Ryan and Billy Ray Miller III

Saturday, September 15, 2007
Ryan and Billy Ray Miller III

Ryan Leann Bailey and Billy Ray Miller III were married on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at 4 p.m. at the Northwoods Wedding Chapel in Nevada, Mo. Larry Plush, elder, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Robert and Julie Bailey, Nevada. Parents of the groom are Bill and Robin Miller Jr., also of Nevada. Grandparents of the bride are Kathy and the late Joe Bailey, and Dorothy Gensler, all of Nevada. Grandparents of the groom are Bill and Ruth Miller, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., and David and Patrice Harris, Nevada. Great-grandparents are Sarah Bailey, Nevada, Ellen Bowker, Sheldon, Mo., Floyd Smith, Lawton, Okla., and Mildred Bobbett, Nevada.

The bride wore a white organza A-line dress with a chapel train, cap sleeves, side draping, and beaded embroidery with a tiara and veil. She wore a pearl necklace given to her by her parents for the wedding. The bride carried a bouquet of white sweetheart roses.

Brittaney Bailey attended her sister as maid of honor and Crystal Miller, sister of the groom, served as junior bridesmaid. Both wore floor-length pink dresses and carried bouquets of pink sweetheart roses.

The groom and his groomsmen wore black tuxedos with black tie and vest. The best man was Bill Miller Jr., father of the groom. Will Bailey, brother of the bride, served as groomsman and usher.

Deidra Driver, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a white floor-length dress with white bows and tied with a green sash.

Ethen Bailey, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer. He wore a black suit with green tie and black vest.

The reception, including dinner and dancing, was held immediately following the ceremony at the 3M Clubhouse in Nevada. The bride and groom danced to "Amazed" by Lonestar upon arriving at the reception.

The cake table, decorated with a white tablecloth, held crystal candleholders, white candles, and white lights. The cake was a three-tiered white iced cake decorated with edible pearls and adorned with pink roses, baby's breath and greenery.

The bride and groom's table was decorated with a white table runner, green and pink taper candles in crystal candle holders, white lights, and miniature Precious Moments bride and groom dolls. Guest tables were decorated with white votive candles in glass jars tied with pink ribbon. Pink tulle and miniature white lights were strung down the middle of each table on a white table runner.

A large projection screen was set up to display pictures of the bride and groom throughout the evening. A video, prepared by the mother of the groom and played during dinner, showed pictures of the bride and groom set to their favorite songs.

Following a honeymoon trip to Boston, Mass., the couple returned to their residence in Kirksville, Mo.

Billy, a 2004 graduate of Nevada High School, is a senior at Truman State University, majoring in chemistry.

Ryan, a 2002 graduate of Nevada High School and a 2006 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, is employed by Preferred Family Healthcare in Kirksville.