Q and U marry at Elvin Hill Elementary
By Phoebe Donald Robinson / Community Columnist
The library at Elvin Hill Elementary School was the setting for the lovely wedding of Q, Cooper Pennington, and U, Katelyn Keef, who were forever united in blissful letter matrimony.
Reading Coach Amy Rucker officiated the ceremony by the authority of the Shelby County Board of Education by reading the book, “The Wedding of Q and U.”
The bride U wore a tea length white lace umpire dress with veil embellished with her letter U. Her feet were adorned with white dress shoes and white socks edged with lace. The groom Q looked extremely dapper in his navy suit, tie and dress shoes.
The wedding party was the couple’s closest vowel friends who processed holding their respective letter: A and a, Sam Poe and Bailey Lee; E and e, Ethan Long and Adilynn Bulger; I and i, Damian Stafford and Ava Barco; O and o, Jaye’ Loum Kelow and Brooklyn Oliver. Q and U followed the wedding party on a white aisle cloth scattered with rose petals to a beautiful area adorned by balloons furnished by Main Street Florist.
Those in attendance were more than 100 close EHES kindergarten friends. The boys wore hats with the letter Q to show their complete support for the groom Q, and the girls each wore a net veil with the letter U to acknowledge their friendship with U.
The wedding was organized by kindergarten teachers: Misty Rutherford, Jennifer Long, Ashlyn Pouncey, Laura McKeller, Helen Gibson, Sarita Agee assisted by Jennifer Bulger, Annette Mooney and Merrie Lynne Pearson. The wedding was videoed for the school by fifth-graders Alexa Couch and Jalyn Jones so all students can enjoy the memory of the wedding of Q and U.
A reception followed with a white wedding cake decorated with Q and U in white icing provided by Piggly Wiggly. The Pig also provided juice boxes for refreshment.
“Q and U are always together, and now they are married in word,” said Rucker. “We hope that this will be a great memory for our students laying the foundation that Q and U forever go together, letter partners in life.”