Jessica Lynn Fry and Michael Aaron Jennings were united in marriage on May 26, 2012, at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Roachdale Christian Church in Roachdale, Indiana. Mick Buchanan, pastor of Roachdale Christian Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Janice Fry of Roachdale, Indiana, and the granddaughter of Noble and Edith Fry of Roachdale and James White and the late Helen White of Bainbridge, Indiana. Gary and Karen Jennings of Fredonia, Texas, are parents of the groom. He is the grandson of Ralph and Gloria Curtis of Alamosa, Colorado, and Wilda Fay Jennings and the late Thomas Jennings of Fredonia.
Escorted by her father, Jessica wore a vintage ivory lace floor-length, sleeveless, V-necked gown. The trumpet style silhouette also featured a keyhole back and chapel train. To adorn her head, Jessica chose an ivory retro style, bandeau birdcage veil of crystal embellished Russian netting that dropped mid face. To accessorize her gown, she wore a single strand of pearls, which she inherited from her maternal grandmother and a single strand pearl bracelet. She carried an heirloom handkerchief from the groom’s grandmother and chose wedge-heeled turquoise shoes to accent her attire. Jessica carried a bouquet of white silk roses tied with white organza ribbon.
Attending the bride were the matron of honor, her twin sister Kristen Stafford of Tipton, Indiana, and close friends Leslie Byers of Marion, Indiana, and Corey Duysen of Porterville, California. The bridesmaids wore one shoulder, knee-length turquoise dresses made by the bride’s mother. Each carried a bouquet of silk turquoise Gerbera daisies and ivory roses and tied with turquoise organza ribbon. The flower girls Margaret Hammer, cousin of the bride and Bryleigh Beyers, niece of the groom, wore white lace dresses and carried baskets of white rose petals.
Aaron and his groomsmen were attired in black suits, white shirts, and turquoise, black, and white striped ties. Serving as the best man was Gabe Jennings of Fredonia, Texas, brother of the groom. The groomsmen were close friends Logan Nichols of Tyler, Texas, and Jake Thorne of Winters, California. Serving as the ring bearer was cousin of the bride, Jackson Fry of Roachdale, Indiana. He carried a burlap ring pillow made by the bride’s sister.
The ushers included college friends of the groom Brendon Benson of Winters, California, Dustin Keith of Giddings, Texas, Joshua Cribbs of Tampa, Florida, and Ben Scott of Douglas, Georgia. Assisting at the guest table was Rebecca Hamilton of Woodbine, Maryland.
Andrew Shafer, pianist and friend of the bride, and violinist Heather Luensmann, sister of the groom, provided the wedding music. Lauren Bergin from Gruver, Texas, delivered the Scripture reading during the ceremony.
A dinner and dance at the Roachdale Christian Church followed the ceremony. White cloths with runners of burlap and turquoise and white fabric covered the tables. Centerpieces consisted of hurricane vases tied with burlap bows and filled with corn kernels or soybeans supporting tea candles.
Following a honeymoon to Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone, the Four Corners and the Grand Canyon the happy couple is residing in Brownfield, Texas. Jessica and Aaron received their Master of Science degrees from Texas Tech University in May and August respectively. Jessica is the assistant director of calendar and events for the Texas Tech Law School in Lubbock, and Aaron is an instructor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University.