November 14, 2011

Victery, Burns unite in marriage

— At 2 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, LeeAnn Victery and Ricky Burns were united in marriage at the Parkview Christian Church in Chickasha.William Holly, pastor, officiated the double ring ceremony.

LeeAnn is the daughter of Howard and Ann Victery  and the granddaughter of of Ninnekah and Ricky is the son of Richard Burns and the late Alpharetta “Fritzi” Burns of Chickasha.

Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory chiffon trumpet silhouette with a finely rouched bodice and a strapless modified sweetheart neckline.  The gown had a chapel length train with alencon lace overlay and a scalloped hemline.  She wore a shoulder length ivory veil trimmed with small pearls and carried a small Bible from her grandmother and a handkerchief from her great aunt, along with a cascade bouquet of white oriental and stargazer lilies, calla lilies, green hydrangea and cream la cream roses.  Other flower arrangements were accented with purple orchids to honor the groom’s mother.  

The brides attendants included Maid of Honor Dena Drabek of Moore, friend of the bride; Matron of Honor Jennifer Beattie of Norman, friend of the bride; and bridesmaid Beth Perry of Oklahoma City, friend of the bride. Serving as flower girl was Emma Victery of Weatherford, niece of the bride. Serving as hostesses were Kourtney Victery, Adrianne Hodges and Kimberly Winston.

The groom’s attendants included Best Man Kelby Tomlinson of Elgin, nephew of the groom; Groomsmen George Keller of Chickasha, friend of the groom, Jeff Hughes of Midwest City, friend of the groom, and Joe Victery of Weatherford, brother of the bride. Ring Bearer was Joseph Victery of Weatherford, nephew of the groom.  Ushers were Chris Tomlinson, Kameron Tomlinson and Kollin Tomlinson.

Candle Lighters were Jessica Rodriquez and Richard Rodriquez, niece and nephew of the  groom, of Bethany; Fern Tomlinson of Elgin and Roxanne Rodriquez of Bethany, sisters of the groom, lit a purple candle in honor of the groom’s mother.

Music for the service included  piano prelude music by aunt of the bride, Jeanette Gray of Pasadena, Texas. Organist and accompanist was Jolene Singleterry of Chickasha. Vocalist was Lowry Manders of Dallas, Texas, who sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “How  Beautiful.”

A reception was held in the newly wedded couple’s honor at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Ballroom in Chickasha. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Santorini, Greece and have made their home in Norman. The bride is employed as the director of the National Scholars Programs at the University of Oklahoma. The groom is employed the Chickasha Fire Department as a firefighter and he serves as the Fifth  District Vice President for the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma.