Richard Logan Carpenter, Livingston, and Charity Renee Thrower,
Parker City, IN.
Robert Taylor Hawkins, Cookeville, and Linda Faye Halsell, Rickman.
Miss Beck and Mr. Robbins joined in marriage
Miss Ginger Ann Beck of Murfreesboro, given in marriage by her
father, became the bride of Mr. James H. Robbins Jr. of Livingston
on September 14, 2002, at Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville.
Chris Coil officiated the double ring evening ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beck of Murfreesboro.
She received a bachelor of science degree in Human Ecology from
Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She is employed
at Village Boutique in Cookeville as a bridal consultant.
The groom is the son of Dr. Diane Sadler of Livingston and Mr.
and Mrs. James H. Robbins Sr. of Monroe. He is the grandson of Ottie
Robbins of Monroe and the late Loyd D. Robbins and John and Mary
He received a bachelor of science degree in Psychology and a master's
degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Tech University.
He is employed at Electronic Express in Cookeville.
The church was decorated with arrangements of Asiatic lilies, stargazer
lilies, creamstock, seeded eucalyptus, larkspur, and alstromeria.
A table of pillar candles and ivy was placed between the arrangements.
Pews were decorated with ivy and ivory ribbon.
Musical selections for the ceremony included "Love Song",
"Longer", "Could Not Ask For More", "Have
I Told You Lately", "Follow Me", "Jesu Joy of
Man's Desiring", "Bridal Chorus", and "Wedding
March", all performed by David Chambers, pianist, and Gail
Ramsey, vocalist. Other songs included "The Lover's Waltz"
and "Ashokan Farewell", which were performed by Gale Sadler
Little, pianist, and Don Sadler, violinist, the groom's aunt and
Greeting guests and handing out wedding programs were Andrea Duke
and Mary Leah Webb.
The bride wore a custom-designed gown of white matte satin. The
princess-cut design featured a front panel that wrapped across the
bodice to the waistline, creating a petite v-neckline on the strapless
Delicately designed beading of white and ice blue formed a vine
design, edging the neckline and front panel. The beadwork also accented
the corset back and chapel-length train.
The bride's headpiece was a tiara of silver scrollwork, accented
with swarovski crystals. Her veil was a diamond illusion, featuring
a two-layer, fingertip design accented with pencil edging.
She carried a bouquet made of autumn red hydrangeas, ven della
roses, mango miniature dutch calla lillies, Hypericum berries, and
cream spray roses. Her bouquet was adorned with hand-knotted cream
double faced satin.
Her accessories consisted of a double-stacked, round swarovski
crystal earrings with a matching crystal bracelet.
Serving as matron of honor was the bride's sister, Paula Williams,
of Murfreesboro. The maid of honor was the bride's sorority sister,
Beth Lyell, of Nashville.
Bridesmaids were Macayla Cockran, Breanna Phillips, and Laura Rogers,
all of Cookeville, and the groom's sister, Toni Robbins, of Nashville.
The bride's niece, Ellen Williams, of Murfreesboro, served as a
The attendants wore identical two-piece dresses of matte satin
in a deep plum color. The bodice of the dresses featured scalloped
embroidered edging accented with swarovski crystals.
All carried bouquets in a smaller version of the bride's, with
additional green hydrangeas.
Flower girl for the ceremony was the bride's niece, Mary Grace
Williams, of Murfreesboro, daughter of Gary and Paula Williams.
She carried a basket of cream rose petals.
Serving as best man was the groom's father. Groomsmen were Brandon
Robbins, David Sadler, Jeff Roberts, Barry Webb, Jason Wyatt, Mark
Gore, David Burnett, Jacob Carwile, Chris Farmer, Brad Harville,
Brian Hardin, Phillip Lee, Tommy Lee, Greg McDonald, and Johnny
Ringbearer for the ceremony was the groom's cousin, John Logan
Sadler, of Brentwood, son of Teresa Sadler and the late Jerry Sadler.
The bride's mother wore a three-piece, floor-length ensemble of
lavender satin and crepe. The bodice featured scattered beadwork
with the matching jacket heavily beaded around a scalloped hem.
She wore matching accessories.
The groom's mother wore a two-piece, floor-length navy satin dress.
The dress' bolero and bodice were overlayed heavy silver lacework.
An antique rhinestone necklace completed the ensemble. She also
wore matching accessories.
A reception followed the ceremony at the church.
In charge of the guest register were Rebecca Sadler and Rachael
Smalling, cousins of the groom. The table was decorated with a white
linen tablecloth and a smaller version of the altar floral arrangements.
The bride's table was decorated with a seven-tier wedding cake,
featuring ivory rolled buttercream icing. The cake was adorned with
scrollwork and tiny ivory roses separating every two layers of the
cake. The top of the cake was decorated with a small bouquet of
The groom's cake was an octagon shaped cake with double fudge icing.
Sugared fruit and lemon leaves accented the top layer of the cake.
Servers were Veronica Greene, Lauri Loroco, Brandise Layne, Beckett
Lovell, Rachel McCall, Laura Pugh, Laura Reed, and Kathryn Smith,
the bride's sorority sisters.
After honeymooning in Aruba, the couple reside on Westpoint Drive
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