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Archives 2003


Marriage Licenses







Marriage Licenses

Sean Lewis Allred and Linda Kay Brown, both of Livingston.

Allan Derek Copeland, Rickman, and Casey Lynn Windle, Livingston.







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 ring ceremony.

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 Cruz.

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 bracelet.

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 Janie Elkins.

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.







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