ushers were Jeffrey Reid, brother of the bride, Justin Hatler and Brian Walker, cousins of the groom.
The “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner announced the entrance of the beautiful bride as she was escorted down the aisle by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
The bride was radiant in a strapless satin A-line ivory gown embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearl beaded embroidery with organza overlay and chapel-length train. The bride wore an exquisite pearl and rhinestone tiara attached to a fingertip veil with scalloped edging of pearls and rhinestones. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses with Bells of Ireland accentuated with petite rhinestones.
After exchanging wedding vows and rings and lighting the unity candle, the presentation of the couple as husband and wife was announced. “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn was played as the bridal party exited the church.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the fellowship hall of the church. Round tables draped in white linen cloths were decorated with yellow and white roses with Bells of Ireland in tall vases and tea light candles on mirror trays. Family and friends enjoyed a variety of finger foods, and a fruit buffet and yellow punch were also served.
A stunning four-tiered white wedding cake with rhinestone bands around each layer and a silver and rhinestone monogram “S” topper with alternating layers of delicious amaretto, white and strawberry cake was served to the guests from a silver cake stand surrounded by white roses.
The groom’s chocolate cake was in the shape of a duck with cattails.
Reception attendants who assisted in serving were Jodie Menees of Murray, Ky., and Julie Russ of Chattanooga, cousins of the groom.
Following the traditional bouquet and garter toss, the couple departed from the reception amid many bubbles. The newlyweds honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii. The couple is now making their home on Hyndsver Road in Martin.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents and catered by Sandra & Company in Dresden.
The guests were served prime rib, poppy seed chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cream corn and rolls with strawberry butter, with chocolate cake and strawberry cake for dessert.
After enjoying the delicious meal, the bride and groom chose this opportunity to present gifts of appreciation to their attendants.