The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Michael Harrison York Sr. Of Cedartown. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Browning of Cedartown and Mr. And Mrs. Glenn T. York Jr., also of Cedartown.
Kristen is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Pluma Bates of Cedartown.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Robin Forston of Cedartown and the son of David Forston, also of Cedartown. He is the grandson of Mr. And Mrs. Glenn Frazier of Cedartown and Mrs. Lura Lawler of Warner Robbins. He is the great-grandson of Francisco and Ann Duena of Cedartown and Mrs. Aileen Battles of Hokes Bluff, Ala.
The Reverend Wayne Benefield of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown and Harris York, brother of the bride and Director of Youth Services of the First Presbyterian Church of Rome performed the double ring ceremony.
The sanctuary had silver fixtures holding lit tapers placed in each window. A floral arrangement of bright pinks and greens were placed in the altar and tree candelabra framed the wedding party. An entry table holding a Bible for the bride and groom, given by the groom’s aunt, Joan Burkhalter, along with a tapered candle adorned the front entry. The front door displayed wreaths of boxwood with the couples’ initials tied with fuschia ribbons. Also, fuschia ribbons were tied along with greenery on the front entrance railings.
A program of wedding music was provided by singers Marvin Williams and Leighann Lundy, both of Cedartown. Selections included “Household of Faith,” and Holy Ground”. Other music included “Spring Praise” and “Bridal Chorus.”
The maid of honor was Merideth McLendon of Cedartown and the matron of honor was Leslie Baldwin, cousin of the bride also of Cedartown.
Bridesmaids were Jessica Jones Fisher of Kennesaw, Rebecca Roberts of Cedartown, Jessica Worthy of Cedartown and Lauren Dizon, cousin of the Bride also of Cedartown. The attendants wore short fuschia dresses made of satin and organza. They wore pearls and swarovski crystal necklaces along with earrings and bracelets to match which were gifts of the Bride. They carried hand-tied bouquets of pink katarina ravel roses with accents of ivory hypericum berries, yoko ono poms wrapped with fuschia satin and wore fuschia strapped heels.
The junior bridesmaids were Julieann Andrews and Emilee Grace Zuker, cousins of the bride of Cedartown. They wore the same short fuschia dress, pearl and swarovski crystal necklace and bracelet, the same bouquets as the bridesmaids and fuschia ballerina shoes.
Flower girls were Jonalynn Zuker, cousin of the bride of Cedartown and Hannah Jean Frazier, cousin of the groom of Huntsville, Ala. They wore floor-length ivory satin and tulle dresses and the same pearls and swarovski crystal necklaces along with the bracelet to match and ivory ballerina shoes. They carried ivory tea rose pomanders with ivory tea rose halos in their hair.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose an ivory strapless floor-length ballgown with a softly gathered full tulle skirt. The embroidered taffeta bodice was embellished with hand beaded pearls and sequins with 3-dimensional detailing. The gown had a sweetheart neckline with a chapel length train. The bride wore ivory maribell charm high heels with peep-toe and bow. She wore an ivory veil on back flowing to her waist. She complemented her look with matching pearl earrings, necklace and bracelet heirloom of her grandmother.
The groom was attired in a black tie tuxedo, black shoes, ivory shirt with a black bow tie. His boutonniere was an ivory rosebud. David Lee Forston, brother of the groom, of Arkansas, was the best man. Groomsmen were Trey Kelley of Cedartown, Drew Shaw of Cedartown, Josh Hulsey, cousin of the groom, of Cedartown and Andrew Glenn York, brother of the bride, of Cedartown. Ridge Andrews, cousin of the bride, of Cedartown and Will Fowler, cousin of the bride, of Kingsland, were ushers. Benjamin Frazier, cousin of the groom, of Huntsville, Ala., was the ring bearer.
The mother of the bride chose a floor length champagne gown with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice was accented by pearls and stones. Her short empire jacket complemented the pearl and stone bodice. She wore a pearl necklace, earrings and bracelet with champagne strapped heels to complete her outfit. The mother of the groom wore a lavender chiffon jacket with a black dropped tier necklace to compliment the neckline of the jacket. She wore matching pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet. She also wore Satin strapped black heels.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Forrest Place Ballroom in Rome. The bride’s cake was fresh strawberry layers along with fresh lemon curd layers. The couple’s initials were on the octagon layer of the cake. The groom’s cake was a chocolate world globe.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party at the Mellow Mushroom in Rome. Other prenuptial parties included a bridesmaid luncheon hosted by the bride’s family at the Women’s Building in Cedartown. A bridal shower was given by friends at the Meadows Lake Country Club in Cedartown in April. The Bride was also honored by close friends at the home of Meredith McLendon.