SIKESTON -- Tara Lorree Williams and Dugless Ray Estes Jr. were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony July 14, 2007, at Miner Baptist Church. The Rev. Mitchell Jackson, pastor, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Carla Williams of Sikeston, and parents of the bridegroom are Dugless and Carolyn Estes of Sikeston.
Providing music for the occasion was pianist Wendy Self.
Given in marriage by her grandfather, Raymond Williams of Sikeston, the bride wore a "Michelle" creation by Maggie Sottero. The strapless diamond white satin gown featured an A-line with a corset back. The bodice was encrusted with clear glass beads to highlight the asymmetrical soft pleated waist. Clear glass bead embellishments were also delicately sprinkled on the front and back of the skirt.
Matron of honor was Kelly Smith of Sikeston, and bridesmaid was Melissa Stratman of Jackson.
Haley Smith, daughter of Kelly and Christopher Smith of Sikeston, served as flower girl.
Best man was David Estes of St. Charles and groomsman was Allen Meeks of Sikeston.
Ringbearer was Caleb Estes, son of David and Tracy Estes of St. Charles.
James Adams of Union, Ky., cousin of the bride served as an usher. David Estes and Allen Meeks also served as ushers. The bridegroom escorted his parents down the aisle.
A concourse was held at the church immediately following the ceremony. Jennifer Creecy of Sikeston provided catering. Mary Pearson and Amy Johns of Sikeston served cake and punch.
Guest book attendants were Dara and Micah Mainzer of Atlanta, Ind., cousins of the bride.
The bride's cousins Joshua Mainzer of Atlanta, Ind., and Joseph Adams of Union, Ky., and Cole Burnett of Sikeston passed out bubbles for the couple's departure to the guests.
A rehearsal dinner hosted by the bridegroom's parents was held at Joseph's Italian Restaurant in Sikeston.
Two bridal showers were given -- one hosted by Kelly Smith of Sikeston and the other hosted by women from Shady Acres Church in Sikeston.
Following a Caribbean cruise to Mexico and the Bahamas, the new Mr. and Mrs. Estes are making their home in Sikeston.