THEY DID IT!

Inside Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw's unforgettable wedding

Story by Bob Paxman

Standing at the altar, Sammy Kershaw fights back tears. He fidgets with his jacket sleeve as he waits for his bride -to -be, Lorrie Morgan, to come down the aisle.

Sammy smiles nervously at his two oldest daughters, Sammie and Erin, seated in the front pew of the Church of the Assumption in Nashville. More than 250 friends and family members have gathered this crisp autumn afternoon in the century-old church to share the joyous occasion. Grinning at his best man, Sammy wipes his eyes as soaring notes from the organ fill the church.

Lorrie's a breathtaking vision as she glides down the aisle, accompanied by her two children, daughter Morgan and son Jesse. The heavy satin, off -white, Italian -made dress with a long lace train is sheer elegance. She clutches a bouquet of gardenias - her favorite flower - and smiles. At the altar, Father Edward Steiner gathers Lorrie, Sammy and their wedding party around him.

"Weeks ago, tragedy struck us all," the priest begins, referring to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.. "But this is a reminder that God is still the God of love - - and it is very clear to me that Lorrie and Sammy are very much in love."

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