Wedding Announcements

Posted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm


Jenna Anne Houts and Adam Newton Montgomery were united in marriage May 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Villa Santa Cruz, Todas Santos, Baja California sur Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Cooper, cousin of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Houts of Cardiff by the Sea, California and the granddaughter of Sam Stawisky and the late Lillian Stawisky of Los Angeles, California and the late Dale and Helen Houts of Indiana.

The groom is the son of Tom and Sherrie Montgomery of Morristown and the grandson of Tine Montgomery and the late Thomas Montgomery of Lewisburg.

The couple was married on the beach with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

Musical selections included traditional Paraguayan folk music as both the bride and groom served with the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America. The ceremony also included the Korean tradition of the groom presenting his mother-in-law with a pair of carved wooden geese to represent a lifelong commitment. The bride and groom also both lived in Jeju, South Korea teaching English.

The bride was escorted by her father, Dr. Don Houts.

The bride wore a long white knit draped dress with a V-neckline accenting with rouching and a pendant at the bodice.

The matron of honor was Jessica Canepa, sister of the bride. The maid of honor was Randi Villaverde. Both wore short light pink dresses.

The best man was Neal Montgomery, brother of the groom, while the groomsman was Michael Crider.

The reception was held at Villa Santa Cruz, a bed and breakfast resort owned by the bride’s sister and brother-in-law. The reception was catered and served by The Hotel California.

The couple honeymooned in Puerto Rico, and will reside in Los Angeles, California where Jenna works for the international Medical Corps and Adam works for and attends graduate school at the University of Southern California.


Chandra Parker and Brandon Byrd were united in marriage at 2 p.m., June 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Morristown. Dr. Dean Haun of First Baptist Church and John Rogers of Beaulah Baptist Church officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Debbie Parker of Talbott and Bill Parker of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Gary and Evelyn Tilley of Strawberry Plains, the late Charles Livesay of Jefferson City and Ethel Mae Parker and the late Robert Parker of White Pine.

The groom is the son of Rockey and Teresa Byrd of Mohawk. He is the grandson of the late Hal and Ann Huff, Frankie Turner and the late Jimmie Turner, all of Mohawk.

The aisles were decorated with frames, hung with coral ribbon, that contained pictures of the bride and groom from childhood and engagement and white bows with greenery. The altar was filled with greenery and two large flower arrangements.

Music was provided by Brooks Gray, Jane Greene Johnson and Jonathan Richardson.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white strapless taffeta mermaid gown with beaded applicades on the front, side and train, fitted ruched bodice, corset back and chapel train.

She carried her Grandmother Tilley’s Bible. Wrapped around it were coral roses, Gerber daisies, baby’s breath and greenery with a white bow that attached it all together.

The matron of honor was Renita Dupas. Maid of honor was Jessica Greenlee. Bridesmaids were Mia Fahler, Bonnie Rebsamen, Lindsey Hawk, Heather Herrera, Rachel Livesay and Hannah Livesay. Junior bridesmaids were Isabella Mills and Gracey Mills. They wore strapless coral dresses longer in the back and shorter in the front.

Flower girl was Liliana Herrera. Ring bearers were Aiden and Turner Hawk.

The best man was Rockey Byrd. Groomsmen were Kenton Brother, Nathan Gray, Allen Hawk, Ryan Parker, George Robert Cline, Matthew Stroud and Patrick Taylor.

The bride’s mother wore a full length Mocha overlay organza gown. The gathered strapless bodice was embellished with rhinestones.

The groom’s mother wore a formal gown of champagne crushed taffeta and sheer organza with a band of crystals accenting the empire waist. A matching bolero of sheer organza trimmed with rosettes was worn over the crushed and pleated sheath gown.

The reception was held at First Baptist Church with a scripture reading by Suzanne Romines. Servers were Becky Cox, Lisa Holt, Laura Lane and Joi Sargent. Book attendants were Kim Fox, Connie Humann and Sarah Reno.

After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Mohawk.


Jessica “Niki” Wolfe and Matthew Collins were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. June 26, 2014 at Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Marty Shirah officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Vanessa and Russ Craig and Doug Wolfe of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Geraldine Park and Joe Wolfe of Morristown and Barbara and the late Robert Polley of Morristown.

The groom is the son of Vickey and Carter Collins of Sneedville. He is the grandson of Daisy and the late Joe Collins of Sneedville and Annell and the late Clark Seal of Sneedville.

Pink floral decorated a bamboo arch. There was a heart drawn in the sand. The aisle decorations included starfish, shells and tiki torches.

