UNIONVILLE, Mo. —
Megan Maria Finch and Dustin Lane Hines were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at four o’clock in the afternoon at Mt. Hermon Church in Chariton, Mo. Megan is the daughter of James and Ann Finch and the granddaughter of Stanley and Delphia Finch of Unionville, Mo. Dustin is the son of Rick and Sheila Hines and the grandson of Marge Rardon of Milan, Mo. Friends and family were greeted by Casey Hines, sister of the groom, as she offered each a program of the ceremony. Guests were seated by ushers Jake Hines, brother of the groom, and Steven McCully, friend of the groom, while a musical prelude of “Vitamin String Quartet” was played. As the grandparents and parents were seated, “Stay Here Forever” by Jewel was played.
Officiate Michael Cramberg, family friend of the bride, followed by the groom, Dustin, and Miss Carleigh Kauzliarich, daughter of the bride, walked down the aisle to the altar. Dustin wore a black tuxedo with a claret vest and matching tie, as well as a boutonniere of one white and one burnt orange calla-lily. Carleigh wore a tea-length white satin dress with a sheer skirt overlay accented with claret shoulder straps and waist ribbon, which was accented with a claret bow and white patent-leather shoes. Carleigh carried a bouquet of burnt-orange and white calla-lilies accented with safari sunset greenery. Following was best man Nakona Miller, who wore the same design and color tuxedo as the groom. On his lapel was a boutonniere of a single burnt orange calla-lily. Following was maid of honor Katherine Godfrey, who wore a satin, floor-length, strapless, pick-up style gown in claret and black satin high-heeled shoes. Katherine carried a bouquet of burnt orange calla-lilies accented with safari sunset and greenery. During the processional of the wedding party, “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts was played.
Megan was escorted down the aisle by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Megan chose a soft-white strapless taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline. The skirt was of pick-up detail with an empire waist and chapel-length train. Both the bodice and skirt featured elaborate pearl beading and metallic stitching. In addition, she wore a two-tiered finger-tip veil that offered the same detailing as her gown. Megan’s accessories consisted of a rhinestone headband, a tiered white pearl necklace with matching pearl earings and claret shoes accented with rhinestones. Megan carried a bouquet of white calla-lilies and dark red roses accented with safari sunset and greenery. During the processional of the bride, Cory Finch, brother of the bride, played “Waste” by Phish on his acoustic guitar. Once they were announced husband and wife, “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland began to play and continued throughout the recessional.
Following the wedding ceremony a catered dinner and dance reception was held at the Unionville, Mo. fairgrounds in the 4-H building. The theme was “Falling into Forever.” The four-tiered, square shaped wedding cake was decorated with fondant flowers and assorted fall colors, with each layer being a different flavor. Serving the cake, mints, nuts and punch were Jacqueline Tosspon and Tina Berry, aunts of the bride. Megan presented her bouquet to her grandparents to honor their almost 60 years of marriage. Photos were taken by Lace Image Photography.
The happy couple have made their home in Milan, Mo. where Megan is the junior/senior high school art teacher and Dustin works at Farmland Foods, Inc.