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Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Theron Joseph Woods

Monday, September 19, 2005

On Aug. 13, 2005, Miss Lindsay Nichole Orr and Mr. Theron Joseph Woods were united in marriage during a candlelight ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Dexter. Officiating the ceremony for Miss Orr, the daughter of Camie Orr of Dexter and Kim and Jeana Orr of Doniphan, and Mr. Woods, son of Terry and Nancy Woods of Dexter, was Dr. Ron Wilcoxson.

Guest book attendants Hayley Yeager and Jennifer Coryell, both friends of the bride, greeted guests at the door. Ushers for the ceremony were Jason Comfort and Tim Holden, friends of the bridegroom, and Marshal and Tyler Shaw, cousins of the bridegroom.

Live birch trees framed the stage of the sanctuary and were decorated with white lights. Also framing the stage were four candelabra. A unity candle sat in front of a large fern and to either side of the unity candle, on two mirrored columns, sat two large floral arrangements of vogue pink roses, pink lilies, and mixed pink alstromeria. Alternating guest pews were decorated with silver pew markers accentuated with floral arrangements.

Grandparents were seated by the ushers to "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". The mothers of both the bride and bridegroom were escorted in by the bridegroom to light the taper candles on either side of the unity candle. Bridal attendants processed in to "Cannon in D" and wore two-piece floor length gowns of copper silk dupioni with a stretch lace bodice and a fuchsia silk satin sash. They accessorized with rhinestone drop earrings and matching bracelets, gifts from the bride. Matron of honor was Sarah Holden, friend of the bride. Shelli Putnam, aunt of the bride, and Julie Hoffman, Amy Book, and Megan Galey, all friends of the bride, served as bridesmaids. Serving as junior bridesmaids were Kaitlin Orr, sister of the bride, and Rachel Putnam, cousin of the bride. They carried hand-tied bouquets of alstromeria in shades of pink ranging from pale pink to fuchsia. Matching flowers also adorned their hair. Emily Mouser, niece of the bridegroom, served as flower girl for the ceremony. She dropped ivory and fuchsia rose petals from a flower-covered basket.

Wes Howard, friend of the bridegroom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mark Putnam, uncle of the bride, David Howard, Keith Allen, and Tyler Holden, all friends of the bridegroom. Junior groomsmen were Chance Holden, friend of the bridegroom; and Dalton Putnam, cousin of the bride. Seth Mouser, nephew of the bridegroom, and Garrett Orr, brother of the bride, were ring bearers.

Miss Orr, given in marriage by her parents, wore a diamond white gown of duchess silk satin. The A-line gown featured a wrapped bodice and off-the-shoulder cap sleeves were encrusted with pearls and rhinestones. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses. Her cathedral length veil was accented with a fingertip length veil and headpiece of pearls and rhinestones. Her jewelry consisted of teardrop pearl and rhinestone earrings and her mother's three-strand pearl bracelet. Following the giving of the bride, "No Doubt", written and recorded by the bridegroom, was played. A recording performed by the bride and bridegroom of "Bless the Broken Road" played during the lighting of the unity candle.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church. A three-tiered ivory wedding cake was adorned with two tiers of fresh fuchsia and ivory roses. The chocolate bridegroom's cake was two tiers decorated with camouflage leaves. Guests also enjoyed a lemonade fountain.

Following the introduction of Mr. and Mrs. Woods, the guests viewed a slideshow featuring childhood and recent photos of the couple. After the cutting of the wedding cake, Wes Howard and Sarah Holden toasted the couple and surprised them with prayer candles. They had 53 candles, each with a date on the bottom of them. Guests picked these up as they left and were asked to pray for the couple for the week beginning on that date. There was one for each week of their first year of marriage and also the week of their one-year anniversary.

Prior to the wedding, friends hosted a bridal shower at First Baptist Church for Lindsay and also a personal shower at the home of Susan Watkins.

Mrs. Woods is a 2001 graduate of Dexter High School and a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Woods is a 1994 graduate of Dexter High School. He is currently traveling and working in music ministry as well as working at Saveway Petroleum, a family business. After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple is making their home in Dexter.