Karen Aline Roberts and Aaron Leslie Zachary were united in marriage on June 20, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo, OK. The Rev. Jerry Hodges officiated.
Karen is the daughter of Ira Don and Pauletta Roberts of Buffalo, OK. Her grandparents are the late R.I. Roberts and Hazel Roberts of Buffalo, OK and the late Paul and Doris Steinmetz of Vici, OK.
Aaron is the son of David and Teresa Zachary of Lamont, OK. His grandparents are Gene and Sue Zachary and Ray and Rudean Carothers all of Granite, OK.
Karen wore a taffeta a-line white gown with beaded lace bust, fitted draped bodice, and chapel train. Crystal beading accented her veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Rachel Willems, friend of the bride served as Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were: Mikki Zachary, sister of the groom, Amanda Klingenberg, friend of the bride, Jade Jones, friend of the bride and Kourtnei Neal, friend of the bride. They all wore black tea length dresses and carried bouquets of multi-colored roses.
Brandon Brinkley, friend of the groom served as Best Man. Groomsmen were: Matt Anderson, friend of the groom, Cody Hines, cousin of the groom, Andy Hahn, cousin of the groom and Shane Cink, friend of the groom. They all wore black tuxedoes with champagne vests.
Flower girls were Jasmine Brown, cousin of the bride, Caid Jefferson, cousin of the groom and Hadley Zachary, cousin of the groom. They wore white tea length dresses with champagne sashes and carried white baskets containing red and white rose petals.
Logan Rogers, cousin of the groom was the ring bearer and wore a black tuxedo.
Candle lighters were Anthony Brown, cousin of the bride and Zane Rogers, cousin of the groom. They wore white shirts, black pants and black ties.
Ushers were Braden Petzold, cousin of the groom, Chase Caid, cousin of the groom, Ty Zachary, cousin of the groom, and Cole Jones, friend of the bride.
Guest book attendants were Jessica Hanks, friend of the bride and Amanda Zollinger, friend of the bride.
Program attendants were Casey Zachary, cousin of the groom and Zarah Zachary, cousin of the groom.
Lauren Jordan read the scripture during the double ring ceremony.
The church was decorated with candles and arrangements of long-stemmed red roses. Pew decorations were wreaths of red roses.
Their dinner reception and dance followed at the Harper County Fairgrounds. Serving the cake and punch were Megan Craig and Kasi Gaither, both friends of the bride and Laken Zachary, cousin of the groom.
The bride’s cake was a four-tiered square cake decorated with filigree accented with red roses and was topped with roses and their monogram initials. The two-tiered groom’s cake was topped with the U.S. Army insignia.
The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas and will make their home in Fayetteville, North Carolina.