Ms. Larissa Gail Adkins and Mr. John Francis Fletcher were united in marriage June 22, 2012, at 5 p.m. in Wailea, Hawaii on the island of Maui. The ceremony was on a hill above the Pacific Ocean located outside of Gannon’s Restaurant. Leslie Adkins, brother of the bride, officiated at the ceremony. There were twenty-two guests in attendance and numerous close friends and family were able to watch the ceremony via the restaurant’s live feed through their web-camera.
The bride is the daughter of Lila Adkins of Big Spring and the late Larry Adkins. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Adkins of Stanton. Other grandparents are the late Lawrence Adkins of Stanton and Floyd Williams and Ima Dell Williams of Big Spring.
The groom is the son of Shirley Fletcher of Lillian, Ala. and the late James Fletcher. He is the grandson of the late Ernest and Mary Fletcher and Lester and Flossie Milk, all of New York state.
Matrons of honor were Kellie Adkins of Houston and Sara Adkins of Carrollton. Both are sisters-in-law of the bride. Gerald Milek of Houston was Best Man and an usher. He is the best friend of the groom. Landon Adkins of Carrollton was a Groomsman and an usher. He is a brother of the bride.
The bride wore a champagne and ivory slim silhouette gown with a beaded lace bodice and pleated tiers of tulle that merged to create a timeless look with a chapel train. She wore white orchids in her hair. She carried a bouquet of pink, purple and green tropical flowers with peacock feathers as accents.
A hometown wedding reception was held Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2012, at the fellowship hall of Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring, Texas. Tables were decorated in the bride’s colors of black and turquoise with centerpieces of hot pink flowers and peacock feathers.
Larissa is a graduate of Big Spring High School. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, her MBA at Texas Tech University, and her Medical Degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. In June 2012 she completed pediatric residency in the UT Medical System in Houston and will begin her Pediatrics practice in Houston.
John is a graduate of Whitney Point High School in Whitney Point, New York. He completed a Bachelors and Masters of Accounting at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He is employed by Ascend Performance Materials of Houston, Texas, as an accountant in charge of Financial Information Technology Development.
After a honeymoon to Kauai, Hawaii, the couple made their home in Houston, Texas.