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a wedding story l BY ANITA NEAL HARRISON

Michaelyn Curry & Justin Walters Married June 14, 2014


or their first date, Michaelyn Curry and Justin Walters planned to go miniature golfing, but when they saw how crowded the course was, they decided instead to go stargazing on Michaelyn’s land north of Columbia. “We sat on the tailgate of his jeep and talked,” Michaelyn says. “Pretty simple.” Justin and Michaelyn met through his mother, who had worked with Michaelyn. Their laid-back first date on Aug. 4, 2005, was the start of a romance that thrived on comfortable togetherness. One of their favorite pastimes became bowhunting on the same land where they went stargazing. In April 2013, they followed a morning hunt with a picnic and fishing. Justin handed Michaelyn her pole, and she saw he had baited it with a diamond ring. Justin and Michaelyn were wed on June 14, 2014, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. The Rev. Julia Will officiated. Michaelyn wore a full-length A-line lace and chiffon gown with a custom halter strap. Crystal beading sparkled throughout the




gown’s lace, complemented by a chapel-length chiffon veil with lace on the scalloped edges. She wore her hair down but swept to the left with a pearl comb in the back and accessorized with a three-strand pearl necklace featuring a crystal pendant, crystal earrings and a three-strand pearl bracelet with a broach. Her bouquet featured ivory roses and lilies with a strand of white orchids trailing down the stems. Sparkling throughout the blooms were rhinestones and pearls. Michaelyn’s maid of honor, her sole attendant, wore a flowing full-length pale yellow dress with a corset back and halter top. She carried ivory roses. Justin wore a gray suit with a white shirt and pale yellow tie. His best man wore the same, except his tie was striped gray, white and yellow. The ceremony included several personalized elements. “Pastor Julia told our story, read verses that describe our relationship and have meaning to us, and read a letter from my grandparents Billie and Carl Curry, who could not make the trip,”

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