Cleveland, Okla. native Lincoln Ferguson took the hand of Lauren Perry, his college sweetheart, in marriage on Nov. 9, 2013 during a double-ring ceremony in Dallas, Texas.
Vows were repeated at Perkins Chapel on the campus of Southern Methodist University as family and friends witnessed. Officiant was Rev. George Madison, a friend of the couple’s from Washington, D.C.
Both graduates of the University of Oklahoma, Ferguson is a 2009 graduate of Cleveland High School and Mrs. Ferguson, who grew up in Virginia, is a 2009 graduate of Stratford High School in Houston, Texas.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She is the daughter of Mike and Peggy Perry of Dallas. The groom’s parents are Rusty and Deana Ferguson of Cleveland.
For the late afternoon wedding, the bride wore a chapel length ivory laced gown with a champagne underlay, sweetheart front with a keyhole back with an ivory veil with lace edges. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, succulents and blush roses.
The bride’s 11 attendants were dressed in three different styles of knee length dusty shale dresses and carried hydrangeas.
Maids of honor were one of the bride’s sisters, Michelle Perry and her best friend from childhood, Evie Kling. Other bridesmaids were Ashley Templeton and Emily Layman, sisters of the bride, Libby Bayouth, sister of the groom, and friends Jennifer Bradley, Nicole Abbott, Katie Schreiber, Anne Freer, Danika Haselden and Mollie Moore.
Flower girls were the bride’s nieces, Lucy and Grace Templeton.
The groom, groomsmen and ushers wore charcoal suits with vests. The groom’s suit included a bow tie that matched the bride’s dress, while groomsmen and ushers wore neck ties that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses.
The groom’s twin brothers, Landon and Layne Ferguson, served as his best men. Groomsmen were the bride’s brother Colin Perry, the groom’s cousin Luke Lucas, and friends of the groom: J.D. Thomas, Dorion Billups, Ryan Goodwin, Matt Curry, Sam Wilson, Hunter Womack and Connor Cox.
Ushers were brothers-in-law of the bride Casey Templeton and Jon Layman, the groom’s brother-in-law Sol Bayouth, and cousins of the groom Coulter Lucas, Conner Bost and Ford Watkins.
Reading scripture throughout the service were the groom’s cousin Caroline Watkins, and friends of the couple Greg Waters and Elizabeth Waters.
Instrumentalists were Zach Kennedy and Ian Jett. Libby Bayouth sang “Oceans” during the presentation of communion.
The ceremony concluded with a blessing from families as both the bride and groom’s immediate families surrounded them for prayer.
A reception followed at the nearby Royal Oaks Country Club where guests enjoyed buffets of shrimp, a Tuscan food bar, Texas brisket, fresh fruits and cake.
A deejay provided music and entertainment while the couple and their friends and family kept the dance floor crowded throughout the celebration.
The deejay invited married couples to the dance floor and began eliminating them by the number of years they had been married. Left standing at the end were the groom’s grandparents, Larry and Nina Gay Ferguson, Cleveland, who were applauded for their marriage of 56 years and then asked to dispense sage advice to the just-married couple.
The Fergusons traveled to Paradise Village in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for their honeymoon.
They now make their home in Oklahoma City where Ferguson works as a producer at KFOR News Channel 4 and Mrs. Ferguson works as a corporate trainer for Paycom.