Kelsie Marie Wilson and Weston Adam Weaver were united in holy matrimony on July 27, 2013. The 7:00 p.m. double ring ceremony was held at First Baptist Church in Minden under the direction of Jerri de Pingre'. Overseeing the ceremony was Pastor Johnny Hunt.
Kelsie, of Minden, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Robbie Wilson of Minden. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Jerry C. Ray and the late Mrs. Linda Lewis Hawes, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Williamson and the late Dr. Allen Tomlin, all of Minden.
Weston, formerly of Shreveport, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Weaver of Shreveport. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Weaver of Shreveport. He is also the grandson of the late Mr. George Ray Young of Bearden, Arkansas.
The bride wore a candlelight ivory ball gown by Private Label G. The strapless organza gown's heart shaped bodice featured a magnificent embroidered pattern of beading and Swarovski crystals that followed to the back and flowed down the train. The skirt had elegant tufts that were accented with embroidery and beading. A simple diamond white one tier finger-tip length crystal beaded scalloped edge veil accented the bride's wedding gown perfectly. The bride carried a hand-gathered bouquet of fragrant pale pink peonies and blush garden roses surrounded by a collar of delicate gypsophila blooms. The stems were wrapped with blush double-faced satin ribbon and her late maternal grandmother's pearl bracelet worn when she was a child and her diamond cross pendant was attached.
Megan Fuller Frye, sister-in-law, served as Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids included Jamie Wilson Rivet, cousin of the bride; Natalie Cannon, school friend of the bride; Stacie Barmore, college friend of the bride; April Hart Hunt, family friend; and Wendy Weaver Wolle, sister of the groom.
The bridesmaids wore Vera Wang long, strapless, blush chiffon dresses that featured beautiful flowing flange detail and a flattering black Mikado sash at the waist. The attendants carried lovely hand gathered bouquets of gypsophila which perfectly complemented their dresses and the simple romantic elegance theme of the wedding.
Groomsmen included best man and high school friend, Jacob Thompson; brothers-in-law Chris Frye, Caleb Wilson and Jonathan Wolle; school friend Tony Salas, and childhood friend Joseph Drinkard.
Serving as ushers were cousins of the bride, Tomlin Wilson, Borden Wilson, Zack Ellis, Ty Ellis, Ryne Ray and cousin of the groom, Brandon Young.
Nieces of the bride, Addilyn Frye and Emerie Frye, as well as family friend Lexie Grace Hunt, served as flower girls. Family friend, Gavin Hunt, acted as ring bearer. Gage Hunt served as Bible bearer.
There were two bibles carried by the Bible bearer. One was an heirloom Bible given to the bride at birth by close family friends for the purpose of being used in her wedding.
The second belonged to her late maternal grandmother. The Bibles were tied together with blush satin ribbon adorned with a diamond cross pendant that belonged to her as well.
Attending the bride's book were cousins of the bride, Lauren Ray and Kristin Ray Nation.
Music was provided by Helen Nelson, organist, and Alicia Dubose, keyboards. Chris Frye, brother of the bride, sang "You Raise Me Up" as the parents and grandparents were seated. During the lighting of the unity candle, Alicia and Todd DuBose sang "Take Me Away." "The Prayer" was sung by Audrey Henry and Todd Dubose as the bride and groom knelt in prayer on an heirloom prayer bench used by many members of the bride's family and friends.
Following the ceremony, an outside reception was held at the home of Danny and Melinda Wilson, the bride's uncle and aunt. Guests found themselves in a romantic atmosphere with twinkling lights and candles glistening all around. Bridal portraits and pictures of the bride and groom were amongst the beautiful floral decorations designed by Lori Collier. Beautiful pale pink peonies, blush garden roses, and gypsophila, along with champagne gold accents fulfilled the bride's choice of color theme. Live musical entertainment was provided by The Blue Run Road band. Heavy hors d'oeuvres were prepared and served by Almond Catering. The elegant wedding cake was baked and designed by Debbie Griffin. The LSU groom's cake was prepared and designed by Pat Mills. Photography for the wedding was provided by Kelly Cathey. The videographer was Rick Chreene.
The couple enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in West Palm Beach, Florida and now reside in Fairhope, Alabama.
Kelsie is a graduate of Glenbrook School in Minden. She received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Kinesiology from Louisiana Tech University and later received a Masters of Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Science Center Shreveport. She is currently employed as an Occupational Therapist at Kids Kount Therapy Services in Daphne, Alabama.Weston is a graduate of Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport. He obtained his Associate of Arts in General Studies at Bossier Parish Community College. He also obtained an Associate of Arts in Bible as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Weston is currently employed as Youth Minister and Associate Pastor of Celebration Church in Fairhope, Alabama.