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Wedding vows exchanged

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Janaye Rose Abramovitz and Jonathan Neal Atkinson were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on May 20, 2011, at Springhouse Gardens in Joplin.

The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Abramovitz, of Pulaskifield, and the groom is the son of Stephen and Wendy Atkinson of Bangor, N. Ireland.

The double ring ceremony was conducted by Rev. Steven Curry, of Bangor, N. Ireland.

The bride wore a gown designed by Angelina's Bridal, of Tulsa, Okla., which was embellished with vintage eyelash lace by Felicita Studios in Springfield. She wore a feather and lace headpiece adorned with pearls and carried a bouquet of beautiful blue hydrangeas, peach cabbage roses and pink gerber daisies.

The bride was given in marriage by her father as Whitney Fenimore, vocalist, sang "Hymn" written by Brooke Fraser. She was accompanied by Jenny Feist on keyboard and Alyssa Andre on violin. They are all friends of the bride. The maid of honor was Samantha Steele, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Anna Arndt, Rachel Fouts, Danielle Giammarino, Lissa Gungor and Brittany Neal, friends of the bride, and Libby Kite and Esther Atkinson, sisters of the groom. They wore peach BCBG dresses and carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas and peach gerber daisies.

The groom and groomsmen wore gray tuxedos. The best man was Ian Atkinson, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chris Arnold, Pete Morrow and Christopher, friends of the groom, all from Bangor, N. Ireland. The ring bearer and flower girls were Trenton Wilson, Miranda Abramovitz and Emma Moore, cousins of the bride.

Guest book attendants were Susanne Witt and Katie Eiskina, friends of the bride.

"I Stand Amazed" and "There is a Fountain" were sung during the ceremony.

The reception followed with table decorations of ivory linens topped with antique blue mason jars, vintage glass bottles and vases filled with blue hydrangeas, cabbage roses and gerber daisies arranged by Sally Breedlove and Twyla Remer.

A catered meal was provided by B&C Catering with refreshments of pink lemonade, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, pavlova, homemade desserts and a chocolate fountain.

The couple spent two weeks on the Greek Island of Crete for their honeymoon. The couple now reside in Louisville, Ky., where the groom is pursuing a masters of divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the bride is employed with Family and Children's Place.

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