Miss Janelle Jeter weds Jon Lowrey Gardner
| Miss Deborah Janelle Jeter and Jon Lowrey Gardner were married at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, 1995, in Central Baptist Church of Bryan.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jeter of Navasota and the granddaughter of H. L. Rowell, Sr. of Tulia. The groom is the son of E. Rogers Gardner, Jr. of Arlington and Mrs. Lynn Parker of Enchanted Oaks, and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Lowrey of Gatesville and Mr. and Mrs. E. Rogers Gardner, Sr. of Arlington.
Officiating ministers for the double ring ceremony were Jack Jeter and Monty Hunt. Lydia Hyde sang "Time for Joy" to begin the ceremony. Jan Jeter, sister of the bride, and nieces and nephews, Stephanie and Stephen Jeter and David and Rebecca Robbins, sang "The Gift Goes On." Monty Hunt led the congregation in singing Christmas carols and other choruses before the processional, "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," played by Diana Steelman, organist, and Sandy Farris, pianist. Jan Jeter sang "I Could Never Promise You," and Mark Taylor accompanied himself on the piano as he sang "A Friend Like You," a composition written for the bride by the groom. The couple's wedding vows, written by the bride and groom, were completed by a third vow made by the couple to Jesus Christ. A trio consisting of Gary Banta, Bobbye Sue Bass, and Debbie Ray then sang "The Majesty and Glory of Your Name" accompanied by Mrs. Farris and Mrs. Steelman.
A brass Christmas tree candelabrum centered the altar, flanked by tapering candelabra, decorated with seasonal greenery. Potted red poinsettias, Christmas wreaths, and hanging garlands accented with white lights complemented the setting.
Given in marriage by her father, Janelle wore a formal gown of white chiffon with a fitted bodice and tapered sleeves, accented with lace and pearls. The back of the skirt and cathedral train were decorated with ruffles and bows. Her headpiece was a wreath of silk flowers, augmented by pearls, holding a fingertip-length veil of bridal illusion. She carried a bouquet of red and white silk roses. Her pearl necklace belonged to her grandmother, as did the handkerchief she also carried.
Mrs. Joan Robbins attended her sister as matron of honor. Jan Jeter served as maid of honor, and Connie Coberly was bridesmaid. Junior bridesmaid was Stephanie Jeter, niece of the bride. The attendants wore formals of poinsettia red brocade trimmed in gold. They carried long-stemmed white roses with baby's breath and ribbons. Flower girl Rebecca Robbins, niece of the bride, wore a plaid dress of cedar green and poinsettia red with gold accents.
Dr. John Wells served as best man. Also attending the groom were Jason Gardner, brother of the groom, and Mark Hearron. Junior groomsman was Stephen Jeter and ring bearer was David Robbins, both nephews of the bride. Jon wore a double-breasted black tuxedo with black tie, and his attendants wore traditional black tuxedos with black ties and cummerbunds.
The reception was held in the Christian Life Center adjacent to the church, and was decorated in seasonal style with a Christmas tree and hanging garlands accented with white Christmas lights. Pictures of the bride and groom and their families hung in the foyer, and candles and statuettes of angels decorated the tables. The tiered wedding cake was decorated with fresh flowers and was accented by a small fountain. The groom's cake was of chocolate, and coffee was served from a silver service.
After honeymooning in Fredericksburg, the couple will live in Bryan. The bride, a graduate of East Texas Baptist College with a B.S. in Education and a Master of Education in School Counseling, is the school counselor for Alton Bowen Elementary in Bryan. The groom, a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, is the network administrator for the City of Bryan.
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