Cumberland Times-News


July 17, 2011

Dawson, Bailey wedding

07/17/11 —  LAVALE— One year ago, July 10, 2010 at 2 p.m., Andrew Wayne Dawson and Melissa Ann Bailey were united in marriage. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bernadette Ross at LaVale United Methodist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Darrel and Carolyn Bailey of Cumberland. She is the granddaughter of the late Bill Sr. and Edna Fisher of Cumberland and the late Wayne and Roxie Roach of Lonaconing.

The groom is the son of Harvey and Phyllis Sites of Short Gap, W.Va., and the late Jimmy Dawson Jr. of Rawlings. He is the grandson of Darlene Dawson and the late James Dawson Sr. of Rawlings.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father and her son, Dakota Westfall, the bride wore a white strapless A-line gown by Mary’s, featuring flowers and a beaded lace bodice extending to a chapel-length train. A crystal tiara held a waist-length veil. The bride’s accessories consisted of a gold heart-shaped necklace holding the diamond from her grandmother’s ring, given to her by her loving Pappy Wayne and worn as a memorial for having them there on her special day. The bride also wore earrings from the groom’s Nannie. She carried a bouquet of pink, white and black roses with baby’s breath flowing throughout.

Serving as maid of honor was the bride’s best friend, Alicia Cartwright. Bridemaids were Denise Sacchetti, sister of the bride; Brittany Carl, niece of the bride; and Shawna Sites, sister of the groom. Each bridesmaid wore a floor-length strapless pink satin gown and carried a bouquet of pink, white and black roses. Flower girl was Megan Brode, cousin of the bride.

The groom wore a traditional black tuxedo with a white vest and white tie and a single white rose boutonniere.

Serving as best man was Harvey Sites, stepfather of the groom. Groomsmen were Shayon Dawson, brother of the groom; Quade Blizzard, cousin of the groom; and Leroy King, brother of the bride. Each groomsman wore a traditional black tuxedo with black vest and black tie with a single white rose boutonniere. Ring bearer was Dakota Westfall, son of the bride, who wore a tux matching the groom’s.

The guest book and wedding programs were attended by Brandy Ritchey, cousin of the bride. Decorations for the church were made by Carolyn Bailey, mother of the bride, and Tina Preston, cousin of the bride.

A reception followed in Short Gap, W.Va., at the home of the groom’s parents. Entertainment was provided by a disc jockey. A buffet-style dinner was made by a friend of the groom’s family and a pig roast made by the groom’s stepfather. The bride and groom had a custom four-tier wedding cake made by Linda Hardman, aunt of the bride. Missy and Andy danced their first dance as husband and wife to “All My Life” by K-Ci and JoJo and dedicated to the groom from his bride. The couple later danced their second dance together to “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith and dedicated to the bride by her groom. The bride danced the father-daughter dance with her father to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. The bride danced with her son, Dakota, to “How Do I Live Without You” by Leann Rimes.

Photography was provided by Make Your Mark Photography, Michelle Market.

Missy and Andy would like to thank everyone for coming to celebrate their special day with them and appreciate everyone who participated in making their special day one of the happiest days of their lives. Thank you to everyone again for everything.

The couple  reside in Cumberland, with Dakota and their recent addition, daughter Isabella.

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