Wedding party to 'slide the city'
Nathaniel Rector and Taylor Nelson plan to head down Cookeville's 1,000-foot water slide after exchanging wedding vows at Collegeside Church of Christ on Saturday.
A Cookeville couple didn’t want the typical wedding.
So after exchanging vows at Collegeside Church of Christ, Taylor Nelson and Nathaniel Rector, along with their wedding party, will “Slide Cookeville” on Saturday.
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Nelson, a native of Baton Rouge, La., moved to Cookeville after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Years later, she and Rector visited New Orleans and witnessed the parties and parades surrounding weddings there.
“The wedding party would dance around the French Quarter after the wedding,” Nelson said. “They called it a Second Line.”
“When I was picking a wedding date, I thought it would be so awesome and memorable to slide the city afterwards,” she said.
“We are a fun, non-traditional couple who wants to stand out and have an amazing wedding story to tell when we are 85 to our great-grandchildren that we will never forget.”
After their afternoon nuptials, the two will don some makeshift “slide ready” wedding attire before going down the 1,000-foot water slide on Broad Street.
Bridesmaids will wear formal dresses, while the groom and groomsmen will wear swim trunks along with suit jackets, bow ties and suspenders.
The slide will be open on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for a double slider package, $20 for a five slider package and $25 for unlimited slides.
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