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Mitchell-Strickland exchange vows

Monday, January 5, 2004

Brenda Mitchell and Doyle Strickland, Jr. were united in marriage on Dec. 13, 2003. They were married at the Church of Faith in Dexter. The couple was joined together in a two-ring ceremony led by Pastor Dan Helton.

The bride is the daughter of John Goodale of Wappapello and Marietta Casey of Dexter.

The bridegroom is the son of Madge Strickland of Essex.

The bride wore an ivory gown, while her matron of honor, sister of the bride, Linda Heath, and bridesmaids Sherry Hux, and Deb Helton wore burgundy dresses.

The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo with burgundy vest. The best man, Jerry Caldwell, and groomsmen John Standridge and Raymond Fuwell also wore black and burgundy.

The wedding party entered to the song "From This Moment". The bride's mother, Marietta Casey, escorted by usher Brent Burleson lit a candle for her daughter. The bridegroom's mother, Madge Strickland, escorted by Thomas Strickland, lit a second candle for her son.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, John Goodale.

The couple exchanged their vows and rings. Then Jerry Caldwell sang, "You and Me". During the song, the couple took the two candles their mothers had lit and lit one big unity candle. Then they were introduced as husband and wife.

The flower girls were Alyssa Rogers and Haleigh Heath. Candace Heath was the guest book attendant.

Following the wedding a reception was held at Dexter Elks Lodge where the bridegroom is a member. There was a cake cutting ceremony, then later Vertigo and a dance. The couple's first dance as husband and wife was "I Swear".

The daughters of the bridegroom, Kristin Rogers and Tina Strickland, were in charge of the reception. Dorothy Collins and daughter Beth were also helping serve.

The couple intends to spend a week in Branson for their honeymoon.

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