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McAbee, Fulaytar exchange vows
Gina Nell McAbee and Christopher Jason Fulaytar, both of Birmingham, were wed Sept. 18, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Hartselle with the Rev. Dewitt Crowe officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tony and Glyndia McAbee of Hartselle. The groom is the son of Donald and Anita Fulaytar of Millbrook.
The church was decorated by a silver angel wing candelabra with teardrop globes featuring white floating candles, as well as ferns atop white columns.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a formal gown of white duchess satin. The sleeveless gown was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and a molded bodice. A swirling pattern of embroidery, detailed with sequined opallettes, adorned the bodice and cascaded onto the soft princess skirt. A large motif of embellished embroidery enhanced the chapel train. Her veil of imported French tulle was held by a matching bridal tiara. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses accented by crimson roses.
Christina Moore of Hartselle was matron of honor.
Bridal attendants were Susanne McAbee of Atlanta, Ga., sister of the bride, Stephanie Mayfield, Emily Lewis and Sabrina Lewis, all of Hartselle. They wore wine matte satin A-line dresses with beading featuring an inverted pleat in the back. They carried hand-tied bouquets of various shades of pink and red mixed flowers.
David Dollar of Birmingham was best man.
Groomsmen were Tom Johnson, Ty Coffey, Jimmy Bowling and Michael Nipp, all of Birmingham.
Ushers were Tracy McAbee of Atlanta, Ga., brother of the bride, and Georgia and Shawn Sharp of Birmingham.
Music was provided by James Nicholson of Hartselle.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the fellowship hall.
The bride's table featured a three-tier cake with crimson and dark pink roses accented with baby's breath between each tier. The cake sat atop a gazebo replica containing a lit fountain surrounded with ivy and crimson roses.
The groom's table featured a two-tier chocolate cake with a basket-weave design. The top tier was heart-shaped and featured a monogram of the groom's last initial. Strawberries and chocolate tuxedo design accented the cake.
The bride's mother made both the bride's and groom's cakes.
Catherine Brown, Vickie Lewis and Renae Mayfield served as wedding/reception coordinators. Regina McAbee, Judy Simmons and Cher Payson assisted with the reception.
Lynn Hill attended the guest registry.
The couple honeymooned in Helen, Ga. They reside in Gardendale.
A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom's parents was held Sept. 17 at Steak 'N' Biscuit Restaurant in Hartselle.
The couple was honored with several pre-nuptial events, including:
Martin, Breeding exchange vows
Joyce Whitlow Martin and Theron Lamar Breeding were married Nov. 14, 2004, at Hartselle Church of Christ with Phillip Hines and Daniel Gaines officiating.
The church was decorated with ferns and fall colors were used throughout.
The groom was escorted by his children, Steve Breeding and Libby Breeding Thornton. They were followed by the grandchildren of the bride and groom.
The bride was given in marriage by her daughters, Donna Martin Glenn, Cindy Martin Reeder, and escorted by her sons, Mike Martin and Steve Martin.
Kelley Breeding, granddaughter of the groom, was flower girl.
Allison Martin, granddaughter of the bride, attended the bride's book.
Tyler Breeding and Daniel Martin, grandsons of the bride and groom, were candle lighters.
Wes Thornton, Adam Campbell, Ryan Campbell, Logan Campbell, Blair Reeder, Kenny Martin, Jason Martin, Daniel Martin, Drew Breeding and Tyler Breeding, all grandsons of the bride and groom, were ushers.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the fellowship hall. Assisting with the reception were granddaughters Ashley Campbell, Joy Thornton Williams, Amy Thornton Allen, Kim Martin Wynn, Kandye Martin, Selena Stringer, Kristi Stringer and Amanda Reeder.
The couple honeymooned in Venice and Orlando, Fla. They reside in Hartselle.