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M.J. Van Deventer and Rev. William Thomas Shelton marry in Oklahoma City

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: October 14, 2012

M.J. Van Deventer and Rev. William Thomas Shelton were married Oct. 6th. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).

M.J. Van Deventer and Rev. William Thomas Shelton  were married at All Souls Episcopal Church on Oct. 6th. A reception was held in the Parish Hall. Family members of the bride and the groom were in the wedding party and daughters and granddaughters were seated preceding the ceremony.

The wedding programs and the tablecloth runners for the reception tables featured ribbons and antique buttons. The buttons were part of the bride’s button collection. The program also told the story of how the couple met in the first grade in Muskogee.

The miniature bride’s cake was vanilla creme and it was topped with fresh flowers. There were three groom’s cakes (two made by the groom). A Hummingbird Cake with pineapple, bananas, nuts, an Italian Cream cake and a chocolate mousse cake. The bride made 11 rum cakes for the reception. Some had homemade vanilla frosting and some featured nuts. All of the  cakes were made by the couple except for the chocolate one from La Baguette. Wedding punch was sparkling cider with Ginger Ale.

The couple will have homes in Muskogee and Oklahoma City.




by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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