SIKESTON - LaToya Annette Robinson and Virgil Lee Tate exchanged wedding vows in a 5:30 p.m. fairy tale-themed ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Sandra Schaller, associate pastor, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Aretha Robinson Jr. of Pinhook and her husband is the son of Shirley Coleman of Sikeston.
Music was provided by Donald Robinson of Montgomery, N.Y., Tangela Williams of Kansas City, Billy Ray Williams of Columbia, Twan Robinson of Pinhook.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Mori Lee wedding gown of English net and satin which was embellished with beading and reembroidered lace. The strapless bodice featured an illusion band of English net. Reembroidered lace appliques accented with pearls, bugle beads, satin sequins and rocals flowed from the satin bodice onto the fully shirred tulle skirt, which was highlighted with embellished reembroidered lace medallions. Satin piping traveled the hemline of the skirt onto the full-length cathedral train.
LaShonda Brown of Chicago, Ill., served the bride as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Monica Williams of St. Louis, Faye Mack of Kansas City, Fanya Ross of Sikeston, Rebecca Jefro of Carbondale, Ill., Mary Bankhead of Cape Girardeau, Konnie Redd of Sikeston and Tamara Colon of Cape Girardeau. Zhane' Robinson of Pinhook, Sydney Robinson of Seattle, Wash., and Jalyn Robinson of Montgomery were flower girls.
Gregory Tate of Fort Wayne, Ind., attended the bridegroom as best man. Groomsmen were Bernard Robinson of Pinhook, Terry Robinson and Larron Watson of Atlanta, Ga., Lee Jones of Sikeston, Donald Robinson of Montgomery, David Robinson of Pinhook and Anthony Wilder of Sikeston. DaRon Robinson served the couple as a crown bearer.
Candlelighters were Tamika Greer and Tamyra Greer and ushers were Jessie Mack, Leonard Robinson, Monteal Pearson and Michael White.
Skylar Robinson attended the guest book and serving as hostess was Alesha Pearson.
In keeping with the fairy tale theme, during the ceremony, the bridegroom slipped glass slippers onto the feet of the bride and the crown bearer carried a bridal crown instead of rings on a pillow. The bridegroom placed the crown on the bride's head as she and her sister sang "Endless Love."
Three ice sculptures of a heart, castle and a vase of flowers were featured in the Ramada Inn banquet hall where guests were served by Kelly McBenge. Wine glasses and glass slippers were presented to guests as gifts from the couple.
The bridegroom is the grandson of Pearlie White of Sikeston.
The bride is the granddaughter of Florida Robinson of Sikeston and goddaughter of Ira Jo Gordon of Charleston.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is making their home in Sikeston.