Jessica Patton and Ricky Napier Jr.

Jessica Patton and Ricky Napier Jr. were united in marriage Sept. 28, 2019, in an outdoor ceremony at the Kingmen’s Event Facility in Evansville. Pastor Dave Schwambach officiated at the ceremony. Fall mums and pumpkins decorated the walkway entrance while purple bows adorned the gazebo.

Jerry and Annette Patton of Huntingburg are the bride’s parents. Mr. Napier is the son of the late Ricky C. Napier Sr. and the late Annette Guadalupe Alvarez.

The couple’s daughter, Raina Napier, was the miniature bride while Amanda Rutledge of Winchester, California, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Chealsey Patton, Huntingburg, sister-in-law of the bride, and Annette Phillips, Indianapolis, sister of the groom. The flower girl was Harper Patton, niece of the bride.

Mr. Napier chose his brother-in-law, Richard Phillips of Indianapolis, as best man. The groomsman was Jeremy Patton, Huntingburg, brother of the bride. Alex Phillips, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.

Liam and Adalyn Patton of Huntingburg and Isaac and Olivia Rutledge of Winchester, California, nephews and nieces of the bride, distributed programs and bubbles with the assistance of Dustin Rutledge, Winchester, California, brother-in-law of the bride.

The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a sleeveless V-neckline Moscato gown. The A-line gown was composed of layered, beaded ivory silver lace with ivory and moscato tulle. The bride wore a pearl and diamond accent headpiece with a tiered veil of ivory tulle edged with sequins. She carried a bouquet of orange Asiastic lilies, eggplant dahlias, orange roses, leather leaf and eggplant mini carnations with jewel accents and the handkerchief that her grandmother carried on her mother’s wedding day. The miniature bride wore an ivory lace and layered tulle dress and carried a bouquet of orange Asiastic lilies, eggplant dahlias, orange roses, leather leaf and eggplant mini carnations.

The bride’s attendants were attired in plum, off-the-shoulder mesh dresses with a ruched crisscross bodice. They carried bouquets of orange Asiatic lilies, eggplant carnations, orange mini carnations, orange mini carnations and ivory roses. The flower girl wore a plum lace and tulle three-quarter length dress with a coordinating ribbon belt and carried a bouquet of eggplant dahlias.

Mrs. Patton chose a lavendar, floor-length gown with a sequined lace bodice and chiffon skirt with a satin belt and a coordinating sequined-lace bolero jacket.

A reception was held at the Kingmen’s Event Facility, Evansville. The facility was decorated in a fall theme highlighting the colors of purple and orange with accents of miniature white pumpkins and fall leaves.

After a honeymoon to Wilmington, North Carolina, the couple is residing in Evansville.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Forest Park High School in Ferdinand and a 2012 graduate of the Univeristy of Southern Indiana, Evansville. She is employed at Ark Crisis Care Center in Evansville. The bridegroom is a 2007 graduate of Logansport High School in Logansport. He is employed at Azteca Milling in Evansville.




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