The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Youngblood of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Patti Tolbert and Wilene Youngblood, both of Rome, the late Marshall Tolbert, and the late R. P. Youngblood.
The groom is the son of Earl Mason of Martinsville, Ind., and Susan Ailes-Napue, also of Martinsville, Ind. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Mason and the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ailes.
Reverend Scott Lambert performed the double ring ceremony. The front of the worship center was decorated with screens and arrangements of votive candles, Kimberly Queen ferns, and ficus trees. The unity moment was delivered over a toffee, linen and silk draped table, where the couple and reverend poured colored sands. Black candlesticks with glass globes and white tapers lined the bridal aisle. A glass-encased candle and a cross were placed at the entrance of the worship center in memory of the couple’s grandparents and the groom’s friend, Anthony Keister.
A presentation, of photographs of the bride and groom, was shown before the ceremony.
Joseph Cho, violin; Tracie Odum, viola; and Erin Cassel, cello; all from Atlanta, were the instrumentalists. Special selections included “Somewhere in Time,” “Ave Maria,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Bridal March,” “You Lift Me Up” and “Wedding Recessional.”
The matron-of-honor was Ellen Disney Youngblood of Atlanta, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Bridgett Hann, Heather Sisson, and Amanda Neighbors, all of Rome, and Heather Smith of Canton. Each attendant wore a floor-length gown of eggplant chiffon with a vertically ruched, asymmetric bodice. A matching floral detail topped the shoulder. The bodice met a ruched waistband with a flowing a-line skirt. They wore pearl earrings and bracelets, gifts from the bride. They each carried a small round bouquet of quick sand roses, deep purple carnations, tree fern, and variegated pittosporum. The stems were covered with ivory satin sleeves, enhanced with deep purple ribbon, and accented with pearls.
The flower girl was Emma Hann. She wore a floor-length ivory satin dress and carried a white basket of flower petals.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a formal a-line gown of cafe satin. The strapless gown’s neckline was embellished with crystals and sequins. The bodice and waistline were ruched and accented with appliqués of crystals and sequins. The back of her dress was corset-cinched to the waist. Satin-covered buttons started at the waist and extended to the chapel train. She wore a rhinestone hair brooch and an elbow-length veil. Her jewelry was pearl drop-earrings and a pearl-pendant necklace. She carried a round bouquet of quicksand Roses, deep purple
carnations, tree fern, and variegated pittosporum. The stems were wrapped and sleeved with a piece of her maternal grandmother’s wedding dress and accented with pearls. A gold cross pendant, belonging to her great-grandmother and worn by her great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and aunt, and carried by her sister-in-law on their wedding days, was pinned to the sleeve.
Ben Pressel of Colorado Springs, Colo., was the best man. The groomsmen were Adrian Woodrum of Trafalgar, Ind., Jared Shand of Indianapolis, Ind., Andy Wathen of Franklin, Ind., and Rob Youngblood of Atlanta, brother of the bride. The honorary groomsman was Andrew Lausten of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The mother of the bride wore a floor-length gown of black chiffon and lace. The mother of the groom wore a knee-length, forest green dress. The mothers and grandmothers wore corsages of white sweetheart roses, tree fern, and purple statice.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Governor’s House in Kingston. The bride’s cake was a round, four- tiered collection of red velvet, strawberry, and white layers covered with butter cream frosting. The cake was decorated with butter cream beading and the couple’s initials. A vertical arrangement of quicksand Roses, deep purple carnations, and tree fern topped the cake and flowed down the tiers. The brother of the bride designed the cake.
The groom’s passion for deep-sea fishing led the bride to surprise him with a German chocolate cake shaped and decorated as a Mahi Mahi fish.
An outdoor rehearsal dinner was enjoyed the evening before the wedding. The candlelight dinner and festivities were hosted by the bride’s aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Roquemore, at the Roquemore home.
The couple resides in Rome.