Laura Katlyn Gibson Weds Collins Andrew King

Mr. and Mrs. Collins Andrew King

Laura Katlyn Gibson and Collins Andrew King, of Greeneville, were married April 28, 2018.

Rev. Clay Wilkerson officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony at The Homeplace at Johnston Farms.

The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Amanda Gibson, of Greeneville, and the granddaughter of Robert and Willie Kate Seaton, of Greeneville, and the late Earl and Selma Gibson.

The groom is the son of Timothy and Stacy King, of Afton, and the grandson of Lillian Jennings and the late Charles Collins and the late Pattie Poole and Robert King.

For the ceremony, the aisle was decorated using wooden signs with scripture from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and mason jars filled with baby’s breath. A backdrop of cathedral windows highlighted the scenic mountain view.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory, vintage-style gown featuring a bodice with a sweetheart neckline flowing into a modified, A-line, floor-length silhouette. Adorned with diamante accents and pearl seed beading, the back featured full illusion lace gathered into small keyhole closures accented by delicate pearls. Her semi-cathedral-length train was finished in a wide lace pattern with an illusion cut-out. She carried a draping bouquet of blue thistle, lavender garden roses, caspia and eucalyptus wrapped in ivory lace.

The bride’s sister, Megan Gibson, of Maryville, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were the bride’s cousins, Sarah Bowers and Susan Conner, of Greeneville; the groom’s sister, Lauren King, of Afton; and friends Alison Sherman, of Greeneville, Lindsey Davis, of Afton, and Hayley Crum, of Greeneville.

The attendants wore knee-length dresses paired with floral-inspired lace. The maid of honor’s dress was steel blue, with bridesmaids outfitted in alternating colors of wisteria and quartz.

Jameson McKinney, of Greeneville, was ringbearer.

The groom’s father, Timothy King, of Afton, was best man.

Groomsmen were the groom’s brother, Tyler King, of Limestone; Hayden Johnston, of Greeneville; Adam Shelton, of Afton; Zac Randolph, of Greeneville; Joseph Tillery, of Greeneville; and Paul Wilkins, of Cookeville.

Ushers were Alan Rader and Daniel Rader, both of Greeneville.

The bride’s mother wore a sleeveless, knee-length dress covered in navy and quartz lace. The groom’s mother wore a sleeveless, steel blue, knee-length dress. Both wore corsages with baby’s breath, caspia and blue thistles.

Victor Conner, of Afton, provided music.

The wedding director was Beverly Miller, of Greeneville.

Amelia Rader, of Greeneville, was reception director.

The reception followed the ceremony at The Homeplace at Johnston Farms.

The bride’s cake was a five-tier strawberry and vanilla layered cake with white icing. Each layer was decorated with blue thistle, lavender and baby’s breath. The cake topper was a silhouette of ducks reading “The Hunt is Over.”

The groom’s chocolate cake was decorated in a golf theme.

Tables were focused around a wooden log centerpiece or wooden crate runner. Each was highlighted with blue thistle, caspia, lanveder roses and baby’s breath.

Family and friends of the bride were servers. Kelsey Gibson, of Afton, was the bridal book attendant.

Pre-nuptial parties included a Feb. 4 bridal shower at Susong Memorial Church hosted by the ladies of the church and Amelia Rader and Myra Darnell; a March 4 bridal shower at First Baptist Church hosted by The Abiders Class; an April 8 bridal shower at Link Hills Country Club hosted by Karen Bird, Pat Fay, Barbara Bryant, Rachel Ramsey, Amy Hutcherson, Finette Craft, Lisa Bennett, Teresa Spears, Rita Carter and Heather Jones; an April 12 bridal shower at Tusculum View Elementary School hosted by Amy Valentine, Betty Barham and Cheyene Arnold; and an April 27 rehearsal dinner at Clyde Austin 4-H center hosted by Timothy and Stacy King.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple are living in Greeneville.

She is employed as an RTI Interventionist at Tusculum View Elementary School. He is a safety engineer at SRK.