ROLLA -- Sarah Brooke Wynne and Jonathan Andrew Nelson exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony July 30, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Rolla. Ken Lumley, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson City, performed the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Ron and Mitzi Wynne of Rolla, and the bridegroom is the son of Dick and Sherry Nelson of Sikeston.
Vocalists and guitarists Jeff Carson of Jefferson City and Rob Satrom of Norman, Okla., sang "You are God Alone" and "How Great is Our God." Andrew and Tiffany Lough of Hallsville sang "Be Near" with Isaac Johnson of Sikeston on guitar and Heather DeWitt of Sikeston on piano.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown of Royal Satin. The corested bodice, embellished with intricate beadwork laced up the back. Beadwork was repeated along the hem of the skirt, semi-cathedral train and pleated tails.
Lauren Wynne of Rolla served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Flint of Rolla, Carrie Baker, Emily Lange and Nicole Bergsten of Columbia and Becky Parker of Austin, Texas.
Flower girls were Peyton Manry, cousin of the bride and daughter of Mark and Lisa Manry of Melbourne, Ark., and Allyson Nelson, niece of the bridegroom and daughter of Matt and Shannon Nelson of Sikeston.
Beth Sowers of Columbia, friend of the bride and Ashley Clayton of Jonesboro, Ark., cousin of the bride, were candlelighters.
Jeff Carson of Jefferson City was best man, and groomsmen were Matt Nelson and Ben Nelson of Sikeston, brothers of the bridegroom, Ben Jones of Sikeston, Brent Self of Cape Girardeau and Rob Satrom of Norman, Okla.
Ushers were Jarrett Norviel of Cape Girardeau, Jason Overturf of Jonesboro, Zach Overturf of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and Wil Norviel of Potosi, all cousins of the bride, and Josh Mills of Sikeston, cousin of the bridegroom. A reception followed the ceremony at the Ministry Center of the First Baptist Church in Rolla.
A shower was hosted by the Miner Baptist Church July 9 in Sikeston.
Following a cruise to the Bahamas, the new Mr. and Mrs. Nelson are making their home in Jefferson City.