The double-ring ceremony took place Aug. 16 at Tulip Church of God, Bloomfield in a family only wedding.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father beneath a lighted archway at the entry. Dried rose petals, from flowers previously given to the bride by the groom, covered the aisle as well as the white roll carpet. Tulle and Daisies draped the pews and quests were escorted down the end aisles.
The bride wore a strapless Kathryn LaCroix ivory A-line gown with ruching and crystals trimming the top, ending with a chapel train. She wore a candlelight silk illusion shoulder length veil, and she wore pearls given to her as a gift from the groom.
The bride also wore the groom's grandmother's diamond crucifix necklace which was also worn by his grandmother, his mother and his sister at their weddings. The bride carried a bouquet of lilies, daisies and roses.
The maid-of-honor was Brittany Burris, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Taylor-Bell, sister of the groom, Ashlynn Hauser, Nicole Skwarczynsk, and Kari Wilder friends of the bride. The groom's cousin Allison Hughey was the bridal assistant. The bridesmaids wore satin oasis blue tea length gowns and carried bouquets of multi-colored daisies.
The best man was Brock Hughey, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Shane Thornton, Clayton Kendall, Drew Dorsett and Cameron Rhoten, all friends of the groom.
Ushers were Josh Keller, brother of the bride and Sean Bell, brother-in-law of the groom.
Piper Keller, the bride's niece, was flower girl and Ben Wade, a cousin of the bride was ring bearer and the guestbook attendant was Madison Millick.
The mother of the bride wore a long champagne gown with a crystal jacket. The mother of the groom wore a chocolate tea length gown with crystal waist.
Rev. Jeff Rockey of the Tulip Church of God officiated the intimate family only ceremony. Ferns and palms decorated the alter and the bride's uncle, Tony Kluesner, provided special music on steel drums.
The ceremony included lighting of candles in memory of family members who have passed, lighting of a unity candle and signing of the marriage certificate.
A dinner reception at the Roy Clark Community building in Linton followed the wedding. Palms, ferns, crystal and sparkling white lighting highlighted the hall with colors of oasis blue and chocolate highlighting the table settings. Dancing ended the evening with the newlyweds traveling to Las Vegas for their honeymoon.
A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the groom's parents. Poolside the colors were carried out with Oasis blue and chocolate. Friends of the couple and parents Mike and Tamyra Thornton and Sandy and Dee Woodruff were caterers and hostesses
The couple now resides in rural Linton. Both are Linton graduates, with Chris receiving degrees from Vincennes University and University of Southern Indiana, and Jessica from Vincennes University.
Jessica is a manager for Stoll's Country Inn, while Chris is a program analyst for Stimulus Engineering at WestGate.
Breakfast for out-of-town guests was held the following day at the Daily Dish.