Dusty Duncan and Courtney Parker

Dusty Duncan and Courtney Parker

Dusty Dee Duncan and his bride, the former Courtney Ruth Parker, both of Marshall, were married at First United Methodist Church in Marshall on March, 26, 2011, at 7:00 in the evening.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Parker of Marshall. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Emma Woodfin, and the late Wayne Woodfin of Marshall, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Parker of Wylie. Courtney graduated from Marshall High School in 2001, and Texas A & M University in 2005. She is employed by Marshall ISD. She has been teaching first grade at South Marshall Elementary since 2006.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Duncan of Marshall. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Bender of Marshall, and the late Cleveland Brown of Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Duncan of Marshall. Dusty is 2003 graduate of Marshall High School, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler. He is currently employed as a surveyor for FSE Engineering in Center.

The Rev. Rodger Garbs and Mr. Mark Sorensen, child hood youth director of the bride and groom, officiated the ceremony. Music was provided by organist/pianist Glennda Abraham; and vocalist Joe Buck Crisp who sang 'In This Very Room" while the family of the bride and groom were seated. He also sang 'My Tribute" following the entrance of the bride. Megan Kilgore sang 'When I say I Do" during the lighting of the Unity Candle.

The alter of the sanctuary was filled with cathedral pillar candles on individual wrought-iron candle stands. The massive floral arrangements of fresh garden blossoms highlighted the focal point of the sanctuary, a brass and wooden cross.

Given in marriage by her daddy, Dr. Charles Parker, the bride wore a white Ball gown with scoop neckline and corset closure. This opulent illusion ball gown emits true and blissful romance. The Bordeaux Taffeta bodice features innovative pleating, while tulle erupts from the waist, glistening with embellished lace motifs. In her hair, she wore a stunning feather and Swarovski crystal hair piece and gorgeous cathedral length veil. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of White Akita roses, Dendrobium orchids and imported Dutch Snow lisianthus. The designer bouquet shimmered with Swarovski crystals and was tied with Midori french satin ribbon.

The matrons of honor were lifelong best friend, Allison Carroll Jimerson of Marshall and college best friend, Ashley Beatty McClendon of Waco. The bridesmaids were Rebecca Jan Crayton of Marshall, Kathryn Wood Lee of Frisco, Jodi Leann Carney of Marshall, Cassie Marie Peteet of Marshall, and Loran Frances Douglas, of Santa Fe, Tx. Each of the bride's attendants carried a spring garden hand-tied bouquet of aubergine Heirloom hydrangeas, Royal tulips and Princess roses and accented with the bride's color inspiration of peacock plumes. Honor attendants were Alex Anne Agnor of Dallas, Cally Elizabeth Agnor of Marshall, Ashley Helena Abraham of Marshall, and Lauren Michaels Wolfe of Sumter, S.C. The flower girl was Addison Marie Carney of Marshall and honorary flower girl was Jane Michael Jimerson of Marshall.

The bridesmaids wore aubergine Draped chiffon empire bodice dresses with satin band. The one shoulder neckline was accentuated with ruched flowers and fans made of chiffon and organza. The bridesmaid also had beautiful self chosen hair styles created and perfected by Skye Knox at Bliss Salon and Day Spa.

The best man was Kip Kyle Duncan, of Hallsville. The groomsmen were Britton Scott Plemmons of New York City, N.Y., Casey Scott Parker of Marshall, Barrett Bunker Jimerson of Marshall, Michael Casey Griffis of Tyler, Lyle Wayne Nicholson of Marshall, and Drake Callaway Gaines of Marshall. Kaden Kyle Duncan of Hallsville was the ringbearer. Serving as ushers were Wyatt Carney of Marshall, Canon Lee of Marshall and Ross Roark of Dallas.

Peacock jeweled toned colors were the inspiration for the dinner reception. Teal and aubergine, lamour satin linens topped tables with bowls of vivid blossoms that created a pallet of beautiful colors that enveloped the ballroom. The centerpiece of the room was the shimmering white multi-tiered bride's cake crowned with flowers in the bride's chosen colors.

The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the grooms parents, was held at River Bend Restaurant on Caddo Lake. The bridesmaid luncheon, hosted by aunts and cousins of the bride, was held at Central Perks the morning of the wedding.

Special thanks to Jeff and Susan Floyd, who made this day absolutely gorgeous and memorable for all of us.