Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

McGuire - McClaran United in Marriage

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Lindsay Gene McGuire, of Ringgold, and Christopher Wade McClaran, of Minden, are pleased to announce their marriage. The couple was united in marriage by Brother Everett Geis, Jr. on September 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Creekwood Gardens in Simsboro.

Lindsay is the daughter of Norman and Debbie McGuire, of Ringgold and is the granddaughter of the late Billy and Gloria Franklin and the late Tom Tingle, all of Ringgold, and the late Alford and Annie Lee McGuire of Minden. She is a 2009 graduate of Lakeside High School and is currently employed with MBL Bank.

Christopher is the son of John and Ruby McClaran, of Minden, and the grandson of Carnes and Elsie McMillion, of Minden, the late Major Clarence E. McClaran of Marshall, Texas, the late Nancy Lott of Minden and the late Henry V. Calhoun of Haughton. He served eight years in the United States Marine Corps and earned the rank of sergeant. Chris currently serves as a police officer for the City of Minden.

The bride entered to the song of "A Thousand Years," by The Piano Guys and the mothers were seated to "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood. The bride wore a chic strapless gown designed by Madeline Gardner, from Azarue's. The bodice of ivory chiffon was detailed with a crystal embellished sash and asymmetrical rouching, which created the fitted silhouette. The chiffon skirt cascaded into a confection of softly nestled bustles, which extended into a dramatic chapel length train. The bride wore a stylish veil, which added the final touch of elegance.

Her bouquet, made by Lori Warren, was composed of ivory burlap, hydrangeas, white feather accents, pearls and hand selected crystal broaches by the bride. The stems were wrapped in ivory satin ribbon.

The bride's hair was arranged by Lindsey Cupples and her make-up was applied by Alicia Watson, both of Minden.

The maid of honor was Ryan Prince, childhood friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Whitney Grice, Chelsea Craighead, Hilary Reeves, Hannah Grantham, and Raelie Prince served as junior bridesmaid.

The maids wore floor length, chocolate brown dresses designed by Mori Lee. Each girl wore matching jewelry, which was a gift from the bride. Their bouquets, also made by Lori Warren, were made of hot pink carnations with peacock feathers as accents and turquoise bows around the stems.

Kyle Robertson, childhood friend of the groom, served as best man. Wesley McClaran, the groom's brother, Nathan Jones, friend of the groom, Lance McGuire, brother of the bride and Nick Cox, friend of the groom, served as groomsmen.

The groomsmen's hot pink boutonnieres coordinated with the bridesmaids' flowers. The groom and his men wore khaki suits. The groomsmen wore turquoise ties, while the groom's tie was solid brown.

The maids and men entered to a piano tribute of "Feels like Home."

Caroline Wilte, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl, and the ring bearers were Aubrey Ramsey and Cayden Branch. The ceremony prayer was offered by Casey Tingle, cousin of the bride. Tim Boyet provided the music. "Find your Wings" was sung by Chris Wilte, cousin of the bride. Lizzie Holley, McKinley Tonsman and Cassie Tingle, cousins of the bride, attended the bride's book.

During the ceremony, the bride and groom assembled a unity cross, uniting them as one in Christ. The couple honored loved ones by placing photographs and roses in seating reserved for their late grandparents.

A reception following the ceremony was held at Creekwood Gardens, where the couple danced to "Crazy Girl" by Eli Young Band. A candy buffet and a table for children were provided at the reception, catered by Hugh Woods. The bride's cake was served by Tanya Tingle, aunt of the bride, and Joyce Hinton, the bride's cousin. The groom's cake was served by Fran Calhoun and Sandy McMillon, both aunts of the groom. Reed McClendon and the Hard Times Band entertained guests, and the bride and groom's cakes were made by Debi Griffin. Photography was performed by Mary-Kaitlyn Hester, of Glamour and Grace Photograph. Guests lit sparklers as the bride and groom exited.

The couple took their honeymoon to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and will reside in Minden.






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