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Bryant - Russell

Thursday, September 9, 2004

SIKESTON -- Robyn Nicole Bryant and Eric Lee Russell were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony June 5, 2004, at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Ron Morein performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Ron Tate, pastor of the church.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Sharon Bryant of Sikeston and parents of the bridegroom are Allen and Tana Skeen of Branson.

Music for the ceremony was provided by an orchestra quintet under the direction of Gay French, organist Jane Whitten and soloist David Whitten.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white and silver Angolique satin gown. The strapless bodice featured a straight neckline and the front bust was scattered with beading. The dress wrapped at the waist with embroidery, and beading crossed on the bodice at the waist. Detailed embroidery and beading at the back of the dress formed a "V" at the waist with buttons from the top of the bodice to the end of the train. The full A-line skirt was complemented with a cathedral train. Her bridal veil was handmade and designed at a bridal shop in Matamoros, Mexico, and the bride's bouquet featured white, cream and pink roses.

Kerry Moore of Sikeston attended her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Leah Vancamp of Kansas City, Amy Bilsland of Springfield, Emily Thatcher of Cape Girardeau and Jessica Bryant of Sikeston. Flower girls were Kourtney Moore, niece of the bride and daughter of Kerry and Jeremy Moore; and Bailey Nelson, niece of the bridegroom and daughter of Mike and Keta Nelson.

Kevin Russell of Branson served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Brent Morris of Ozark, Isaac Boyd of North Carolina, Jarrod DeVore of Mississippi and Ben Bryant of Sikeston. Ring bearer was Gavin Moore, nephew of the bride and son of Kerry and Jeremy Moore. Serving as usher was Jeremy Moore.

Whitney Whitten of Sikeston attended the guest book and bubbles were distributed to guests as they exited the sanctuary by Terri Schaefer and Eryn Pritchett.

The Sikeston String Quintet provided music for the wedding reception, held in the church Family Life Center.

Following a honeymoon in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, the new Mr. and Mrs. Russell are making their home in Ozark.