Claremore Daily Progress

September 1, 2007

Bickford, East unite in marriage

Susan Ashley Bickford and Travis Lee East, both of Claremore, exchanged wedding vows June 9, 2007, at First United Methodist Church. Scottie Titsworth, of North Park Trinity Baptist Church, and Janelle Brammer, of First United Methodist Church, officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Cynthia Bickford and the late Ed Bickford of Claremore. She is the granddaughter of Esther Semones of Tulsa.

Susan finished two years at the University of Oklahoma, and is now attending University of Central Oklahoma for Speech Language Pathology.

The groom is the son of Julie East of Verdigris and the late Russell East of Miami. He is he grandson of Phil and Annette Crosby of Commerce, and Imogene East of Miami.

Travis is attending the University of Central Oklahoma and coaching football at Midwest City High School.

The bride’s colors were dark purple, bright yellow, and lavender. The theme was white daisies with yellow centers and bows.

The bride’s dress was strapless with a notch in the center and a small beadline just below that. In the middle of the beadline was a bow. It had a two-foot train with buttons all the way down the back. She carried a bouquet was white daisies with yellow centers and purple iris and a hankerchief made by her mother. A locket with a picture of her father was in her bouquet.

Maid of Honor was Ashley East, sister of groom. Attendants were: Hayley Peck, friend of bride; Jessica Perkins, college friend of bride; and Kelly Bickford, sister-in-law of bride

Kenzie East, niece of groom, was flower girl.

Eddie Roach, lifelong friend of groom, stood as best man. Groomsmen were: Clint Bowers, friend of groom; Taylor Roberts, friend of the groom; and Nate Smith, college friend and roommate of groom.

Ushers were: Jason Lillie, friend of bride; Sam Lillie, friend of bride; Jordan Gilsleider, friend of groom; and Kyle Murray, friend of groom.

Special music was provided by Ashley East and Luke Byford who sang The Prayer. Hayley Peck sang “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” acapella , the bride’s favorite song.

The reception was in the First United Methodist Family Life Center. Tablecloths were yellow with purple accents.

Christian Hood and Ellen Lillie attended the guestbook.

After honeymooning in Colorado Springs, the couple will reside in Edmond.