Elliot, Henderson unite

Rachel Lousie Elliott of Jacksonville and James Eddie Henderson of Grapeland were married at 3 p.m. April 19, 2008, at Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville.

The bride is the daughter of Royce and Darlene Elliott of Jacksonville. Grandparents are Delores White of Hooper, Neb., and Edgar Elliott of Lake Charles, La.

The groom’s parents are Diann Abbey of Crockett and Gerald Henderson of Grapeland. He is the grandson of Louise Starkey of Crockett.

Cherokee County Judge James Morris officiated the ceremony. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.

The bride wore a white, teffeta ballgown with a beaded, strapless, heartshaped bodice and a pick-up skirt with a chapel-length train. Both the skirt and train were accented with pearls and rhinestones. The veil also had pearls and glitter to match the dress, along with a simple tiara to tie it all together.

The bouquet consisted of two dozen light pink and baby blue roses with horseshoes and boot charms all over to tie into the western theme. To make it fun, the bride also wore her pink cowboy boots with her dress.

Maid of honor was Crystal Withers, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Tabitha Elliott, sister-in-law of the bride and Lindsey Brown, friend of the couple.

Best Man was Michael McDaniel, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Royce Elliott Jr., brother of the bride, and David Thompson, cousin of the groom.

Flower girl was Zoey Henderson, daughter of the couple. Ring bearer was Ty Withers, cousin of the bride.

A reception was held at Castle on the Lake. Entertainment was provided by Boogie Butt Productions. Wedding cake designer was Bride’s Cake Designs by D’Anne. The groom’s cake was by Shelly Golsby. Flower Designer was Darlene Elliott, mother of the bride.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Neches High School. She is an assistant manager and cake supervisor at the Palestine Dairy Queen.

The groom is a 1998 graduate of Latexo High School. He is a diesel mechanic for 5-J Trucking of Palestine.

The couple will reside in Neches.

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