Stallons, Chesnut wed
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Ashley Paige Stallons and Lucas Thomas Chesnut, both of Cadiz, were married at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at the Cadiz Baptist Church in Cadiz. Brother Daniel Swartz performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Craig & Lisa Stallons of Cadiz. She is the granddaughter of R.C. & Jean Stallons, of Cadiz, Margaret Hillman, of Cadiz, and Fred Hillman, of Hopkinsville. She is the great-granddaughter of Paul Curling, of Cadiz.

The groom is the son of David & Diane Chesnut of Cadiz. He is the grandson of Betty Thomas and the late Charles Thomas, of Cadiz, and Virginia Chesnut and the late Charles Chesnut, of London, Kentucky.

Guests were welcomed to the ceremony by Randi Lynn Hillman of Cadiz, the bride’s cousin, who kept the guest register, and Adrienne Hillman of Cadiz, the bride's cousin, who handed out programs. Before the ceremony, Austin Allen of Cadiz, cousin of the bride, prepared the aisle runners.

Nuptial music was provided by John Pettit, pianist, Mary Pettit, violinist, and Laura Young, violinist. "Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring," by Bach, was played as the grandmothers and mothers were being seated. The wedding party entered the church to the music selection of “Canon in D.” The bride entered the church on the arm of her father with the traditional selection of "Bridal Chorus,” by Wagner.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose her sister, Whitney Stallons of Cadiz, to be her Maid of Honor. Abby Williams of St. Louis, Missouri, served as Matron of Honor, and bridesmaids were Courtney Keohan of Nashville, Tennessee, Kaci Manis of Murray, Kentucky, and Brooke Nichols of Lexington, Kentucky.

The bride's chose a formal length a-line gown of ivory satin. Her empire waist was adorned with appliqués of sequins and pearls and the matching skirt flowed to a chapel length train. The fingertip length, tiered veil was made of ivory tulle and the trim was lined with sequins and pearls. She carried a bouquet full of Asiatic, nerine, and calla lilies. The bridesmaid’s dresses were burnt orange with the empire waist accented with a bow.

Keely and Katlyn Chesnut of Franklin, Tennessee, both cousins of the groom, served as flower girls. The ring bearer, Eli Chesnut of Franklin, Tennessee, cousin of the groom, was rolled down the aisle in an ivory covered wagon.

The groom chose his best friends, Matthew Cunningham of Lexington, Kentucky, and Joshua Garland of Cadiz to be “Best Men." Groomsmen were Logan Chesnut of Cadiz, Zachary Shewmaker of Athens, Georgia, and Joshua Greer of London, Kentucky.

Ushers were Johnston Boyd of Bowling Green, Kentucky, John Cundiff of Nashville, Tennessee, Robert Duncan of Lexington, Kentucky, Kyle Hensley of Cadiz, and Chris Sparks of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

A dinner reception was held immediately after the ceremony at the Hopkinsville Christian County Conference and Convention Center in Hopkinsville. The couple chose a three-tiered wedding cake with their initials on the middle layer. Atop each layer they chose fresh cut lilies that matched the brides bouquet. The groom’s cake was a vanilla cake in the shape of the University of Kentucky logo.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents in lawn of Fairholme with authentic African folklore and Caribbean music.

After a honeymoon adventure in Puerto Morelos, Mexico; the couple resides in Cadiz.
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