Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Gift
Beautiful rock formations surrounding a lush meadow with a creek along the edge was the location for Michelle Parman and Ryan Giftâ€™s wedding. The couple exchanged vows at 5 p.m., July 16, at the 2 Bars Seven Ranch and moved to a tent on the meadow for the reception, supper, and dance. Parents of the couple are Linda and John Parman and Rosalea and Leon Gift.
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The bride wore an off-the shoulder long, white dress that extended into a short train carried by Sierra Carr, the groomâ€™s neice. Her maid-of-honor was her cousin, Betsy Parman and her bridesmaid was a lifelong friend, Kelly Hill. The maid of honor and the bridesmaids wore deep blue, long dresses. Michelleâ€™s niece, Journey Parman, was the flower girl. Sierra and Journey wore white dresses accented with deep blue ribbons.
The groomsmen were the groomâ€™s cousin, Booker Boyer, and Patrick Sparks. The groomâ€™s nephew, Gatlyn Carr, was the ring bearer. The groom and the groomsmen wore black tuxes and Gatlyn wore black pants and a white shirt.
Flowers, spurs, and bits adorned each table. The tent was decorated with white Christmas lights and had lanterns on shepherdâ€™s hooks scattered along the sides. A chuckwagon was used as part of the food tables. Maddy and Cameron Carr, niece and nephew of the groom, were at the guest book and the gift table, which was a stagecoach. The cake was decorated with Sandhillerâ€™s brands and had a couple with their horses as the cake top.
Ryan and Michelle will live in Maryville, Mo., where she will be taking classes to obtain her masterâ€™s degree and Ryan will be employed.