Elissa McGee, Hopkinsville, and Wes Joyce, Pembroke, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Thirza McGee, Hopkinsville.

She is the granddaughter of Bonnie and Gerry Ritter, Pryor, Okla., Melanie McGee, Hopkinsville, and the late Ocie McGee.

The bridegroom is the son of Jeff Joyce, Hopkinsville, and Kelly Joyce, Pembroke.

He is the grandson of Lana and Johnny Joyce, Hopkinsville, Dot and Joe Menser, Crofton, and the late Burnice Waldrop.

THE CEREMONY: The Rev. Paige Williams officiated.

Assisting at the ceremony were Alli Johnson, Hopkinsville, who did Scripture Reading, and Allison Jones, who kept the guest register.

Nuptial music was provided by violinist Julia Mahre, Hopkinsville, pianist Alan Hansen, Greenville, and soloist Paul Wood, Hopkinsville. Selections included Feels Like Home, Thinking Out Loud, How Great Thou Art, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Hallelujah, and Here Comes The Sun.

Photography was by Katie Wright Photography, videographer was Catherine Lacy, The Lacy Studio, and flowers at church and reception by Tammy Hester, Creations by Tammy.

THE BRIDE: The bride, given in marriage by her parents, was escorted by her father.

The bride chose her sister, Emily McGee Russell, Hopkinsville, to be her matron of honor, and her sister, Erin McGee, Nashville, to be her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Hadley Burns, Louisville, Katie Leavell and Kaytlyn Lewis, both of Nashville, Victoria Wood, Puryear, Tenn., Whitney Gardner, Murray, and Lacey Jurgens, Fort Thomas.

Flowergirl was Stella Sparacino, daughter of Paige and Nick Sparacino, Franklin, Tenn.

THE BRIDEGROOM: The bridegroom chose his brother, Chance Joyce, to be his best man.

Groomsmen were cousin of the groom, Carson Joyce, brother-in-law of the bride, Matt Russell, Jay Mabry, Chad Mabry, Drew Ladd, and brother of the bride, Easton McGee, all of Hopkinsville, and Alex Hayes, Murray.

Ringbearer was Brayden Moore, son of Kaci Russell, Newburn, N.C.

THE RECEPTION: A reception was at Burdoc Farms, Crofton.

Catering was by Four Seasons Catering. The wedding cake and groom’s cake were made by Brooke Jung. The band was Hot Dancin.    

Following a wedding trip to Sandals Whitehouse European Village Resort, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Hopkinsville.

The bride is a registered nurse at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

The bridegroom is an assistant grain merchandising manager at Hopkinsville Elevator.

PRENUPTIAL EVENTS: A Sunday Funday bridal shower was hosted by Katie Leavell, Kaytlyn Lewis and Hadley Burns at the Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. An Engagement Party was hosted by Molly and Johnny Campbell, Julia and John Crenshaw, Alita and Mike Johnson, Elizabeth and Steve Norris, Janet and Wes Sowards, and Kelley and Tim Workman at the Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. An I Do BBQ was hosted by Duncan and Mindy Campbell, Todd and Ellen Casey, Ken and LeiAndra Haggard, John and Annie Mahre, Ken and Leah Malloy and Doug and Karen Sampley at the home of Todd and Ellen Casey. A Bachelorette Party was hosted by Emily Russell and Erin McGee with a trip to Destin, Florida. A Bachelor Party was hosted by Chance Joyce with a canoe trip on Harpeth River, Nashville. An I Do BBQ was hosted by Megan and Tanner Parrent and Taylor Allen at the home of Megan and Tanner Parrent. A Kitchen Shower was hosted by Kim Roehr and Tammy White at Hillcrest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A Bridesmaid Luncheon was hosted by Melanie McGee and Bonnie Ritter at the Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by Kelly Joyce and Jeff Joyce at Oakland Manor.

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