Emily Rachel Lowe and Rickey Allen Sexton were united in marriage on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Amphitheater on Bluegrass Lake at Hunter Valley Farm, Knoxville.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lowe of Russellville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Freeda Turnmire Davidson and the late Mr. George Davidson of Russellville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Lowe of Morristown. She graduated in May 2016 from East Tennessee State University with a Masters in Teaching. The bride is employed by the Hamblen County Board of Education as an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher at Lincoln Heights Middle School.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Sexton of Blaine. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mills of Blaine and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sexton of Sneedville. The groom attended Walters State Community College and is employed by Total Property Management as operations superintendent.
The ceremony was officiated by Judge James E. Beckner, life-time friend of the bride’s family. Prayers of blessings and the celebration of communion was offered by pastor Gene Nelson as the bride and groom braided the Unity Cross.
Wedding music included the grandmother’s, mother’s and bridal party’s entrance to the cello and piano cover of “Landslide” by the Brooklyn Duo. The bride was escorted to the Altar at Bluegrass Lake by her father while the cello and piano cover of “Flashlight “by the Brooklyn Duo played softly in the background. The bride was given in marriage by her mother and father. The bride wore a custom Martina Liana bridal gown which featured a lace sweetheart corset bodice and Parisian silk skirt completed with a Swarovski crystal belt at the waistline. She wore a Cathedral-length raw edge veil and Erica Koesler Freshwater Pearl earrings as well as Badgley Mischka shoes to compliment her gown.
The bride carried a bouquet of crisp silver greens accompanied by a mixture of white florals boasting with texture and fullness made for the perfect Tuscan-inspired bridal bouquet that made you wish you were trolling the streets of Italy. Attached to the bridal bouquet were three sterling silver charms holding a picture in memory of her late maternal grandfather, George Davidson, her paternal grandmother, Zula Lowe, and her paternal grandfather, George Lowe.
Maid of honor was Ms. Melissa Shelton of Morristown, best friend of the bride. Matron of honor was Mrs. Caroline Miklosovic, of Columbia, Maryland, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ms. Nicolette Blackstone, of Charleston, South Carolina; Mrs. Elizabeth Coughlin, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Lauren Henderson, of Knoxville; Mrs. Arika Lowe, of Fort Lee, Virginia, sister-in-law of the bride; and Mrs. Katie Collins of Russellville. The maid of honor, matron of honor and the bridesmaids wore ice, long flat chiffon gowns each in a different style by “Amsale” and carried a condensed version of the bridal bouquet to create a consistent flow of flowers and greenery.
Miss Isabella Coughlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Coughlin, served as junior bridesmaid. She wore a Gianni Bini white and silver gown and carried a monogrammed basket of greenery. Miss Dawson Miklosovic, niece of the bride, served as flower girl in a couture white “Vivi”, tea length dress with a pouffy tulle skirt of French lace.
Ms. Sara Taylor and Mrs. Morgan Keene kept the wedding guest sign-in portrait book and presented each wedding guest with a wedding program fan decorated in gold and green silk ribbons.
Groomsmen were Mr. Alex Coughlin, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. Zachary Lakins, of Knoxville; Captain Daniel Lowe, of Fort Lee, Virginia, brother of the bride; Mr. Gary Lowe, of Russellville, father of the bride; Mr. Ryan Miklosovic, of Columbia, Maryland, brother-in-law of the bride; and Mr. Ryan Potter.
Ushers were Mr. Brandon Henderson of Knoxville and Mr. Josh Orrick of Maynardville.
The mother of the bride wore an Adrianna Papell silver and white floral halter jacquard gown with pockets and a beaded waist. The mother of the groom wore an embroidered tea length champagne two-piece jacket dress with an illusion round neckline.
The reception was held in the Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm. Guests were treated to music provided by DJ Sammy Scott of Ogle Entertainment, while enjoying the Tuscany inspired food stations prepared by B and G Catering of Corryton. The groom’s cake, wedding cake and cupcakes were prepared by Bees and Knees Bakery.
Swank, A Floral Design Company, provided the floral designs for the wedding reception. Each table was beautifully decorated with centerpieces of calming olive branches with a Tuscan flair. Guests dined and danced into the late evening until the bride and groom left the reception through an aisle of blue LED glow wands held by family and friends.
After a honeymoon in Charleston, South Carolina, the couple will reside in Talbott.