DEXTER - Courtney Hunter and Brantley Gilmer were married in a 6 p.m. candlelight ceremony May 25, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. The Rev. Fred Leist performed the double-ring ceremony. Scriptures were read by Gina Robinson and Jeff Polk.
Music for the occasion was provided by a string quintet under the direction of Gay French.
The bride is the daughter of Patricia Hunter of Dexter and the late Johnny Hunter and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gilmer of New Madrid.
Escorted by her brother, John Howard Hunter II, the bride wore a gown of satin and tulle designed by Mori Lee. The fitted bodice featured beaded spaghetti straps and the full tulle skirt was accented with pearls and beading streaming into a chapel-length train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies and orchids.
Jana Davis Estes attended her friend as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Paige Hunter, Charla Chilcutt, Shana Eubanks, Jessica McGowan, Robin Adams, Kit Dimke and Kasey Reisman. They wore floor-length gowns of platinum satin and carried hand-tied bouquets of calla lilies.
Justin Gilmer served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Matt Gilmer, Chad Parker, Jason Landers, Justin Landers, Jay Graham, Jim McMillen and Lynn Deweese.
A formal reception was held following the ceremony at Diva's of Dining.
The bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner May 24 at the Hickory Log in Dexter.
A graduate of the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University School of Law, the new Mrs. Gilmer is employed by the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell in Nashville, Tenn.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Murray State (Ky.) University and is a project manager for Wylie Steel Incorporated in Brentwood, Tenn.
Following a honeymoon to the Caribbean, they are making their home in Brentwood.