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Story Archives: Wallace-Nichols wedding
On the afternoon of January 3, 2009, Alaina Wallace and Edward Clay Nichols were united in holy matrimony at Apostolic Faith Chapel in Gilbert. Bishop Virgil Harris, the Rev. Wayne Smith and the Rev. Curtis Harris officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ann and Elbert Wallace of Winnsboro. She is the granddaughter of Betty Stinson, the late Nolan Stinson and the late Ann Temple, all of Winnsboro.
The groom is the son of Charles and Barbara Nichols of Liddieville. He is the grandson of Joe Cecil and he late Arabella Nichols and the late Charlie and Effie Blaylock.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a white satin A-line gown featuring a split-front skirt. Intricate embroidery detailed the bodice and chapel-length train. For something old, the bride wore her maternal grandparents wedding bands pinned to her matching bolero jacket and also carried a handkerchief given to her by Jeanette James, a special friend of the bride. The bridal headpiece was a heart-shaped crystal tiara with sequin and rhinestone edged fingertip veil. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses accented with ribbons and beads in the bride's chosen colors of silver and navy blue. The bouquet also contained a single red rose in memory of the bride's maternal grandfather.
Anna King of Wisner, sister of the bride, served as her matron of honor and Emily Thornhill of Winnsboro served as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Crystal Duff, Lacy Davis and Kayla McMurray, all of Gilbert and Ashley Wilks of Wisner. The attendants wore matching floor-length gowns embellished with rhinestones and matching bolero jackets in navy. Each attendant carried a bouquet of red roses accented with silver and navy ribbon.
The miniature bride was Emma Grace Monceaux, daughter of Kristie and Wes Monceaux of Crowville. She wore a miniature version of the bride's gown accented with a rhinestone tiara and fingertip veil. She carried a small bouquet like that of the bride.
Cameron Williamson, son of Jarrod and Belinda Craft and Scott Williamson of Crowville, served as miniature groom. The bible bearer was Loren Rollins of Winnsboro. Bell-ringers were Sam Carrington and Trey Swillie of Winnsboro. Candlelighters for the ceremony were Cole Cureington of Winnsboro, cousin of the bride, Phillip Bailey-Price and Cody Greer of Liddieville, cousins of the groom and Kason Rollins of Winnsboro.
Flower girls were, Tiffany Thornton of Extension, cousin of the bride and Sydney Greer of Liddieville, cousin of the groom. Each wore floor-length dresses of silver satin with matching bolero jackets and silver rose headpieces.
Co-best men were Brenden Martin of Winnsboro and Jason Rodgers of West Memphis, Ark. Groomsmen were Jeremy Rollins of Winnsboro, Shane Johnson of Gentry, Ark., Bubba King of Wisner and the Rev. David Smith of Winnsboro.
Heather Braun attended the bridal registry and greeted guests as they entered the church foyer. Sara Chaudoin and Chelsea Lemoine, both of Gilbert presented each guest with a program and a bell to ring when the bride and groom kissed. The registry table was decorated with hurricane globes and engagement photos of the couple.
As guests entered the sanctuary of the church, a multi-media photo presentation was shown of the couple as children. The center aisle was decorated with silver rose vine pedestals topped with a red rose floral arrangement, hurricane lamps and white candles. The couple exchanged vows under a silver rose vine arch accented with lights, greenery, white ribbon and red roses. Double heart candelabras and silver rose vine gates decorated with navy tulle, lights, red roses and silver bows with navy ribbon were placed on each side of the arch.
Music for the ceremony included, "My Little Girl," in honor of the bride's father; and "Lost in This Moment." Jim Brickman's "The Gift" was played during the lighting of the unity candle and a slideshow presentation of the bride and groom was shown.
The bride entered the sanctuary of the church to the "Wedding March" by pianist, Rev. Curtis Harris and the bridal party processed to Nat King Cole's "L-O-V-E." Following the ceremony, the wedding party recessed to Elvis Presley's "Burning Love."
The Rev. James Harris provided sound and lighting and the multimedia was operated by Michael Harris. Photography was by Captured Memories photographer Lori Shirley. The Rev. Nathan Roberts provided videography.
A reception was held after the ceremony in the Garden Room of the church. A table built by the bride's late grandfather, Nolan Stinson, held rice bags and bubbles in the foyer.
The focal point of the Garden Room was the bride's table that held a five-tiered white cake decorated with nine dozen red roses, silver double hearts and featured the couple's monogram. Portraits of the bride were also placed on the table. Faye Craft of Crowville, aunt of the bride, created the wedding cake. Serving the bride's cake was Susie Johnson.
The groom's cake was a peanut-butter cake featuring a checkered flag and the groom's favorite NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart. The table was decorated with Tony Stewart memorabilia. The cake was created by Jane Martin of Winnsboro and served by Aimee Martin of Winnsboro.
Hostesses for the reception were, Janae Hilliard of Baskin, Sunni Robertson of Winnsboro, Jennifer Chaudoin and Lisa Davis of Gilbert and Kecia Audirsch of Monroe, cousin of the bride. Leigh Cureington of Winnsboro, cousin of the bride, catered the reception. Mark Massey of Winnsboro made the silver rose vine columns, pedestals and gates.
The newly-weds departed the reception on the bride's yellow Honda 4-wheeler. After a honeymoon trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple will be at home in Liddieville.