Shannon Lynn Taylor and James Robert Cochran were united in marriage on April 11, 2006. The wedding took place on the beach at the Fiesta Premier Resort in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica.
Family and close friends attended the beautiful ceremony at sunset. Shannon is the daughter of Bayless and Vicki Taylor of Dexter, and Jim is the son of Ray and Betty Cochran of Nappan, Nova Scotia.
Shannon wore an ivory chiffon dress adorned with sequins and a flowing neckline. She carried a bouquet of tropical flowers with tiny drawstring pouches tied to the stems. In the pouches she carried locks of hair from her nieces, Baylee and Rylee making them a part of her wedding day since they were unable to attend. She wore the pearls that were a gift from her father to her mother on their wedding day. Jim wore a blue silk tropical print shirt with linen pants and sandals.
Shannon was escorted to the altar by her father to the Don Williams' song, "I Believe in You". Matron of honor was Marna Davis, grandmother of the bride; and the best man was Ray Cochran, father of the bridegroom.
The ceremony was self-written and included scriptures, the Irish blessing and the Apache blessing. After the ceremony, the new Mr. and Mrs. Cochran walked down the aisle to "Better Together" by Jack Johnson. Later in the evening there was dinner and dancing for all of the wedding party and guests.
On April 12, 2006, the new Mr. and Mrs. Cochran were honored with a reception at Hidden Trails Country Club in Dexter. Decorations were live ferns, ivy baskets, fresh daisies, and candles. The bride's cake had three layers in strawberry and white, iced with white icing and decorated with fresh orchids. The bridegroom's cake was a chocolate kayak, complete with a helmeted kayaker in the seat. Old friends and family helped to make the night a joyous celebration.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Cochran live in Colebrook, N.H. They are employed by Eckerd Wilderness Schools where she is a program coordinator, and he is a program director.
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