The A.J. Worm Farm Estate in Conway was the setting for the recent marriage of Nicolette Monique McCollum and Joshua Caleb Walker on May 30. Freddie Mark Wilcox of LifeSong Church in Greenbrier officiated the double ring ceremony that took place beneath the 200- year-old oak tree on the family farm.
The bride is the daughter of Melanie McCollum of Conway and Kenny and Jill McCollum of Greenbrier. Grandparents are Mrs. Betty Mccollum and the late Mr. Joe McCollum of Conway and Mr. Andy Worm and the late Mrs. Margaret Cumnock Worm of Conway and Imelda Giblin of Conway. The groom is the son of Jim Walker of Conway and Lanelta Stone of Conway. Grandparents are the late Mrs. Melba and Jesse Stone of Conway and the late Mrs. Thelma and JC Walker of Plummerville. Guests were seated in white wooden chairs on each side of the natural greenery flanked isle way. Two cast iron stands with arrangements of fuchsia, yellow and orange roses, bright Gerbera daisies and Italian Ruckus were placed on either side of the outdoor chancel area. Prenuptial music was provided by Roy Eggensperger on the bag pipes.
The grooms parents were escorted by Cape Walker, son of the groom, and the brides parents were escorted by Coleman and Garrett McCollum, sons of the bride’s parents. The best man was Cape Walker, brother of the groom from Conway, the maid of honor was the bride’s sister, April McCollum of Conway and she wore a tea length strapless fuchsia chiffon dress accented with a light pink satin sash. The maid of honor carried a bouquet of fuchsia, yellow and orange roses. The ring bearer was the grooms nephew, Ian Walker of Conway. The flower girl was the daughter of the bride and groom, Avebury Jane, age 7 months. Avebury wore an off white raw silk sleeveless dress with a fuchsia sash and a matching bow in her hair. The groom, Avebury’s father, escorted her down the isle.
The bride was escorted by her father, Kenny McCollum, to the music of the bag pipes with Highland Cathedral as the choice selection of the bride. The bride wore an ivory strapless sweetheart bodice dress with princess seams and a-line frame, with a chapel length. The dress was embellished with beautiful beading and embroidery on the entire sleek satin gown. The bride’s Vail was ivory tulle with crystal accents. Her bouquet was an assortment of fuchsia, yellow and orange fresh roses. The recessional of the wedding party was Brown Haired Maiden also played on the bag pipes.
The entrance of the reception hall was decorated with a guest book table, which was clothed with swags and drapes in fuchsia and featured an arrangement in the brides chosen colors, and a portrait of the bride. Guests were seated at tables that were draped with white floor length cloths and over laid with fuchsia, yellow and orange material. Each guest table was decorated with Stanga vases of sweetheart tulips, assorted roses and Gerbera daisies as well as candle light and white wooden chairs.
Guests enjoyed a buffet of rosemary pork tenderloin, marinated chicken tenderloins, sweet and sour meat balls, shrimp cocktail, pruchetto wrapped asparagus, mozzarella tomato skewers, marinated black-eye pea salad and sweet bow-tie pasta salad.
The grooms table was covered with a floor length chocolate cloth topped with a lace runner. Guest were treated to a three tier Chocolate Regal Torte with chocolate curls and cascades of chocolate sauce as well as assorted fresh fruit. The grooms table also had cast iron candle sticks filled with fresh flower arrangements. A special gift to the groom from the bride was a framed pencil self portrait of the groom that was made by the brides sister, April McCollum.
The brides table was covered in a floor length ivory tablecloth topped with a satin and lace overlay. The brides cake was a four tier Country Crème Pound Cake with a lemon curd filling, butter cream icing and a smooth ivory fondant with an assortment of Gerbera daisies and roses cascading down each layer. A crystal punch bowl of mint julep punch was served with cake. Guests were presented with a memento of the occasion with a personal sterling silver pen. The couple, along with their 7 month old daughter, Avebury Jane will reside in Conway.