The bride is the daughter of Van and Jeannene Powell of Cedartown. She is granddaughter of Lanell Alexander, Barbara Alexander and Frances Powell, all from Cedartown, the late J.W. Alexander and the late Charles Powell.
The groom is the son of Timothy and Paula Blevins of Armuchee. He is the grandson of Randy and Judy Hawkins of Rome and the late Homer & Mary Blevins.
The Reverend Billy Swift of Rockmart performed the outdoor ceremony under a cedar tree arbor flanked by weeping willow trees with the lake as the backdrop. The arbor was accented by rope wreaths adorned with turquoise, yellow and white gerber daises tied with brown and turquoise bows. The family pews were marked with rope wreaths tied with blue bandanas.
A program of music was provided by Sonny and Beth Alexander, Leslie and Alex Powell, Dustin Rainey and Jason Ward. Selections included “Stand by Me,” “Look at Me,” “I Cross My Heart,” “My Little Girl” and “Dancing in God’s Country.”
Leslie Powell, sister-in-law of the bride, of Cedartown, was the matron of honor. Molly Smith, cousin of the bride, of Cedartown, was the maid of honor. Hannah Serritt, sister of the groom, of Armuchee, Amanda Blevins, sister-in-law of the groom, of Columbus, Ohio and Lacie Roberson of Resaca were the bridesmaids. They all wore knee-length chocolate brown baby-doll style dresses accented at the waist with a turquoise and brown striped ribbon and cowboy boots. They carried cream votive candles placed inside fluted glass containers tied with blue and brown ribbon.
The flower girls were Briley Malone of Cedartown, Emme Grace Elrod of Rockmart, and Bailey Hawkins of Dallas, cousin of the groom. They wore chocolate brown pillowcase dresses accented with turquoise and brown striped ribbon at the shoulder and embroidered with their initials. They carried signs announcing the bride’s arrival. Nicole Patterson and Tonya Shook, both of Rockmart, greeted guest and distributed program fans.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a candlelight floor-length satin gown with sheer halter straps which twisted in the center back of the dress and tied above the waist. A mixture of sequin and rhinestones accented the empire waist. In addition to the bridal gown the bride chose and ensemble of rhinestone horseshoe necklace, earrings and bracelet. She carried a hand tied bouquet of yellow and cream roses and gerber daisies accented by a peacock feather.
Aaron Blevins, brother of the groom, of Columbus, Ohio and Alex Powell, brother of the bride, of Cedartown, were the best men. Dustin Rainey of Rockmart, Chris Serritt, brother-in-law of the groom, of Armuchee, and Cody Peeler of Resaca, were the groomsmen. Cody Powell, brother of the bride from Cedartown was the usher. They wore turquoise western shirts, cinch jeans and cowboy boots.
The ring bearers were Major Ward, cousin of the bride, ofCedartown and Devin Graham, nephew of the bride, of Silver Creek. They wore jeans and light blue plaid western shirts and were pulled down the aisle in a little red wagon. The groom wore a beige western shirt, cinch jeans and cowboy
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the open barn pavilion on the Spring Lake property. The bride’s cake was a four tier wagon wheel stand holding white and marble butter-cream frosted cupcakes. The groom’s cake was a pair of cowboy boots made from chocolate layers with chocolate icing. The bride and groom shared a miniature two-tiered red velvet wedding cake.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents osted a rehearsal cookout for the wedding party and families at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. Other pre-nuptial parties included a wedding shower given by Beth Alexander, Hannah Ward, Lanell Alexander and Leslie Powell at the Holiday Inn Express in Cedartown; a wedding shower given by Judy Hawkins and Paula Blevins at Floyd Springs Baptist Church in Armuchee; a wedding shower given by Debbie Hicks and Nicole Reese at the Reese home in Armuchee; a men’s shower for the groom given by Tim Blevins and Chris Serritt at Schroeder’s Restaurant in Armuchee; a lingerie shower given by Hannah Serritt and Paula Blevins at the Blevins home in Armuchee; a bridesmaid’s brunch hosted by Paula Blevins at The Tumlin House Bed & Breakfast in Cave Spring.
After a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple will reside in Cedartown.