Lovelady and Poucher exchange vows
Miss Whitney Geneva Lovelady and Mr. Zachary Edward Poucher exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony on July 18, at seven o’clock in the evening at Lincolnton United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, Georgia. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Dave Hinson.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Roger Clayton Lovelady of Augusta, Georgia and Ms. Nancy Leverett Lovelady of Lincolnton, Georgia. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Geneva Leverett of Lincolnton, the late Mr. George C. Leverett, Jr. of Lincolnton, the late Mrs. Evelyn Lovelady, and Mr. Rex Lovelady of Glen Rose, Texas.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Poucher of Douglas, Georgia. He is the grandson of Mrs. Ruby Sides of Lake City, Florida and the late Mr. George L. Sides, Mrs. Betty Poucher and the late Mr. George E. Poucher, both of Live Oak, Florida.
The doors of the church were adorned with wreaths of baby’s breath. Hanging from the wreaths were swags of dupioni silk monogrammed with the couple’s initial. The guest book featured memorable photographs of the couple throughout their engagement. Mrs. Susan Hawkins and Ms. Marilyn Davis, aunts of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Tanner greeted guests at the church.
Inside the church the pews were draped with bouquets of baby’s breath and greenery. At the alter were three candelabras decorated with green and white hydrangeas. Wreaths of baby’s breath hung on the church walls and candles surrounded by greenery lit the windows.
Pianist, Peyson L. Moss, played “Someone to Watch Over Me” as the grandmothers and mothers were seated in the church. “Canon in D” by Pachelbel was played as the wedding party entered the church. After the chiming of the hour the bride was escorted by her father to the “Bridal Chorus” played by Moss and accompanied by trumpeter, Dr. Richard Fallin. Following the exchange of vows “Edelweiss” by Richard Rodgers was played while the unity candle was lit. The recessional was “Hornpipe” by Handel and the “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn.
Whitney was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a couture white gown designed by Rivini with a mermaid silhouette and a sweetheart neck line. The dress was made of French silk and Belgium lace. She wore a quarter length veil of tulle and Belgium lace that matched the lace on her dress. She carried a bouquet of soft green and white hydrangeas.
Serving as maids of honor were Miss Elizabeth Jennings Hawkins of Atlanta, Georgia and Miss Kathryn Jane Leverett of Lincolnton, Georgia. Both are cousins of the bride. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Christian Ruth Brogdon of Valdosta, Georgia, sister of the groom, Mrs. April Pearson Towler of Athens, Georgia, Miss Virginia Marie Wilson of Thomson, Georgia, and Miss Cristin Michelle May of Greenwood, South Carolina, friends of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore dresses by Watters and Watters. The top bodice was strapless white lace. Tied around each of the girls waist was a yellow sash made from dupioni silk. The floor length skirts were also made from yellow dupioni silk. The girls carried smaller bouquets of green and white hydrangeas identical to the bride’s bouquet.
Zach’s childhood friend, Mr. Matthew Bryce Clayton, of Douglas, Georgia, served as best man. Groomsmen included the brother of the groom, Mr. Thomas George Poucher of Douglas, Georgia, Mr. Roger Clayton Lovelady, Jr. of Lincolnton, Georgia, brother of the bride. Groomsmen included Mr. Sean David Prouty of Augusta Georgia, Mr. Benjamin Joseph Brush of Augusta, Georgia, and Mr. David Ryan Williams of Graniteville, South Carolina, friends of the groom.
Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed dinner and dancing at Savannah Lakes Resort. Mrs. Susan L. Hawkins and Ms. Marilyn L. Davis, greeted guests as they entered the reception foyer where a four tiered wedding cake and portrait were displayed. The cake was canary yellow decorated with green and white hydrangeas coordinating with the wedding theme. Miss Callie Mcguire Bibb, friend of the bride, attended the guest book. As guests descended the stairs, they were invited into the dinner and dancing area by Cile and Doug Tanner, friends of the bride. Arrangements of fruit, candles, white hydrangeas and greenery decorated the dining area. Mrs. Beth Reed and Ms. Dovey Reed catered the reception .Music was provided by the Tony Howard Show band. The wedding and reception were under the direction of Mr. Murray Remsen, a close friend of the family.
