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The limestone altar of Reed Chapel served as the backdrop for the outdoor ceremony uniting Leslie Ann Tamborello and Joel Lynn Casiday in marriage.
The chapel featured a cross-shaped opening where the couple stood to take their vows. The walkway leading up to the chapel was lined with ivory tulle. Trees in full green leaf and azaleas in bloom complemented the natural setting. The chapel is located on the grounds of Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center in Livingston, Texas. Mr. Garret Larsen preformed the double ring ceremony joining the couple in marriage on March 21, 2009 at two o'clock in the afternoon on the beautiful spring day.
Parents of the couple are Virginia and Michael Tamborello of Conroe, Texas and Kay and Lynn Casiday of Crowville.
The bride given in marriage by her father wore a Watters Too strapless gown of ivory radiant taffeta. The side swept dress featured a sculpted neckline of beaded lace and fell to a chapel train. The bride chose an elbow length veil of illusion to complement the gown. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of fifteen miniature white calla lilies.
Jennifer Price of West Monroe, served the couple as scripture reader. Soloist Nathan Tamborello, brother of the bride, sang "A Page Is Turned" as the couple poured blue and brown sand into a sculpted vase to symbolize their unity.
Serving the bride as maid of honor was Lyndsey Harrison of Houston, Texas. She wore a brown spaghetti strap chiffon knee-length dress with ruche bust line and asymmetrical hem. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of five miniature white calla lilies. Bridesmaids were Laura Cook of Inola, Okla., Lisa Shockley of Lake Jackson, Texas, Maddie Harris of Fort Worth, Texas, Laura White of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Becca Suter of Richmond, Texas. They wore dresses identical to the maid of honor and each carried a hand-tied bouquet of three miniature white calla lilies.
Judson Juden of Kingwood, Texas, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jarred Casiday of Crowville, brother of the groom, Doug Rolando of Kingwood, Parker Lee of Baton Rouge, Beau Burton of Minden and Justin Geurin of El Dorado, Ark.
Brad and Keith Tamborella of Conroe, Texas, brothers of the bride, served as ushers.
A reception followed the ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Livingston. The brides chose colors of blue and brown were carried throughout the reception area. Ivory tulle was draped from the floor, up the walls and was caught up into a blue and brown bow suspended from the ceiling in the center of the room. Guest tables were centered with arrangements of calla lilies suspended under water in cylinder vases placed on mirrors. Also adorning the mirrors were tea light candles and glass beads.
The bride's cake was created by Kelly Larsen of Livingston. It was served by Brenda Bing and Deborah Redden, aunts of the bride. Brenda Barlow served the groom's cake. Hostesses for the reception were Kim Brown of Houston and Kathy Nobles of Livingston.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master's of education in curriculum and instruction. The groom is a graduate of University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor of arts degree in social studies education.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will be at home in Livingston, where both are employed by Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center.