OCHO RIOS, Jamaica -- Ray and Brenda Dowdy of Dexter, Mo., and Dickie and Kathy Dockins Jr. of Sikeston, Mo., have announced the marriage of their children, Kaylan Dowdy and Dickie Dockins III. The ceremony was conducted at 2:30 p.m. June 2, 2004, at the Ocho Rios Sandals Resort at the Reef Terrace Gazebo, which was surrounded by native island flora with the ocean in the background.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless white gown made of chiffon with brocade and sequins set in the empire waist with a flowing train. Her ensemble was complemented with a cathedral veil and she carried an island bouquet of white orchids. The tradition of wearing something old, something, blue, something borrowed and something new was carried out by the bride.
Geren Long of Dexter served her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mandy Hammock of Sikeston, friend of the bride and cousin of the bridegroom; and Beth Dockins of Sikeston, sister of the bridegroom. They wore tea-length lavender empire chiffon dresses and carried island white orchids.
Dickie Dockins Jr. attended his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jessie Hammock of Sikeston, cousin of the bridegroom and Mitchell Sharp of Sikeston, friend of the bridegroom.
The bridegroom and father of the bride were attired in casual tuxedos. The best man and groomsmen wore khaki linen pants and cream linen shirts.
The bride is the granddaughter of Maxine Shell and Erma Dowdy of Dexter and the late Lester Shell and Bill Dowdy.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Juanita VonSande of Estelle Creek, Tenn., and the late Dick and Elizabeth Dockins Sr. and Melvin Tidwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Dockins are making their home in Sikeston.