Sexton-Moon wed in church ceremony

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Mrs. James Robert Sexton

Miss Mary Catherine Moon of Lewisburg, and Mr. James Robert Sexton of Enid, Okla., were married on June 16, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, with Reverend Steve Thomas officiating.  Nuptial music was provided by Ms. Debbie Winchell, organist, and Miss Margaret Lewis and Mr. Matt Lewis, violinists.  The altar of the church was banked with greenery, arrangements of white and cream Casablanca lilies, Sahara roses, dendrobium orchids, and burning tapers.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Pleasant Moon of Lewisburg and granddaughter of the late William and Mary Omohundro of Nashville, and the late James and Miriam Moon of Lewisburg.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenneth Sexton of Enid, Okla., and grandson of Francis and Carol Ferguson of Austin, Minn., Herb and Marge Randals of Altoona, Iowa, and Charles and Mary Sexton of Albuquerque, NM. 

The ceremony was performed at half past six in the evening.  Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory Alencon lace triple-tier silk organza gown with a chapel length train and veil.  She carried a cascading bouquet of Casablanca lilies, lisianthus, dendrobium orchids, and blush spray roses.  Bridesmaids included Miss Laura Burns of Washington, D. C., Miss Emily Hansen of Chicago, Ill., Miss Erin Gartley of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Carrie Jenkins of Clinton, and Miss Kristen Sexton of Enid, Okla., sister of the groom.

The bride's sister, Mrs. Braden Blasdel of Oklahoma City, served as the matron of honor and Miss Mary Margaret Busler of Nashville, served as the maid of honor.  The bridesmaids wore honeydew taffeta strapless gowns and carried hand-tied bouquets of lilies, orchids, lisianthus, and spray roses.  Miss Andrea Garmen of Columbia, and Mrs. Heather Sexton of Oklahoma City, attended the guest register and lighted candles.  Miss Emily Oldham of Franklin, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl.

Mr. Jeremy Sexton of Oklahoma City, brother of the groom, served as best man.  Groomsmen were Mr. Chris McCall of Kansas City, Kansas, Mr. Jay Bowers, Mr. Chris Trojan, Mr. Nick Crawford, all of Enid, Okla., Mr. Jeremy Unruh of Billings, Okla., and Mr. Jase Moon, brother of the bride, of Lewisburg.  Ushers were Mr.Todd Blasdel of Oklahoma City and Mr. Jeff Steichen of Perry, Okla.  Master Nicholas Sexton of Oklahoma City, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer.

A reception dinner dance was held following the ceremony at the Memorial Building in Columbia. The tables were decorated with champagne damask linens and trumpet vases filled with larkspur, stock, sweet pea, Casablanca lilies, dendrobium orchids, and Sahara roses.  A five-tiered wedding cake topped with orchids and blush spray roses was served, as well as the groom's cake, a four-tiered chocolate cake covered in fresh fruit. On the evening preceding the ceremony the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Graymere Country Club in Columbia, Tennessee.

After honeymooning 0n the Mayan Riviera, the couple now resides in Alexandria, Vir. The bride is an event planner for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and the groom is an engineer for Hensel Phelps Construction Company at the Pentagon.