Carol Dearing Brooks and Robert Dale Jenkins were united in marriage on April 22, 2017 at 2 in the afternoon at Calvary Baptist Church, Morristown. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Revs. Dean Haun and Larry Parrott.
The bride is the daughter of J.C. and Dorothy Dearing of Jefferson City.
The Groom is the son of the late James (J.B.) Jenkins and the late Lillian Jenkins.
The church was decorated with an 11-branch white candleabra and unity candleabra which were adorned with white tulle, ivy and pearls. The candleabras were later donated to the church in memory of Shelia Fields, a friend of Debbie Sturgill, who did the flowers and photography for the wedding. On each side of the candleabra was a pedestal with a vase of white and blue flowers which were arranged by Mary Lawson. Easter Lilies lined the center aisle and were also along the front of the platform with two large ferns.
Jennifer Hutchings, niece of the bride, was the soloist and Lynn Brooks, brother-in-law of the bride, accompanied her on the keyboard. The songs performed were “We Are an Offering,” “I Will Be Here” and “Household of Faith,” the latter of which was sung during the lighting of the unity candle. Josh Jenkins, son of the groom, played the piano prior to the ceremony, the wedding march and the processional. The church bell was rung at 2 p.m. by Jerry Kirk as the wedding march began.
The bride was given in marriage by her son, Jason Brooks and grandson, Wade Brooks, son of the late Jeremy Brooks.
The bride wore a light beige lace dress embellished with beads and sequins with a sheer neckline and sheer long sleeves that came to a point on her hand. The bodice overlay also came to a point below the waist. She carried a cascading bouquet of white peonies and roses with greenery and ivy along with fillers of small blue and orange wildflowers and baby’s breath.
The bride’s only attendant was her granddaughter, Haley Brooks, daughter of the late Jeremy Brooks. She wore a floor length royal blue lace dress with sheer lace long sleeves. The waist was fitted with a silk royal blue band. She carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.
The flower girl was Ashlyn Vineyard, niece of the bride. She wore a cream colored organza overlay tea length sleeveless dress with a v neckline. The waist was fitted with a silk cream colored band.
The best man was Tim Owens and Cameron Owens, son of the best man, was ring bearer. The bride’s mother wore a charcoal gray dress with a sheer gray long sleeved jacket.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the fellowship hail of the church. Following a Western Carribean Cruise, the couple will reside in Morristown.