The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis Muller Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Cecil Lamar Sims of Rome, Mrs. Richard Lewis Muller of Rome, late Richard Lewis Muller and the late Cecil Lamar Sims.
The groom is the son of William Sims Stone of Blakely and the late Sally Short Mabbett of Atlanta. He is the grandson of Mrs. Lowrey Standifer Stone of Blakely, the late Judge Lowrey Standifer Stone and the late Judge and Mrs. Herbert Jack Short.
The Reverend Joel P. Snider of Rome performed the double-ring ceremony on the lawn at Barnsley Gardens. The aisles were decorated with wrought iron tulip cups with coral charm, pink Sarah Bernhardt and Felix Supreme peonies, coral ranunculus, red Rococo tulips and confederate jasmine.
A program of wedding music was provided by Take 5 String Quartet from Atlanta and included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D,” “Trumpet Voluntary” and “Wedding March.”
The bridal attendants wore alternating styles of knee-length chiffon dresses, in coral, baby pink and red. The attendants were Meghan Wilson Wages, Hollie Browning Hill, Renee Elizabeth Bouchon, Georgia Harris Wooller, Ryanne Frohoff Pennington (all of Atlanta), Maggie Coody Griffin of Gainesville , Meredith Jollay Roberts of St. Simons Island, , Jill Gillespie King of Albany, Katie Stone Bridges of Blakely, Tiffany Payne Horton of Rome, Kimberly Pace Campbell of Nashville, Tenn., and Glenn Sprayberry Hice of Newnan. The attendants carried bouquets of coral charm, pink Sarah Bernhardt and Felix Supreme peonies, red Rococo tulips, David Austin Juliet garden roses and coral ranunculus hand tied with black and white striped grosgrain ribbon.
The bride, given in marriage by her family and escorted by her father, wore a formal length ivory gown of alencon lace with a dupioni silk bodice and scalloped lace detailing at the hem. The dress featured lace cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. The back of the dress was enhanced with a keyhole cut-out and satin covered buttons flowing down the train into a trumpet silhouette. The bride wore a chapel length veil with scattered lace trim that matched the dress. Her accessories were drop pearl earrings from her mother and an aquamarine cocktail ring borrowed from one of her bridesmaids. The bride wore a garter made of lace from both her mother’s wedding dress and the wedding dress of the groom’s late mother. The bride’s new initials were monogrammed on the garter. The bride carried a bouquet of Shirley Temple and Duchess de Nemour peonies, French Maureen tulips, white freesia and ranunculus, hand tied with French satin ribbon.
The best man was William Sims Stone of Blakely, father of the groom. Groomsmen were James William Stone, John Lowrey Stone, John Raysor Mabbett IV, James Edward Butler (all of Atlanta), Thomas Andrew Stone of Athens, Joseph Grant Muller of Lexington, Ky., Jeffrey Clayton Morman of Marietta, Johnathan David Roberts of St. Simons Island, Wesley James Albert Poole of Nashville, Tenn., Ben Winn Lyons of Americus, John David Carson Jr. of Savannah, Russell Tanner Brown of Norcross and Kevin David Rea of Memphis, Tenn. Scripture readers were Samuel Winters Richwine III of Atlanta and Justin Lee Jones of Birmingham, Ala.
The mother of the bride wore a gown of midnight blue metallic silk. The dress featured a square sleeveless neckline with a cutout back. The bodice of the dress was ruched and included a sweep train at the hem. She carried a bouquet of Red Rococo tulips, David Austin Juliet garden roses and coral ranunculus. Grandmothers of the couple were presented with corsages made of David Austin Juliet garden roses.
Following the ceremony, a tented reception was held at the ruins. Refreshments included a 3-tiered square wedding cake of red velvet and strawberry cake layers decorated with pink and coral peonies, black and white anemones and textured buttercream frosting. The groom’s cake was a chocolate fudge cake adorned with a University of Georgia logo, strawberries and a replica of the groom’s dog, a black lab named Bubba, eating frosting off of the cake. The couple toasted with crystal champagne flutes and cut the cake with an antique cake knife used by the bride’s parents at their wedding.
The evening before the wedding, the father of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner and dancing for family and friends at The Scarborough Room at Barnsley Gardens.
Other pre-nuptial parties included a Christmas tea at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead hosted by Susan Melson and Michelle Melson; an engagement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fricks hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Carruth, Dr. and Mrs. Ben Pridemore, Dr. and Mrs. Raul Gonzalez, Mr. and Mrs. David Doss, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fricks, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ryan, Dr. and Mrs. Steve Sample, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wallis, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Edwards and Mack Karesh and Dr. Lavonne Fore; a luncheon and kitchen shower at Harvest Moon in Rome hosted by the office staff of Dr. Richard Muller; an engagement party at Kolomoki Plantation in Blakely hosted by Jim Butler and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Ray Stout; a miscellaneous shower at the home of Andrea Pagnotta in Smyrna hosted Andrea Pagnotta and Jane Mitchell; a bachelorette weekend in Atlanta hosted by the bridesmaids; a bachelor party in Las Vegas hosted by the groomsmen, and a cocktail party at the Atlanta home of Mr. Herbert Short, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Short, Mr. and Mrs. John Mabbett and Dr. and Mrs. Sam Richwine.
The day of the wedding, a bridesmaids brunch was hosted at The Sage Cottage Inn in Adairsville by Sherry Finnell, Shields Harris, Caroline Alford, Susan Hortman, Jane Gray Collier, Wendy Payne, Tiffany Horton, Cherry Snider and Laura Davis. A breakfast was held the next morning at Barnsley Gardens, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Clay Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Hut Hightower, Theresa Foster and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown.
After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Atlanta.