The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


January 9, 2011

Woolverton-Cole wedding

Jessica Lauren Woolverton of Tyler and Michael Jason Cole of Palestine were married Oct. 23 at Villa Di Felicita of Tyler.

The Rev. Ken Brumley of Tyler performed the ceremony.

Parents of the bride are John Mark and Jill Woolverton of Tyler and parents of the groom are Kim and Debra Cole of Palestine. Grandparents of the bride are Jack and Shelley Joyce and June Woolverton, all of Palestine, and the late Nuel Woolverton. Grandparents of the groom are Nelda Cole of  Palestine and the late Jack Cole and Coy and Opalene Chapman of Palestine.

The bride wore a gown designed by Anne Barge for Neiman Marcus. The fitted gown of French Alencon lace was fashioned with a strapless, sweetheart neckline and low back. Satin covered buttons fastened the back and her train swept gracefully to chapel length.

The bride carried a bouquet of vanilla, champagne and Sahara roses, gardenias, spray roses and crystals.

Attending the bride was maid of honor Julie Woolverton, sister of the bride, of Austin.

Bridesmaids were Mollianna Redding; Ragan York both of Tyler; Jennifer Mitis of Austin; Katherine Conner of Tyler; Sarah Creech of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Kerri Jordon of Palestine and Jaclyn Pederson of Flint.

Best man was Phillip Presley of Palestine. Groomsmen were Talbot Presley, Kelly Jordon, both of Palestine; Jacob George, Sean Conner, both of Tyler; Chris Pedersen of Flint, Gary Wayne Turner of Austin and Caleb Roquemore of Houston.

Ushers were Matt Sullivan of Flint; Justin Joyce of Austin; Johnathan Kelly of Tyler and Nathan Smart of Midwest City, Okla.

A reception hosted by the bride’s parents was held at Villa de Felicita.

Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Palestine.

The bride is a 2009 graduate with honors from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing. She is employed with Mother Frances Hospital.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, with a BBA Degree. He is vice-president for Kim’s Convenience Stores.

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