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Henry Vernon Backes and Pamela Kay Lefler were united in marriage by the honarable Judge Benny Green, in an evening wedding June 1, 2012, in the lush private garden at their home in Big Spring, Texas.
Pamela wore a custom made, white, floor length Karelina Sposa fitted, mermaid gown of satin, embellished with pearl beading, embroidery with a lace halter neckline and chapel length train. The brideâ€™s hair was adorned with an eternity tiara encrusted with sparkling teardrop crystals. The bridal attendants were Pamelaâ€™s mother, Shirley Cross of Big Spring, Texas and Pamelaâ€™s aunt, Sue Cothren of Denver City, Texas. Each of her attendants wore elegant cream colored knee length gowns and carried bouquets of gardenias complementing the brideâ€™s large bouquet of gardenias accented by trailing freesia bloosoms.
Henry wore a cream colored, evening tuxedo with accents of white, highligted with a gardenia boutonniere. The groomsmen, Shane Mayhall, Dakota Backes and Ethan Backes, all of Big Spring, wore tuxedos echoing the elegance of the groomâ€™s tuxedo and gardenia boutonniere. Jordan Backes, the familyâ€™s black, standard poodle served as the coupleâ€™s ring bearer.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed the decadence of Cindy Hoardâ€™s custom prepared three-tiered vanilla fondant, wedding cake covered in hand prepared sugar gardenia and freesia bloosoms and a raspberry filling accompanied with a bubbling orange sherbet punch.
After a three-week family vacation in Santa Fe, N.M. and Denver, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Backes, Dakota and Ethan are continuing business as usual with Full Moon Roofing, a local Big Spring operation.
All floral arrangements for the wedding were provided by Inspiration Flowers and Gifts of Big Spring, Texas.