A double ring ceremony on Saturday afternoon, July 20, at the First Baptist Church in Olive, united LaDonna Wilson and James Gear. The bride is the daughter of Don Wilson and the late Margaret Wilson. The groom is the son of James Gear and the late Ruth Gear.
Escorted to the alter by her father, the bride wore a formal floor length dress. The bodice of the dress was styled with a juliet neck and sleeve. It was made of heavy white silk venice lace overlay on dove tone satin. The sleeve was accented with satin ribbon tied in love knots. The skirt and long train was dove tone satin styled to flow loose from a fitted waist.
The maid of honor was Miss Theresa Mikouchi of Warrenville, Illinois. Honor attendents included Mrs. Ellen Ingram, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Miss Debbie Vicent of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Their dresses were in shades of pink, lavender and blue, designed in tea length cotton chemise.
Mr. Tony Swart of Oilton was the groom's best man. Mr. Robbie Barnes and Mr. Neil Todd, both of Oilton were the groomsmen.
Attending the guest book were sister of the groom, Linda Gear and cousin of the bride, Robin Brown. Candlelighters were Susan Anson and Jennifer Casey. The flower girl was Jodi Casey.
Ushers for the wedding included Billy Wilson, brother of the bride, and Robbie Barnes.
The church was decorated with three candelabras decorated with greenery and baby's breath. The archway at the beginning of the aisle was also decorated with greenery and baby's breath.
Music for the ceremony was performed by Darrell Wilson, uncle of the bride. He played a special violin selection of "The Wedding Song." A vocal solo entitled "Perhaps Love" was sang by Diana Bleigh.
A reception immediately following the ceremony was held in the fellowship hall of the church. Assisting were JaWanda Newton, Lee Ann Bain, Edee Cheatum and Trina Corbell.
The bride's table was covered with a tablecloth of antique lace, accented with pink ribbons. The wedding cake designed by Patti Casey, was double tiered with stairs and beading to the main cake, which was topped with a procelain bride and groom.
The couple will make their home in Olive.
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