Charsie Ann Haygood of Fairfield, IL and Micheal Brent Nealey of Salem, IL exchanged vows on June 8, 2013. The 4:15 pm ceremony took place at Herman Hill Village in Hermann, Missouri. Pastor Steve Edwards of Calvary United Pentecostal Church, Mt. Vernon, IL and Pastor Calvin Jean of the Apostolic Church, Salem, IL preformed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Loretta Haygood of Fairfield, IL and the granddaughter of Mort and the late LeeAnn Dibble of South Haven, MI and the late Ford and the late Mary Haygood of Harrisburg, AR. The groom’s parents are Brent and April Nealey of Salem, IL and the grandson of Bob and Lavon Pitts of O’Fallon, IL and Lee Otis and Patricia Butler of Sparta, TN and Bill Nealey of Waterloo, IL.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a sweetheart neckline gown with chiffon ruching on the top accented with floral beaded cap sleeves. The empire waistline was accented with jewel appliques and the bottom was fit and flare with a lace overlay. The bride carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, peonies, roses, and spider mums. Throughout the bouquet were brooches of sentimental value.
The maid of honor was Sylvia Haygood, sister of the bride, of Fairfield, IL. Bridesmaids included Alicia Nealey, sister of the groom, Salem, IL and Taylor Finley, friend of the bride, Mattoon, IL. All of the attendants wore long coral chiffon dresses with a matching chiffon shrug. They carried bouquets of hydrangeas, roses, and spider mums tied with antique white ribbon and accented with clear jewels. The flowers were designed by Shirley Miller of Fairfield, IL.
Junior bridesmaids were Brooke Dibble, cousin of the bride, South Haven, MI and Mckenzie Pitts, cousin of the groom, O’Fallon, IL. They each wore silk coral dresses with a lace overlay and accented with rhinestones at the waist. Flower girls were Morgan Wuebbels, cousin of the groom, Shiloh, IL, Grace Pitts and Riley Pitts, cousins of the groom, O’Fallon, IL. They wore silk coral dresses with a white lace overlay on the top and tulle covering the silk on the bottom. Each of the girls carried white silk baskets to toss the white and coral flower petals.
Jacob Sanders, friend of the groom, Addison, IL was the best man. Groomsmen were Cyrus Haygood, brother of the bride, Fairfield, IL and Tomas Pacheco, friend of the groom, Sparta, IL. The groom wore a light gray suit with a white shirt and a custom made plaid coral tie. The groomsmen wore darker grey suits with white shirts and custom made solid coral ties. The ring bearer was Judah Nealey, nephew of the groom, Salem, IL. Judah wore a grey suit, white shirt and a coral bowtie and carried a sign that said, “Uncle Mike here comes your Girl.”
Johathan Tolley, friend of the couple, Salem, IL was usher. Chera Edwards, friend of the bride, Mt. Vernon, IL, attended the guest book.
Chera Edwards, friend of the bride, Mt. Vernon, IL, accompanied by Sharla Edwards, Sung two special songs during the ceremony that were chosen by the bride and groom. Stetzen Fleming, friend of the couple, Mt. Vernon, IL played the piano before the ceremony.
The couple wrote their vows and also had a knot tying ceremony. During this ceremony the couple tied a fisherman’s knot out of thick rope. This knot is the strongest known and cannot be broken. The ceremony also included a memory table with pictures of the bride’s grandparents who have passed away.
Following the ceremony a formal dinner was served at Hermann Hill Village, Hermann, MO.
Friends and family from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Tennessee attended the wedding.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Jamaica and are residing in O’Fallon, IL.