Following the reception, the wedding party and friends of the couple were entertained on a houseboat provided by friends of the bride’s family. The wedding couple spent the first night of their honeymoon on the boat before departing for the Sandals Resort in Jamaica. Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Poucher now reside in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Friends and family of the bride and groom honored the couple with the following:
The couple was honored by an engagement party held at Deerfield Plantation in Thomson, Georgia, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lunceford on January 31, 2009.
The party was given by friends of the bride, Mr. Jeff May and his daughter Cristin May, both of Greenwood, South Carolina. The outside patio and sidewalks were lit with lanterns and candle filled mason jars. Guests were entertained with shag music played by the DuoTones, also of Greenwood, South Carolina. After dinner A “House Divided, Georgia-Florida” cake was served and enjoyed by all.
The couple enjoyed a “Stock the Bar” shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Towler in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, April 25. The shower was also hosted by Mr. Roger Clayton Lovelady of Lincolnton, Georgia. Guests enjoyed petite bar-b-cue sandwiches and sweet tea
A miscellaneous bridal shower was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Leverett, III on May 9, 2009. Hosts were Mrs. Wendy Leverett, Mrs. Cile Tanner, Mrs. Katie Pinckard, Miss Katy Leverett, and Miss Callie Bibb. A variety of finger foods were served with punch and sweet tea.
The bride enjoyed a kitchen shower given by Mrs. Sheila J. Hancock of Martinez, Georgia and the Business Education teachers of Columbia County on May 13, 2009. The guest enjoyed tea and cake.
The bride was honored with a miscellaneous shower given by Mrs. Brandy Parker of Grovetown, Georgia and the teachers at Greenbrier High School on May 27, 2009. Punch, cake, and other finger foods were served while guests enjoyed fun wedding shower games.
A Bridal Shower was given on Sunday June 14, 2009 at the Lincolnton United Methodist Church. Hostesses included Mrs. Beth Dawkins, Mrs. Lyndy Byrd, Mrs. Janice Aaron, Mrs. Claire Watson, Mrs. Ann Goldman, Mrs. Kay Heard, Mrs. Pat Crain, and Mrs. Elizabeth Estes. Tables were decorated with white table cloths and bright yellow flowers. Guests enjoyed home-made cheese straws and strawberry shortcake, along with lemon squares and sweet tea.
While on an annual mother-daughter beach trip to Edisto Island, South Carolina a shower was given by Mrs. Cindy Harbeson of Grayson, Georgia, and Mrs. Judy Crocker, of Snellville, Georgia, The shower was held Friday, June 19 at Whaley’s Restaurant and Filling Station a favorite of all the girlfriends. In the company of ten close girlfriends, Whitney was presented with many gifts and advice. The evening culminated with everyone being treated to dinner at Whaleys.
After leaving Edisto, the bride traveled to Douglas, Georgia. The couple was being honored by Mr. and Mrs. Buddy James of Douglas with a tool shower at their blueberry farm in Millwood, Georgia. The guests enjoyed pizza and homemade blueberry pie. After gifts were opened everyone was given the opportunity to pick blueberries.
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins hosted a bachelorette party the weekend of July 4th at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The weekend party was attended by the bride-to-be, bridesmaids, and friends of the bride. A variety of functions were enjoyed, including a lingerie shower.
Mrs. Susan Hawkins and Ms. Marilyn Davis joined Mr. and Mrs. Randy Smith at their home in Lincolnton as hosts of the bridesmaids’ luncheon on July 17. The bride presented gifts of appreciation and mementos of the occasion to the bridesmaids, grandmothers and mothers of the bride and groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Poucher, parents of the groom, hosted the rehearsal dinner at Savannah Lakes Resort. The rehearsal dinner was held over looking the lake. After toasts to the couple were made the groom took the opportunity to thank all and present his groomsmen with gifts of appreciation. Following the dinner many relatives and friends joined the festivities for music and dancing provided by the Duo Tones of Greenwood, South Carolina. 1 28p