Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dale Brunker
Schell, Brunker nuptial vows exchanged
Karen Ruth Schell and Brian Dale Brunker were united in marriage during a double ring ceremony November 17, at Cameron Baptist Church in Lawton.
Tommy Kirkes officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Helen Schell of Iowa Park.
The groom is the son of Dale and Connie Brunker of Cache, Ok.
The bride’s grandparents are Elmo and Edith Kelley of Lawton.
Groom’s grandparents are Erma Grey, Johnnie Brunker, Mary Cardenas and Carl Wood, all of Oklahoma.
Escorted to the alter by her brother, Kenneth Schell, she was presented in marriage by he and her grandfather.
For her special day the bride wore an Anjolique strapless peaude soie gown with an empire bodice and ruched skirt which flowed into a chapel length train. The gown had an overlay accented with crystal beading.
The back of the gown was fastened with satin covered buttons and had a chapel length train.
A finger- length veil was held in place with a tiara highlighted with rhinestones.
To complete her ensemble, the bride carried a bouquet of two dozen confetti roses.
Heather Harvey of Wichita Falls was maid of honor.
Meegan Adams of Frisco and Lisa Brunker of Cache, OK. were bridesmaids.
The bride’s attendants each wore teal tea length two piece gowns and carried a bouquet of assorted roses tied with white satin and lace bows.
Brooklyn Johnston of Ardmore, OK. was flower girl. She wore a white satin tea length gown featuring a chiffon overlay accented with pearls. She carried a white silk covered basket with white rose petals.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with a silver vest.
John McBride of Lawton, OK. served as best man.
Groomsmen were Bryan Sherman of Arkansas, Derrek Shackelford of Denton, and Brady Sharp of Wichita Falls. They male attendants were dressed similar to the groom, except they wore teal vests.
Elijah Kirks of Lawton, OK., was ring bearer. He wore a black suit.
Ushers were Doug McAbee, Louis Alvarez, and Mike Spencer, all of Lawton.
The table where guest registered was accented with a crystal candelabra holding five candles. A woven basket held the programs.
A table in the foyer held a picture of the couple flaked by two, three candle crystal holders.
The pews in the sanctuary were marked with teal bows.
At the front of the church two square columns held vases with large flower arrangements featured various roses flanking the archway which was wrapped in white tulle and lights, highlighted with greenery.
During the ceremony the groom sang “If You Could See What I See,” to the bride. Also, Mike Perdieu and Lisa Brunker performed “When God Made You.”
The bride and groom sang “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us, as a duet.
Ed Hefti played Amazing Grace in memory of the bride’s father, the late Glenn Allen Schell.
The prelude and postlude was played byGerri Sparks of Wichita Falls on the piano and Ed Hefti of Iowa Park on the saxaphone.
A reception was held at Family Life Center at Cameron Baptist Church.
The guest tables were highlighted with globes holding blue marbles and a beta fish on mirrors.
A Jazz trio with Jerri Sparks on keyboard, Ed Hefti playing saxophone and Kenneth Schell playing drums performed music during the reception.
The bride’s table was centered with a four tiered white confection raised on a dias supported by Grecian columns. The first two stacked tiers were placed on a base of greenery and baby’s breath, and the top stacked tiers were elevated on Grecian columns.
A flowing fountain excircled by fresh flowers and baby’s breath provided the base for the cake. It was topped by a heart. The cake was flaked by silver candelabras holding five candles. Erin Hefti, Nell Enriquez and Ann Norriss attended the bride’s table.
The groom’s table carried out a hunter’s theme with a square chocolate cake decorated with deer and other outdoor decorations.
The table also held a chocolate double-ring cake. The table was attended by Patti Hughes and Tanya Daume.
A kids table was also decorated and provided various children’s activities.
The bride is a graduate of Cameron University with a bachelors degree in music. She is employed by Archer City ISD.
The groom is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Lawton and is presently employed by Lawton Police Department.
Following a honeymoon to South Padre Island, the couple are at home in Wichita Falls.