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Kara Blaine Sykes and Derek Keith Bishop

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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:00 am

Kara Blaine Sykes and Derek Keith Bishop were married August 25, 2018 at 6:00 in the evening at George’s 217 in Sheffield with Kirk Bishop, uncle of the groom, officiating. The reception followed at George’s 217.

The bride is the daughter of Derrik Sykes and Liz Sykes of Spruce Pine. She is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Willie Lou Sykes of Belgreen and the late Daisy Hockney of Russellville.

The groom is the son of Keith and Becky Bishop of Colbert Heights. He is the grandson of Bobby and Kathy Bishop of Tuscumbia and the late Millard and Jane Kennedy of Littleville.

The bride wore a white Fleur de lis gown by Haley Paige, drop pearl earrings given to the bride by her best friend, an emerald bracelet given to the bride by her parents, and a rose gold bracelet with “I love you, Nannie” written in her Nannie’s handwriting as a gift from her sister.

Maid of honor was Brittany Sykes, sister of the bride, and matron of honor was Hilary Aaron Henderson, best friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Katy Eaton, sister of the groom; Libby O’Neal and Chelsea Bolen, both friends of the bride. Flower girl was Kimberly Avendale “Kimi-Dale” Eaton, niece of the groom.

The groom’s father, Keith Bishop, served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Jay Vandiver, Ron Crow, Tommy Nagle, and Tyler Baccus, all friends of the groom.

Wedding director was Gaye Choat of Gracefull Beginnings Wedding Planning. Darlene Duncan and Liz Sykes made the floral arrangements and Kaleidoscope Florist made the bouquets and boutonnieres. Caterer was George’s Steak Pit and the wedding and groom’s cakes were made by Designer Desserts by Rachel K. Music for the ceremony and the reception was provided by Howard Hillman and Robert Hillman. Casey Kurzhal did the bride’s hair and Kayla de Luna did the bridesmaid’s hair. Make-up artist was Bethany Mansell. Photographer was Heather Sherrill of Create Portraiture and videographer was BB Media.

Our wedding took exactly a year to plan but my husband helped me with even the smallest details and was so patient. Our wedding reflected our relationship with each other and our personalities. I was a ball of nerves the whole day leading up to walking down the aisle, but as soon as I saw him, they disappeared. It felt like it was just me and him. Best decision I’ve ever made! We did our wedding our way and it was the absolute best day ever!

For their honeymoon, the couple took a week long Caribbean Honeymoon to St. Lucia, a Catamaran excursion to Soufriere, where they visited Sulfur Spring, hiked to a rain forest waterfall and went snorkeling. They are now residing in Muscle Shoals.

Photos by Create Portraiture

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