Oliver-Thompson wedding
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Tabitha Ann Oliver and Jared James Thompson were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on June 5, 2011, at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. The 4 p.m. wedding, officiated by Trigg County Magistrate Donnie Tyler, was held in the Sunrise Room.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Tammy Mitchell of Princeton. She is a 2004 graduate of Caldwell County High School and is presently a college student at Everest University majoring in Criminal Justice.

The Groom is the son of Gary and Nancy Thompson of Cadiz. He is a 2000 graduate of Trigg County High School, attended Hopkinsville Community College, and is employed as a correctional officer at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville.

For the occasion, the bride wore a formal gown of white bridal satin with a chapel length train. The gown featured a strapless bodice, royal blue sash with a crystal brooch centered at the empire waist, white scroll embroidery, blue crystals, and a royal blue panel the length of the train. Her two-tiered, elbow length veil of illusion was scattered with crystals and edged in white satin ribbon.

She carried a bouquet of royal blue silk lilies accented with silver ribbon. The bride, escorted by her father, entered the Sunrise Room from an outside deck on a white aisle runner scattered with royal blue silk rose petals. The song “I Won’t Let You Go” by Rascal Flatts was used for her processional.

The bride chose her daughter, Little Miss Mary Grace Oliver, as her maiden of honor. She wore a floor length white gown with a ruched skirt and a royal blue sash. She wore a coronet of royal blue silk flowers in her hair and carried a blue and white flower wand with streamers and silver bells.

The groom chose his friend, Mr. Benji Alexander of Cadiz, as his best man.

Miss Candius Turpin of Cadiz, friend of the bride, served as guest register attendant. The guest register table was festooned with a white floral swag, centered with a large royal blue and white satin bow. Guests signed a heart-shaped satin register and also a photo frame.

The focal point of the wedding was a large stone fireplace decorated with a grapevine wreath, complimented by royal blue and white satin bows on either side and blue candles on the mantle.

The couple exchanged vows in front of the fireplace and also performed a sand ceremony, symbolizing the union of their two families.

The reception, immediately following the ceremony, was also held in the Sunrise Room. Guests were seated at white linen covered tables decorated with heart-shaped bowls containing floating candles centered on mirrors, royal blue scatter diamonds and royal blue silk rose petals. Wedding favors of fortune cookies in Chinese take-home boxes were placed at each seat.

The bride’s cake, a two-tiered white cake with royal blue icing, held an acrylic block topper with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date. The chocolate grooms cake featured a hunting theme. The couple used crystal - toasting flutes engraved with their names and wedding date. Guest’s enjoyed a candy “bar” which featured several kinds of the couple’s favorite candies to take home.

Reception hostesses were Mrs. Paige Callaway of Clarksville, Tenn., the groom’s sister, and Miss Turpin.

Following a brief honeymoon at Lake Barkley State Park Lodge, the couple will reside in Cadiz.
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