Lone Grove Assembly of God Church was the setting for the May 19 wedding of Courtney Tolar and Brian Ayres. The church was decorated with purple, cream and green hydrangeas nestled among fresh curly willow. The Rev. Stephen Biggerstaff of Calera, the Rev. John Harris of Lone Grove, and the Rev. Weldon Wright of Madill, performed the ceremony. Music was presented by Angela Yandell, pianist; and Rachel Mariano, violinist and vocalist.
The bride wore a Mori Lee designed Luxe Taffeta wedding gown with a criss-cross sweetheart neckline, ruching on the bustline, pleated skirt that gathers at the waist, with a chapel length train. Her bouquet was filled with hydrangeas with purple Alstroemeria accents. A silver beaded cross pendant was attached to the bouquet which signifies that Jesus Christ is the center of their union.
The parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tolar, Woodville, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Anderson, Lone Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. David Ayres, Madill.
Grandparents are Bill and Lela Tolar, Nederland, Texas; Wallace and Doreen Bruce, Pampa, Texas; Tony Anderson, Lone Grove; Martha Ayres, Madill; the late Bill Ayres; Colleen Keith, Madill; and the late Benny Keith.
Honor attendants were Amanda Childress and Kelsey Anderson, both of Lone Grove; and Ryan Favors, Caddo.
Other members of the wedding party were Shanna Ayres, Kaylee Ayres, Madison Anderson, Paige Anderson, Josh Lovelace, Jason Freeman, Justin Anderson and Payton Childress.
The reception was at the Greater Southwest Historical Museum. Servers were Seth and Leslie Haynes, Bridget Hockersmith, Brooke Hockersmith, Megan Willingham and Haley Willingham.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Eureka Springs, Ark.
They live in Tahlequah.