Sean Lewis Allred and Linda Kay Brown, both of Livingston.
Allan Derek Copeland, Rickman, and Casey Lynn Windle,
Miss Thrower and Mr. Carpenter exchange wedding vows in December
Miss Charity ReneŽ Thrower, given in marriage by her father, became
the bride of Mr. Richard Logan Carpenter on December 6, 2002, at
Alpine Christ Church Presbyterian. Greg Watson officiated the double
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Susan Thrower of Parker
City, IN. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Bennett
and Mrs. Marie Thrower.
The groom is the son of Rick and Beth Carpenter of Monroe. He
is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Yarbrough and Mr. Bob Adams.
He is employed at Qualls Heating & Cooling.
Musical selections for the ceremony were "All This TimeÓ,
"Prelude at Sunset" and "Trumpet Voluntary",
the last two played by Robert Cruz, "Never Have to Say Goodbye",
written and sung by the groom and played by Nathan Neal, "Time
of My Life", sung by Nathan Neal and played by Niki Lott, and
"Wedding March from Sound of Music", also played by Richard
The altar of the church featured a fan candelabra with two spiral
candelabras on each side and two tree candelabras below.
The altar was also decorated with a unity candle candelabra and
two big arrangements of white flowers on pillars. Bows were placed
on the table and white ribbons were placed on every other pew. An
isle runner completed decorations in the church.
The bride's gown was white satin and sleeveless with a satin tank
featuring caviar beading. The gown, which was styled with a princess
silhouette, also had an inverted pleat front skirt, beaded back
panels, and a fitted waste.
Completing her attire was a chapel-length train and a cathedral
veil secured in place with a tiara.
Her bouquet consisted of a dome of red roses, tied at the stems
with a red ribbon.
Her accessories included diamond stud earrings and a gold diamond
Serving as matron of honor was Janie Elkins, of Hendersonville,
friend of the bride. The maid of honor was Megan Chalfant, of Parker
City, also friend of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Jill Bavar, of Indianapolis, friend of the bride,
and Mary Beth Carpenter and Abigail Carpenter, both of Monroe, sisters
of the groom.
Each of the attendants wore an apple red, floor-length sleevelss
dress with a wrap. They carried dome bouquets of white roses, which
were tied at the stems with white ribbon.
Flower girls were Emily Carpenter and Clarissa Carpenter, daughters
of Rick and Beth Carpenter, and Elise Elkins, daughter of Jim and
They scattered white and red rose petals from white satin baskets
decorated with pearls. Each wore a little tiara as well.
Serving as best man was Quinton Carpenter, of Monroe, brother
of the groom.
Groomsmen were Nevin Neal of Harriman, cousin of the groom, Jay
Watson, of Celina, friend of the groom, Philip Thrower, of Parker
City, brother of the bride, and Lonnie Shepard, of White House,
friend of the groom.
Ushers were the groom's brothers, Samuel Carpenter and James Robert
Carpenter, both of Monroe.
T.J. Elkins, son of Jim and Janie Elkins, served as ring bearer.
The bride's mother wore a dark blue velvet dress with a dark blue
velvet jacket that featured a bright blue design weaved throughout.
She also wore a corsage of white roses accented with baby's breath
and red ribbon.
The groom's mother wore a dark teal two-piece dress. She too wore
a corsage of white roses accented with baby's breath and red ribbon.
A reception followed the ceremony at the church. Jacqi Eckstein
kept the guest register.
The guest table was decorated with a white lace tablecloth, grennery,
and white flowers.
The bride's table was decorated with a white lace tablecloth with
a tulle skirt. White candles of various sizes were placed on the
table and ice chips were scattered all over the table. Glass swans
held the nuts and mints.
The bride's cake was a three-tier cake, stacked with dot edging
and decorated all over with little dots in trangles of three. A
figurine of a couple dancing topped the cake.
Servers were Alicia Reagan, Christina Alsip, and Sherri Jensen.
After honeymooning in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL, the couple
reside at Livingston.
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570