The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wallace Walker Jr. of Cartersville.
Reverend Bill Pardue of Rome performed the double-ring ceremony. Dr. Paul Musser, grandfather of the bride, gave a prayer of blessing. Pews along the center aisle were marked with clusters of hydrangea and cascading foliage. Brass candelabra, adorned with fresh foliage, framed the wedding party at the altar.
A program of wedding music was provided by organist and pianist Steven Woodell of Rome, guitarist Bryant Kintner of Jackson, Miss., and vocalist Laura Kintner of Jackson, Miss. Selections included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D,” Trumpet Tune,” and “Toccata from Symphony V” and “In Christ Alone.”
The maid of honor was Margaret Ann Hosea, sister of the bride, of Rome. Bridesmaids were Jessica Murray of Gunnersville, Ala., Brittni Dulaney, Molly Waters, Emily McDaniel, all of Rome, Morgan Sanders of Mobile, Ala., Anna Claire Collier of Daphne, Ala., Courtney Raybon of Athens and Abbey Williams, junior bridesmaid, of Rome. The bridesmaids wore formal strapless gowns of champagne chiffon. The junior bridesmaid’s gown was similar to the bridesmaids, but with wide straps across the shoulders and ruching detail along the bodice. They carried bouquets of pink Katarina and Majolica roses with hydrangea, tied with champagne satin ribbon.
Flower girls were Lizzy Pardue and Aly and Caroline Warner, all of Rome. They wore sleeveless gowns with ivory silk taffeta bodices with full tulle skirts. The gowns were accented with satin covered buttons down the back and champagne sashes tied into a bow. They wore pearl bracelets personalized with initials, gifts from the bride. They carried satin baskets filled with white rose petals.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a formal gown of off-white lace over satin. The v-neckline and sleeveless bodice were finished with scalloped edging. A wide satin sash at the waist, tied into a bow at the back, and a chapel length train completed the look. The bride also wore a sheer fingertip-length veil, trimmed in lace to match the gown. She carried a bouquet of Vendella and Eskimo roses with hydrangea, tied with ivory satin ribbon. The ribbon had been carried by her grandmother in the bride’s mother’s wedding, and served as the bride’s “something old.” The bride wore a diamond necklace, made from her mother’s engagement diamond, a gift from the groom, as her “something new.” She borrowed a pair of pearl earrings set in diamonds from her mother, Lynn. “Something blue,” a small piece of blue lace given to the bride by a bridesmaid, was pinned beneath the gown. A lucky pence for the bride’s
shoe was given to her by Karin Warner of Rome.
Brother of the groom, Chadwin Hayes Walker of Cartersville, was the best man. Spencer Dismuke, Bennett Brock, Bert Collier, all of Rome, Will Raybon of Athens, Drew Newquist of Jackson, Miss., and Marshall Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., were the groomsmen. Honorary groomsmen included John “Snoopy” Davidson, William Gilbert, and Tre Langston, all of Rome. The ring bearers were Sam Pardue and Jack Warner, both of Rome.
The mother of the bride wore a two-piece ensemble in champagne. Her formal length skirt was topped by a three-quarter sleeve blouse of champagne beaded satin. The mother of the groom wore a formal sleeveless gown of brown chiffon with a handkerchief hem skirt and a matching chiffon jacket. The mothers were presented with bouquets of Vendella roses and eucalyptus berries.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Ford Dining Hall on the campus. Refreshments included favorite desserts of the bride and broom and their immediate family.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Etowah Dining Room at Coosa Country Club. The groom’s cake, a three tier chocolate and vanilla cake, was presented at the dinner. It featured a tiger print and the Auburn University logo along the sides, and as topped by a replica of the tree from Toomer’s Corner in Auburn, Ala.
Other pre-nuptial parties included an engagement party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Brock, hosted by the Brocks, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ogletree, Janice Dismuke, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Collier, and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Raybon; a monogram shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bruce and hosted by Elizabeth Bruce, Emily McDaniel, Jessica Murray, Megg Hosea, Ashley Evans, and Taylor York; a brunch hosted by the brides aunts Rita Lusk, Gayle Taylor and Sandy Chambers at Grand Oaks in Cartersville; a surprise gift card shower hosted by Betty Carver, Naomi Williams and Abbey Williams; a shower was hosted at the home Mr. and Mrs. Todd Gordon and given by Cheryl Gordon and Rea Guthrie; and a dessert shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Pendley in Cartersville, and hosted by Melody Pendley, Chris Tripp, Pam Greene, Karen Carp, Tonia McCombs, Cathy Smith, Sharon Mauldon, Susie Woodward, Nancy Pohl, Lisa Bandy and Vicki Barnes. A bachelorette weekend was hosted by the bride’s sister at Barnsley Gardens Resort. A bachelor trip to Atlanta, was hosted by the groomsmen. On the morning of the wedding, a bridesmaid breakfast was hosted by Naomi Williams, Betty Carver, Peggy Musser, Norma Mead, Dena Hosea, and Abbey Williams at the Berry Alumni Center. Holly Kozera provided lunch for the bridesmaids the day of wedding at Emily Cottage. A breakfast for the groomsmen was hosted by the parents of the groom at Coosa Country Club. Dr. and Mrs. Brock provided lunch for the groomsmen.
After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple now resides in Jackson, Miss.