Tipp City Herald

June 9, 1976 

Elliott, Debra Charmane Ann  -  Springer, Ashley Dean

A nuptial service of worship, by candlelight, in the Tipp City Zion Lutheran church joined Debra Charmane Ann Elliott and Ashley Dean Springer in marriage on Saturday, May 29.  A horizontal arrangement on the altar of calla lilies, white gladioli, pink carnations, blue delphinium and blue tinted baby's breath was centered with a hurricane globe containing a large ivory candle.  Multi-branched candelabra flanked the altar, and the pews along the bridal aisle were marked by smaller hurricane globes containing candles.  The Reverent Harry E. Boyer of Deltona, Florida, great-uncle of the bride officiated at the ceremony at 6:30 p.m.  He was assisted by the Reverend E. L. Parrish, pastor of the church.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Elliott, 45 Amokee place.  Mrs. Richard C. Lewis, 31 West Walnut street, and Alva Springer, 941 North Westedge drive, are the parents of the groom.  Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of candlelight satin organza that had re-embroidered Alencon lace and pearls outlining the scalloped neckline which dipped to a V-shape in back.  The sheer lantern-shaped sleeves were decorated with motifs of Alencon lace which bordered the cuffs, as well as the hemline which extended into a cathedral train.  A scattering of tiny pearls highlighted her full-length veil of illusion which was held in place by a medieval cap of Alencon lace and pearls.  She carried a traditional round bouquet of stephanotis, miniature ivory carnations and baby's breath, centered with an orchid corsage.  Attending the bride were Evonne Howell, maid of honor, and Deanna Brockert, both of Tipp City, Linda Foxworthy of Michigan, and Diana Ludwig (Mrs. Rick Ludwig) and Sidney.  They wore gowns fashioned of ivory crinkle gauze, each having a wide band of sheer floral print on the butterfly sleeves and softly gathered skirts.  The maid of honor and Miss Brockert carried round bouquets of pink sweetheart roses, miniature ivory carnations, white gladiolus florets and baby's breath.  Their pink ribbon streamers matched the accent color of their dresses.  Miss Foxworthy and Mrs. Ludwig carried similar bouquets but with gladiolus florets tinted turquoise blue, the accent color of their dresses.  All the attendants wore circlets of baby's breath on their heads with the maid of honor's distinguished by the addition of several stephanotis blossoms tinted pink.  Serving as best man was Mark Moore of Coldwater.  Groomsmen were Phil Kinnison, John Hungerford and Chris Sumner, all of Tipp City.  Junior ushers were Philip Elliott, brother of the bride, and Bradley Lewis, brother of the groom.  For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Elliott chose a formal gown of shrimp chiffon that featured an empire bodice accented with pearls and tiny beads.  She carried a purse corsage of phalaenopsis orchid, coral rosebuds and baby's breath with a touch of purple statice.  The mother of the groom wore a pale blue formal gown and had a shoulder corsage of a white cymbidium orchid complemented with white roses.  Mrs. Stewart King presented a program of nuptial music on the organ, prior to and during the service.  At the guest books was Mrs. Larry Hudson of Sidney, a cousin of the bride.  Distributing packets of rice from baskets decorated with the wedding colors were Dawn Earnest and Carol Sumner, young neighbors of the bride.  A reception for 350 guests at the Moose country club in Sidney followed the wedding service.  Assisting at the punch bowls were Mrs. Richard Brockert, Laurie Brockert, Mrs. Herbert Wallach and Mrs. David Cook.  Serving the four-tiered wedding cake, which feature heart shapes and cupid figures, were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yeager of Tipp City, Dawn Fogt, cousin of the bride, and Pam Dowlar, both of Sidney.  Both the bride and groom are graduates of Tippecanoe high school.  Mrs. Springer attended Miami university and Edison State college and is now employed as the assistant manager at the Paul Harris store in Piqua.  Mr. Springer attended Ohio State university and Sinclair Community college in Dayton,  He is now employed with James Gagnet.  Out-of-town guests at the wedding came from Sidney, Lima, Wapakoneta, Coldwater, Piqua, Russels Point, Columbus, Lancaster and Dayton, in Ohio, and from Michigan, Florida, Iowa and Pennsylvania.  After a wedding trip to Colorado, the couple will reside at 501 North Main street in Covington.

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