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Special to The Sun—
CHILDRESS — A private double ring ceremony united Miss Keri Jo Cummings and Mr. Tyler Heath Wellborn at 3:30 in the afternoon Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at First Baptist Church at Childress. Youth Minister Tim Medley officiated, and Marilyn Medley stood as witness.
An intimate wedding ceremony attended by close family only due to COVID-19 transpired at 6:30 in the evening on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Foxtales atrium in Wellington, also officiated by Medley.
The bride entered escorted by her father to “Canon in D.” Her ivory/champagne A-line wedding gown featured double thin waistbands to support the plunging mesh insert V-neck, sheer sides and low scoop back trimmed by buttons. Stunning crystal beaded lace appliques embellished the sheer bodice and trickled toward the gathered tulle skirt. A lace-trimmed chapel train finished the dress. The bride wore a cathedral length tulle veil with her hairstyle by Karissa Fried.
Blush and white garden roses adorned the bridal bouquet accented with blush peonies, Queen Anne’s lace, ranunculus, vintage pink carnations, green hypericum and delicate greenery.
The couple recited their vows beneath an altar arch of heavy greenery, florals of garden rose keira, charity, blush peonies, white and pink hydrangea, ranunculus and lush greenery dominant on one side.
For something old, the bride carried a penny in her shoe from the year of her birth and utilized silver cake service from her parent’s wedding.
The bride’s dress and earrings served as something new. For something borrowed, she wore a crystal hair clip that belonged to the groom’s deceased grandmother.
For something blue, a blue bow entwined a Texas A&M garter, and the soles of the bride’s shoes were blue as well.
A rendition of “You Make My Dreams Come True” played for the recessional.
Janise Langford and staff served dinner on the lush lawn. The menu consisted of tossed garden salad, pan-fried chicken fried steak with cream gravy, haricot verts with onions, garlic and bacon, rustic mashed potatoes and assorted bread and rolls.
The reception followed in Foxtales atrium. Fresh blush and white garden roses and blush peonies accented the two-tiered white wedding cake by Veronica Gray. For the groom’s cupcakes, half chocolate and half white by Veronica Gray, decorations featured a Texas A&M theme. Mock champagne punch refreshed guests.
The bride and groom danced to “From Here to Eternity” for their first dance. As the exquisite evening came to an end, the couple departed through a spectacular sparkler send-off.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Toni Cummings of Wellington. Her grandparents are Ernestene and the late Wayne Cummings and Jackie and the late John Pratt, all of Wellington and Harvey and Kay Isaacs of Russellville, Ark.
Keri Jo graduated from Wellington High School in 2006, Texas Tech University in 2010, Texas Tech School of Medicine in 2014 and McClennan County Family Medicine Residency in Waco in 2017. She currently is a Doctor of Family Medicine at Childress Regional Medical Center in Childress.
The groom is the son of Stacy and Cheryl Wellborn of Childress. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Terry Wellborn of Amarillo and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Reyher of Childress.
Ty graduated from Childress High School in 2010 and Texas A&M University in 2014. He currently works for TxDOT in Childress.
The couple resides in Childress.
A bridal brunch took place at 10 a.m. the morning of the wedding, June 20, at Foxtales. Visitors dined on fresh fruit, mini muffins, cinnamon rolls, sausage balls, finger sandwiches and yogurt parfaits, sipped mimosas and played games.
Guests attending included Keri Jo Wellborn, Cheryl Wellborn, Toni Cummings, Audrey Holly, Amber Cummings, Kyla Cummings, Voncille Wellborn, Patsy Reyher, Ernestene Cummings, Jackie Pratt, Dana Robinson, Sandra Motsenbocker and Jessica Johnson.