2009-11-19 / People

Belangia and Calloway exchange vows October 10

MRS. ADAM KYLE CALLOWAY MRS. ADAM KYLE CALLOWAY Faith Community Church was the scene of the marriage of Alyssa Marjorie Belangia of Lincolnton to Adam Kyle Calloway of Columbus on Saturday, October 10, at seven o'clock in the evening. Rev. Wayne Hicks of Gainesville, Ga., uncle of the bride, and Rev. Doug Shackelford of Ana Maria Island, Fla., friend of the bride, were the officiating ministers for the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Trevor Addison Belangia. She is the granddaughter of Bishop and Mrs. Cullen L. Hicks of Lincolnton, Ga., Ms. Myrtle P. Belangia, and the late Mr. Trevor R. Belangia, also of Lincolnton.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Doyle Calloway of Columbus, Ga.. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Ellis of Columbus, Ga., and also of the late Rev. and Mrs. T. B. Calloway, of Dothan, AL.

The bride entered the sanctuary on the arm of her father, and she was given in marriage by her parents. She wore an elegant gown of white bridal satin featuring a contoured bodice, halter neckline, and a dropped satin waist with an overlay of lace lavishly embellished with hand-sewn pearls and Swarovski crystals bordered by a full tulle skirt.

Two silver Swarovski crystal and pearl hair combs held her four-tiered twelve foot cathedral veil of white silk illusion tulle, which was dotted with hand-sewn swarovski crystals and a satin ribbon edge.

Alyssa carried an arm bouquet of full-stemmed white calla lilies and orchids tied with a white satin bow. She chose the gold bangle bracelet given to her at birth from her maternal grandmother, Margie Hicks, as her "something old," and delicately tied it to the cascading ribbon from her bouquet.

Ansley Belangia, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were sisters of the bride Andrea Belangia and Anna Lilly Belangia, friends of the bride Erin Cameron and Megan Starbuck, all of Lincolnton, Ga.; Kelly Huston, from Philadelphia, MS, and Amy Calloway, from Columbus, Ga., both sisters of the groom. Miss Taylor Delevie, of Columbus, Ga., cousin of the groom, served as junior bridesmaid.

The bridesmaids wore black chiffon gowns with a strapless bodice accentuated with a irridescent blue beaded empire waist and a high hem that draped gracefully from front to back with a small elegant train. Royal blue shoes complimented their wedding attire. A sterling silver strand of black and royal blue Swarovski crystals, matching earrings, and austrian crystal silver hair pins, all gifts from the bride completed their ensemble. They carried silk arm bouquets of a long stem royal blue dahlia, light blue snapdragons, and royal blue feathers tied with royal blue sheer organza ribbon.

Alyssa Huffman, cousin of the bride and Maura Easter, friend of the bride, both of Lincolnton served as flowergirls. Their gowns were designed in miniature form from the style of the brides. Their white satin gowns were sleeveless and adorned with hand-sewn Swarovski crystals and accented with a satin bow attached to a full tulle skirt garnished with hand sewn pearls. They carried white satin covered baskets with pearl handles and filled with white flower petals. They wore dainty pearl headbands, gifts from the bride.

Mr. Tim Calloway of Columbus Ga., father of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Paul Huston of Philadelphia, MS, brotherin law of the groom, John Belangia of Lula, Ga., Christopher Belangia of Lincolnton, Ga., both cousins of the bride, Drew Robinson of Columbus, Ga., Madison Easter and Tyler Howard, both of Lincolnton, Ga., friends of the groom. Charles Danner of Lincolnton, friend of the bride and groom, served as usher and acolyte for the occasion. Ashton Belangia of Lincolnton, brother of the bride, served junior groomsman. Noah McQueen of Vidalia, Ga., cousin of the bride served as ringbearer.

The groom wore a black tail coat with a white paisley vest and satin tie. His boutonniere was made of a single white calla lilly and greenery. All the attendants wore black tail coats with royal blue vests, ties, and boutonnieres of a single peacock feather, a rhododendron leaf, and greenery.

A program of wedding music was presented by Mr. Benton Belangia, Christopher Belangia, Anna Lilly Belangia, and Jeff and Sheri Easter, all of Lincolnton, Ga..

The foyer accommodated the signin table and a beautiful arrangement of calla lilies, white lilies, blue and white snapdragons, silver ting ting, and greenery placed in a sterling silver vase.

The center aisle glowed radiantly, lined with clear hurricane cylinders of tapered candles garnished with greenery and miniature mums while white chiffon bows flowed elegantly to the floor.

The candlelit ceremony was performed before an altar of lit votive candles scattered throughout live magnolia leaves and blooms. The stage was decorated with ferns sitting on pedestals overlain in white chiffon and two white ten foot columns topped with two beautiful petticoat ferns. The piano centered on the stage was adorned with candles of different heights and white chiffon. Rising from the mass of ferns were tall golden candelabras glowing with candles and garnished with greenery. The center candelabra was beautifully embellished with calla lilies, white and blue snapdragons, and greenery.

The bride's mother chose for her daughters wedding a floor length, two piece, black chiffon gown with a three quarter length sleeve jacket that was adorned with silver floral hand beading and white twinkling glitter. She carried a tussie-mussie of baby blue orchids and cascading ribbons and pearls.

The groom's mother wore a navy blue, two piece, floor length gown. The three quarter length sleeve jacket was garnished with black beading and tied with a satin bow. She also carried a tussie-mussie of baby blue orchids and cascading ribbons and pearls.

The ceremony was a joyous occasion with a time of affection and gratitude to God for bringing two lives together. After their vows and the exchanging of rings, they took communion together with both sets of parents presenting them their communion and corporately asking the Lord's blessings on their marriage. Afterward, Bishop Cullen Hicks of Lincolnton, grandfather of the bride, prayed a special prayer of blessing for the couple. Subsequently, the couple was pronounced husband and wife, and they enjoyed their first kiss as man and wife. The recessional, "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Sunshine Band played as they joyously exited the sanctuary.


Immediately following the ceremony, guests were invited to Faith Community Church's Fellowship Hall for the wedding reception. Tables decorated with tapered candles in clear hurricane cylinders adorned with a royal blue monogram surrounded by greenery and miniature mums welcomed the guests.

Inside the fellowship hall, white gossamer elegantly draped the ceiling. The cake table, decorated with a satin royal blue table cloth, white lace table skirts, and illuminated with sparkling icicle lights, stood beneath an eight foot white arbor, handcrafted by Hal Howard of Lincolnton as a gift to the couple. Vining greenery cascading from the top of the arbor down the columns provided a focal point for the reception. The cake, a three tier with buttercream icing featured a lavish scroll design on the first and third tiers and a delicate pearl design on the second tier, was a lovingly baked by Shirley Corley of Graniteville, SC, aunt of the bride, and decorated by Shanon Rentz of Lincolnton, friend of the bride. Calla lilies and royal blue primroses were delicately lain between each tier. A beautifully etched monogram adorned the glass cake topper which accentuated the top tier.

A luxurious waterfall of white chiffon covered the back wall of the fellowship hall with a beautiful lace overlay and sparkling icicle lights. The food table, punch table, fruit table, and groom's cake table were covered with satin royal blue table cloths, embellished with white lace skirts, and lit up the night with icicle lights. The groom's cake table sat in front of an ivy-covered white picket fence highlighted with ivy topiaries on either side.

After the celebration, Alyssa and Kyle ran hand in hand as their loved ones tossed bird see at them on way to their awaiting limo. The couple spent their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and currently reside in Lincolnton, Ga.

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