The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1996 · Page 66
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 66

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 28, 1996
Page 66
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BE ;;sj!AAiiXY i JANUARY 2s. 1996 f- i ! ' -THE J5ALINA JOURNAL Y PERFECT TMMG Salina wedding rings in the new year Couple vow to start life together as 1996 begins By SHERIDA WARNER The Salina Journal Timing meant everything at the recent marriage of Cathy Dempsey and Tony Smith of Salina. Because Tony had proposed rather unconventionally on New Year's Eve in 1994, he and his bride-to-be agreed they should exchange their wedding vows exactly one year later, thereby beginning 1996 as husband and wife. That meant staging a ceremony not a minute sooner or later than 12:01 sun. Jan. 1. Finding a clergyman who would go along with their wishes was the next step. The Rev. Paxton Jones said yes to Cathy's request and married the couple at the Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, where he is minister. "Cathy explained why the time was so important, and I said it was a wacky enough idea to be interesting,'' Jones said with a laugh. "It was a very pretty ceremony with the many candles and the lighted Christmas tree still up in the sanctuary." Cathy, 40, said the wedding — a second marriage for both her and Tony, 36 — turned out even better than she had dreamed. A small number of guests, mostly close family and friends, were invited. "We both have two kids, and we wanted them to be part of our wedding," she said. "Our announcements included the kids' names joining the two of us as a new family." The children escorted their parents into the sanctuary, and their two youngest daughters brought up the rings at the appropriate time. After the lighting of the unity candle, Cathy and Tony presented his mother with a rose and placed another on the front pew in memory of Cathy's deceased mother. The flowers were taken from Cathy's long- stemmed bouquet of roses, carnations and baby's breath, designed by the Flower Nook in downtown Salina. The couple love country-western music (Tony is drummer, vocalist and leader of the local band "BrushJQre" as well as a delivery driver for Universal Oil), so they dropped the traditional wedding march for taped selections such as "Keeper of the Stars" by Tracy Byrd and "I Cross My Heart" by balladeer George Strait. See WEDDING, Page 13 TOMDORSEY/ The Salina Journal Cathy Dempsey and Tony Smith chose western attire for their wedding Jan. 1 at Salina's Belmont Boulevard Christian Church. Their ceremony was scheduled at exactly 12:01 a.m. Let as arrange a breathtaking bouquet fbr your wedding. We can desttn bouquets co compliment any color scheme for the bride and her attendants. Choose from the beauty of silk or fiesh flowas. ¥TD&Tebiflara Service -We Deliver- 913-263-2828 3 18th Annual SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH 1 P.M.-5 P.M. Heritage Hall Bicentennial Center presented by... 99.9m Re/Max Riverside Realtors, Inc. Showcase Jewelers SI Limo Service The Grand Illusion Superior Office & School Supplies Royal Prestige Lola's Bridal & Party Boutique Mary Kay Cosmetics The Hideaway Restaurant Bridal Balcony at Pfaff Sewing Center The Hair Loft Complete Music Balloon Menagerie JHL Open to Public No Admittance Fee For more information... 913-825-4631 •ewers Wedding Gowns & Accessories Bridesmaid & Mother of the Bride Dresses Prom Dresses T\texedo Rentals Crabtree & Evelyn bath Line Lingerie & Personal Gifts 1318 North Main 4> Formal & Bridal Boutique (316) 241-33001-800-324-8014 Make Your Wedding Plans Easy and Pleasant... RENT IT FROM BARRAGREE • Wedding Arch • Heart Candelabra • 7 Candle Candelabra • Spiral Candelabra •China •Tables • Unity Candelabra • Champagne Fountain • Kneeling Bench • Chafing Chairs • Silverware •Chairs • Fan Candelabra Much, Much More... ' We Sell Cake Tops & Unity Candles Lowest prices in SnUna RENTALINC. 1500 S. Broadway 827-0847 .«..*, .*..«..». .*. .*..»..». .*. .*..*. .* :* * * '*' '*' v v v

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