Kristen Pilgrim and Joshua Collins were united in marriage on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God in Dexter.
James Malloy of Essex performed the double ring ceremony. Escorted in by her future father-in-law, the bride wore a long-sleeve white wedding dress with a pearl and lace bodice and cathedral-length train.
Serving as maid of honor was Robin Carlson of Essex, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Beth Wilson of Dexter, sister of the bridegroom, and Anna Daniels of Puxico, sister-in-law of the bridegroom.
Flower girl was Marissa Pilgrim of Essex, sister of the bride.
Best man was Steve Collins of Essex, father of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Jimmy Wilson of Dexter, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, and Justin Brooks of South Carolina, cousin of the bride.
The ringbearer was Nathaniel Wilson of Dexter, nephew of the bridegroom.
Guestbook attendant was Danielle Daniels of Puxico.
The reception was catered by Trish Vandeven of Bloomfield.
The bridegroom's cake was made by Rhonda Dunn of Tennessee.
After a honeymoon in South Carolina, the couple is now residing in Essex.