Jennifer and Shane Langford

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Jennifer and Shane Langford

Shane Allan Langford and Jennifer Kay Webb exchanged wedding vows on July 23, 2008, in Clearwater, Fla. The ceremony took place at sunset on Sand Key Beach, and was officiated by the Rev. Jennifer Loveland, of Clearwater. The bride wore a tea-length sundress of white gauze and carried a bouquet of tropical tiger lilies, orchids and bird of paradise with greenery.

The couple were accompanied to Florida by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Webb, parents of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Langford, parents of the groom, and by Lindsey Webb, sister of the bride, and Vanessa Langford, sister of the groom, who served as attendants. Miss Webb and Miss Langford, wore sundresses and carried a single tropical bouquet of tiger lilies, orchids and greenery.

Jennifer is the granddaughter of the late Emmett R. Helm Sr. and Katherine C. Helm, and E.W. and Peaches Webb, of Nevada, Mo. Shane is the grandson of Jean Friar, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Bill Langford and the late Minnie Langford of Stockton, Mo.


Jan and Shane's beach theme reception was celebrated on Aug. 8, 2008, at the Nevada Elk's banquet hall. Tiki torches and ferns lined the entrance adding to the tropical ambiance. The guest tables were covered in gold overlay with centerpieces of bromeliads, votive candles set in sand and pebbles, and tropical colored mints were designed by Penne Moore. A grand colonnade set the center stage for the bride and groom's traditional toasts of their three-tier wedding cake and champagne punch. Mrs. Dennis Sanders and Mrs. Dick Webb, aunts of the bride, served the cake and punch. Elegant arrangements and topiaries of orchids, hibiscus and bird of paradise were placed throughout the hall. Carved watermelon baskets garnished with pineapple, grapes, strawberries and melon skewers created a festive fruit bar.

Guests were treated to a buffet dinner featuring smoked meats, sides and drinks catered by Pit Crew BBQ.

A video of Jennifer and Shane's childhood memories was shown, to the enjoyment of guests.

The traditional "first dance" and "father-daughter dance" were spotlighted by music provided by disc jockey David Badgley throughout the evening.

For the reception, the bride wore a floor-length eyelet gown and a strand of pearls belonging to her great-grandmother.

The event was designed and coordinated by Cherry Street Celebrations.

Bridal showers

On June 22, 2008, at 2 o'clock, in the afternoon, Jennifer Webb, fiancée of Shane Langford, was the guest of honor at a bridal shower hosted by Mrs. Ed Fletchall and Mrs. Robert Beaver. Mrs. Beaver's home was decorated with tropical plants, sea shells and bridal illusion.

Crystal bowls of pink roses, gypsophila and leather leaf fern were placed throughout the living room and dinning room with a larger arrangement on the fireplace mantel.

Silver and cut glass candle holders, bon-bon dishes, platters and punch bowl were arranged on the dining table around a porcelain bride and groom figurine, which was elevated on an antique candlewick cake stand. Scattered on the table were additional seashells and pieces of sea glass and coral. Those attending were asked to bring favorite recipes and anecdotes about the wedding couple. Following the opening of gifts, refreshments of nuts, mints, layered chocolate dessert and Champaign punch were served on depression glass snack trays.

Guests included Ms. Melissa Gould, Mrs. Melissa Hall, Mrs. Carey Mooney, Mrs. Penne Moore, Miss Emily Moore, Ms. Lori Ruddick, Miss Abby Ruddick, Mrs. Ann Adkins, Mrs. Lisa Badgley, Miss Kristen Badgley, Miss Monica Fletchall, Mrs. Jennifer Willits, Mrs. Paula Klingamen, Miss Heather Klingamen, Mrs. Kelly Simpson, Miss Amanda Simpson, Mrs. Lea Ann Miller, Ms. Julie Jefferies, Mrs. Julie Woods, Mrs. Janet Day, Mrs. Donna Sellars. Ms. Johna VanDyke, Mrs. Becky Murray, Mrs. Sarah Moser, Mrs. Penny Burchell, Miss Kasandra Burchell, Mrs. Diann Marti, Miss Sarah Marti, Mrs. Peggy Blosser, Miss Jill Fritter, Mrs. Maggie Weston, Miss Jenna Weston, Miss Jasmine Weston, Miss Jennifer Webb, Miss Lindsey Webb, Mrs. Susan Webb, mother of the bride-to-be, Miss Vanessa Langford, Mrs. Jessica Watts, and Mrs. Pat Langford, mother of the groom-to-be.

On June 29 at 1 o'clock, in the afternoon, Jennifer Webb was once again the guest of honor at a bridal shower hosted by Mrs. Dennis Sanders, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. George Smith, cousin of the bride. The shower was held at Cherry Street Celebrations. Upon arriving, Jennifer was presented with a mock bridal veil to wear for the event. The celebration's party room was decorated in a tropical beach setting with bright colored hibiscus, ferns and crystal candle centerpieces. After games were played, "much marital advice" given, and gift presentations, guests enjoyed cake, mints, nuts and punch.

Guests included Mrs. Margie Sanders, Mrs. Julie Smith, Donna Helm, Mrs. Nancy Sampson, Mrs. Kristen Reed, Mrs. Debbie Kauffman, Mrs. Patricia Dutcher, Mrs. Roberta McNamara, Mary Alimer, Mrs. Trudy Young, Mrs. Amanda Prime, Mrs. Ruth Webb, Miss Dana Webb, Mrs. Sharon Webb, Mrs. Tanya Eaton, Mrs. Tyria Thomson, Mrs. Brenda Denton, Mrs. Sharon Riggs, Mrs. Marilyn Edmonds, Mrs. Lynda Hogan, Mrs. Janet Zomes, Mrs. Beth Arnold, Mrs. Pat Langford, Mrs. Jessica Watts, Miss Vanessa Langford, Mrs. Susan Webb and Miss Lindsey Web.