The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Don Chupp Jr. of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Don Chupp, Sr. of Arab, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rochester of Shannon.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie H. Addis of Summerville. He is the grandson of the Rev. Eugene L. Addis of Newnan, the late Geraldine Addis, Mrs. Louise W. Taylor of Rome and the late Dillard H. Taylor.
Brandon Johns of Columbus, brother-in-law of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony. The altar was decorated with candles and each chapel window held a hanging votive tied with cranberry ribbon. Green wreaths adorned with red berries, gray berries and cranberry ribbon designated family seating.
As guests were seated, saxophonist Marc Johnson played a selection of traditional Christmas carols accompanied by Peter McPherson on mandolin and Jason Smith on piano. Pianist Kathryn Nobles and soloists Lacey Wright Stegall, Sarah
Burch and Johnathon Stephens provided a program of wedding music. Selections included “Away In A Manger,” “Praise You,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon In D,” “Tochter Zion,” and “Bridal March.” The bride and groom took communion together and honored their families by lighting a unity candle.
Mary Elizabeth Johns of Columbus, sister of the bride was matron of honor. Carrie Thompson of Adairsville, sister of the groom, Lacey Wright Stegall of Rome, and Meredith Johnson of Cartersville were bridesmaids. Meriel Chupp of Guntersville, Ala., cousin of the bride, was a junior bridesmaid. The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns of pewter chiffon in the style of their choice. Complementing their dresses were ivory pashmina wraps, gifts from the bride.
Bridesmaids carried bouquets of red amaryllis and red hypericum berries wrapped with cranberry ribbon.
Harper Hughes of Atlanta was the flower girl. She wore a tea length dress of cranberry silk taffeta adorned with red plaid roses made by the bride’s mother. She carried a white wicker family heirloom basket filled with evergreen and pinecones.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore an ivory gown of luxe taffeta featuring a deep V-neckline. An ivory Duchess satin beaded belt encircled the empire waist of the full, floor length A-line skirt. She wore a birdcage veil accented with an ivory feather fascinator with pearls and rhinestones. A charm bracelet with an “A” charm, a gift from the groom, rhinestone vintage-inspired earrings borrowed from the bride’s aunt, and blue suede peep-toe pumps accented her ensemble. The bride carried a bouquet of white ranunculus, white garden roses, gray berries, red hypericum berries, and dusty miller wrapped in pewter ribbon.
The mother of the bride wore a teal and black wool boucle suit with a three-quarter sleeve jacket and pencil skirt. The mother of the groom wore a champagne, ankle length dress with a chiffon overlay skirt and accented with sequined lace bolero jacket. They carried tussie mussies of amaryllis and red hypericum berries.
Grandmothers wore white rose and gray berry corsages.
The father of the groom was the best man. Groomsmen were Corey Thompson of Adairsville, brother-in-law of the groom, Jeremy Plymel of Rome and Timothy Stover of Rome.
Beckett Hughes of Atlanta was the ring bearer. He carried the rings on a gray pillow crocheted by the bride’s mother.
Katie and Noah Thompson of Adairsville, niece and nephew of the groom, were bell ringers.
Will and Wyatt Costlow of Cedartown, cousins of the bride were program attendants.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Ford Dining Hall.
Refreshments included the bride’s three-tier confection made by Layne Whitehead-Lee, cousin of the bride. The bottom tier was red velvet cake filled with white chocolate buttercream, the middle tier was spice cake filled with almond buttercream, and the top tier was white chocolate cake filled
with raspberry. The entire cake was frosted in cream cheese frosting and featured handmade flowers and a cranberry fondant ribbon. The groom’s confection was a display of his favorite books and a Boston Red Sox coffee mug. The cake was dark chocolate filled with almond buttercream and iced with chocolate ganache.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Harvest Moon Cafe in downtown Rome.
Other pre-nuptial parties included a kitchen shower hosted by Becky Addis and Carrie Thompson; a miscellaneous shower hosted by the ladies of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church; a miscellaneous shower hosted by Julie Milliman and Fran Williams; a couples prayer shower hosted by David and Shirley Chupp; and a lingerie shower at Teafuse in Atlanta hosted by Mary Elizabeth Johns, Lacey Wright Stegall and Meredith Johnson.
One week before the wedding, April Smith, Pam Agan and Lori Turner hosted a bridal luncheon in Catherine Cottage at Berry College.
The couple honeymooned on a Southern Caribbean cruise to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix. They now reside in Decatur.