Rev. Bill Landers, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, performed the double-ring ceremony. The vows were written by the couple.
The bride is the daughter of James Sullins of Aragon and Sharon Sullins of Silver Creek and the granddaughter of Hazel Sullins of Lindale, Glenda and Lyle Hedrick of Trussville, Ala., and the late Starling Sullins.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sidney Graves Sr. of Cumming and the grandson of Harold Parker of Smyrna, Tenn.
The bride was given in marriage by her family and escorted by her father. She wore an ivory, strapless satin bodice organza ball gown, with beaded embroidery and chapel
train. She wore a fingertip length, two-tier veil with beaded metallic edging and floral motif accents. Her jewelry included her great-grandmother’s pearls, which are over 100 years old, and diamond earrings and bracelet given to her by the groom’s mother. The bride carried a bouquet consisting of yellow finess roses, ivory mondiala roses, ivory ranunculus, accented with white wax flowers, yellow and white freesia supported by galax leaves and wrapped with ivory satin ribbon adorned with ivory pearls.
Secured to the bouquet by the ivory pearl pins was the bride’s grandmother’s handkerchief, which her great-grandmother made from her grandmother’s baby dress to be carried in her wedding 65 years ago.
She also carried a handkerchief given to her by her mother.
Kimberly Sullins, sister of the bride, of Loganville was the maid of honor. She wore a strapless chiffon floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline in buttercup.
William Graves Sr., father of the groom, was the best man. He wore a black tuxedo with a buttercup vest and tie and an ivory rose boutonniere. Justin Tanner of Adairsville and Joseph Cook of Loganville were ushers.
Steven Woodell of Rome performed pre-service music on the piano. He performed “Be Thou My Vision” during the seating of the grandparents and parents, “Canon in D” during the entrance of the bridal party, “Trumpet Fanfare” as the bridal march, and Mozart’s “F Major Sonata” as the recessional. Morgan Shealey of Marietta played an acoustic interpretation of “Falling Slowly.” Lindsay Pyle of Rome read an excerpt titled “Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle Of Its Love.” A celtic handfasting was performed before announcing the couple.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at The Great Room at Seven Hills. The wedding cake was four tiered with alternating yellow and chocolate cake with strawberry filling and buttercream frosting. The top tier of the cake was monogrammed and pearl designs covered each tier.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and family at Provino’s Italian Restaurant in Rome. Other prenuptual activities included two wedding showers given by family of the bride and her friend Jennifer Cox of Colorado Springs, Colo.
After the honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Rome.