David and Kathy Woody and Gary Don and Sheila Cullum of Sallisaw, OK wish to announce the marriage of their children, Lindsey Michelle Woody and Grant Wesley Cullum.
They are the grandchildren of Frank and Iva Lee Weatherford, Corky and Barbara Hunt, Glen Woody, Jr. and Marcia Cullum (all of Sallisaw) and Leroy and Ruth Lowrimore of Cowlington, OK.
Grant is also the grandson of the late Sallisaw resident, Bill Girten.
The outdoor ceremony was held in the evening of Aug. 20, 2016 by the lake at the groom’s parents’ home.
At the Cullum Entry, there were two large round bales of hay featuring a wooden welcome sign and a large galvanized letter – C.
At the ceremony, guests were welcomed by a large oval frame which featured the wedding program and participants.
They were also provided with a custom made program fan.
Guests entered through double doors topped with a sign which read, “From This Day Forward,” and wrapped in lace to the open air chapel.
Lining the center aisle were rose petals and custom wooden signs which featured all the I Corinthians 13 verses of “Love is Patient, Love is Kind…”
Interspersed with these were galvanized buckets filled with burlap hydrangeas.
The best man was Gary Don Cullum, father of the groom. He wore a white dress shirt, khaki slacks and a burlap and cream flower boutonniere.
The Matron of Honor was Cydney (Dillard) Hernandez, friend of the bride. She wore a blush rose dress with a pleated neck line and carried a petite bouquet of burlap flowers.
At this time, the double doors were closed by assistants, DeAnna Carr and Kourtney Barnes.
The bride wore a floor-length lace overlay and stunning silhouette sheath wedding gown with all over gemstone embellishment.
The v-neckline featured illusion mesh and provided cap sleeves. The open key hole back was the finishing touch.
She carried a bouquet of brown and cream colored burlap roses, interspersed with large single pearls.
Escorted by her dad and Little Man of Honor, Kade Woody, the bride appeared to her guests as the double doors were opened to the Kenny Chesney song “Me and You”.
The couple took their place in front a large rustic arbor with the scripture from Mark 10:8, “No longer two but one,” displayed overhead.
The pastor, Shawn Money, led the couple in their marriage vows and the exchanging of rings.
The couple stepped forward to a wooden sign with the reference scripture from Ecclesiastes 4, “A Cord of three strands is not easily broken,” and three strands of rope, which the couple braided together.
After the pronouncement of marriage, they walked back through the double doors with the overhead sign which read “What God has joined together, let no man separate!” (Mark 10:9)
The reception area, adjacent to the ceremony, was filled with round tables covered by soft brown burlap tablecloths.
Each table was decorated with crocheted doilies, galvanized buckets filled with burlap flowers and candlelit burlap and lace wrapped mason jars.
The guests enjoyed a barbecue dinner. The wedding cake table displayed Italian cream cupcakes and a small tiered Italian cream cake for the newlyweds.
As a surprise to the couple, there was a brief fireworks show to commemorate the groom’s surprise proposal at his family’s company 4th of July party.
For their send off, guests created a long tunnel of three-foot sparklers.
For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Hawaii.
Grant works for Cullum Equipment Services and runs his family’s Hanson Mountain Quarry. Lindsey works for Mercy Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR as a labor and delivery nurse. They will make their home east of Sallisaw.