SIKESTON - Jill Elaine Vickery and Daniel DeKalb Lape exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony March 23, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Stephen Schneider performed the double-ring ceremony.
Ferns graced the church front entrance leading to exterior and interior church doors adorned with matching wreaths of carnations, cushion mums, wax flowers and greenery, all entwined with white satin and illusion ribbon ending with bows. Pew arrangements of wide satin bows encasing a single open vogue rose were accented with greenery. Matching urns of Anna roses, button mums, carnations, larkspur and limonium caspia were placed at the altar and the interior window sills were framed with ivy.
The bride is the daughter of Charles Lee and Kathy Vickery of Sikeston and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Vickery Jr. of Chaffee and the late Virginia Vickery and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Keith Moore.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lape of Sikeston. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LaValle Mitchell Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Lape of Sikeston.
Nuptial Mass music was provided by Nora Fuchs and soloist was Patti McPheeters of Sikeston. Acolytes were John Fuchs and Logan Haines of Sikeston. Elizabeth Farrenburg of Memphis, Tenn., and Katie Lape of Sikeston served as lectors.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose an Amsale creation featuring a white duchess satin strapless gown with fitted bodice with a covered-button back. The full A-line skirt flowed into a chapel train from the knotted taffeta sash, which extended down the gown back. Her elbow-length white, double-tiered illusion veil was delicately tipped in satin. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white Virginia roses, limonium caspia and stephanotis with stems encircled by a family keepsake handkerchief.
Dana Kathryn Vickery served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Arnson, Courtney Vickery and Erin Vickery of Cape Girardeau, Jessica Vickery of St. Louis, Holly Hale of Sikeston and Kristin Mitchell of Winchester, Ky. Junior bridesmaid was Abbi Keefer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Keefer of Sikeston.
The attendants wore Watters and Watters two-piece glacier blue gowns of peau de soie satin, featuring a strapless bustier with empire seam and covered-button back. The floor length skirts were designed with a pleated back with crinoline. Their bouquets were designed with Anna and vogue roses in flowing shades of pink, coupled with white Virginia roses and gathered in hand-tied presentation. The bridesmaids wore personalized sterling silver bracelets, gifts from the bride.
Flower girls Kelly Kapp and Reagan Kapp, daughters of Dr. and Dr. William Kapp of Cape Girardeau, wore floor length white satin sleeveless gowns detailed with a jewel neck, keyhole gown back and empire midriff banded with lace. They wore a halo of self-fabric baby's breath and carried floral kissing ball arrangements of Anna and Virginia roses, stephanotis, wax flowers and greenery.
Clay Mitchell Lape of Sikeston attended his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Graham Bramblett of Nashville, Tenn., Tyler Alcorn and Neil Caskey of St. Louis and Aaron Boyce, Jay Hux and Ryne Vickery, brother of the bride and all of Sikeston. Ushers were Sam McPheeters of St. Louis, Chris Mitchell of Sikeston and David Mitchell of Winchester, Ky. Junior groomsman was Luke Keefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Keefer of Sikeston and ring bearer was William Kapp, son of Dr. and Dr. William Kapp.
Beth Johnson of Sikeston was guest book attendant and programs were distributed to guests by Emma Porter of Cape Girardeau and Jennifer Haines of Sikeston. Mrs. Robert Mitchell Jr. of Sikeston was wedding procession coordinator.
The evening reception was held at the home of the bride under large white tents, where rounded tables with floor length cloths were set for a catered buffet diner. Each table featured sterling silver julep cups holding an arrangement of white Virginia roses, wax flowers and greenery and encircled with a votive candle lighting. A center table held the bride's three-tiered white cake, which was decorated with a cascade of fresh roses and greenery and topped with an arrangement of Anna, Virginia and vogue roses, limonium caspia, wax flowers and plumosa fern. At the groom's table, a two-tiered chocolate cake was topped with fresh fruit arrangements.
Reception coordinator was Mrs. Jack Burnett of Chaffee and Elizabeth Farrenburg of Memphis and Lucy Mitchell of Sikeston.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Boyce and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sikes hosted an engagement party in June 2001 at the Sikeston home for friends and relatives of the couple. A wedding shower and cocktail buffet was held in December at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Hux, co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Alcorn, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Barkett, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Boyce, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Caskey, Mr. and Mrs. John Fuchs, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Limbaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Steve McPheeters, Mr. and Mrs. John Scott and Dr. and Mrs. Doug Walton. The bride's attendants hosted a luncheon shower in February at the Victorian Cafe in Sikeston.
Mrs. Joseph Johnson, Mrs. David Lape and Mrs. Robert Mitchell Jr. gave a bridesmaids' luncheon at the home of Mrs. Mitchell, where tables were decorated with cut crystal containers holding floral arrangements of white and blue hydrangeas, white lisianthus and white tulips.
The wedding party and friends of the bride and bridegroom were entertained at a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bridegroom's parents, at The Malone Avenue Grill. Tables were decorated with rosario alstroemeria topiary trees surrounded by miniature clay votive candles.
Mrs. Lape graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2000 and is an elementary teacher for Sikeston Public Schools.
A December 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Lape is employed by Mitchell Insurance Incorporated of Sikeston.
Following a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple is residing in Sikeston.