Krista Chesworth and Jeremy Braxton were united in marriage Saturday, July 9, 2011. The wedding took place at College Baptist Church. The Rev. Ken McMeans performed the double ring ceremony.
Krista is the daughter of Michael and Anita Chesworth of Big Spring and the granddaughter of the late Shirley Bell and the late Jim and Sylvia Chesworth.
Jeremy is the son of Lillie Shoup of Big Spring and James and Ann Braxton of Houston. He is the grandson of Charlie Martin and Bobbie Martin and the late James and Joan Braxton.
Leina Braxton, sister of the groom, greeted the guests at the registry table. The table was covered with a light gray tablecloth and decorated with a bud vase holding two white carnations tied with a shiny teal blue bow and a picture of the couple.
Susie Wayland created hand-tied pew bows that decorated the church aisle. They were gathered clusters of teal blue lilies with small white and teal blue flowers. These flowers were tied with teal blue and silver ribbons and were nested in a background of silver sparkle tulle which also draped beneath the cluster of flowers to the floor.
An arch and two tables decorated the front of the church. The sweetheart arch was covered with greenery, white tulle and mini lights. Centering on each side of the arch were two large arrangements of silk flowers created by Susie Wayland. Each arrangement held white roses, white and teal blue baby's breath and large teal blue lilies. In the middle at the top of the arch was a huge bow tied with white tulle, silver dazzle drape and shiny teal blue ribbon. On each side of the arch were tables covered with white tablecloths and teal blue table runners. On the left side, the table was set with white roses which held the glass, oil filled unity candle. On the right, the table held a beautiful fresh flower arrangement of white hydrangeas, white carnations tipped with teal blue, large white lilies, white roses and white alstroemerias.
The elegant music was provided by Mrs. Elesha McMeans playing the organ, starting with the entrance music for the bridal party, “How Beautiful” by Twilia Paris. The bride walked down the aisle to the “Bridal Chorus” by Richard Wagner. After the bride was given away and stood with the groom, Gloria Garibay exquisetly sang the song “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk to the couple. Later, also played by Mrs. Elesha McMeans was “Amazing Grace” by Isaac Watts for the unity candle ceremony and the “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn as the bride and groom exited the ceremony.
Krista was escorted down the aisle by her father and given away by her parents. She wore a brath taking white chiffon, side drapped, bodice style, A-line dress with a small broach of flowers with silver décor and a lace up corset back with a sweep train. To complete the attire, Krista wore a silver beaded tiara headband with an enchangting white veil trimmed with white satin ribbon. Krista carried a phenomenal bouquet created with two large white hydrangeas in the center surrounded with large teal blue dahlias and white roses. There were bright, shiny teal blue and silver ribbons along with strands of white beaded garland laced in and around the bouquet. The stems were wrapped with teal blue satin ribbon. This bouquet was also fashioned by Susie Wayland.
Jeremy wore an astonishing black tuexedo, shiny white vest and tie with a black long sleeve dress shirt. To finish his ensemble, he wore a small boutonniere made of white mini carnations.
Nicole Woodard of Big Spring, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. The bridesmaidds were Meagan McDonald of Highland Village, cousin of the bride, Kayla Hogan of Odessa, friend of the bride, Lauren Barber and Jordan Chesworth of Big Spring, cousins of the bride. Emajin Braxton of Big Spring, niece of the groom, served a flower girl. The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore a stylish, oasis teal blue, spaghetti strap, long chiffon dress with a sparkling, beaded bust at the empire. They carried beautiful bouquets of small white roses tied with silver and teal blue ribbon. These bouquets were also put together by Susie Wayland. The flower girl wore a white knee length, swiss dotted, chiffon dress with a black ribbon and bow at the waist. She wore silver sandals and carried a silk basket decorated with white lace, filled with teal and silver rose petals.
Jacob Braxton of Killeen, brother of the groom, served as best man. The groomsmen were Jason Partolow, Tyler Phillips and David Partlow, all of Big Spring, friends of the groom and Brian Chesworth of Big Spring, brother of the bride. The best man and groomsmen wore black dress slacks with oasis teal blue long sleeve dress shirts. Their ties were stripes of oasis teal blue, silver and black. Susie Wayland made small boutonnieres of white Stephanotis flowers for all of the groomsmen.
The ushers were Brian Chesworth, brother of the bride, Jacob Braxton, brother of the groom and Matthew McDonald, cousin of the bride.
Following the ceremony there was a reception hosted by the bride's parents at Kokopelli's. There was a barbeque brisket dinner and dance with music provided by Mobile DJ of Big Spring. Les Montgomery and his family helped by cooking everything for the dinner, making the drinks and serving. The bride's mother made the astonishing, square, four tiered wedding cake. The four tiers of the cake were two of vanilla, one of lemon and one of chocolate. They were all covered and decorated in sweet, white butter cream icing. Edible pearl beads were inset in stars of white icing on two tiers while teal blue flowers cascaded down each corner of the cake. Entwined silver hearts were centered on the front of the cake while a white dancing bride and groom cake topper adorned the top of the cake. Leina Braxton, sister of the groom and Sondra McDonald, aunt of the bride, served the cake. The groom's cake was a single-layer chocolate cake decorated as a black and white tuxedo and set on a table decorated with a black cover and glistening silver and black star confetti. The tables and chairs were covered in white linens. The centerpieces were cylinder glass vases filled with clear glass beads that held light teal blue and white stem items of beads and dangle rings. Teal LED lights were placed under the glass beads. There were also shallow glass bowls filled with water and clear glass beads to hold the floating heart shaped candles. There was small teal blue, heart shaped confetti sprinkled around the centerpieces. Vickie Bell, aunt of the bride, contributed a large amount of help in setting up the reception area.
Krista is a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and is currently employed with Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. Jeremy served in the U.S. Army for three years and is currently going to school to obtain an associate of science degree in wind energy and is working for Re-Bath.
The newlyweds will reside in Midland.