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9.26 Cullum-Manning
Lesley Dawn and Chase Elliot Manning

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Don Cullum, Danny and Debby Keith of Sallisaw, Okla., and Frank Manning of Fort Smith, Ark., announce the marriage of their children Lesley Dawn Cullum and Chase Elliot Manning.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Cullum Jr. of Sallisaw, Okla., and Leroy and Ruth Lowrimore of Cowington, Okla., and the late Bill Girten.

The groom is the grandson of Floyd Manning of Graham, N.C., and the late Dorothy Graham, Nancy Keith of Sallisaw, Okla., and the late Clarence Keith, Olen and Dorothy Thomas of Sallisaw, Okla.

The private ceremony was held in the evening of Aug. 8 on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Rev. John Holland preformed the ceremony.

The bride wore an ivory chiffon gown with an empire waist and pleated top which crisscrossed down the back tying at the waist and extending to the train. The empire waist and straps adorned with pearls and Swarovski crystals. The gown was floor length with a sweep train. She carried a bouquet of pink alstromeria lilies, white stock, pink wax flowers, pink carnations and tree fern tied together with fuchsia ribbon.

A reception was held Sept. 6 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Okla., at 1 p.m. At the entryway were two large urns with green hydrangeas, ivory roses, Swarovski crystals and shimmering ivory and lime green ribbon. The foyer was decorated with tables adorned with ivory linens and chocolate overlays. The gift table was decorated with a silver elevated centerpiece with green hydrangeas and ivory roses with Swarovski crystals and shimmering ivory and lime green ribbon. Behind the table was a five panel door divider decorated with tulle and chocolate bows. The guest book table was covered in ivory with a lime green overlay featuring a crystal vase filled with green hydrangeas and ivory roses.  Rebecca Wilbur, friend of the bride attended the book. Next to the guest book was an easel with a portrait of the couple and a table which included silver framed photos of the wedding with a special memorial photo of the late Bill Girten, grandpa of the bride. A lime green and chocolate brown polka dot pillar candle featuring the couples name and wedding date completed the décor. The entire hall was draped with ivory batiste, crowned with tulle and twinkling lights. The tables were adorned with ivory linens and chocolate overlays. The chairs were dressed in ivory covers and chocolate bows. The centerpieces were green hydrangeas and ivory rose topiaries with Swarovski crystals and shimmering ivory ribbon, alternated with an arrangement of three various sizes of ivory pillar candles arranged on crystal lined platinum bases with fresh ivory rose petals. Each table featured a silver framed photo of the couple on their wedding day. The hall was beautifully lit with shimmering lights and candles lit throughout. After the meal, guests viewed slide shows of the couples childhood years ending with their wedding day celebration.

The cake table featured a four tier curlicue-whimsical cake with slanted layers colored in ivory, lime green and chocolate brown. A novelty bride and groom on a bicycle completed the cake. The table was accented by two arrangements with green hydrangeas, ivory roses with Swarovski crystals and shimmering ivory and lime green ribbon, candles and a crystal heart with the couples name and wedding date. Those assisting at the cake were Deborah Cates and Lori Poindexter, friends of the family. The reception hall featured a “message in a bottle” table with a whimsical look where guests were asked to write a special message to the newlyweds.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Central High School and 2007 graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah with a BA in elementary education. She is a 3rd grade teacher at Roland Elementary School.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Sallisaw High School and received his associates degree from Carl Albert State College. He is currently employed at Agents Funeral Home.

The couple makes their home in Sallisaw.