Kiesling, Pearce exchange vows at First United Methodist Church in Brady

Before an altar of palms, ferns and baskets of white wisteria, the First United Methodist Church was the scene of the ceremony uniting Katherine Nicole Kiesling and Kevin Kay Pearce of San Angelo in marriage. They exchanged vows on Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. with The Rev. Sheldon Johnson and The Rev. Danny Sanders, uncle of the bride of Melrose, N. Mex., officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Campbell of San Angelo and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kiesling of Lohn and the granddaughter of Mrs. Fay Lawler and Mrs. Lucille Kiesling. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby K. Pearce of Fife and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Pearce and Mrs. Wanda Donaldson of Temple. As guests arrived, they were greeted and registered by Stephanie Fischer and give a wedding program. Dee Johnson and Roxanne Gass were candlelighters. They wore dresses of light blue and bright blue. The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and stepfather. She was elegant in a gown by Angelica of Italian white satin embellished with dainty hand sewn pearls and crystal beads accented with inserts of Venetian lace. The shoulder length veil was circled with a garland of silk flowers and her bouquet was an array of silk Calla lilies and stands of pearls. Kayla Michelle Kiesling, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Krissy Gomez, Maria Trujillo, Rachel Johstone and Chassity McDonald were bridesmaids. They wore gowns by Expressions in shades of light to royal blue. Each carried a nosegay of spring flowers. Brandon Pearce, brother of the groom, was best man. Ronnie Jones, Justin Alderman, J.D. Lewis and Brian Parmer were groomsmen. Ushers were Michael Shipman and J.D. Lewis. Megan Sanders was ring bearer, Courtney Ottmers was flower girl. Both are cousins of the bride. Their dresses, made by Expressions, were of light blue and similar to those worn by the bridesmaids. The organist was Karl Otte. He played selections as the guests arrived by Bach, Franck, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Debussy and List. Soloists were Mrs. Tina Bradshaw, who sang “My Wonderful One” by Whiteman and Malotte’s “The Lord’s Prayer” and Dr. Glennon Mays sang “More than the Greatest Love” by Oliviero. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. The bride’s table was covered with a beautiful white organdy appliqued cloth over blue with a large arrangement of blue Delphiniums accented with white Geraniums and ferns. The bride’s four-tiered wedding cake was decorated with blue silk flowers and small white bells topped with a bride and groom and hand-blown glass humming birds. Mrs. Danny Sanders and Mrs. Troy Ottmers, aunts of the bride served at the bride’s table. The groom’s cake was a two-tiered German chocolate cake in the shape of a horseshoe. The table was centered with a white bird cage with two white doves nestled among ferns and ivy. The table was covered with a blue cloth with white lace on top. Coffee was served from a silver coffee service by Mrs. Linda Granbury and Mrs. Peggy Lohn, past teachers of the groom. After opening gifts that were received at the wedding, the guests were given small scrolls rolled and tied with blue ribbon with a scripture from I Corinthians and thanking the guest for sharing in their special day. The couple left on a week’s honeymoon to Cancun and Cozumel. They will be at home in San Angelo where they are both students at Angelo State University. The couple was honored with a wedding shower at the Lohn Tabernacle on Aug. 2. Hostesses were Mrs. Ann Walker, Peggy Solsbery, Peggy Hemphill, Claudia Smith, Patty Smith, Nell Ellis, Ann Short, LaRue Samuelson, Linda Granbury and Charlotte Caldwell. The table was covered with a white cloth and centered with a beautiful plant which was later given to the bride and groom-to-be. Punch and cookies were served. Guests were registered by Kayla Kiesling, sister of the bride. Monica Getchens hosted a shower at Pizza Hut on Aug. 3. After opening the gifts, the guests enjoyed pizza, cake and visitation. The bridal luncheon was hosted by Mrs. Fay Lawler, grandmother of the bride. Tables were covered with white, using bright blue place mats and napkins. Place cards were used with a blue silk rose and blue ribbon.

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