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Tucker and Burns exchange vows

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Kristi Lynn Tucker and Dustin Michael Burns were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony June 12, 2004, at the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand. The Rev. Jim Eskew performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of James "Jay" Tucker of Dexter and Kimberly and Stanley Byrd of Dexter. The parents of the bridegroom are Michael and Sharon Burns of Joplin.

Music for the occasion was provided by Laurie Reuss, aunt of the bride, and Danny Freeland, uncle of the bride.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a pristine strapless A-line satin gown with a short sleeved jeweled bolero jacket. The A-line skirt was enhanced by a chapel-length train. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses and lilacs accented with baby's breath.

Jamie Tucker of Dexter, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Renee Sellers of Marissa, Ill., cousin of the bride; and Noriko Obata of Cape Girardeau, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids wore lilac mock two-piece organza gowns with portrait necklines and cap sleeves, beading and sequins. They carried bouquets of purple roses in various shades accented with baby's breath.

Dalton Burns of Joplin, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Josh Mitchell of Dexter, cousin of the bridegroom; and Mike Pruitt of Dexter, friend of the bridegroom. The bridegroom and his groomsmen wore black tuxedos with matching lilac vests and ties.

Guest book attendant was Tiffany Byrd. Serving as ushers were Brandon Byrd and Eric Hunt.

Tammie's Petals and Bows of Bertrand beautifully decorated the church and the reception hall. Following the ceremony a dinner and dance was held at the Manhattan Room in Sikeston.

Following a honeymoon to Branson, the couple reside in rural Advance.

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