ST. LOUIS -- Dr. Judee Lynn Williams and Dr. Matthew Donald Gaeta exchanged wedding vows in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Sept. 6, 2003, at the Graham Chapel of Washington University in St. Louis. Don Kline, uncle of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony and readers were Heather Young of Columbia and Melanie Gaeta of Baltimore, Md.
Quartet Seraphin provided music for the occasion.
The bride is the daughter of Jude and Nancee Williams of Sikeston and parents of the bridegroom are Megan and Russ Franke of Hermann and Donald and Pamela Gaeta of New York.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Lazaro ivory silk mikado strapless sheath gown which was complemented with pearl and rhinestone trim at the waist and hemline. The detachable silk organza mikado chapel train completed the design.
Tracee Williams of Sikeston attended the bride as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Megan Luna and Anne Cooksey of St. Louis, Jennifer Feuerbacher and Shawna Feuerbacher of Springfield, Leslie Winchester of Sikeston and Courtney Verhines of Jackson. Grace Kincaide, daughter of Sarah and Tim Kincaide of DeSoto, was flower girl.
Andrew Gaeta of Baltimore served the bridegroom as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Paul of Atlanta, Ga., Jeff Zwerner of Birmingham, Ala., Mike Levitz of New York, N.Y., John Corey of San Diego, Calif., Brian Seeck of St. Louis and Ray Sillman of Columbia. Ring bearer was A.J. Williams, son of Mark and Helen Williams of Bloomsdale. Mike Codd of St. Louis and Rich Lin of Los Angeles, Calif., served as ushers.
The wedding reception was held at the Windows Off Washington in St. Louis, where dance music was provided by TKO DJs of St. Louis. The three-tiered square wedding cake, adorned with red roses and JGM monogram on the bottom tier and ivory frosting, was created by Lubeley's Bakery in St. Louis. Floral arrangements and bouquets were designed by the bride and made by Tim Hodges of St. Louis. Photographer for the event was Robert George Photography of St. Louis and videographer was A Memory in Motion of DeSoto.
A honeymoon Carnival Cruise took the couple to Acapulco, Costa Rica, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo and Cartageha, Colombia.
They are now making their home in Columbia.