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Lundeen, Herring

By Staff
Christina Joy Herring and John Douglas Lundeen, both of Meridian, were married Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Elvin Sunds officiating.
Parents of the couple are Cindy W. Herring of Atlanta, Larry J. Herring of Tuscumbia, Ala., Helen E. Massey of Meridian and Douglas D. Lundeen of Rapid City, S.D.
Grandparents of the bride are Sarah D. Welch of Meridian, Mr. and Mrs. Ocel Herring of Tuscumbia and the late Jimmie Welch of Verona.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lundeen of Huron, S.D., and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lloyd "Bill" Massey II of Meridian.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Michelle Williams Mayfield, vocalist; Sabrina Williams, organist; and Shawn Partridge, trumpeter.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a strapless white satin gown featuring a banded bust and hemline. The cathedral-length detachable train flowed from the pearl and crystal embellished bustline. Her beaded, triple-tiered veil of illusion fell from a tiara adorned with crystals and pearls. She carried a clutch bouquet of white roses.
Maid of honor was Michelle Williams Mayfield of Clinton. Other attendants were Jill Hebert of Camden, Ala., Susan Pritchett of Aliceville, Ala., Heather Glass of Linden, Ala., LeAnne Lundeen Thrash of Meridian, sister of the bridegroom, and Jennifer Sanders of Langley, S.C.
Emily Nicole Scott of Meridian, niece of the bride, was flower girl.
Drew Ward Torgerson of Meridian served as best man. Groomsmen were Clint Pugh of Meridian, Seth Shaul of Tuscaloosa, Steven Mackin of Selma, Ala., Chad Thrash of Meridian, and Lance Herring of Augusta, Ga., brother of the bride.
Ushers were Ben Shults of Meridian and Jason Cosgrove of Birmingham. Austin Taylor Scott and Alex Martin Scott, both of Meridian and nephews of the bride, were ring bearers.
Program attendant was Tabitha Easterling Pugh.
A reception was held the church's Family Life Center following the ceremony.
Assisting at the reception were Hollie Ivey, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Renae Pugh and Monica Lowenstein.
After a honeymoon in Destin, Fla., the couple resides in Birmingham.
Herring feted with pre-wedding showers
Prior to her June 2, 2001, wedding to John Douglas Lundeen, Christina Joy Herring was feted with several showers.
The couple was honored with a miscellaneous shower and barbecue on May 4, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Torgerson. The event was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Torgerson and Drew Torgerson, all of Meridian, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huffaker of Atlanta.
The hosts presented the couple a wicker basket filled with an assortment of items to be used for a barbecue at their new home.
On May 6, Miss Herring was honored with a luncheon and miscellaneous shower at D.T. Grinder's Restaurant. Special guests were Cindy Herring and Sarah Welch, mother and grandmother of the bride, and Helen Massey, mother of the bridegroom.
The event was hosted by Lynda Ott, Anne Glenn, Beverly Massey, Lisa Massey, Jackie Crawford and Eileen Soul, aunts of the bridegroom. The hostesses presented the bride an assortment of gifts, including crystal and china in her chosen pattern.
A rice bag party was held May 14 and hosted by Helen Massey and LeAnne Thrash, mother and sister of the bridegroom. It was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Glenn, aunt and uncle of the bridegroom. Supplies for making rice bags were placed around the table and, as each guest filled tulle squares with birdseed, the bags were tied with silver ribbon.
Refreshments served and at the conclusion of the evening, the hostesses presented Miss Herring with crystal stemware in her chosen pattern.

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