Meaghan Annette Jackson and Matthew Don Russell
Meaghan Annette Jackson and Matthew Don Russell were married on July 7, 2007, at 7 p.m. in an outdoor ceremony by the lake at Uniontown High School. Meaghan is the daughter of Dale and Alicia Jackson, Uniontown, and the granddaughter of Alice Walker, Blue Mound. Matthew is the son of Curtis and Amber Russell, Redfield; he is the grandson of Don and Eunice Russell, Redfield, and Frank and Shirley Hildebrand of Grove, Okla.
The Rev. Joel Dunn and Phillip Russell, cousin of the groom, presided at the wedding. The bride wore a white satin gown that featured a strapless bodice, lace overlays, a flowing skirt, and a chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of white roses and starfire lilies. The bridesmaids, whose bouquets matched the bride's, wore tea-length chiffon dresses in the wedding colors of Camaan blue and berry red. Marci Russell, twin sister of the groom, was maid of honor. Gretchen Magee and Caitlin Jackson, sisters of the bride, were bridesmaids.
Mitch Russell, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Chad Judy and Ken Hueston. Rylee Spencer was the flower princess. The ring men were Tyler and Bryton Spencer. All three are cousins of the groom. Jubal Walker, cousin of the bride, and Ryan Rose, friend of the couple, seated the guests. Brandi Spainhoward, Melanie Cates, and Amber Fiske, friends of the bride, attended the guest book and distributed programs.
Caitlin Jackson gave a poetry reading for the couple. Accompanied by the Suite Strings Quartet, Gretchen Magee sang "Hymn of Promise" while the couple pledged their unity by creating sand art in their wedding colors. The pronouncement of marriage was celebrated with fireworks. Following a buffet dinner, the couple cut their favorite wedding pies. Jill Hall, Lori Matlock, and Gina Worthington, aunts of the groom, served at the reception. The couple ran through a path of lighted sparklers as they departed on their honeymoon to Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountains.
The bride is a 2006 honor graduate of Emporia State University with degrees in both secondary math and elementary education. She currently teaches math at Marmaton Valley High School in Moran. Matthew is a heavy equipment operator with construction. The couple reside near Uniontown.