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Thomas-Clark

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By The Staff

Shannon Catherine Thomas and Christopher Keith Clark exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, March 29 at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

The Rev. Lee Young, the bride's cousin, performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Vivian Thomas of Princeton. She is the granddaughter of Doris Thomas and Don Owen Thomas, both of Princeton, Mariam Haile of Bonita Springs, Fla. and the late Zane B. Haile.

The groom is the son of Gerald and Janet Clark of Campbellsville. He is the grandson of Ruby Clark and Mary Campbell and the late Gordon Clark and Omer Campbell.

Organist HaNa Park and vocalist Josh Hensley provided music for the ceremony. Hensley sang "Cross My Heart" by George Straight and "Word of God Speak" by MercyMe.

Scriptures from Corinthians 1:13 were read by the bride's friends, Angie Vaughn of Glasgow, Natalie Richardson of Owensboro and Katie Adams of Lexington.

Amy Beck VanAuken of Nashville, Tenn. served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Katy Kondik Neyhouse of Danville, Alicia Carter of Campbellsville, Lauren Nichols of Louisville and Rachel Cummins of Princeton. The flower girl and ring bearer were Grant and Cailie Rodgers, son and daughter of Clint Rodgers and Ashley Rodgers of Campbellsville.

Clint Rodgers served as best man. Groomsmen were Joey Hamilton of Campbellsville, Jeremy Parker of Louisville, Shawn Shreve of Knoxville, Tenn. and Larkin Sidebottom of Greensburg.

The bride wore a Peral Mori Lee gown designed by Madeline Gardner with a fitted strapless bodice adorned with champagne embroidery and pearls on taffeta. The veil featured pearl embroidery trim that complimented the gown. She carried a bouquet of hydrangea, hypericum berries and peonies.

The bridesmaids wore tea-length champagne colored dresses and each carried bouquets of ivory hydrangeas bordered by hypericum berries and champagne satin ribbon.

The groomsmen wore chocolate brown tuxedos with champagne vests and ties, with boutonnieres of freesia.

Ann Dabney of Campbellsville arranged the flowers for the wedding and reception and presided as wedding coordinator. Assisting Dabney as coordinator was Brenda Allen of Campbellsville. Toni Guess of Fredonia kept the guest registry.

A reception followed in the banquet hall of the Student Union Building on the CU campus. Servers were Teresa Elmore and Joan C. McKinney, both of Campbellsville, and Suzanne Beck of Hopkinsville.

Each layer of the five-tier ivory wedding cake was decorated by a border of champagne ivy leaf design, and the topper was made out of ivory hydrangeas and green berries. The groom's cake was a chocolate three-dimensional cake with a fishing motif.

Campbellsville University School of Music students provided music at the reception.

The couple honeymooned in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The groom is a 2001 graduate of Campbellsville University with a bachelor of science in business administration. He is employed at Windstream Communications in Campbellsville.

The bride is 2002 graduate of Campbellsville University with a bachelor of science in political science and communications, and received her master of arts in social science from CU in 2004. She is employed as director of alumni relations in the Campbellsville University Office of Development.

They are making their home in Campbellsville.