Rotenberry – Thomas Unite In Marriage
Katherine Mae Rotenberry and Thomas Bradley Baggett were united in marriage at four o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the Herron House at Oakland. The Rev. Doyle Henderson of Whitewright, Texas presided over the traditional double-ring ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her mother and father, wore a white strapless gown with apple red satin trim. Her attendants wore dresses of apple red and carried bouquets of Ecuadorian roses that were smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet. Matron of Honor was Melissa Bell of Eupora, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids included India Rotenberry Hale of Senatobia and Amy Rotenberry Olson and Leslie Elaine Rotenberry, both of Water valley, all sisters of the bride. Allen Baggett served as his brother’s best man. Griff Forsyth, Randy Scero, and Aaron Dewberry, all of Water Valley, served as groomsmen. Ringbearer was Jakob Rotenberry, son of the bride, and flower girls were Anna Hale and Anika Olson, nieces of the bride. Leanne Stanley, friend of the bride, read a passage from Corinthians during the ceremony. Ushers were Erik Olson and Matt Hale, brothers-in-law of the bride.
Nuptial music was provided by the flute trio of Becky Crow, Debbie Hughes, and Ernie Caviness. Following the ceremony the guests enjoyed brisket, shrimp, quiche, chicken and beef skewers and fresh fruit catered by the bride’s father. The tables were set with crystal vases of beautiful red Ecuadorian roses and white candles.
On Friday evening the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner held at Country Catfish in Oakland.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Rotenberry of Water Valley and a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rotenberry of Oakland and the late Mr. Travis Donica and Johnnie Donica of Farmersville, Texas. She graduated from Farmersville High School in 2000 and is the Administrative Assistant at Yalobusha General Hospital. Brad is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Baggett of Water Valley and a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Mathews of Charleston and the late Mr. Price Baggett and Mildred Baggett of Water Valley. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Water Valley High School and is employed as a machinist with the Canadian National Railroad in Memphis. The couple will make their home in Water Valley.