A June Rose: The Denton-Daniel Wedding
By Morgan Winter
Photography By Tracye’s Photography
Miss Natalie Denton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyette (Melissa) Denton of Bolivar, Tennessee, and Mr. Ryan Daniel, son of Mr. Jeff Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin (Sherry) Mewborn of Jackson, Tennessee, joined in holy matrimony on June, 9th 2018. Reverend Tim Carpenter presided over the indoor ceremony at the First United Methodist Church of Bolivar. The reception was held outdoors at the beautiful Falcon Ridge Farm in Toone, Tennessee.
Mutual friends introduced Natalie and Ryan to each other in high school. They began officially dating in 2010. On December 30th, 2016, they joined friends for a night out in downtown Memphis. As they strolled down the Riverwalk after ice skating, Ryan got down on one knee, proposing to Natalie, who, of course, said yes!
Their engagement party was held at the Columns in Bolivar. Greg and Lily Barnes; Mike and Janice Bodiford; Tommy and Geri Breeden; Tracy Shearon Byrum; Danny and Debbi Deberry; Leatha Frost; Ed and Harriet Thompson Gillock; Steve and Cecilia Hadley; Sandy Hammons; Micheal and Cindy Henderson; Linda Johnson;Tony and Teresa Kirk; Jason and Tracy Lindsey; Betty Nerren; Jim and Leah Nuckolls; Jason and Emily Parks; Keith and Lisa Raines; Suzanne Rhea; Nubbin and Becky Ross; Jimmy and Kim Sain; Janet Stallings; and Frank and Christy Wilhite hosted the lively event.
Bonnie Breeden, Dawn Cody, Sherry Dorris, Leslie Hall, Patricia Kessler, Lori Lanier, Carol McKinnon, Vicki Mitchell, LeAnne Shelton, Margaret Ann Strope, and Ann Zaller all hosted the Bridal Tea at the Bolivar First United Methodist Church. Natalie and Ryan’s rehearsal dinner was also held at the First United Methodist Church and hosted by Ryan’s parents.
The couple enlisted CJ Printing in Bolivar for the invitations. They chose an elegant black typeface and calligraphy to invite guests to the evening wedding. Stemz of Bolivar arranged the flowers for the wedding, incorporating blue and white hydrangeas with blush pink and white roses for the bouquets. The grooms’ party pinned blush rose boutonnieres to their lapels.
The bridesmaids, Jenna Fesmire, Anna Lyn McDaniel, Brooke Hensley, and Savana Denton, and Maid of Honor, Lindsey Denton, all wore long, flowing sky blue dresses from Bella Bridesmaid in Memphis. The dresses featured illusion sleeves, a deep neckline, with a wrapped waistline.
Natalie was beautiful in her A-line dress. The skirt was kept simple while beading covered the bodice. An illusion neckline and keyhole back completed the dress, turning simple into stunning. Ashlee Howell and Morgan Bell of the Merle Norman Salon in Bolivar curled and pinned her hair into a bun with a pearl and rhinestone clip. Friends of Lindsey Denton, the maid of honor, applied Natalie’s make-up. Her eyes shined with soft brown shadow and a subtle winged liner; her soft rose lipstick completed the look.
The bride’s traditions were classic for Natalie. Her grandmother’s ring was her something old and she bought new shoes, a peep toe heel with rhinestones curling over the toe. She borrowed her dress skirt and wore a blue garter.
The best man, David Walker, and groomsmen Justin Vaughn, Ethan Faulk, Walker Barnes, and Connor Morgan, wore navy blue suits offset by blush vests and ties. Ryan also wore a navy suit with a blush vest and tie. They rented their suits from Men’s Warehouse.
As guests filled the Bolivar First Methodist Church, they were greeted by Autum Plunk, Alysse Mott, and Caitley Mott. Drew and Blake Denton ushered guests to their seats before the ceremony. Pianist Christy Wilhite and organist Charlotte Campbell provided the music for the ceremony, with the wedding processional gliding down the aisle to “Canon in D” composed by Pachelbel. Hunter Denton read scripture for the ceremony.
After the ceremony, the wedding party relocated to Falcon Ridge Farm where the reception was held in an open-air barn adorned with gauzy white cloths, perfect for the warm summer day. M & M Rental and Vows Wedding and Events provided the rentals. Marlene Cabanaw catered the food.
Guests feasted on pork tenderloin, baked chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, salad, and rolls. Karen’s Cake Shoppe of Walnut, Mississippi baked the wedding and groom’s cakes. The wedding cake was chocolate with white frosting. Blue hydrangeas and white roses from Stemz twined around the cake. The groom’s cake was the University of Tennessee Volunteer themed, with the iconic orange and white checkerboard at the base.
James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is” was the song for Natalie and Ryan’s first dance. The song for the father-daughter dance between Natalie and Boyette was George Strait’s “You Look So Good In Love.” Ryan and Sherry’s mother-son dance was to Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish.”
The live band, Magi Band, added certain magic and liveliness to the warm June evening. A tractor tire swing and tetherball entertained the little ones present. A photo booth and little speech bubbles provided guests with opportunities to make creative memories and posts for their social media. In the background, Tracye’s Photography captured the entire day: from getting ready to the last guests leaving, photographs were taken for the couple to remember this day forever.
Natalie and Ryan enjoyed their honeymoon in Jamaica. After the honeymoon, Ryan will return to his job as a Farm Bureau automobile claims representative and Natalie will return to school at Mississippi State to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine.