SIKESTON -- Sarah Susanne Adams and Sean Andrew McGill exchanged wedding vows in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony June 1, 2002, before the Rev. William F. Koch at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. Blake Walker of Sikeston served as reader for the ceremony.
Organist Judy Nickell of Sikeston and soloist Stan McGill, father of the bridegroom, provided music for the occasion. Selections included "In This Very Room" while the mothers of the bride and bridegroom were escorted to their seats; "Canon in D" for the bridesmaids' entrance; "Trumpet Voluntary" for the bride and "The Lord's Prayer."
The bride is the daughter of Mary Carolyn Adams and Rick Adams of Sikeston. Her grandparents are Dewavon and Frances Adams of Sikeston and the late Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Ragains.
The bridegroom is the son of Jana M. Walker of Sikeston and Stan and Laurie McGill of Garland, Texas. He is the grandson of Aline Graham and Melvin and Joan Moyers of Sikeston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard McGill.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Monique creation fashioned in matte satin in a hue of soft candlelight which featured a strapless bodice sprinkled with clear crystals. The fitted dropped waist bodice accented a boxed pleat skirt which was also appointed with crystals at the top of the pleats. The back of the gown revealed a semi-cathedral train which was bustled for the reception. The bride wore a semi-cathedral length illusion veil in diamond white and she carried a bouquet of Virginia cream roses and green viburnum wrapped with double-faced satin ribbon.
Attending their sister as matrons of honor were Laurie Aman of O'Fallon and Leslie DeLoach of Memphis, Tenn. Bridesmaids were Anne Gregston of St. Louis, Kristen Tarwater of Columbia, Trisha Taylor of Springfield, Tracy Ashley of St. Louis and Katie Walker of Sikeston.
The bridesmaids' blush pink luster satin gowns were two-piece ensembles designed with halter tops accented with floor length A-line skirts. They carried bouquets of pink hydrangea, green viburnum and Virginia cream roses wrapped with sheer ribbon.
Garrett Taylor of Springfield served the bridegroom as best man. Groomsmen were Heath McGill of Sedalia, Curtis Jasper of Moberly, Jake Grebe of St. Louis, Tom Nunnelee Jr. of St. Louis, John Potashnick of Columbia and Bryan Montgomery of St. Louis. Ushers were Neil Caskey of St. Louis, Matt Caskey of Memphis, Greg Aman of O'Fallon, Steve DeLoach of Memphis, Hudson Peters of Sikeston and Justin Lankheit of St. Louis.
The men in the wedding party were attired in traditional black two-button tuxedos with a notch lapel collar. Their vests and bow ties complemented the ensemble.
Flower girls were Clair Aman and Grace Aman of O'Fallon and ring bearer was Reid DeLoach of Memphis. Candlelighter was Madison DeLoach of Memphis.
Program attendants were Angela Teters of Springfield and Heather Panchot of St. Louis and Jennifer Tomlinson of Raytown served as guest book attendant. Wedding coordinator was Kathy Mitchell.
The wedding reception was held at the Coach House Inn and Suites in Sikeston. The four-tier traditional white wedding cake was iced in butter cream fondant icing. It was topped with a hand-held bouquet of pink hydrangea, green viburnum and Virginia cream roses. The bride and bridegroom's initials were monogrammed on the sides of the cake. The groom's two-layer oval caramel cake was made with caramel icing and topped with chocolate covered strawberries.
Mr. and Mrs. McGill traveled to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for their honeymoon.