Miss Rickman, Garner united in marriage
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 8:00 pm
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Karen Rickman of Dresden. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don Horne; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Rickman; and Mrs. Nema Moore.
The groom is the son of Jimmy and Jennifer Garner of Dresden. His grandparents are Sandra Jolley, the late John Lee Jolley, Pauline Garner, the late William Garner and Mrs. Faye Wilson. An antique table displayed a single orange lily arrangement in memory of John Lee Jolley and a double orange lily arrangement was placed in honor of William and Pauline Garner.
Guests were greeted by Kelsey Cochran, cousin of the groom, who presided at the guest register. Annika Jolley, cousin of the groom, and Hallie Horne, cousin of the bride, offered wedding programs to guests. Various pictures of the couple from childhood to present day were hung around a nearby tree for guests to view.
A white, florally-decorated garden arbor, overlooking the lake, was the setting for the double-ring ceremony. There were floral pails with tulle bows displayed from shepherd’s hooks alongside the white aisle runner in between the two aisles of white chairs. Impressive arrays of bi-color orange and peach roses were thoughtfully placed in large urns. Phyllis Collins, close family friend of the bride, planned, designed and arranged the floral arrangements.
The musical prelude included “Lost in You” by 3 Days Grace; “Safe” by Miranda Lambert; “Living Our Love Song” by Jason Michael Carroll; “When You Got a Good Thing” by Lady Antebellum; “Lost in the Moment” by Big & Rich; and “I Do” by Colbie Caillat.
The bridal party entered underneath a garden arbor draped with tulle fabric and green ivy.
“Thank You for Loving Me” by Jon Bon Jovi was played as the groom escorted the grandparents to their seats. “Only Hope” by Mandy Moore played as the parents were seated by the groom.
“Bittersweet Symphony” by Gabriels Oboe signaled the entrance of the wedding party. The sister of the bride, Hilerie Rickman, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Barker, friend of the bride; Jacquelyn Steele, cousin of the bride; and Ashlee Garner, sister of the groom. The bridesmaids wore coral and peach one-shoulder, mini-length dresses of chiffon with three ruffles across the bodice with a satin belt, which were accented by pearl earrings and bracelets, gifts from the bride and groom. They carried bouquets of bi-colored orange and peach roses wrapped with white ribbon.
The groom and groomsmen each chose a charcoal tuxedo with peach tie and matching vest. Their satin lapels were enhanced with orange rose and baby’s breath boutonnieres.
Brandon Jolley, cousin of the groom, served as the best man. The groomsmen were Zach Jolley, cousin of the groom; Dillon Jolley, cousin of the groom; and Eric Brooks, friend of the groom.
Ushers were Max Carlton, Hunter Cochran and Clint Jolley, all cousins of the groom.
Rebecca Jones was flower girl and Brayden Seymour was ring bearer, both cousins of the bride.
“Canon in D” by Michael Soloway 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 her Galina Signature gown with a v-neck charmeuse halter and ruched surplice bodice. The gown featured a dropped waist, adorned with striking beaded embroidery and a godet chapel train, adorned with beaded embroidered appliqués.
The fragrant bridal bouquet was filled with white roses and greenery, beautifully wrapped in white ribbon.
After exchanging wedding vows and rings, the presentation of the couple as husband and wife was announced. “It’s the End of the World” by R.E.M. played as the bridal party exited.
Music was provided by Cody Clanton, friend of the bride. The wedding was directed by Patricia Coch-ran, aunt of the groom, and David Jolley, uncle of the groom, videotaped the ceremony.
A reception was held in the fellowship hall at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dresden immediately following the ceremony. Tables draped in white linen cloths were decorated with burlap runners, fresh floral arrangements and candle-lit Mason jars. Family and friends enjoyed a variety of finger foods, a fruit sculpture and lemonade was served. Live music was provided by John McDaniel and a video, prepared by the bride’s parents, showed various pictures of the bride and groom from childhood to present day. It was enjoyed by all.
The four-tiered white wedding cake was decorated with fresh bi-colored orange and peach roses, baby’s breath and greenery, along with a silver monogram “G” topper, which was served to guests. The groom’s chocolate cake was topped with a bride dragging the groom away from a buck deer and read, “The Hunt is Over.”
Following the traditional bouquet and garter toss, the couple departed from the reception amid many bubbles. The newlyweds honeymooned in Florida. The couple is now making their home in Dresden.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents in the activities room at Greenfield Church of Christ and catered by Wimpy’s Corner in Greenfield.
The guests were served chicken and dressing with trimmings, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans and rolls with banana pudding and peach cobbler for dessert.
After enjoying the delicious meal, the bride and groom chose this opportunity to present gifts of appreciation to their attendants. Valerie and Jacob were also given a family Bible by their parents.
Published in The WCP 7.26.12