Miss Amy Marie Smith became the bride of Mr. James Glenn Dale on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at 3 in the afternoon. The wedding ceremony was held inside the historic Plantation Barn of 1810 in Morristown, where white curtains framed the altar and back wall. A rough-sawn wood cross was the centerpiece of the stage, draped with soft white fabric across the beam. Hay bales sat alongside the cross and were topped with oversized Boston ferns. Centered above the stage, a crystal chandelier hung as the steps were flanked by wood barrels topped with oversized Boston ferns. Nestled next to those were log risers adorned with mums and fall foliage along with pearl and lace decorated mason jars. The aisle was outlined with galvanized buckets overflowing with tiny blue and white flowers mums.
The bride is the daughter of David and Darla Smith of Hazard, Kentucky. The groom is the son of Glenn and Judy Dale of New Market.
The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Bob Province of Strawberry Plains. Music selections included “If Love is Your Name” by Steven Tyler as the parents were seated and the wedding processional began. The bride entered the ceremony to “All of Me” sung by Mr. Brad Phillips. The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The couple performed a unity ceremony by building of the Unity Cross representing their lives joining as one based on the Bible passage in the Book of Ruth. After the kiss, the new Mr. and Mrs. were presented and the recessional song "From This Moment" by Shanna Twain was played as the guests blew bubbles as the couple walked the aisle.
The bride chose a soft white lace sheath gown featuring a strapless lace bodice embellished with a satin belt of sequins and pearls. Her hairpiece was a pearl and rhinestone halo inspired style. Her something old, was a cross pendant from her late aunt Charlene Campbell. Her something borrowed was a necklace from her mother. Her something blue was a pair of University of Kentucky under garments. The something new was the infinity necklace that the groom gifted her just moments prior to the wedding. Her sixpence was a coin dating back to 1820. The bridal bouquet was a fresh cascading arrangement of miniature sunflowers, orange and blue roses. Accents of fall foliage, white lily, fern, burlap, lace and pearls completed the bouquet.
The couple chose a color scheme representing their home states and favorite teams: University of Tennessee orange and University of Kentucky blue. The maid-of-honor was Ashley Tharpe, cousin of the groom. The bridesmaids were friends of the bride Renee Fugate of Jackson, Kentucky, and Billie Robinson of London, Kentucky. They wore knee length dresses in UK blue chiffon with sweetheart necklines and band wrapped sleeves. All the maids carried replica round bouquets in silk to match the bride.
The flower girl was Melanie Snowden, daughter of the best man. She wore a soft white lace dress and carried a basket filled with fall flower petals. Turner Tharpe, son of the matron of honor, was the messenger and carried a sign that said, “Don't worry ladies, I am still single.”
Adam Snowden, the groom’s cousin, served as best man. Groomsmen were Cody Whitaker, lifelong friend of the bride, of Hazard, Kentucky and Adam Adkisson, longtime friend of the groom, of Morristown. The men wore blue jeans, white dress shirts, and ties of orange and white to represent Tennessee tradition.
The bride’s mother wore an ivory lace, knee-length dress with three quarter length sleeves. The groom’s mother was attired in a soft peach, crepe, georgette knee-length dress with three-quarter length sleeves.
The fathers of the bride and groom wore jeans and white dress shirts. Each had a tie reflecting their home team logo.
The outdoor reception was held in the meadow under a white tent where guests entered through monogrammed French doors. The catered barbecue dinner was served by reception hostesses.
The guest register, which was an unfinished oak slice, was placed on an antique writing desk alongside the UK blue and UT orange fan guest favors.
The wedding director was Alice R. Rogers. Terry Massengill of Sweet Cakes Bakery in Jefferson City baked the red velvet wedding cake. Mr. Scott Temple of Temple Photography was the photographer. The bride’s bouquet was arranged by Flowers of Oliva in Hazard, Kentucky.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Dale left the reception under the waving of neon orange and neon blue glow sticks. The couple honeymooned in Caribbean, and will reside in Jefferson City.