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An afternoon ceremony blessing the marriage of Jaudon Dale Mixon and Ronnie Trestan Mitchell was held February 28, 2009, at the Apostolic Tabernacle in Winnsboro. The ceremony began at two o'clock with the Rev. M.R. Couch officiating. Sonja Hawthorne served as wedding coordinator.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dale Mixon of Winnsboro. The groom is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ron Mitchell of Parsons, Kan.
The couple exchanged nuptial vows beneath Grecian columns topped with fresh flowers and draped with white cloth. Green ferns accented smaller columns that completed the altar area.
At the chiming of the hour, Mason Bordelon of Baskin announced the entrance of the bride.
Escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father, the bride was exquisite in a creation of white satin with a matching bolero jacket. The A-line gown featured a lace bodice and tiered lace skirt extending into a chapel-length train. Her hair was partially swept up and fashioned with a fingertip veil and blusher adorned with scattered pearls. The bridal bouquet was a nosegay of yellow, hot pink and light pink roses with lavender accents.
Soloists Stephen Couch and Adam Hawthorne performed musical selections for the ceremony including "Just Like You" and "If You Could See What I See." Derrick and Keisha Chambless performed "Love of My Life" during the signing of the marriage license and lighting of the unity candle. Sherri Baker sang "Always Be Your Baby" as a surprise to the bride as her father presented her at the altar. "Daddy's Girl," a special poem written by the bride's father, was also read.
Lindsey Rockhold of Winnsboro, lifelong best friend of the bride served as maid of honor. She wore a gown of yellow crepe that featured princess seams and tied at the waist with satin ribbon. The floor-length skirt flowed into tiered flounces from the contoured bodice. She carried a nosegay of yellow, hot pink and light pink roses with lavender accents.
The processional continued with bridesmaids Mandy Mixon and Jessica Mixon, sisters of the bride and Rachel Hatton of Winnsboro; Destiny Pittman of Ocean Springs, Miss., cousin of the bride; and Keisha Mitchell of Parsons, sister of the groom. Each attendant wore gowns and carried bouquets like that of the maid of honor.
Flower girls were Chapel Massey of Lake Charles, cousin of the bride and Toree Hatton, Mallory Couch and Krista Orten of Winnsboro. They wore dresses similar to the bridesmaids and carried white beaded baskets with light pink flower petals.
Emily Kellum of Winnsboro served as the miniature bride. She wore a miniature version of the bride's gown and carried a small nosegay of flowers.
Keagan Gibson of Noel Mo., cousin of the groom, served as miniature groom. Dakota Mixon, brother of the bride, was the bible carrier for the ceremony.
The Rev. Ron Mitchell of Parsons attended his son as best man. Groomsmen were Ben Dykes of Tulsa, Okla., Stuart Hall of Winnsboro, Rayne Muse and Blayne Muse of Jonesville and Casey Brown of Ada, Okla. Ushers for the ceremony included Rick Farmer of Joplin, Mo. and Keith Massey of Winnfield, cousin of the bride.
Paula Massey of Winnfield, cousin of the bride, attended the guests' book.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the couple in the fellowship hall of the church.
Guests' tables and chairs were covered with white linen and accented with yellow ribbon. A centerpiece of fresh flowers decorated each table in the dining room. The wedding cake was a four-tiered white confection created by the bride's mother.
Assisting with service during the reception were Priscilla Massey, Melanie Mixon, Deloris Mixon, Tanna Orten, Melinda Ogle and Cindy Givens.
After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple will be at home in Parsons, Kansas.