Kathryn Francis Green, of Greeneville, and Christian Michael Francis, of Knoxville, were married July 27 at First Baptist Church Greeneville.
Dr. David Green of First Baptist Church Greeneville and Mr. Rick Kuhlman of Knoxville officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Tracy Green, of Greeneville. The groom is the son of Jeff and Kathy Francis, of Knoxville.
The focal point of the sanctuary was an arbor dressed in white voile and eucalyptus garland mixed with greenery under the large stained glass window. Arbor posts were draped and tied with silver dollar eucalyptus sprays, and a table underneath, covered in white linen, held the Lord’s Supper.
The sanctuary was lit with numerous, varying sizes of pillar candles, and pews were dressed with white hydrangeas, greenery and eucalyptus gathered with white satin bows. The entrance had an arbor of greenery and flowers, where guests signed a photo book of the couple’s engagement pictures. Those decorating the church and cake reception were Anita Clark and Betty Loftis.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a crepe mermaid dress with lace bodice featuring a low waist with a v-front and v-back with short sleeves. The veil had delicate Chantilly lace, hand-stitched into a scalloped border and accented with appliques.
She carried a bouquet of fresh eucalyptus, safari sunset roses, and burgundy peonies with a splash of amaranthus. The stems were wrapped with lace from the sleeve of her mother’s wedding gown.
The Matron of Honor was Meredith Tillery, of Greeneville.
Bridesmaids were Anna Bell, of Jackson; Sydney Jensen, of Nashville; Kasey Comfort, of Nashville; Keeghan Francis, of Lexington, Kentucky; Abigail Tucker, of Johnson City; and Caroline Macrae, of Johnson City.
The attendants wore floor length chiffon chianti dresses and carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet.
The bridal book attendant was Kelsie Lamons. The flower girls were Addilyn Campbell and Kennedi Campbell, of Greeneville. They wore white dresses with halos of greenery and tiny white flowers.
The groom’s brother, Ryan Francis, was the best man.
Groomsmen were Jeff Francis, of Knoxville; Drew Francis, of Knoxville; Raymond Green, of Greeneville; Preston Williams, of North Bay Village, Florida; Jeremy Holt, of Beattyville, Kentucky; and Frederick Kuhlman, of Knoxville.
The ring bearer was Christian Metcalf, of Greeneville. He carried a pillow made from the bride’s mother’s wedding dress by Earlene Misener.
The mother of the bride wore a dove colored embroidered evening gown, and the mother of the groom wore a navy chiffon evening gown.
The music for the ceremony was a string instrument ensemble by the Scott Shepherd family that featured hymns selected by the couple. Soloist was Stephanie Olford of Wheaton, Illinois.
The cake reception followed in the Christian Activities Center at the church featured a four-tier wedding cake adorned with cascading greenery, peonies, and amaranthus. The center of the room featured a chandelier of greenery and flowers that cascaded down with small globes and lights. Immediately following the cake reception, the wedding party and out-of-town guests enjoyed dinner and dancing at “The Homeplace,” where decorations included table arrangements and swags of greenery, candles, and fresh flowers. The guests enjoyed coffee and ice cream out of “Willow” a 1972 vintage Airstream, owned and operated by the wedding and dinner director, Holly Davis.
Guests traveled from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner the night before at the General Morgan Inn and included out-of-town guests. They also enjoyed breakfast on the terrace of the General Morgan Inn Sunday with music provided by Gar Cutshaw, guitarist. The breakfast was hosted by the groom’s aunts and uncles.
Prenuptial parties included a shower at First Baptist Church Greeneville, hosted by the Abiders Sunday School Class, and a shower at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, hosted by the groom’s family.
After a wedding trip to Bodega Bay, California, the couple is living in Johnson City.
Mrs. Francis is a Registered Nurse in the NICU at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Francis is in the residency program with East Tennessee State University Family Physicians of Johnson City.