Rushville Republican

January 18, 2011

wedding: Bliss Young and Anthony Morris



Bliss Young and Anthony Morris exchanged wedding vows Oct. 30, 2010 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis with close family and friends in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Gordon Young of Rushville and Joy Vanatta-Young of Greenfield. Eva Vanatta, grandmother of the bride, was in attendance. The groom is the son of Tony Morris of Milton and Goldie Claar of Hagerstown. The bride wore a gown custom made for her by a member of the bridal party, Kari Rennekamp. The burgundy baroque satin gown was trimmed with a flocked Victorian patterned black satin insert on the front and train. The black sparkle organza veil was trimmed with a wide burgundy satin band made by the bride’s mother. Her ensemble was complemented by a Venice lace choker with red hand beaded crystals. The bride carried a presentation bouquet of black and burgundy roses, red and burgundy wisteria, accented with white orchids black eucalyptus and burgundy dyed pheasant feathers. The stems were tied in an intricate wrap pattern with burgundy and black ribbon. Female attendants wore silver brocade corsets with knee length black satin skirts and black boots. The Groom, ring bearers, and male attendants wore black Prince Charlie jackets with black shadow tartan kilts, black kilt socks with red flashes and boots. The groom also wore a white fur dress sporran The wedding was officiated by Nick Wissman. The maid of honor was Felicity Young, sister of the bride. The bride’s attendants were: Justin Polley, Greg Schaffer, and Eric Degelow. The best man was Nate Morris, brother of the groom. The groom’s attendants were Kari Rennekamp, Alan Cox, and Kevin Goode. Ring bearers were Ashton and Brodie Morris, sons of the groom. The couple departed the wedding amid a shower of bubbles in a 1946 Pontiac. A masquerade ball reception was held at the Greenfield American Legion. Tall glass vases with curly willow branches were lit with individual spot lights to provide an enchanted backdrop for the wedding party. The tables were decorated with jack-o’-lanterns and fall leaves and floating candles. The bride and groom’s roller derby teammate Barb Dwyer provided DJ service. Another derby teammate, Rebecca Vibbert of Bella Cakes, created a 6 layer offset tiered white cake decorated with black ivy. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School, a 2007 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and a 2010 graduate of Tulane University with a Master’s of Architecture. The groom attended Rushville Consolidated High School from 1993 to 1995 and graduated from Blue River High School in 1997. He currently is enrolled in the engineering program of Purdue University, and is a Team Leader at IAF in Greenfield. The couple resides in Greenfield.