Megan and Adam Verner
Kathryn and Stanley Keeley are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Megan Elaine Keeley, to Adam Wilkins Verner, son of Sue Ellen and Alan Verner of Rutledge. The groom is the grandson of Leona and Worde Riden from Bostwick and Sara Verner of Rutledge and the late Henry Verner. The wedding was held on the lawn of Sholderbone Plantation Saturday, April 30, 2011, with the reception immediately following. Under blue skies and perfect weather, the bride and groom shared their vows on the patio of the 1850s plantation. The Rev. Doug Jordan from the Bostwick United Methodist Church performed the marriage ceremony. The bride was beautiful in a candlelight white dress designed and sewn by her mother Kathy and her friend Mary Mathews from Duluth, Minnesota. The dress was a joint project and a gift to the bride. It was based on a designer dress pictured in a bridal magazine. The dress included hand-sewn lace with beading of pearls on the bodice and 40 yards of tulle and lace for the skirt. The designer dress included 12 layers for the outer skirt with lace and beading highlights on the skirt, a crinoline and taffeta slip and a large accent crystal pin at the waist. Lace and beaded inserts were sewn on the bodice and skirt to accent the design. Hand-crocheted loops were made for the 20 small pearl buttons on the back of the dress. The bride wore an ivory accent piece with flower beading in her hair. The bride’s bouquet was unique and hand made with 105 vintage broaches and pins collected over months. Several of the pins were from both mothers, grandmothers, uncles, aunt, and friends. Bridesmaids were Krystal Mack, Allison Verner, Bryn Wells, Alliston Slutskey and Maid of Honor Claire Manatt. Groomsmen were Todd Alford, Mack McClung, Justin Peacock, Josh Phillips and Alan Verner served as his son’s Best Man. A reception followed the wedding at Shoulderbone with a catered meal, live music, and dancing to celebrate the couple’s marriage.
Printed in the June 9, 2011 edition