SIKESTON -- Misty Dawn Thurston and Charles Darrel Keene II were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony Aug. 4, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Dolan Rogers performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Benny and Phyllis Thurston of Sikeston. Parents of the bridegroom are Charles and Cheryl Keene of Farmington.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin halter gown from the David's Bridal collection. The dress featured a pick-up skirt with a red apple sequined sash around the waist. Her two-tiered veil was accented with a beaded edge and crystal drop. She also wore a tiara with rhinestones, daisies and pearls.
Maid of honor was Ashleigh Lindsey of Sikeston, friend of the couple. Serving her sister as matron of honor was Stephanie Taylor of Sikeston. Bridesmaid was Teresa Sailors of Blodgett, sister of the bride. Chelsea Taylor of Sikeston, niece of the bride, served as junior bridesmaid.
Laci Taylor, daughter of Stephanie and Richard Taylor of Sikeston and niece of the bride, served as flower girl. Nephew of the bride, Trenton Taylor, son of Stephanie and Richard Taylor of Sikeston, served as ring bearer.
Serving his son as best man was Charles Keene. Groomsmen were Ken Vaughn and Brad Armstrong of Sikeston, friends of the couple; and Hunter Taylor of Sikeston, nephew of the bride.
Candlelighters were Chelsea Taylor and Hunter Taylor. Ushers were Jeremy Perrien of Cape Girardeau, brother of the bride; and Crystal Keene of Farmington, sister of the bridegroom.
A reception followed at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church. Reception assistants were Linda Welch, grandmother of the bridegroom, and Jazmine Welch, cousin of the bridegroom, both of Boon, Mich.; Tia Elliott and Kayla Welch, cousins of the bridegroom of Cadillac, Mich.; and Hunter Taylor and Chelsea Taylor.
Following a honeymoon trip to Orlando, Fla., the new Mr. and Mrs. Keene are making their home in Sikeston.