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Bom - Miller

Sunday, February 19, 2006

BLOOMFIELD -- Heather Nicole Bom and Robert Spencer Miller were united in marriage during an evening candelit ceremony on the grounds of the Bootheel Youth Camp. Shane Williams of Kewanee performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Bom of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Betsy Hampton of Sikeston and Robert and Jean Bom of Benton.

Parents of the bridegroom are Alvin and Cindy Miller of Marston. He is the grandson of A.A. Miller of Marston and the late Mavis Miller and the late George and Agnes Carrell.

Melissa Duren of Fayette, cousin of the bridegroom, was the keyboardist. Music included Pachelbel's "Canon." Guestbook and program attendants were Kari Schuster of Columbia and Rachel Scharff of Baton Rouge, friends of the couple.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride entered to "Arisoso" by Johan S. Bach. The bride's satin gown featured rose lace medallions, pearls and sequins, as well as a jeweled neck strap. The full satin skirt was overlaid with a full chiffon skirt, accented with medallions, pearls and sequins. The lace medallions surrounded the hem of the overskirt and train, ending in a band of satin. She carried a bouquet of pastel daisies and wore a sterling heart locket, a gift from the bridegroom.

Serving their sister as maids of honor were Brittany Bom and Chelsea Bom, both of Sikeston. They wore pink and blue floral print dresses, respectively, and carried arm bouquets of pastel daisies. Bridesmaids were Carrie Miller of Baton Rouge, La., sister of the groom; Sonya Allen of Benton, aunt of the bride; and Jennifer Hampton of Columbia, cousin of the bride. They wore linen summer dresses in aqua, pink and yellow, respectively, and carried arm bouquets of pastel daisies.

The bridegroom and his attendants were attired in black tuxedos with daisy boutonnieres. Best man was Hunter Hendricks of Kewanee. Serving as groomsmen were Matthew Hampton of St. Louis, Scott Stewart of Ruston, La. and John Graham III of Jackson, all friends of the couple.

Flower girls were Veronica Hampton of Dexter, cousin of the bride, and Hannah Faries of Lilbourn, cousin of the groom. Attired in sleeveless gowns with layered skirts and chiffon overskirts, they carried baskets of white satin rose petals.

Ringbearer was Gunner Felton of Morehouse, friend of the bride, who wore a black tuxedo and daisy boutonniere.

Ushers were Josh Sanders of Scott City, friend of the couple; Chris Hampton of Dexter, cousin of the bride and Logan Duley of Jackson, cousin of the bridegroom.

A reception followed the ceremony with decorations of live ferns and ivy, summer flowers, candles, tulle, bows and miniatures of Sleeping Beauty's castle.

The ivory wedding cake was decorated with pastel pink and yellow flowers and topped with Batman and Catwoman figurines. The chocolate bridegroom's cake featured a blue foil lake and penguins. Servers were Jessica White of Moberly and Tina Duley of Jackson, cousins of the bridegroom; and Debbie Davis of Bloomfield, aunt of the bride.

The bride was honored with a shower on July 17 in New Madrid hosted by Margaret Palmer, Sherrie Wade and Katherine Stanley; a shower on July 26 hosted by the bridegroom's family; and a shower on Aug. 7 hosted by Kim Hampton of Dexter, aunt of the bride.

The bride is a senior psychology major at Truman State University, where she is employed in the anthropology and psychology departments. She is also employed at Goody's in Kirksville.

The bridegroom is also employed in the anthropology and chemistry departments at Truman State University, where is a senior chemistry major.

Following a honeymoon trip to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., the new Mr. and Mrs. Miller are residing and continuing their studies in Kirksville.