Linn-Drane Wedding
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Casey Elizabeth Linn and James Michael Drane, both of Louisville, Kentucky, were united in marriage at 7:30 pm, Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Renee’s in Paducah.      

  The bride is the daughter of Steve and Betsy Scroggins of Aurora, and John Casey Freeman of Cadiz. She is the granddaughter of Joyce Banister of Aurora and the late John T Banister, Mary Ann Freeman of Cadiz and the late Wallace Hayden Freeman.      

  The bridegroom is the son of Teresa Drane and Les McCutcheon of New Albany, Indiana and Robert & Ivanna Drane of Arnold, Missouri. He is the grandson of the late Theodore Robertson and Marietta Drane, and the late Robert and Geneva Knight and the late Nancy Knight.      

  Zachary Robertson of Peoria, Illinois, long-time friend of the bridegroom, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

  The ceremony was held on the grounds of Renee’s under a white harbor centered by a white arch decorated with white hydrangeas, miniature clear lights and ivy. Flanking the arch were green spiral topiaries with miniature clear lights and American beauty roses in full bloom. The area was surrounded by luminaries to light the scene. The center aisle was defined by flowing white tulle laced through black shepherd’s crooks with family rows designated by bouquets of rosebuds and hydrangeas tied with silver ribbon.      

  The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by Steve Scroggins, chose an Oleg Cassini original gown of bridal white faille. The bodice was strapless with an A-line skirt all heavily encrusted with tiny crystals, pearls, rhinestones and sequins forming floral patterns and flowing into a sweeping train. Her fingertip veil of illusion was attached to her upsweep hairdo by a tortoise shell comb highlighted by a rhinestone tiara.

  She carried a Victorian style bouquet of American beauty roses and baby’s breath.  Encasing the handle was an antique linen handkerchief, owned by her late maternal great-grandmother, featuring the couples first names and the wedding date embroidered by the bride’s grandmother, Joyce Banister.

The bride chose her sister, Jade Timme Freeman of Clarkston, Washington to be her maid of honor.  She wore a formal gown of black faille with spaghetti straps edged with black jewels and featuring a front panel of white faille.  Bridesmaids were LeAndra Traughber of Murray, Kentucky; Chary Gerding, of Louisville, Kentucky; and Kelly Rice of Coralville, Iowa.  They wore formal gowns of black faille fashioned with strapless bodices edged with black jeweled trim and soft A-line skirts.  The attendants wore matching earrings and necklaces created by Kirstin Andersson of Benton.  They carried arm bouquets of American Beauty roses and white baby’s breath tied with silver ribbons.

   Flower girls were London Seward, niece of the groom, of Louisville and Laurie Freeman, sister of the bride, of Cadiz. They wore identical dresses styled with soft black sleeveless bodices, skirts of white batiste with coble overskirts ballerina length of white tulle adorned by black embroidery and black sashes.  They wore embroidered pearl and lace trimmed anklets and white sandals. Their headpieces were crowns of small red rosettes intertwined with silver and black ribbons ending in streamers in the back.  Their baskets were designed of silver hearts and filled with American beauty rose petals.

The bridegroom chose Neil Paslawski of Mesa, Arizona, to serve as his best man. Groomsmen were Michael Hamarstrom of Tiffin, Iowa; Andrew Swanson of Iowa City, Iowa; and Delbert Luedtke of Sumpter Air Force Base, Sumpter, South Carolina. All men in the wedding wore black formal attire with silver colored vests and ties.

Ushers were Benji Allen of Cadiz, cousin of the bride; Ryan Downs and Chaz Cook, nephews of the groom both of Louisville. Hostesses were Christie Witt, sister of the groom, of New Albany, Indiana and Victoria Scroggins, cousin of the bride of Cadiz.

They attended the guest register, distributed programs, which were in the form of old-fashioned fans, along with bubbles.

The wedding cake was three-tiered with red velvet, white, and chocolate flavors, with white icing decorated with roses and displayed on an ornate silver cake platform around which were roses and petals. A nosegay of red roses, a companion to the brides bouquet, decorated the top layer. The groom’s cake was a carrot with cream icing featuring a scene of a hockey game. Both cakes were made by Darlene Butts of Cadiz.

Assisting with the serving were Margie Scroggins of Cadiz, aunt of the bride; Teresa Roark of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Lynn Patterson, Lisa Cunningham, and Brandi Sandbrink of Cadiz.

Following a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple are at home in Louisville where the bride is a registered nurse at Jewish Hospital and the groom is a Transportation Supervisor at the Martin Brower Company.
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