Barkett - Skidmore

Sunday, September 17, 2006

SIKESTON -- Elizabeth Marie Barkett and Gregory Hasbrouk Skidmore exchanged vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony May 6, 2006, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston. Monsignor Richard Rolwing was the celebrant.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Barkett Jr. of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marie Harper of Sikeston and the late J.D. Harper and the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Barkett.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Skidmore of Riverside, Conn. He is the grandson of Mrs. Eleanor Rawlings of Stamford, Conn., and the late Donald Rawlings and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Skidmore.

Accompanied by organist Nora Fuchs, trumpeter Gregory Bain played "Trumpet Voluntary" as the bride entered the church with her father. She wore a diamond white silk satin mermaid sheath gown designed by Tamara Kristen for Marisa. The dress featured a "V" neckline with low back neckline accented with buttons down the chapel length train. Her veil was made of double-

tiered English illusion with embroidery embellishment along the chapel length scalloped edges. The veil was a gift from family friend, Ann Matthews. The bride wore matching pearl earrings and bracelet, and a diamond brooch borrowed from her mother. She carried a bouquet of white and pink peonies and cream and white roses accented with sterling range. Attached to the bouquet was a hand tatted lace handkerchief her mother had carried on her wedding day and a rosary belonging to her grandmother, Rosie Barkett.

Scriptural readings were presented by David Renton of Larchmont, N.Y. and Melissa Lankheit of St. Louis, cousin of the bride. Stacie Gooch of Kirksville, Missouri presented the prayers of the faithful, which had also been read at the wedding of the bride's parents at St. Francis Xavier Church in 1972.

Erin Alcorn of Sikeston served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Suzanne Matthews of Nashville, Tenn.; Anne Skidmore of North Conway, N.H., sister of the bridegroom; Samantha Clark of New York City; and Aimee Recker of Sikeston. The bridesmaids wore pale yellow satin knee-length dresses featuring "V" neckline both in front and back. Their gold chandelier earrings were a gift from the bride and they carried bouquets of Eskimo and Skyline roses.

The bridegroom and groomsmen were attired in Ralph Lauren dark charcoal gray tuxedos. Wing collared shirts, Sharpie ties and silver vests accompanied the chalk-striped trousers. Serving his son as best man was Philip Skidmore. Groomsmen were Bruce Engel of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Brandon Lacoff of Greenwich, Conn.; Andrew Scrivan of Cos Cob, Conn.; Ted Robertson of Santa Monica, Calif.; and Phillip Barkett III of New York City. Ushers were Fred Delmhorst of New York City; Mark Gorokhovsky of Chicago; Justin Lankheit of St. Louis, cousin of the bride; and Ben Richardson of Gloucester, Mass.

Attending the guest book were Emily Elias Fidler of St. Louis, cousin of the bride; and Christina Gonzalez of Cape Girardeau. The bride's aunt, Mary Lewis Bilger, and her daughter, Whitley Rose Bilger, both of Germantown, Tennessee, served as program attendants.

Immediately following the wedding, the bridal party and out of town guests were entertained at a Derby Day-themed event at the home of Karen and Scott Matthews.

In the evening a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Round tables were covered in white cloths with individually wrapped wedding cake cookies at each place setting. Silver foil napkins rings with the couple's monogram held the yellow linen napkins. The centerpieces were composed of large glass cylindrical vases resting on a base filled with plumosim, myrtle and Italian ruscus and holding a white pillar candle. Marc Looney of North Main Florist created the floral arrangements. Lynn Feeler of RSVP catered the dinner reception and the four-tiered wedding cake was made by Ellie Minner. Music was provided by Saxy Jazz from Jackson and later in the evening by DJ Manic from Chicago.

A bridesmaid's luncheon was given by Carolyn Chambers, Rosalie LaPlant and Ann Matthews at the Chambers' home at noon May 5.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom's parents that evening at Joseph's Restaurant with entertainment provided by the Lewis and Clark Bluegrass Expedition. Phillip Barkett III also played the guitar and sang a song that he had written in honor of his sister.

On March 26 a bridal shower was held at the home of Charlotte York. The shower was hosted by Ellen Brandom, Cathy Bucher, Ann Jones, Melissa Leible and Karen Ziegenhorn. On that same evening, a cocktail buffet was held at the home of Kathy and Jim Hux. Hosts were Carol and John Askew, Marilyn and Bill Boyce, Janet and Terry Dame, Christy and Richard Montgomery, Alice and Tom Nunnelee, Jane Ella Potashnick, Cay and Steve Sikes and Anne and Doug Walton.

On the morning of May 6 a brunch was held for wedding party and out of town guests at the home of Lisa and Greg Colwick. Hosts were Janice Boyer, Nonie Fuchs, Jackie Garner, Julie Killion, Sally Lape, Terri Leible and Tommee Ann Story. Missouri-themed welcome bags were presented to all out-of-town guests and were created by Mary Barnes, Kathy Boldrey, Carolyn Klein and Kathy Vickery.

The new Mrs. Skidmore is a third grade teacher at The Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y., and Mr. Skidmore is a financial adviser at Smith Barney in Greenwich.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Skidmore left for a brief honeymoon in South Beach, Fla., before returning home to Greenwich.