SIKESTON -- Heather Kelso and Kevin Alexander exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony July 16, 2005, at the Manhattan Room in Sikeston. The Rev. Loyd Latham performed the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Ronnie Staggs Sr. of Sikeston and Vicki Bivens of Oran. She is the granddaughter of Tommy Staggs Sr. of Sikeston and the late Arlene McGill and Ruby Kelso of Sikeston and the late Elzie Kelso.
The bridegroom is the son of John Alexander of Caruthersville and Debbie Still of Sikeston. His grandparents are the late Mae Skelton and Maxa and Bobbie Dodd.
Guests were greeted by Julie Jackson of Sikeston, aunt of the bride. Music for the occasion was coordinated by Ronnie Staggs Jr. of Sikeston, brother of the bride. Song selections included: "I Could Not Ask For More," "I Believe in You," "I Want to Be Your Everything" and "Me and You."
Ushers were Kevin Ashcraft and Ronnie Staggs Jr. of Sikeston. Candlelighters were Doug Still Jr. and Tammy Still of Sikeston, stepbrother and stepsister of the bridegroom.
Maid of honor was Chrystal Garner of Sikeston, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alison Kitchen, Elisabeth Ogden and Jennifer Moore, all of Sikeston and friends of the bride. Flower girl was Hailey Mitchell of Scott City, cousin of the bridegroom.
Blake West of Sikeston served his friend as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Alexander, brother of the bridegroom; and James Wilson and T.J. Abernathy, friends of the bridegroom, all of Sikeston. Ring bearer was Preston Alexander, son of the couple.
A dinner and reception followed in the Manhattan Room, where dinner was served by Tammy Abernathy of Bertrand and Nicky Beardsley and Crystal Nance of Sikeston. Guests were served cake by Jennifer Clary of Millstadt, Ill., and Laura Mitchell of Scott City, cousins of the bridegroom. Clary and Mitchell also served as photographers and videographers for the occasion.
The bride works at First Security State Bank in Sikeston, and her husband is employed by Morlan Dodge in Malden.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Alexander are making their home in Sikeston.