The bride was escorted by her father, Doug Wolfe and brother, Hunter Wolfe. She wore an ivory lace A-line dress with pink floral bouquet.

The maid of honor was Morgan Ball. Bridesmaid was Morgan Collins. They wore pink, ivory and white dresses. The best man was Rocky Nichols. The groomsmen were Jeremy and Jordan Seal. They wore pink and ivory dress shirts with khaki pants.

The flower girls were Whitlee Collins and Josie Seal. The ring bearer was Shade Bell.

The bride’s mother wore a light pink dress. The groom’s mother wore an ivory dress. The reception was held at Lil Tokyo Japanese Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Myrtle Beach. Family an friends helped serve.

The couple are planning a honeymoon after college. They reside in Whiteburg.


Brittany Megan Ogle and Lefty Craig Seal were united in marriage June 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. in Harrell Park in Bean Station. Roger Porter officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jody and Tammie Ogle of Morristown and the granddaughter of George and Debrah Jones of Morristown and Lowell Miller and the late Mildred Miller of Rutledge, as well as Myra Jones of Greeneville.

The groom is the son of Randall and Janet Seal of Bean Station and the grandson of Lefty Collins and the late Bonnie Collins of Thorn Hill and Blanch Seal and the late Glen Seal of Sneedville.

Altar decorations included two columns with draped champagne material, aqua bows and two arrangements of hydrangeas with the lake as their background.

Music selections included Andrew Alder singing with accompaniment on the piano, David Combs playing the guitar and issac Quinton as the DJ.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a sweetheart neckline ivory gown with lace overlay and a lace veil. The bouquet was made by Mildred’s Florist and consisted of hydrangeas, wax flowers, mini calla lilies and lisianthus with braided aqua and taupe ribbon.

The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Lindsey Ogle. Bridesmaids included Shana McDaniel, Rachael Elkins, Leslie jones, Caitlan Walker Jr. and Jaelyn McDaniel.

Bridesmaids wore sweetheart neckline aqua chiffon dresses.

Flower girls were Lynlee McDaniel and Bailee Young and ring bearers were Jake McDaniel and Kylor Walker.

The best man was the groom’s brother, Travis Seal, and the groomsmen were Matt “Bucky” Collins, Dusty Sikes, Jacob Williamson and Billy Sivyer.

The reception was held in Harrell Park.

After the couple’s honeymoon in La Romana, Dominican Republic, they will reside in Rutledge.


PFC Kirk Logan Horne and Savannah Erryn Brewer were united in marriage May 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. in Mooresburg at Lovin’s Farm. The Rev. Robbie Drinnon performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Tammy Brewer of Bean Station. She is the granddaughter of Dedrick and Mildred Brewer of Mooresburg, Harold Ellison and Mary Ann Ellison, both of Bean Station.

The groom is the son of Jeff Horne of Bean Station and the son of Katie Tapp of Rogersville. He is the grandson of Tony Horne and the late Elaine Horne of New Market, and Harold Shelton and the late Patsy Shelton of Bybee.

The wedding took place outside. An arch made from barn wood highlighted the ceremony spot. Rows of chairs were marked with stumps, topped with Mason jars filled with Gerber daisies and flowers of green, coral and pink, the wedding colors. Each stump featured a fruit of the spirit inscribed on wood.

Gina Hipshire and Jim Gates served as pianists. Micah-Shane, brother of the bride, was the soloist. Selections were “Love Never Fails” and “When I say I Do.”

The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. She chose a one shoulder net and taffeta drop waist gown with a detailed flower strap and full skirt. The gown was detailed with crystal beading, rhinestones, sequins, net and taffeta flowers. It featured a corset back, adorned with a chapel train. Her bouquet was made of Gerber daisies and filler flowers of green, coral and pink accented with a burlap bow.

Afton Robinson, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Sabrena Snow was honorary maid of honor. Jamie Brewer and Christina Maddox served as bridesmaids. They wore one shoulder crepe dresses of green, pink and coral. Hannah Christian served as flower girl.

Brandon Brewer served as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Christian and Wesley Vaughn. Gaven and Seth Robinson, nephews of the bride served as ring bearers. Mylan Brewer, brother of the bride, Barkley Robinson, brother-in-law of the bride, and Terence Hutton, cousin of the bride, served as ushers. The wedding was directed by Beth Christian.

The mother of the bride wore a knee-length pink floral dress with a pink sweater. The mother of the groom wore a peach blouse with an ankle length white skirt.

Country Corner of Mooresburg catered the reception. After a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple reside at Ansbach, Germany.

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