Blackburn – Cruz8:56 am | September 17, 2012
Kristina Dawn Blackburn and Jeff Cruz were united in marriage at The Centre in Bristol on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 6 p.m. Minister Travis Sansom officiated the exchange of vows.
The bride is the daughter of James Jr. and Cindy Blackburn and the late Debra Blackburn. She is the granddaughter of the late Leroy and Willa Mae Morrison and the late James and Dona Blackburn.
The groom is the son of Amalia Cruz and the late Dr. Teodorico Cruz. He is the grandson of the late Teodorico Sr. and Angela Cruz and the late Nicolas and Susana Mitra.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless lace dress with organza overlay and a sweetheart neckline.
She carried a bouquet of gerber daisies and white calla lilies.
Ashley Arwood attended her sister as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were LaDonna Fair, Jasmine Treadway, Jamie Payne and Tori Cruz. Junior bridesmaid was Alex Cruz.
Flower girls were Makayla Payne and Khloe Markland.
Jaxon Price was ring bearer.
Matthew Whitehead served the groom as best man.
Groomsmen were Daniel Carver, Curtis Grindstaff, Nathaniel Treadway and Nathan Goodwin.
Ushers were Aaron Dugger, John Paul Mitra, Lawrence Mitra and Zachariah Treadway.
After a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple are residing in Johnson City.