Miss Tucker, Haskins united in marriage

Miss Tucker, Haskins united in marriage

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 8:00 pm

Mackenzie Leigh Tucker of Union City and Patrick Grady Haskins of Troy were recently united in marriage at Troy First Baptist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Kathy Tucker Union City. Her grandparents are Glenn and Betty Goff of Union City and Tom and Glenda Tucker of South Fulton.
The groom is the son of Stan and Sissy Haskins of Troy. His grandparents are Jerry and Carolyn Grady of Troy and the late Scotty and Dorothy Haskins of Union City.
The front doors of the church building and the entrance to the fellowship hall were adorned with grapevine wreaths with brown “H” letters. The church aisles were trimmed with burlap bows and excerpts from I Corinthians 13:4-8 which were burned into slices of logs and hung with fern green organza ribbon. The stage held an archway covered with burlap and a flowing wisteria swag as the focal point for the bride and groom. To the left of the archway were logs to hold the unity candles, which were draped with natural grapevines and burlap bows tied to the base. To the right of the archway, a candle was lit in memory of the late Scotty and Dorothy Haskins.
Guests were greeted at the registry by Brooke Jennings of Union City, a friend of the bride. The program attendant was Katelyn Flowers of Troy, a friend of the groom’s family.
The grandparents were seated to the sound of “Soulmate” by Josh Turner and the mothers were seated to “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood. The ushers escorting the grandparents were Zach Tucker, brother of the bride, and Zach Miller, brother-in-law of the groom, both of Union City, and Cameron Green of Troy.
“Waitin’ On a Woman” by Brad Paisley was played as the attendants made their entrance. Leann Staser, friend of the bride, of Union City served as maid of honor. Vicki Goff, aunt of the bride, of Smyrna and Megen Miller of Union City, sister of the groom, served as bridesmaids. They wore strapless fern green, strapless, knee-length dresses with cowgirl boots and carried natural bouquets wrapped with burlap.
Serving as flower girls were Brynn Futrell, cousin of the bride, of South Fulton and Gracie Martin, cousin of the groom, of Union City. They carried wicker baskets lined with burlap and dropped duck feathers along a burlap runner leading to the stage.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Mark Kissell and Garrett Buchanan, both of Troy. They wore khaki trousers and ivory button-up shirts with burlap boutonnieres.
The groom wore khaki trousers and an ivory button-up shirt complemented with a fern green tie. The groom’s boutonniere was of burlap and held a key to match a lock on the bride’s bouquet.
Serving as ring bearer was John Wesley Martin, cousin of the groom, of Union City. He carried a camouflage Bible, which was wrapped with a burlap bow and had belonged to the groom as a child.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father as “Makin’ Plans” by Miranda Lambert played. She wore a simple ivory lace dress with a satin sash around the waist. The dress was floor length and complemented with brown cowgirl boots. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses and wheat wrapped in burlap with a tiny lock attached. As her “something old” and her “something blue,” the bride carried a white handkerchief belonging to her great-great-aunt, which had her wedding date embroidered in blue along the edge. Her “something new” was a double-heart bracelet given to her minutes before the wedding by her aunt. Her “something borrowed” were the pearl earrings and necklace she wore, which belonged to her grandmother.
After the exchanging of the vows and the exchanging of rings, the couple was pronounced man and wife and presented to those in attendance by the Rev. Vann Kissell, pastor of Troy First Baptist. They exited to “Livin’ on Love” by Alan Jackson.
Reception
A reception was held immediately after the ceremony in the church fellowship hall. The tables were each decorated with a slab of a log with a mason jar with natural arrangements and black and white photos of the engaged couple.
Guests were served an assortment of hot and cold items, including spinach dip, chicken salad with croissant rolls, black forest ham and cheese, grilled chicken wings, sausage balls and an assortment of vegetables and fruit.
The bride chose Abby Bolding, Anna Parnell and Natalie Noles, all of Union City, and Andrea Pickard of Hornbeak to serve during the reception.
The bride’s cake was the centerpiece of the reception hall as a two-layer buttercream cake resting on top of a tall log with a Promise Keeper Willow Tree cake topper. Surrounding the bride’s cake were logs of varying and smaller heights holding cupcakes for the guests.
The groom’s cake was a strawberry cake decorated with camouflage icing and an outline of a deer. The groom’s table was covered in camouflage and surrounded by a backdrop of lattice work with burlap draped and multiple photos of the engaged couple hanging with miniature clothespins from a jute line. Also complementing, the groom’s cake were cheesecake bites along with butter mints and mixed nuts.
The bride’s bouquet was caught by Savannah Gordon of Troy. The garter was caught by Mark Kissell of Troy.
The wedding couple left while guests tossed birdseed from white glassine bags custom printed with a message from the bride and groom. Wedding favors were “Hugs and Kisses” in brown paper sacks printed with well wishes for the guests. Well wishes from the guests were made on a large oak log custom cut and finished for the occasion.
The couple honeymooned in Nashville and resides in Troy.
Rehearsal
On Friday night prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents in the fellowship hall of the church. The family served barbecue with all the trimmings and homemade banana pudding for dessert.
The couple took the opportunity to present gifts to their attendants.

Published in The Messenger 4.3.13

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