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|Wedding Roark - Nelson|
Whitney Brooke Roark of Monterey and Richard Eugene Nelson of Waterproof were united in marriage August 8, 2009, six o'clock in the evening at Eva Church of God in Monterey. Bro. Kevin Sims officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are DeeDee and Randy Cooper of Monterey and Steve and Nikki Roark of Crowville. The groom is the son of Stacey and Billy Nelson of Waterproof.
The sanctuary of the church was decorated with black candelabras holding white candles and the altar featured ferns and creamy white Calla lilies. There was also a unity candle and a memory table that held a candle for the bride's late grandfathers.
Rhonda Wilson provided music for the occasion. Selections included "Who I Am," "I Could Not Ask for More," and "I Can See You Loving Me."
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a strapless A-line gown embellished with scattered seed pearls and a ruffled tulle organza skirt. Her fingertip veil was edged with seed pearls.
For her bouquet, she carried creamy white Calla lilies gathered and held by pearl closures. She also carried a handkerchief belonging to her great-grandmother.
Tabi Howard of St. Joseph attended as maid of honor. She wore a Vera Wang one-shoulder, formal cascade dress in black jersey. She carried a bouquet of yellow, peach and lavender Calla lilies.
Bridesmaids were Lyndsay Hendrix of St. Joseph, Kristen Wheeler of Monterey, Chelsea Crum of Monterey, Blythe Millican of Monterey, Jennifer Goulart of Ruston, Lauren Romero of Winnsboro, and Haley Nelson of Ferriday. They were attired in the same manner as Ms. Howard.
Miracle Nelson, sister of the groom, was flower girl. She wore a white taffeta calf-length dress with ruffles adorning the hem line to compliment the bride's gown.
Billy Nelson, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Ivan Hedrick of Vidalia, Ray Goodwin of Clayton, Trey Keith of Pineville, Michael Nelson of Ferriday, Robert Netterville of St. Joseph, Josh Kennedy of Newellton, and Will Roark of Crowville.
Jon-Christian Nelson, brother of the groom, was ring bearer.
A reception followed at the Eva Church of God Fellowship Hall and an after-wedding party was held at the home of the bride's parents in Monterey.
The wedding cake was four-tiers with black ribbon tied on each layer. The cake was topped with a scrolled monogram "N".
The groom's cake offered guests three different flavors of cheesecake. It was placed beside fleur de lis plaque showing the bride and groom's names and wedding date.
The guest tables were topped with white and black linens. The bridesmaids bouquets of yellow, peach, and lavender Calla lilies were centerpieces.
Assisting at the wedding and reception were Pam Ganey as wedding director, as well as Nikki Roark of Crowville, Glenda Scott of Meadville, MS, and Melissa Pecanty of Monterey.
Following a wedding trip to Florida and the Bahamas, the couple will make their home in Waterproof. The bride is employed by the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Department and the groom by Miss-Lou Electric Service.
Several prenuptial parties and showers were held for the couple prior to their nuptials. They included:
-A weekend bachelorette party trip to New Orleans was given by her bridesmaids on June 12.
-A miscellaneous showers was given by friends of the bride at Eva Church of God Fellowship Hall in Monterey on June 27.
-A kitchen and pantry party was given at the home of Joye Denny in Vidalia on July 18. Hostesses were Joye Denny, Lynda Anderson, Loyce Marchbanks and Lisa Rotolo.
-A lingerie shower was given by Morgan White on July 19 at the home of Dana and Morgan White in Monterey.
-A couple's party was given at Lake Bruin on August 1 by Robert Netterville, Ashlin Alford, Amanda Doyle, Jackson Cooper and Josh Kennedy.
-The rehearsal dinner was given by the groom's parents, Stacey and Billy Nelson on August 8 at the View in Natchez.
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