The bride is the daughter of Ray and Debra Woods of Rome. The groom is the son of the late Homer Elkins and the late Mary Nell Stamps of Plainville.
The bride is the granddaughter of Tivis Hale and the late Patricia Hale of Rockmart. She is also the granddaughter of Bill and Suzy Mahon of Arizona. The groom is the grandson of the late Ola Mae Carter and late Clyde Reynolds.
The couple performed a unity sand ceremony. while pouring the sand, Al Rowland of Rome played “Wonderful Tonight.” Rowland also performed all the wedding music.
The bride was escorted by her father, Simon Ray Woods Sr., and given in marriage by her parents Ray and Debra Woods. She wore a lacy satin dress designed in pearls, with a long train. She also wore a silver tiara decorated with pearls and a veil with pearls to match. Her jewelry included a pearl necklace and earrings given to her by Rita Hall. She carried a bouquet of Calla Lillies handmade by her cousin Misty Mahon.
Kristy Garrett, sister of the bride, of Cedartown, was the Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Lyric Tankersley of Rockmart, Casey Elkins Allen of Calhoun, Tammy Dotson of Woodstock, Michelle Wallace of Rome, Cayla Sheets of Cleveland, Ohio, Misty Mahon of Cave Spring, Jennifer Culberson of Rome, and Kelly Shirey of Cedartown. The bridesmaids wore horizon blue, carrying white lilies and a calla lily in the middle wrapped with a horizon blue ribbon to match the dresses, also designed with a few pearls all made by Misty Mahon.
Ashyln Grace Garrett, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a solid white dress matching the bride’s, as well as a pearl necklace and earrings. She carried a basket designed with pearls filled with horizone blue rose petals.
Nolan Dotson, brother-in-law of the groom, was the best man. The groomsman were T.J. Choat and Johnathan Adams of Rockmart, both sons of the bride, Jason Garrett and Jimmy Lewis, both of Cedartown, Larry Mahon of Cave Spring, Josh Dotson and Billy Dodd, both of Woodstock.
The father of the bride, along with the best man and the groom, all wore black tuxedos with horizon blue ties and vests to match the bridesmaids. The groomsmen wore white tuxedos with horizon blue ties and vests.
The ring bear was Gauge Wallace, nephew of the bride. Sign-holders were Matthew Garrett of Cedartown and Alley Dotson of Woodstock. Before leaving the wedding, the bride and groom released six doves as a symbol of their love and in memory of loved ones who could not be present — Patricia Hale, Donna Sheets and Wayne and Mary Stamps.
The reception was held at the Gilbreath Center in Lindale. The bride’s four-tiered cake was a buttercream icing, trimmed in blue with the letter E for the newlywed’s new last name. The groom’s cake was a woman in a tuxedo with chocolate.
After the honeymoon, the couple will reside in Rockmart.