Stanifer - Shelton vows exchanged

Ashley Raye Stanifer, of Morristown, and Adam Lane Shelton, of Afton, were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony, Saturday, June 13, 2020 at The Homeplace in Greeneville. Rev. Scott Wakefield and Rev. Gary Marshall, grandfather of the bride, officiated.

Ashley is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Andrea Stanifer, of Morristown, and the granddaughter of Barbara Cobb.

Adam is the son of Ricky and Joetta Shelton, of Afton, and the grandson of Wanda Fillers.

A memory table held photos of loved ones gone on.

The outdoor wedding was decorated with ferns and lanterns. The mountain view was framed by a wooden arbor. The groom handmade a cross which was braided with cords during the unity ceremony.

The parents of the bride gave Ashley in marriage.

The bride wore a satin ball gown with a fingertip angel dust veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses with her grandmother’s rings attached.

Attendants were Taylor Holder, of Morristown, friend of bride; Marlee Epps, of Morristown, friend of bride; Chloe Brock, of Morristown, friend of bride; Lauren Lord, of Morristown, friend of bride; Kendall Shelton, of Afton, sister of groom, Hayley Ratcliff, of Morristown, friend of bride; and Alex Whitehead, of Morristown, friend of bride.

They wore blush chiffon, floor length gowns and carried baby’s breath bouquets tied in ribbons.

The flower girls were Audrey Parr, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, and Alena Parr, of Murray, Kentucky, both cousins of the groom, and Ella Childress and Katie Stratton, of Maryville, both cousins of the bride.

Ring bearers were Greyson Singleton, of Morristown, cousin of the bride, and Jeremiah and Canaan Farmer, of Kingsport, cousins of the groom.

Best men were the groom’s father, Ricky Shelton, and Sully Cobble, friend of the groom.

Groomsmen were Collin King, Tyler King, Logan Mottern. Timothy Cutshall, all friends of the groom from Greeneville, and Kyle Stanifer and Andrew Stanifer, of Morristown, brothers of the bride.

The mother of the bride wore a champagne lace tea-length dress. The groom’s mother wore a grey chiffon tea-length dress with a matching sequined waist-length jacket. Both wore wrist corsages of white roses. All flowers were designed by the bride’s aunt, Teresa Stanifer Helton.

Music was provided by deejay Victor Conner, of Greeneville. Lisa Brown, friend of the bride, was the wedding director.

The reception was held in the rustic barn at The Homeplace.

The tables were decorated with photos of the bride and groom.

BJ and Annie Jarnagin, of Ooltewah, were attendants at the table which held a hand painted canvas of the bride and groom painted by friend of the bride, Alex Whitehead.

The honeymoon trip was to Litchfield Beach, South Carolina. A trip to Jamaica is planned for next year.

The couple reside in Morristown where Ashley is a dental hygienist at the office of Dr. Kenneth C. Stanifer. She is an ETSU graduate.

Adam is a graduate of ETSU and is a transportation management specialist at Color Tech in Morristown.

Pre-nuptial parties included a shower by friends of the groom at Ricky and Joetta Shelton’s home in Greeneville; a drive-thru shower at the bride’s church, Buffalo Trail Baptist in Morristown; a shower by the friends and family of the bride in Morristown; and a personal shower by the bride’s friends at the home of Kenny and Andrea Stanifer in Morristown.

The rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at The Homeplace featuring duck hunting décor.

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