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Kandace Joann Schuelke of Stanton, and Corbin Heath Young of Paradise, exchanged wedding vows Dec. 31, 2011 at Circle Six Tabernacle in Lenorah, Texas.
Kandace was given in marriage by her parents, Kenneth and Patty Schuelke. Kenneth escorted his daughter down the aisle, lifted her veil, kissed her and gave her hand to Corbin.
Jeff Scott, brother-in-law of the bride, officiated the double ring exchange ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Young were presented to the crowd after prayer led by the brideâ€™s father.
The bride wore a Maggie Sorttera Royal Satin luxurious gown fashioned in decadence diamond white with a sweetheart neckline and cap-sleeve shoulder treatment, handmade floral embellishments sprinkled with Swarovski crystals.The bodice was pleated and formed a deep waistline with skirt pick-ups, revealing an enchanting lace inset panel with overlays of lace above the scalloped hem.The back of the gown bodice was laced to form a deep V shape and billowed into folds the entire length of the dress forming a bubble hem train.
Kandace wore her dark brunette hair down in flowing curls pulled back from her face revealing beautiful, brown eyes. Her veil was of white tulle clipped to the back of her hair with a jeweled barrette. She carried a cascading bouquet of deep pink roses, purple and fushia orchids, blue delphinium, stepanotis studded with simulated diamonds.
Corbin wore a black tuxedo, white shirt, diamond white vest and black bow tie. His boutenniere was deep pink rose with peacock feather.
Serving as maid of honor was Julia Schuelke, sister of the bride. Tarah Scott, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brooke Schuelke, sister-in-law of the bride, Kirstyn Young, sister of the groom, Kaitlyn and Maegan Blocker, cousins of the bride, and Cassie Emerson, friend of the bride.
The attendants wore pewter taffeta, full-length dresses with a left shoulder strap design and a rhinestone brooch. The gowns were pleated bodice and torso with a slim skirt. Each wore pewter and rhinestone drop earrings, a gift from the bride.
Serving as Corbinâ€™s best man was his father, Ren Young. He, as well as the groomsmen, wore a black tuxedo, pewter vest, white shirt and black bow tie.
Groomsmen were Cody McKenzie, Cody Hambrick, Lane Wakefield, Kolby McConnell, all friends of the groom, Clint Schuelke, brother of the bride , and Brian Christian, cousin of the groom.
Patty Schuelke, mother of the bride, wore a royal-blue, full-length dress with royal-blue shoes trimmed with a rhinestone bow. She was escorted by her son, Clint Schuelke. Leisha Young, mother of the groom, wore an iridescent turquoise gown, pewter shoes with a pewter rose bow. She was escorted by her son, Corbin Young.
Kristen Blocker, cousin of the bride, invited guest to register.
Ushers Lane Shands, cousin of the bride, and John Hoover, friend of the groom, were attired in black tuxedo, pewter vests, white shirts and black bow ties.
Stratton Scott, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer. He wore identical attire as the groomsmen. He carried a small, satin pillow trimmed with a tiny peacock feather.
Flower girls â€” 14 young ladies ranging from early school age to two years â€” wore tea length dresses of white shantung with tulle skirts. The bodice was sleeveless with small peacock feather rosettes pinned to the front sash. They carried white baskets trimmed with ribbon and a tiny peacock feather and filled with shades of pink rose petals.
The bride is the granddaughter of Pauline Schuelke and Joann Peugh. The groom is the grandson of Loyce Lowery, Preston and Cathy Lowery.
The reception followed immediately after the ceremony in the tabernacle.
A round table overlaid with puddled tulle, twinkle lights underneath a suspended glass circle held the seven-tiered wedding cake. Seven small cakes formed the base of the tiers. Between each tier deep pink roses encircled the cake round. Drapes and flourishes frosted the entire creation and an elegant letter Y was the topper.
A bride doll designed and created especially for Kandace by the groomâ€™s mother was on a companion table near the wedding cake.
The setting for the groomâ€™s cake was a backdrop of pewter satin with a screen of lighted candle votive cups. The double iced chocolate cake sat on an embossed pewter eight-inch deep circle platform. Chocolate covered strawberries circled the base of the cake. A Lenox bride and groom figurine placed on the table completed the arrangement.
Kandace is a 2008 graduate of Grady High. She attended Howard Payne University and will graduate in the spring of 2012.
Corbin is a 2007 graduate of Paradise High. He received his degree in practical theology at Howard Payne University in 2010. He is an area representative for the Brownwood area Fellowship of Christian athletes.
Following a honeymood cruise to the islands of St. Maartens, St. Lucia and St. Kitt, the couple will make their home in Brownwood.