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|Cory, Rogers married June 7|
The beautiful gardens of the Thomas A. Sanders III Estate in West Monroe provided the setting for the outdoor ceremony uniting in marriage Sheryl Kathleen “Kathy” Cory and William “David” Rogers on June 7, 2007. Vows were exchanged under a pearl gazebo surrounded by flowing fountains, Dr. Connie Ward officiated.
The bride carried a large bouquet of multi-colored pastel roses designed by her late mother, and wore a white Michaelangelo gown. The fitted bodice had vertical lines of beading with flowering bead patterns in between. The back waistline held an elaborate white rose bow of satin ribbon which began the cathedral-length train, outlined with satin ribbon, with numerous, cascading bead patterns throughout. Her pearl and pink sapphire jewelry was a gift from her son, Collin, she also wore her late mother, Ms. Shirley Parsons, and her late grandmother, Mrs. Grace Collins Cory’s, diamond wedding bands in their honor.
Miss Katherine Allison-Elizabeth Rogers served her parents as maid-of-honor, wearing a dress of pastel yellow. The fitted yellow bodice had extensive pearl inlays and bead patterns, the white full skirt had yellow satin roses, cascading ribbons, and pearl-bead inlays. Mrs. Karen Elizabeth Cobb Freeland, lifelong best friend of the bride served as matron of honor. She wore a white pearl embossed suit with white lace trim. Collin Patrick Smith served his parents as best man and train bearer.
The reception room which was built by the groom, was aglow with numerous candle gardens and bouquets of multi-colored pastel roses. The double heart design “Soul Mates” was the theme. Many portraits were displayed of the bride and groom throughout the reception area. Miss Stephanie Salyers and Miss Nancy Pearson, both dear friends and former students of the bride, provided courtesies. The multi-layered bridal cake was light pink confection with white lace trim adjoining pink and purple roses. The groom’s cake had a golf theme. Mrs. Kathy Sanders invited guest to sign the guest book. A separate table was arranged In Memory of the bride’s late mother, Shirley Parsons, with her portrait, and candles burning in her honor. Candles also burned recognizing the absence of the bride’s father, Rev F. W. Cory, who is currently serving in the mission field in Virgionopolis, Brazil, and the groom’s son, PFC Joshua D. Rogers currently serving with the Special Forces of the US Army.
The bride is a graduate of FHS, and a cum laude graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelors degree, two minors, and teaching certification. She is the Founder, Owner, and CEO of Kathy Cory Rogers Properties, Diamond K Estates, SkyView Estates, and Kat’s Corner Mobile Home Village, all in Calhoun. She is also employed by the Ouachita Parish School Board. She is the daughter of the late Ms. Shirley Parsons of West Monroe, and Rev F. W. Cory of Virgonopolis, Brazil, The granddaughter of Mrs. Virgie Parsons , and the late Mr. H.V. Parsons, the late Rev. and Mrs. W.O. Cory, all of West Monroe.
The groom attended West Monroe High School, is a former member of the 528th Engineering Batallion, and is the Architectural Designer and Construction Manager of Kathy Cory Rogers Properties, Diamond K Estates, and SkyView Estates.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. “Skeeter” Rogers of West Monroe.
The Rogers Family is at home in Calhoun.