Casey Griffis and Ashley Johnson

Casey Griffis and Ashley Johnson

Casey Griffis of Marshall and his bride, the former, Ashley Johnson of Longview, were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Bibb Ranch in Karnack.
The bride is the daughter of Thetta Hunter and Jim Johnson of Longview. She attended Tyler Junior College and received her associates degree in applied science and general studies with a license in dental assisting.
The groom is the son of Mike and Sherry Griffis of Marshall. He is the grandson of Billy and Pauline Haynes of Marshall. Casey attended the University of Texas at Tyler and received his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and majored in surveying and mapping. He is employed as a land surveyor with FSE Engineering.
The Rev. John Lindsay officiated the ceremony. Music was by vocalist Sara Brazzil.
Given in marriage by her parents, Jim Johnson and Thetta Hunter, the bride wore a gown by Maggie Sottero. The ivory slim line gown was designed with one shoulder neckline and a corset closure. Beautiful handmade flowers lend romance to the neckline of this simple silhouette. Gossamer chiffon was ruched throughout the bustline, then gathered throughtout the slim skirt which provided graceful flowing movement. In keeping with her theme, the bride wore Corral western boots and a feather hairpiece.
Maid of honor was Evan Wadley of Longview. Bridesmaids were Kristen Saylors of Brownsboro, Hali Boyette of Lindale, Hailey Watson of Longview, Brooke Turner of Longview and Megan Jones of Tyler. Flowers girls were Paisley Griffis of Marshall, Gracey Struwe of Elysian Fields, Chloe Serfass of Longview and Cloey Saylors of Brownsboro.
The bridesmaids wore Alfred Angelo clover green satin cocktail length strapless dresses with full bodice, adorned with a chocolate sash. Each wore a different style western boot. The flower girls wore ivory iridescent taffeta floor-length dresses with a sleeveless bodice, a draped waist and full skirt with flower detailing. Each wore ivory ballet flats and an adorable feather hairpiece.
The best man was Mike Griffis of Marshall. Groomsmen were Dusty Duncan of Marshall, Trey Hicks of Elysian Fields, Britton Plemmons of Marshall, Casey Jones of Bullard, Jason Naron of Houston and Shane Cowden of Longview. Cameron Cowden of Longview served as the ringbearer and Shane Cowden of Longview served as the usher.
The reception was held at Bibb Ranch in Karnack. In keeping with the bride’s “Rustic Elegance” decor theme, decorations included beautiful fall colors. Guest tables under the reception tent and out by the pond featured brown burlap table overlays. Each garden chair was accented with a matching brown burlap bow. The beautiful floral centerpieces for each table sat atop a chiffon olive green fabric gathering, dotted with lit votives. The ambiance created by the flickering votives and the creatively placed twinkling lights against the dusk sky was truly breathtaking and indicative of a ceremonial evening.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Nash Ranch in Marshall hosted by the groom’s parents, Mike and Sherry Griffis.
The couple will reside in Marshall.