Amy Kate Woodruff became the bride of Keith Michael LaBrie on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Woodruff Family farm, first homesteaded in 1856, on the western edge of Gallatin, Mo., surrounded by the love of much family and many friends. First Christian Church minister Russ Hamilton, of Gallatin, officiated.
Kay and Frank Woodruff, of Gallatin, are the parents, and David Woodruff is the brother of the bride. Trimm, deceased, and Ivo and John Woodruff, who have also passed.
Luan and Chuck Littlefield, of Windham, Maine, and Peter and Linda LaBrie, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., are the parents of the groom and hosted the rehearsal dinner at Seasons On The Square in Gallatin the previous evening.
Each of the more than 200 who attended took notice that the entire Woodruff property was well manicured for the event. The front yard of the Woodruff home was especially adorned with seasonal mums in lilac and purple, the favorite colors of the bride and her mother, as well as miles of satin and tulle ribbons and bows.
Given in marriage by her father with a word of luck, the bride shone brightly against the fall colors in her white A line satin dress with split chiffon overlay and beaded cap sleeves, which had a four foot train edged in beads, pearls and crystals. The dress was accented by her red hair under her mother’s veil and her bouquet of purple alstroemeria, pixie carnations, daisies, larkspurs and asters. Her aunt, Sue Bird, played the “Canon in D” to accompany the bride down the grass aisle.
Matron of honor was Kristy (Youtsey) Shock, of Altamont, Mo. Bridesmaids were Megan Powell, Tampa, Fla., and Maile Keeney, Edmond, Okla. Each wore satin dresses in shades of purple and carried bouquets of purple hydrangea and lavender daises.
Olivia Schweizer, cousin of the bride, wore a purple tea length dress with white ballet slippers and tossed lavender from the home garden. Sullivan Bird, also a cousin of the bride, wore the same type of tuxedo as the men.
The groom wore a slim gray tuxedo with black lapels, partially covering a lilac tie and vest, along with a nod to the Boston Red Sox jerseys securing his cuffs. Shawn LaBrie, brother of the groom, from Westbrook, Maine, served as best man. Groomsmen included Mike Buturla, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jim Hawxwell, Lakeland, Fla. The men wore tuxedos with black pants, purple socks and gray jackets, along with a purple carnation and aster corsage.
Sheryl Warren, family friend and music teacher, sang “Always,” an Irving Berlin song also sung at Frank and Kay’s wedding.
The couple took their first ride as bride and groom in a 1951 burgundy hardtop Hudson Commodore Eight, chauffeured by owner and cousin Jack Barton through downtown Gallatin.
A reception followed the ceremony at cheap mlb jerseys for sale the Daviess County Country Club. The wedding party was served with antique tableware balanced with modern nods to athletic allegiances. Guests were treated to gifts of Florida seashells fashioned into ornaments by the bride’s mother as well as locally made whoopie pies to honor the groom’s home state treat of Maine. All enjoyed a Bootleggin’ Bar B Q dinner made by a family friend. Dancing inside the temporary tent lasted well into the night with interruption only to admire the success of the World Series bound Kansas City Royals jerseys.
The bride is the associate director of athletic communications at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., and the groom is a manager at Summit Financial in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The couple lives in Doral, Fla., outside of Miami.
The bride and groom were engaged atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy in the summer of 2014 and will return to Europe a year after their wedding for a honeymoon in Paris.