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Stacy-Griffin wed

Monday, October 13, 2003

Amy Lynne Stacy of Orange, Calif., and Timothy Robert Griffin of Kaneohe, Hawaii, were united in marriage on June 7, 2003, at 4 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, Calif. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Dr. William Flanagan.

The bride is the daughter of Lee and Rose Stacy of Orange, Calif. She is a 1994 graduate of Irvine High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of California in Irvine. She is currently completing her final year of law school at the Chapman University of Law in Orange, Calif.

The bridegroom is the son of Bob and Jackie Griffin of Essex and the grandson of John and Geraldine Warren of Dexter. He is a 1993 graduate of Richland High School, a 1997 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and in 2001 he received Graduate Certificate in Integrated Logistics Support from the Defense Acquisition University. The bridegroom is a Lieutenant in the United State Navy, and he is currently stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he is the Supply Officer onboard the guided missile destroyer, U.S.S. HOPPER (DDG 70).

Matron of honor for the ceremony was Cindy Humphrey of Placentia, Calif., sister of the bride, and the bridesmaids included the bride's cousin, Michelle Anderson of Fontana, Calif.; Susie An of Irvine, Calif., friend of the bride; Cathy Rodevich of Irvine, Calif., friend of the bride; and Maria Fernanda Lopez of Queretero, Mexico, friend whom the bride met while studying abroad in Moreliz, Mexico.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin, off the shoulder Paloma Blanca dress. It was an a-line design with one pleat in the front and was subtly accented by slight beading at the neckline and waistline. The color was candelight and it was draped by a single-layer, chapel length veil.

The bridesmaids wore black chiffon dresses by designer Mori Lee. The dresses had a beaded ballerina neckline with a v-shaped bodice. A split front a-line skirt and deep scoop back were nicely complimented with a matching shawl. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of red roses dotted with white stephanotis.

Best man for the ceremony was Mark Thorne of Sikeston, long-time friend of the bridegroom. The groomsmen included Brett Dorton of Dexter; Chad Duckworth of Jonesboro, Ark.; Dan Olson of Merchanicsburg, Pa.; and Marco Trevina of Annapolis, Md., all friends of the bridegroom. James Bender of Diamond Bar, Calif., cousin of the bridegroom, served as usher for the ceremony.

The bridegroom wore a Ralph Lauren Grograin two button notch tuxedo with black pleated trousers. He wore a white point collar shirt under a white Crossroads vest, accented with a solid white four-in-hand tie. The groomsmen and ushers wore the same tuxedo but with a platinum Crossroads vest and solid black four-in-hand tie.

The flower girl, Emily Conant of Newport Beach, Calif., friend of the bride, wore an ivory sleeveless dress with an organza skirt accented by a black sash at the waist and little black flowers dotting the skirt. Catie and Kellie Conant of Newport Beach, Calif., also friends of the bride, served as acolytes. They began the ceremony by lighting the candles, and they wore cranberry colored, ankle-length dresses which were princess-cut with a jewel neck and had buttons running down the back.

Music for the ceremony was provided by harpist Tomoko Sato of Huntington Beach, Calif. and the church's organist Maryann Ivanhoff of Newport Beach, Calif.

Following the wedding ceremony a dinner and dance reception was held at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents on the eve of the wedding at the El Torrito Grill in Newport Beach, Calif. The bride's parents also hosted a brunch at their home the morning after the wedding so guests could say their final good-byes to the newlyweds before they departed for a week-long honeymoon to Maui, Hawaii.

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