Christie Edwards and Roger McMahan were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on June 2, 2007, at the home of the bride. Rev. Robert McMahan, father of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony.
The wedding party and the bride walked out to "Keeper of the Stars" by Brad Paisley. "Like Red on a Rose" by Allen Jackson played before they exchanged their vows and "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley was played after they exchanged their vows. They walked out after the ceremony to "From This Moment On" by Shania Twain.
The couple had a garden ceremony at their home. They had built a pergola with a flagstone floor for the ceremony. The bride made the backdrop with lace and sheer panels draped with purple tulle and lavender wisteria swags. Boston ferns were placed on columns with a candelabra and purple bows in the center.
The bride's dress was an ivory one-piece floor length with a matching bolero made by Alex, with a satin bodice underlay and a floral and sequins sheer overlay. She carried a cascade bouquet with ivory colored roses and calla lilies adorned with stems of pearl and purple ribbon.
The bride was escorted by her father, C.G. Edwards.
The maid of honor was Shanna McMahan, daughter-in-law of the bridegroom. She wore a purple satin A-line tea length double strapped sun dress and carried a single stem calla lily adorned with baby's breath and purple ribbon. The flower girl was Jerica Goodman, daughter of a friend of the couple. She wore a floor-length sleeveless dress with satin underlay and sheer embroidered overlay with purple bows at the bottom.
The bridegroom wore a black suit with ivory shirt and a purple tie made by the bride. The men in the ceremony all wore black suits with white shirts with purple satin ties made by the bride with ivory calla lily boutonnieres.
The best man was Glen McMahan, son of the bridegroom. The ringbearer was Hayden McMahan, grandson of the bridegroom.
The mother of the bride wore a two piece tea length purple floral dress and had an ivory rose corsage with iridescent ribbon.
The couple provided a buffet style meal for the guests at their home with a reception immediately following. They had a three-tiered cake with decorated purple roses and swans on the sides. The cake top was fiber optic with glass swans and a double heart. The reception servers were Eva Edwards and Christy Edwards, sisters-in-law of the bride.
The couple spent a few days out of town for their honeymoon. They will reside at the bride's home in Bloomfield. The new bride is employed at the Stoddard County Regional Detention Center and the bridegroom is a self-employed dry wall finisher. The new couple are the owners of R & C Mc Drywall, Paint and More.