PADUCAH, Ky. -- Carla Jo Wiggins and Eric Pobst were united in marriage in a 7:30 p.m. nuptial Mass June 19, 2004, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paducah. The Rev. Pat Reynolds performed the double-ring ceremony. Readers were Pam Lawrence of New York, aunt of the bride, and Kenneth Henderson of Louisville, uncle of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Lori Wiggins of Paducah and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wiggins and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Henderson.
Parents of the bridegroom are Saralyn Boyer of Sikeston and the late David E. Boyer and David E. Pobst. He is the grandson of Judy Pobst and the late Eugene Pobst, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ruffin and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boyer.
The mothers of the bride and bridegroom served as candlelighters.
Vocalists Justin Ballard and Kelly Wiggins, sister of the bride, were accompanied by a string quartet and pianist Doug Arnold.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a halter-style full satin length wedding gown with beading on the top. The gown was complemented with a long train and the bridal veil was secured with a jeweled tiara. Her bridal bouquet was made of pink and white stargazer lilies, pink carnations and daises.
The bridegroom wore a black cutaway tuxedo accented with white vest and tie. His boutonniere was a stargazer lily surrounded with baby's breath.
Emily Rottgering of Gilbertsville attended the bride as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Wiggins of Lexington and Ashley Wiggins of Louisville, sisters of the bride; Allison Hart of Paducah, Amanda McAdoo of Paducah and Karen Hill of Murray. The bridesmaids wore beaded silver satin strapped gowns with detachable trains.
Flower girl was Lillie Hereford, cousin of the bride and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hereford of Louisville. Her dress was a miniature replica of the bride's gown.
Serving the bridegroom as best man was Ian Hart of Paducah. Groomsmen were Boyd Field and Matt Ryan of Columbia, Mo., Josh Robinson of Champaign, Ill., Chris Smith of Henderson and Blake Ford of St. Louis. Ring bearer was Drayton Pobst, cousin of the bridegroom and son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Pobst of Sikeston, Mo. The men in the wedding party and ring bearer wore black double-breasted tuxedos accented with a silver vest and tie.
Ushers were Stephen Curry of Columbia and Robert Driskill of Fredonia.
Guest book attendant was Emily Craft and server was Michelle Lack, both of Paducah.
The wedding reception was held in the St. Thomas More reception hall, catered by Cindy Ballard of Paducah. The four-tiered wedding cake, adorned with cascading baby pink roses, was placed on a lighted glass base. The bride and bridegroom topper was handmade and painted by the bride's mother.
Three wedding showers were given for the couple. The bridesmaids hosted a shower at the church; Jane Campbell was hostess for a wedding shower at Susie's Bake Shoppe in Sikeston; and Susan Mattingly and Robin Arnzen were co-hostesses of a shower held in Paducah.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom's mother at the Whaler's Catch in downtown Paducah.
A 1997 graduate of St. Mary Catholic High School in Paducah, the bride graduated in 2001 from Murray State University with a degree in public relations. She is employed by Cinergy Communications in Paducah.
The bridegroom graduated in 1996 from Sikeston High School. He graduated in 2001 from Murray State University with an agriculture/business degree and is employed by the Pilgrim's Pride Corporation in Mayfield.
Following a honeymoon trip to Freeport, Bahamas, Mr. and Mrs. Pobst are making their home in Paducah.