Oliver, Krause

Oliver, Krause

MOULTRIE — Kathryn Cole Oliver and Marcus Alan Krause were united in marriage, at 5 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the home of the bride’s parents in Moultrie. The Rev. Wayne Alan Wood officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lowe Brown of Moultrie and the late Johnny Mack Oliver, and the groom is the son of Pauline Wantoch Krause and Wulf Karl Krause of Minneiska, Minn.
A large garden urn placed upon a pedestal holding an arrangement of white snapdragons, hybrid delphinium, ivory gladioli, white hydrangeas, white Fugi chrysanthemums, ivory David Austin garden roses and hybrid South American roses in shades of ivory was the focal point of the decorations for the ceremony. White garden mums were planted throughout the garden area. Fresh swags of roses, hydrangeas, and orchids were hung on the lamppost. The guest book tables were covered with ivory floor-length cloths with damask overlays. Arrangements of hydrangeas and roses in garden urns were placed on the tables. The garden gate was adorned with hydrangeas, roses, dendrobium orchids, springera and seeded eucalyptus with accents of silk organza ribbon. The chairs for the guests were marked with wild smilax, ivory and white garden roses with accents of orchids.
The Red Hills String Quartet and Ken Trimmings, trumpeter, all of Tallahassee, Fla., provided the music. Benjamin Bowen Oliver of Valdosta, Ga., brother of the bride, was the soloist. He was accompanied in a duet with Caroline Coday Upson also of Valdosta, Ga.
The bride, given in marriage by her step-father, wore an ivory satin and organza strapless gown with a wrap bodice. The A-line skirt featured side draping, ruffles and a chapel train. Her ivory tulle fingertip-length veil had a surged edge. She carried a French clutch fashioned of white and ivory David Austin garden roses and ivory Victorian floribunda roses. They were accented with clusters of lily of the valley and backed with seeded eucalyptus and maidenhair fern wrapped with ivory dupioni silk ribbon.
Kristina Lynn Vinson of Augusta, Ga., served as the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Andrea Nicole Boatwright and Sheila Hamner Coffeen, both of Athens, Ga.; Kelly Mullis Corey and Amy Edmundson Ford, both of Savannah, Ga.; Laurie Cole Healan, cousin of the bride, of Winder, Ga.; and Karla Marie Krause, sister of the groom, of Minneiska, Minn. They wore cocktail-length, one-shoulder, A-line dresses in black organdy. They were accented with a matching belt at the waist and a soft cascade ruffle down the side of the skirt. They carried a clutch of ivory David Austin roses, Sahara roses, miniature green hydrangeas, viburnum, California wax flowers, seeded eucalyptus, and lycapodium wrapped with ivory silk ribbon.
The best man was Wulf Karl Krause, father of the groom, of Minneiska, Minn., and the groomsmen were Stephen Foy Back of Madison, Ga.; Benjamin Bowen Oliver, brother of the bride, of Valdosta, Ga.; Ross Evan Sider and Christopher Ryan Watts, both of Chicago, Ill.; and Jeffrey Michael Smiggles of Berkley, Mich.
Ruby, the bride’s German short-haired pointer, was also in the wedding. She wore a collar of ivory garden roses, green dendrobium orchids and wax flowers.
A fete was held immediately following the ceremony at the Brown’s home. The string quartet played in the formal garden, where votive candles and lanterns were placed among the mum plantings. The wooded garden was lighted with chandeliers holding lit pillar candles. Lanterns and white mums were placed along its garden path. Tall bistro tables were placed throughout with arrangements of roses and votive candles. Wreaths of ivory garden roses, white hydrangeas, viburnum and green dendrobium orchids were hung in the party areas.
In the Brown’s home, the dining room table held a large arrangement of white French tulips, white fressia and garden foliage in an antique blue porcelain bowl. On the mantel, in the family room, were twin arrangements of bells of Ireland, garden roses, hydrangeas, orchids, lily grass, and curly willow in antique blue and white urns. Fresh arrangements of similar flowers were placed throughout the home. Guests were served drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the evening.
Following the fete, the bride’s parents hosted dinner and dancing at the Sunset Country Club. The doors of the club held a pair of wreaths of ivory garden roses, white hydrangeas, orchids, lily grass, viburnum, and seeded eucalyptus.
The wedding cake was placed on a round table covered with an ivory silk cloth in the center of the foyer of the club. The five-tiered, sour cream pound cake with lemon-cheese filling and buttercream icing was adorned with garden roses, stephanotis and lily of the valley. The groom’s red velvet cake with cream cheese icing was displayed on the sideboard in the foyer. It featured the couple’s monogram. Both were served with homemade strawberry ice cream.
The buffet tables were covered with ivory linen cloths overlaid with silk. A towering trumpet vase filled with bubbling ginger ale and an arrangement of bells of Ireland, white hydrangeas, ivory roses, and green dendrobium orchids, flanked with silver candelabras was placed in the center. The guest tables were covered in ivory floor-length damask cloths overlaid with champagne silk cloths. They featured similar arrangements with candles placed at the base and were surrounded by Chiavari chairs.
Following dinner and dancing, with music provided by The Heather Hayes Experience, the newlyweds took their honeymoon trip to the Caribbean and reside in Atlanta, Ga.