The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Tucker of Rome, the granddaughter of Mary Tucker, Frances Tucker, both of Rome, and the late Zack Tucker and Samuel Boatner. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Stephenson of Commerce.
Brad Groce of Calhoun performed the double ring ceremony under antique white arches on the back lawn of Rosabelle Manor. A rustic chandelier and ivory sheers adorned the arches, along with Boston ferns. The aisle was lined with green and white hydrangea in mason jars.
A program of wedding music included traditional hymns as the mothers and grandmother of the bride and groom were being seated. Selections included
All the Heavens,” “This Kind of Love,” performed by Corey Shores and “I Won’t Give Up On You” performed by Corey Tucker, brother of the bride, and Becky Dudish, sister of the groom.
Julie Wolfrum was matron of honor. Bridesmaids included: Jessica Tucker, sister-in-law of the bride, Bett Wiley, and Beverly Mansfield and Becky Dudish, sisters of the groom. The bridesmaids all wore black cocktail dresses of their choosing and carried bouquets of white and green hydrangea.
David Stephenson, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Nash Austin, Chad Scoggins, Cory Tucker, brother of the bride, Bo Abney and Matt and Adam Stephenson, cousins of the groom. The groom and groomsmen all wore grey suits with ivory shirts, black vests and black ties.
Flower girls were Emma Julia Mansfield and Finley Dudish, nieces of the groom. Ring bearers were Hudson and Walker Dudish, nephews of the groom.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a mermaid style gown of ivory lace. The back featured an open keyhole design fitted and slightly flowing into a chapel length train. A rhinestone and pearl beaded sash accented the natural waistline. She wore a cathedral length veil and carried a burlap wrapped, hand-tied bouquet of white roses and hydrangea.
Following the ceremony, a dessert reception was held for those in attendance with refreshments including the three-tiered, round wedding cake: a pound cake with buttercream fondant icing featuring a ruffled designed top tier with white and green hydrangea and a pink-velvet middle tier tied with
burlap and raffia ribbon. The groom’s cake was a golf-themed, round chocolate cake with white buttercream icing.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a dinner for the wedding party at Velo Vineyard in downtown Calhoun.
Pre-nuptial parties included a miscellaneous shower hosted by the bride’s family, a miscellaneous shower hosted
by the groom’s family, a miscellaneous shower hosted by Kim Lamb, Lynn Davis, Stacy Hoblitzell, Sandy Ross, Kendra Arnold, and Rhoda Washington, and a bedding shower hosted by co-workers of the bride from Model Middle School.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple now resides in Calhoun.