Billy and Thresa Shoemake, of Cookeville, proudly
announce the birth of their son, Billy Ray Jr., who was born
February 26, 2003, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He weighed 6
lbs. 5.6 oz. and measured 20.25 inches in length. He is the grandson
of Jimmie and Barbra Peek of Rickman and the late Wilbur and Estelle
Kenneth Eugene Vaughn and Tina Louise Smith, both
Roy Lee Bilbrey and Doris Maire Miller, both of Livingston.
Patrick Wade Huddleston and Bobbie Jo Muniz, both
Miss Sons and Mr. Smith unite in marriage
Miss Amanda Sons, given in marriage by her parents, became the
bride of Mr. Stephen Smith on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8 at First
Christian Church of Livingston. Rev. Michael Murphy officiated the
double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jimmie and Delores Drummen of Livingston
and the granddaughter of Dimple Goin and the late Leslie Wayne Goin.
She is the great granddaughter of the late Jay and Delie Ann Reels.
The groom is the son of Dale and Verrica Smith of Livingston and
the grandson of Lucille and the late Carlos Ferrill and Magolene
Choate. He is the great grandson of the late Mitchell and Ada Shaver
and Everritt and Nara Ferrill.
As the guests were seated and during the ceremony, a program of
recorded nuptial music was played. Included in the selections were
"Unchained Melody" and "I Cross My Heart".
The groom also sang "Keeper Of The Stars" to his bride.
The unity candle was lit by the mothers, the bride, and the groom.
The altar was decorated with arch candelabra with white tapers.
A large basket of calla lilies, lavendar roses, and patted greenery
also enhanced the setting.
The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a
gown fashioned in bridal satin. The design was sleeveless with a
scooped neckline and umpire waistline of soft pleats. The bodice
was embellished with seed pearls and sequins, as was her chapel-length
Her tiered fingertip-length veil was fashioned of sheer silk illusion
and cascaded from a headpiece of triple rows of pearls.
She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, a large lavender rose,
greenery, and seed pearls.
Serving as maid of honor was the bride's sister, Jenny Ledford.
Bridesmaids were Crystal Sons, the bride's sister-in-law, and Bridget
Reagan, a close friend of the bride.
Each wore a lavendar, sleeveless, street-length column dress.
Junior bridesmaids were Brittany Dyer, daughter of the bride, Sydney
Smith, daughter of the groom, and Alyssa Sons, niece of the bride.
They wore pale pink dresses with white accessories. Each carried
a nosegay of lavendar and white roses and pearls.
Flower girls were Stormi Lynn Smith, daughter of the groom, and
Autumn Ledford, niece of the bride. Their dresses matched those
of the junior bridesmaids, and they carried baskets filled with
white rose petals.
Serving as best men were the groom's brother, Gregory Smith, and
the bride's brother, Allen Sons. Ushers were Dale Smith and Jimmie
Drummen. Each wore a black tuxedo and white shirt, with a lavendar
rose boutonniere in their lapel.
Skyler Smith, son of the groom, served as ring bearer. He carried
the rings on a satin pillow, decorated with satin ribbons and bows.
The bride's mother wore a navy blue model complimented with a corsage
of pink and white roses and white accessories. The groom's mother
also wore white accessories.
After the ceremony, the parents of the couple hosted a reception
in the dining area of the church.
The bride's table was spread with a linen tablecloth and a lace
overlay. Her three-tier cake, which was placed in the center of
the table, was decorated with daisies, roses, and drop flowers.
Sparkling wedding punch was served from a crystal punch bowl. Also
served to the guests were nuts and mints.
After a short wedding trip, the couple are making their home in
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