PORTAGEVILLE -- Cynthia Lynn Mattingly and Robert Gregory "Greg" Beason exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony March 29, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Portageville.
B.J. Baldwin, pastor of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church at Marston, performed the double-ring candle-lit ceremony. Welcome and opening prayer was offered by Ron Corgan of Plant City, Fla., uncle of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Kathy Mattingly of Sikeston and Terry Mattingly of Portageville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Corgan of Sikeston, Vonrey Mattingly of Portageville and the late Don Mattingly.
Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beason of Steele, Ala. He is the grandson of Vesta Smith and Inez Beason of Steele and the late Cecil Smith and Guy Beason.
Music for the ceremony was provided by soloist Heidi Merideth, friend of the bride and pianist/organist Judy Adams, both of Caruthersville.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Mori Lee pearl satin gown which featured beaded straps and the bodice was accented with an inset of embroidered and embellished organza. The empire waist was highlighted with embroidery and beading and flowed onto a princess panel skirt. The pleated chapel train was embellished with silver embroidery and beading. Her rhinestone and pearl headpiece secured a fingertip, double-tiered illusion veil. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of escimo, marlyse and lisianthus roses with stephanotis. The bouquet was accented with handmade crystal stems and featured platinum ribbon.
Tori Miller of Portageville attended her friend as maid of honor. She wore a Bill Levkoff two-piece coral satin gown, featuring a halter bustier that tied at the neck. The floor-length full skirt was designed with a bustle at the back and accented with a bow. Her bouquet was designed with lipstick roses and gathered in hand-tied presentation.
Flower girl Shaylyn Corgan of Plant City, Fla., cousin of the bride, wore a floor-length white satin gown detailed with pearl straps and a covered-button back. She carried a miniature version of the bride's bouquet.
Mike Carden of Rainbow City, Ala., served his friend as best man. Ushers were Steve Patton of Malden, friend of the bridegroom, and Shea Mattingly of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride. Perkins Carden, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.
Guestbook attendant was Susie Bilderback of Lowry City, aunt of the bride and program attendants were Candice Corgan of Scott City and Shane Corgan of Plant City, cousins of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Portageville Community Center.
After a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas, the couple resides in Dyersburg, Tenn.