Pinkerton - Allen
RaeAnn Pinkerton of Logan and Taylor Allen of Holton were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Valley Falls. Fr. Lazar Carasala officiated.
Parents of the bride are Robert and Lisa Pinkerton of Logan. Parents of the groom are Scott and Sandra Allen of Holton.
Grandparents of the bride are Ralph and Armida Hight of Wichita and Fred and Judy Pinkerton of Goddard. Grandparents of the groom are Dale and Connie Allen of Holton and the late Robert and Teresa Marney, formerly of Holton.
The church had simple, rustic decorations, all with the brand designed by the couple: a heart with an arrow through it, “T+R” and “10-10-2015.”
The bride and groom opted out of a traditional guest book and asked the guests to sign a bench, put together by the couple. Taylor and RaeAnn are seen sitting on this bench in the picture.
The processional was “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum. The recessional was traditional.
Organist was Patty Bendure. Vocalists were Wes Hawk, Collin Hawk and Brett Pinkerton. Song selections were “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, “Little Moments” by Brad Paisley, “On Eagles Wings” arranged by Michael Joncas, “The Supper of the Lord” arranged by Laurence Rosania and “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban.
Simple and elegant, the bride’s dress was cream lace with a champagne underlay designed by Stella York. The dress was mermaid style, fitted to just below the hips, then flaring out and had a sweetheart neckline.
The bride wore a floral crown with a big white sunflower and several smaller flowers, as well as maple-colored leaves.
The bouquet was filled with sunflowers, red and orange maple leaves, monte thistle and black-eyed susans. It was wrapped with a leather cuff that had a brand designed by the bride and groom.
Maid of honor was Hannah Pinkerton. Bridesmaids were Brianna Pinkerton, Brittany Gaines, Lauren Hawk and Caitlin Hawk.
The bridesmaids wore mismatched chiffon dresses, all shades of teal. The girls stood so that their dresses went from light to dark. They also wore matching champagne shawls, a gift from the bride. The teal was accented by gold shoes and jewelry.
The flower girl, daughter of Kenton and Lindsey Dreiling, wore an adorable creamy dress. It had a tulle skirt and daisies on the bodice. Instead of flower petals, Lilly Dreiling tossed silk maple leaves down the aisle.
Best man was Andrew Grandon. Groomsmen were Dakota Law, John Plett, Josh Dreiling and Dalton Kelley. Ring bearer was Aidrian Hassel, son of Kyle and Lauren Pinkerton.
A reception, dinner and dance were held at the Ramada Downtown Convention Center in Topeka. The Grand Ballroom was decorated with rustic décor. The bridal party, father of the groom and the groom’s uncle (Gary Marney of Holton) helped the bride and groom to make the centerpieces: a large wood slice, a teal-dyed wine bottle with a single sunflower, an antler and a candle holder made from a three to four-inch slice of wood with a hole drilled in the middle.
The rustic-looking cake was made by the groom’s aunt, Trish Scheidegger of Holton. It was a small two-tiered carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. It was decorated with the brand the couple used throughout their wedding and reception as well as silk maple leaves.
After an adventure through the jungle in Belize at Ian Anderson’s Cave Branch, the couple will reside in Denison.
The rehearsal dinner took place on Oct. 9 at St. Mary’s of Valley Falls. It was hosted by Scott and Sandra Allen, parents of the groom.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of Logan High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance management and a certificate in composites from Kansas State University in Salina in 2013. She is employed by the United States Postal Service in Ozawkie.
The groom is a 2008 graduate of Holton High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance management and certification in composites, airframe and powerplant from Kansas State University in Salina in 2013. He is employed by Banner Creek, LLC in Holton.