Elissa Gail Hoyt and Andrew Curtis Hendren were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony on September 24 at Camp Oko Tipi in Saverton, Mo. Pastor Tom Day officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Joy Hoyt, of Laddonia. She is the granddaughter of Laurance and Mary Frances Hoyt, of Laddonia, and Robert and Alta Bland, of Vandalia. The groom is the son of Ron and Fay Hendren, of New London. He is the grandson of Margaret Hendren, of Hannibal.
Elissa was escorted down the aisle by her father to a gray and teal arbor built by the groom. The aisle was lined with blue mason jars on shepherds hooks filled with dried wild flowers. At the end of the aisle sat a set of doors with photos of the bride and groom in the windows.
For music, the couple chose instrumentals of “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and “Your song” by Elton John. They left the ceremony to Stevie Wonders’ “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, wheat, and peony with two teal succulents and silver bullet casings. A Hendren family cameo hung on stems of the bouquet that were wrapped in burlap. Her dress was designed by Jewel and was a soft white, tulle A-line gown with a halter V-neckline, beaded sash, and beaded lace appliques. The gown featured a double-keyhole back and a sweep train.
Tessa Hall was the bride’s Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Taylor Sumrall, Martina Hoyt-Vail, Morgan Raufer, Beth Kogan, and Bethany Dixon. They each wore a teal one-shoulder knee- length dress and brown cowboy boots. They carried bouquets of white hydrangeas and teal-colored wheat with burlap wrapped stems.
Kylie Dixon (the bride’s niece) wore a white dress made by the groom’s mother. Caleb Stone (the bride’s cousin) served as the ring bearer. Pat Siebels was the groom’s Best Man and the groomsmen were Derek Hendren, Richie Berghager, Jeff Thompson, Kendrick Inman, and Travis Dixon.
The wedding reception was also at Camp Oko Tipi. Berry Good DJ, of Columbia was the DJ for the reception and Bill Wright, of Perry, catered the event.
After a trout fishing trip to Bennett Springs, Mo., the couple will reside in Columbia.
Elissa is working on a Master’s degree of Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication at the University of Missouri. Andrew is working on a Bachelor‘s Degree of Science in Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation.