The bride is the daughter of Dondra Stephens of Silver Creek and the late Kenny Stephens. She is the granddaughter of Frances Beasley and Gladys Stephens of Silver Creek and the late Max T. Jones, Herbert Lynn Stephens and John Beasley.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Rhyne of Silver Creek. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fowler of Rome and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rhyne. The Rev. Glyn Davis of Adairsville performed the double ring ceremony.
White ribbons were placed on the front railing of the double aisle. Sanctuary pewter fixtures holding lighted tapers were placed at the entrance. A floral bouquet of white hydrangea, roses, and bells of Ireland were placed in the altar and tree candelabras framed the wedding party. A table adorned with an eggplant tablecloth, the bride’s book were placed in the front entrance of the church as well as a photograph of the bride and her dad to honor his memory.
A program of wedding music was provided by Savannah Crabbe of Silver Creek as well as by guitarist and singer Austin Roberts of Silver Creek. Selections included “At Last” and “God Gave Me You” which was a surprise to the bride. Other music included “Sia,” “My Love,” and “Clair-De-Lune.”
The maid of honor was Allyson Green of Silver Creek. Bridesmaids were Frances Rhyne, sister of the groom, Jada Dobbins of Rome, Crystal and Jill Carr, cousins of the bride of Silver Creek, Lindsey Rudner of Silver Creek, Katie Drummond of Lindale and Erica Dabbs of Silver Creek. Attendants wore their choice of formal length gowns in eggplant. They also wore pearl necklaces, gifts from he bride, as well as cosmetic clutches presented before the reception. They carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangea and roses and wore multi-colored glitter shoes.
Emma Dover of Lindale and Olivia Wade of Rome, cousins of the groom, were flower girls. They wore white floor-length dresses of satin. They also wore custom-made hairpieces in eggplant with white satin feathers, gifts from the bride. They carried white satin baskets adorned with pearls, filled with rose petals.
Rachel Wiggins and Whitney Wiggins, cousins of the groom, lit the candelabras at the beginning of the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother. The bride walked down the aisle alone but stopped half way, where the groom walked to her and escorted her to the altar. The bride chose a floor-length candlelight white hand beaded gown. The lace gown was made into an A-line style gown with a strapless ruched sweetheart neckline with an attached chapel length train. The dress was covered with bugle beads and crystal sequins with scattered rhinestones throughout the entire gown. The bride created and designed the bodice made of the same lace as her gown. The bodice was made with a high neckline and soft petite sleeves. She wore a candlelight white birdcage veil made of lace with a flower and pearl hair comb. Matching pearl earrings completed her look. She wore glitter heels for pictures. The bride carried a jeweled bouquet of lavender roses and dianthus. Heirlooms from her grandmother were placed throughout her bouquet.
The groom was attired in a black tuxedo and black and white oxford shoes. His boutonniere was an eggplant rosebud.
Will Wiggins of Armuchee, cousin of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Dylan Brooks of Silver Creek, brother of the groom, Joey Brock of Rome, cousin of the bride, Jared Hemphill of Lindale, Frankie Miranda of Lindale, Mike Fletcher of Texas, Cameron Ball of Silver Creek and Austin Roberts of Silver Creek.
Mackie Jones, uncle of the bride was the usher.
Brayden Jones of Rockmart, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer.
The mother of the bride chose a floor-length halter-top style, silver gown. The satin gown had sequins and rhinestones throughout the gown. She wore silver and diamond earrings, a gift from the bride.
The mother of the groom chose a floor-long length, navy blue satin gown. The neckline was accentuated in crystals, rhinestones and pearls.
The mothers, grandmothers and godmother were presented with wrist corsages of cymbidium orchids.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Forrest Place Ballrooms in Rome. Refreshments included the bride’s seven-tier cake of chocolate, red velvet and vanilla with white fondant icing featuring silver ribbon around each tier topped with the monogrammed initials of the couple. The groom’s cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Chocolate was drizzled over the strawberries on top of the cake.
The cake table consisted of coconut, strawberry, carrot and chocolate with cream cheese and pean filling made by the bride’s mother.
A pound cake was made by Barbara Carr, the brides cousin.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party at Magretta Hall in Rome.
Other pre-nuptial parties included a bridal shower hosted by Dondra Stephens, mother of the bride and Brenda Smith, the bride’s godmother at Lindale Church of God Life Center; a bridal shower given by Cindy Rhyne, mother of the groom and Frances Rhyne, sister of the groom at the Gilbreath Park in Lindale; a bridal shower hosted by Allison Green, Jada Dobbins, Crystal and Jill Carr, Frances Rhyne, Katie Drummond, Erica Dabbs and Lindsey Rudner at the Mellow Mushroom in Rome. A bachelorette party was hosted by Josh Terry and Jada Dobbins at The Opera Night Club in Atlanta.
The couple resides in Rome.