Crystal Lee Paddock, daughter of Jana Paddock and the late James "Jim" Paddock of rural Malden, and Samuel Edward Buffaloe, son of Robert and Mary Beth Buffaloe of Gallop, N.M., were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the Best Western Inn of Sikeston outside in the Courtyard.
The bride graduated from Bernie High School in 2001. She is currently a senior at Truman State University at Kirksville majoring in English.
The bridegroom is currently a senior at Truman State University at Kirksville majoring in English.
The minister was Dr. Neal Buffaloe, grandfather of the bridegroom.
Gabe Deutsch, a senior at SEMO University, friend of the couple, and a classical guitarist, provided the wedding music.
Ferns topped pillars behind the wedding party. A fountain was in the middle of the courtyard, and white tents shaded the guests.
The bride wore a rose printed satin sculptured strapless dress with asymmetrical front drape on a soft A-line gown.
The maid of honor was Holly Paddock of Columbia, sister of the bride.
The second attendant was Shauna Davis of Malden. They wore tea length, V-shaped halter neckline dresses with bias empire bands in sage green.
The bridegroom wore a three-button charcoal suit. Lucas Buffaloe and Joseph Buffaloe, brothers of the bridegroom, were his groomsmen, and they wore grey suits with alstroemeria boutonnieres.
The mother of the bride wore a floor-length gray dress with printed overlay. The mother of the bridegroom wore a two-piece lavender handkerchief hem silk dress. They both had wrist corsages of alstroemeria.
Dinner was served at the Best Western Ballroom.
Norman Swafford of Bernie was the wedding photographer.
After a wedding trip to New Orleans for a five-day cruise along the Mexico coast, the couple resides at 202 E. Jefferson, Apt. 201, in Kirksville.