Miss Jennifer Ann Shields of Cumming, Ga., and Joshua Lee Cole also of Cumming were united in marriage June 13, 2009, at the Birmingham United Church in Alpharetta. The 4 o’clock ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Doctor Dave Benson, pastor of the church.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shields of Duluth, Ga. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Brown of Lake Weiss, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cole of Dalton.
The sanctuary of the church was decorated with large floral arrangements featuring an assortment of roses, freesia, tulips, stock and hypericum in a mixture of colors. The kneeling bench and the pew markers were adorned with white satin bows and stems of lisianthus. A unity candle enhanced the altar setting.
Ms. Beth Vassallo, pianist, provided a program of nuptial music throughout the ceremony. Miss Elizabeth Kirk of Dalton, cousin of the groom, gave a scripture reading from Corinthians 13. The traditional Irish Wedding Blessing was given by Tim Shields, brother of the bride.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father. She was attired in a strapless A-line gown with a corseted back designed by Maggie Sottero. Layers of shimmering organza cascaded toward the hem in three tiers. Delicate floral embroidery framed the gown with embellishments of Swarovski crystals, pearls and glass beads. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses, freesia, lisianthus, tulips, stock and hypericum.
Miss Lisa Perron of Atlanta, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ms. Linda Pierce of Suwanee, Ga., friend of the bride; Mrs. Donna Cole of Dalton, sister-in-law of the groom; and Miss Cali Cole, also of Dalton, sister of the groom. The bridal attendants wore afternoon length dresses of bridal satin in the shade of rose quartz. Each dress was designed to accent the personality of the attendant. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of flowers identical to that of the bride.
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Greg and Margie Bruner of Dalton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Marie Bruner to Michael Joseph Nickolai, both of St. Louis, MO. He is the son of Tom and Bebe Nickolai of St. Louis.
James and Nancy Ross of Tunnel Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Amy Ross to Jason Phillips both of Tunnel Hill. He is the son of Jennifer Phillips and Roger Young of Dalton.
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Williams of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Dawn Williams to Ronald Jacob Free, son of Rev. Gregg and Victoria Free, also of Rome.
Laura Darby Head of Dalton and Steve R. Thomas of Henderson, KY were united in marriage June 25, 2011 at Dalton First United Methodist Church.
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