PORTAGEVILLE - Amy Michelle Kellams and Christopher John "Chris" Stinnett exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Eustachius Catholic Church. The Rev. Allan Saunders performed the double-
ring ceremony. Lectors were Jenny and JoBeth Scherer of Portageville, cousins of the bride. Servers for the wedding Mass were Wayne DeLisle and Matthew Conaway of Portageville.
The bride is the daughter of Kelly and Loretta Kellams of Portageville and parents of the bridegroom are Bob and Rosemarie Stinnett of Sikeston.
Music for the occasion was provided by organist Gary Clark, trumpet Greg Bain and vocalists Jason Thomas and Carol Bixler.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor length strapless bridal gown. The bodice was adorned with crystals and rhinestones and the a-line skirt featured a pyramid of intricate embroidery that met with the wide hemline band. The chapel length train was adorned with crystals and rhinestones to match the gown. Her fingertip bridal veil was secured with a rhinestone headpiece. The bridal bouquet of assorted mums, surrounded by wheat, featured a cotton boll from her father's field.
Shana McDougal of Greenville, S.C., attended her friend as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Shelly Priggel and Kelli Ivie, nieces of the bride, and Niki Armstrong, all of Portageville, Shannon Janquart of Greenville and Jill Moore of Nashville, Tenn. Valerie Kellams of Portageville, niece of the bride, was junior bridesmaid. They wore cranberry strapless satin gowns designed with a sash featuring a rhinestone buckle. Their bouquets of mums were tied with ribbon.
Flower girls were Kelsey Kellams, Maura Kellams and Jill Kellams of Portageville, nieces of the bride. Kelsey wore an ivory and satin gown with tulle overlay and dropped fall leaves down the aizle; and Maura and Jill Kellams, who carried a kissing ball covered with mums, wore ivory satin gowns with a cranberry colored sash
Bob Stinnett served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Drew Hess of Sikeston, Joey Kellams of Portageville, brother of the bride, Shane Davis and Chris Dye of Sikeston and Bobby Stinnett of Sikeston, brother of the bridegroom. Junior groomsman was Jacob Stinnett of Sikeston, nephew of the bridegroom. Ring Bearer Joshua Stinnett of Sikeston, nephew of the bridegroom, carried a ring pillow which was made by the mother of the bride.
Ushers were Steve Kellams and Michael Kellams, brothers of the bride and Jon Garrett Kellams and Mason Kellams, nephews of the bride and all of Portageville.
The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo with silver vest and tie and groomsmen, ushers and the ring bearer were attired in black tuxedos with black vests and tie. The men in the wedding party wore button mum boutonnieres.
Mary Hannah Ivie, Megan Davidson and Katelyn Kellams of Portageville, nieces of the bride, were program attendants. They wore fall colored satin pantsuits, complemented with a wrist bracelet corsage of mums.
Guest book attendants were Ashlie Patton of Portageville and Robin Meadows of Sikeston. Guests were greeted by Melissa Pullum, Kim Ivie and Angie Kellams, sisters of the bride and all of Portageville.
Trisha's Catering provided the meal for the reception held at the University of Missouri Rone Hall, where Jason Pittman of Murray, Ky., provided music.
Following a honeymoon trip to Sandals, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the new Mr. and Mrs. Stinnett are residing in Portageville.