Melissa Ann Quick of Palestine and Kenneth Blake Garrett of Palestine, formerly of Riesel, were married at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30 at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine.
The Rev. Alan Van Hooser of Teague read vows before a wrought iron gazebo draped in ivory chiffon and adorned with pink roses, bells of Ireland, white tulips and green hydrangeas. Surrounding the ivory chiffon draping of the wooden wedding walk were seasonal flower gardens. The bride and groom were married in front of the late 19th century home belonging to the bride's paternal grandparents.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy (Virginia) Quick of Palestine. Grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Marie Dean, the late Mr. James Lee Dean, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Mae) Quick of Palestine.
Parents of the groom are Mrs. Melanie Coomer of Bremond and Kenneth Garrett of China Springs, Texas. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. David (Agnes) Wetzel of Riesel and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Ann) Garrett.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory satin trumpet style gown with crystal beading at the waistline and satin button detailing down the chapel length train. She had an ivory elbow length veil with scalloped edging adorned with crystals and pearls and a rhinestone and pearl beaded headpiece.
The bride carried a bouquet of deep pink peonies, Dolce Vita roses, green roses, white freesia, white tulips, green parrot tulips, sweet pea, French lilac and pink calla lilies.
Attending the bride was matron of honor Julie Johnson Davis of Columbia, S.C. Bridesmaid was Sabrina Lundquist of Athens. They wore fitted black satin tops with chiffon straps and long black satin A-line skirts. They carried bouquets of green hydrangeas, white tulips, two toned pink roses, pink calla lilies and green berries.
Flower girl was Jolie Ming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Lauren) Ming of Waco.
Best man was Jon Railsback of Waco. Groomsman was Joseph Malinowski of Waco.
Usher was Harold Hinkson of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Providing music was pianist and soloist Cleveland Walker of Palestine. He sang The Lord's Prayer during the lighting of the unity candle just prior to Holy Communion.
A reception dinner catered by Shep's Barbeque and music followed at the Texas Ballroom at Elmwood Gardens.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico, the couple resides in Athens, Texas.
The bride is a graduate of Palestine High School, The University of Texas at Tyler's College of Nursing and graduate school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Athens.
The groom is a graduate of Riesel High School and McLennan Community College in Waco. He is employed as an Assistant Store Manager at Walmart in Palestine.