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Miss Cary, Harwell united in marriage

Miss Cary, Harwell united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 8:00 pm

Allison Cheryl Cary of Jackson, formerly of Union City, and Daniel Lee Harwell of Brownsville were recently united in marriage at Brownsville Baptist Church. Officiating the double-ring ceremony was the Rev. Bob Connerly of Brownsville, pastor of First Baptist Brownsville Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cheryl Cary of Union City. Her grandparents are Bernice McMullen and the late Dale McMullen of Union City and the late Calvin and Ella Cary of Troy.
The groom is the son of Mark and Sylvia Harwell of Brownsville. His grandparents are Richard and Ida Lusk and Wiley and Bonnie Harwell, all of Brownsville.
As guests approached the church, they found the steps decorated with pink, black and white bows. On the church doors were large grapevine wreaths accented with white and pink roses.
Samantha Storey, childhood friend of the bride of Union City, attended the registry. The registry table held the programs for the ceremony, which quoted I Corinthians 13:4-8, and was decorated with a centerpiece of pink and white roses, in addition to the registry book and pen.
The sanctuary was decorated with arched candelabra with pink and white roses, accented by potted ferns. The window ledges were covered with pink and white roses, babies’ breath and ivy with candles. The pews were designated by white and pink bows with coordinating roses. Guests were ushered by Adam Cary, brother of the bride, of Hickman, Ky., and Ronnie Craddock, uncle of the bride, of Union City.
Billie D. Preuett, soloist and guitarist, of Union City; Rachel Stewart, pianist, of Brownsville; and Luke Churchill of Brownsville provided music for the ceremony.
The bridal party entered the sanctuary to “Surely the Presence of the Lord” by Lanny Wolfe.
Serving as maid of honor was Katelin Hayes, childhood friend of the bride, of Nashville. Bridesmaids were Tatum Cary, cousin of the bride, and Katelyn Kelly, both of Troy; and Alyssa Allen, Kaitlin Osborne and Lydia Kitchen, all of Jackson. They wore floor-length halter-style pink dresses and carried pink and white roses with black feather accents, which were created by Brittany Cary of Hickman, sister-in-law of the bride.
Flower girls were Riley Crittendon and Lilly Crittendon, cousins of the bride, both of Union City.
Groomsmen were Matthew Berry, cousin of the groom, of Horn Lake, Miss., Bennett Brainard, cousin of the groom, of Free Port, Maine, Jacob Lynn of Nashville, Scott Stewart of Brownsville, Jake Connerly of Memphis and Ethan Joiner of Jackson. They wore black tuxedos with pink vests and pink rose boutonnieres.
The bride entered to “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel.
The bride chose an off-the-shoulder, floor-length dress with white pearl accent and a bustled train. Her bouquet was made of soft pink, hot pink and white roses and held a handkerchief that belonged to her grandfather, the late Dale McMullen. The bride used the handkerchief to wipe away her tears during the ceremony. The bouquet was made by the bride’s mother.
The sand ceremony table was accented by a white cloth and pink bow with a glass-heart shaped unity set. The minister poured white sand to represent God’s love, the bride chose teal sand and the groom chose natural-colored sand.
After the exchanging of the rings, the congregation joined the bride and groom in singing, “On Christ the Solid Rock” by William Bradbury.
RECEPTION
A reception was held in the fellowship hall of the church. The reception hall was decorated by Dana Craddock, aunt of the bride, of Union City.
Guest tables were decorated with white cloths and held candles, mirrors and diamond gem stones. Assorted flavors and sizes of candy bars, with wrappers with the couple’s names and dates on them, were placed on the tables for the guests, in addition to pink and black treasure boxes, which were made by the bride’s grandmother, Bernice McMullen, and stuffed with chocolate kisses.
Guests were treated to a buffet of beef cheese ball, assorted cheese cake bites, cashews, assorted crackers and decorated wedding cookies, made by the maid of honor.
The buffet table was decorated with diamond gem stones and silver candlesticks of various sizes and was draped with black cloths overlaid on the white cloths. The centerpiece was made of pink and white roses, accented with pink feathers and babies’ breath and ivy. The buffet table was attended by aunts of the groom, Miriam Berry of Horn Lake and Florence Lusk of Free Port.
The bride’s cake was a three-tiered square cake, with pink fondant ribbon on each tier, decorated with mini roses in various shades of pink and white and topped with a silver “H” for the couple’s last name. Naomi Lay of Mobile, Ala., served the cake.
House of Grace tea, made by Ms. Craddock, was served by Nancy Tanneberg of Savannah, Ga., aunt of the groom. All servers wore corsages of  pink and white roses made by Cecelia and Meagan Eason, both of Union City, cousins of the bride.
The bridal bouquet was caught by Lydia Kitchin of Jackson. The garter was caught by Jacob Lynn of Nashville.
The couple departed the reception for a week-long honeymoon in Oahu, Hawaii.
They will reside in Jackson.
REHEARSAL
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at Lillie’s Bed and Breakfast in Brownsville. The menu consisted of poppyseed chicken, baked potato, salad, green beans and cheesecake.
The couple used this time to present their gifts to their attendants.
After the meal, music was provided for the father-daughter dance to “Butterfly Kisses,” then the couple’s first dance.
Afterward, the dance floor was opened to all of the guests.

Published in The Messenger 8.8.12

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