MINER -- Megan Leigh Nelson and Jared Joseph Massey were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony June 14, 2008, at Miner Baptist Church. The Rev. Mitchell Jackson, minister, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Nelson of Sikeston. The bridegroom is the son of Ray and Pam Massey of Sikeston.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless white A-line gown with a double-split front. The pleated waist, bodice and featured back cascading tails on a cathedral train were embroidered in a sequin and rhinestone floral design. She wore a spring floral headband trimmed in pearls and diamond drop earrings.
Serving her sister as matron of honor was Brooke Marriott of Sikeston. Bridesmaids were Katrena Mueller of Sikeston, cousin of the bride; Mesha Wright of Searcy, Ark.; and Destiny Lewis of Morley.
Serving their aunt as flower girls were Tommy-Anne Marriott and Emily Marriott, daughters of Brooke and Delbert Marriott of Sikeston.
Best man was Kenny Wheetley of Edwardsville, Ill. Groomsmen were Brandon "Branson" Graves of Kansas City, Ben Stricklin of Sikeston and Joseph Harp of Benton.
Ringbearers were Zavior Mize, nephew of the bridegroom and son of Bethany and Gary Mize of Sikeston; and Jacob Marriott, nephew of the bride, son of Brooke and Delbert Marriott.
Shannon Nelson was the computer technician, and Mike Wilson was in charge of the sound board. Wedding coordinator was Judy Stewart. A video about the couple was prepared by Zane Riley and shown at the wedding. Ushers were Jordy Howell and Delbert Marriott of Sikeston.
A poolside reception and dance was held at the home of the bride's grandmother, Glenda Evans. Steve Compas of Miami was the deejay.
A rehearsal dinner was provided by the bridegroom's parents and catered by Bo's Bar-B-Q.
Bridal showers were given at Miner Baptist Church hosted by the ladies of the church and by Terri and Sara Mickey and Kathie McGee and Judy Stewart.
Following a honeymoon trip to St. Louis, the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois and a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, the new Mr. and Mrs. Massey are making their home in Morley.