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How we met...

Kristen and Rick met on a blind date. Her college roommate was dating his business partner at the time. Deciding to play match maker, Nancy set the two up on a dinner date.

Our invitation...

In the spirit of peace and joy
this holiday season
Kristen Ann Patschke
Ricky Lynn Clark
have chosen the first day
of their new life together as
Saturday, the twenty-third of December
two thousand
You are invited to share their joy
as they exchange marriage vows
at two o’clock in the afternoon
Trinity United Methodist Church
Knoxville, Tennessee

Reception immediately following
the ceremony

Other Information...

We are registered at Proffitts, Home Depot, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.


  • The pre-wedding festivities started on October 29, 2000 when Margaret Ann Christian, Kristen's special friend, held an open house in her home to celebrate the couple's engagement.
  • Ginger Clark hosted a lovely shower for Rick and Kristen in Greeneville on November 11, 2000.
  • Kristen's church threw her a shower on November 12, 2000.

Pictures and a more detailed description of these events will be up soon.

Wedding Party...

Maid of Honor:  Beth Brown (childhood friend of the bride)
Bridesmaid:  Nancy Philbeck (college friend of the bride)

Best Man:  William Clark (brother of the groom)
Groomsman:  Cam Philbeck (friend of the groom)

Rev. Carl Oaks
Rev. Mark Wills (friend of the groom)

Clothing and Flowers...

Wedding Dress:  I've chosen a simple long white dress and jacket. The veil is a simple headband veil that reaches mid-back.
Bridesmaid's dresses: 01, 02

Bouquets are red roses surrounded by greenery and tiny ornamental balls. A red ribbon encircle the base.

Ceremony and Reception...

The wedding will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church and will consist of friends and family. The church will be decorated for Christmas with a Christmon Tree, garland, and poinsettias.

The reception will be in the fellowship hall, but plans for decorations are still in the works.


Each guest will receive a small Christmas ornament in a gift box to remember the event. Gold matte balls are adorned with a burgundy ribbon with gold edging.  The ornament is nestled in a white favor box tied with burgundy organza ribbon with wedding rings. We have also chosen silver matte balls with navy ribbon and navy organza outside the box.


Wedding photos can be found in our photo section of