December 20, 2015, Dr. Paul Ranney and Ms. Ginger Leigh McElroy were wed in a private ceremony in the Delta Pavilion at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chad Kennedy, friend of the bride, officiated the candlelit ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Katie McElroy and the late Billy McElroy of Puryear, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Dennis and Chris Ranney of Louisville, Kentucky and Bill and Shirley Garvey of Estero, Florida and Floyd’s Knob, Indiana.
The gazebo at the pavilion was accented with a 15-branch candelabra and a unity candle accented with floral arrangements featuring turquoise, silver and green Christmas ornaments. The aisle was lit by lanterns featuring cascading floral arrangements.
Nashville musician Rachel Pearl sang and played ukulele featuring some of her original music and favorite songs of the bride and groom.
The bridal processional was “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley, a favorite of the McElroy family.
The bride wore a white gown by Mon-Cheri with a ruched bodice and Swarovsky crystal and pearl accents. Friend of the bride Betty Gallimore and the bride’s mother redesigned the dress to feature a fur bateau neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. The back of the dress flowed into a chapel train, and the bride completed her ensemble with a crystal tiara and fingertip veil. Her bouquet included white hydrangeas, green hypercurium, green berries and roses, assorted grasses, bells of Ireland, and turquoise dendrobium orchids.
The bride was escorted and presented for marriage by her nephew, Sam Patterson, who carried a small portrait of his deceased grandfather, Billy McElroy, and his grandmother, Katie McElroy. Niece of the bride, Sara Beth Patterson, served as flower girl. She wore a floor length turquoise gown with a white fur stole and white fur petal basket.
Sister of the bride, Kim Patterson, served as matron of honor. She wore a black ruched gown by Adrianna Papell, and carried a bouquet that coordinated with the bride’s. The groom and best man, Paul Money, wore Calvin Klein tuxedos with vests, bow ties and white rose boutonnieres.
The bride’s mother hosted a reception dinner at the Old Hickory Steakhouse in the hotel. The tables were draped in white cloths with trumpet vases of flowers and decorations matching the bridal bouquet surrounded by candles.
The menu was corn and lobster bisque, Caesar salad, filet mignon, roasted organic chicken, and seasonal vegetables.
Dessert was prepared by the hotel pastry chef. The three-tiered white chocolate wedding cake was topped with a hand sculpted model of the bride and groom driving Segways, which was a gift of the groom’s sister. Key lime cheesecake, favorite of the groom’s mother, was served as the groom’s dessert.
The couple honeymooned in Las Vegas, and they now reside in Bicknell, Indiana, where he practices dentistry with Dr. Steven K. Williams and Associates.