Fiandra, Lovejoy

Fiandra, Lovejoy

ALEXANDER, Ala. — Michelle Ann Fiandra and James Sanders Lovejoy were united in marriage at 5
p.m., on June 23, 2012, at the Lodge at Burk Cove on Lake Martin near Alexander City,
Ala. Officiating was David Cooper, of Atlanta, Ga.
The bride is the daughter of Janice Fiandra of Coatesville, Pa., and Peter Fiandra of Fortescue, N.J. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bucannan Slocumb of Doerun, and Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders Lovejoy of Birmingham, Ala.
After a fireworks display from the dock, the bride and bridesmaids arrived by boat, which was decorated with large white tulle bows. The boat was captained by Walter Coley, cousin of the groom. The bride and bridesmaids were escorted by the groomsmen up the three levels of steps leading from the dock to the pergola overlooking the lake. The pergola was decorated with ornate wrought iron pedestals filled with Boston ferns and baby’s breath. The central, all white, arrangement of monte casino, Queen Anne’s lace, baby’s breath and curly willow was in a matching urn. The guests were seated on three levels of decks overlooking the pergola. Each deck had a central arrangement of English ivy and yellow gerbera daisies. The flowers for the wedding and reception were arranged by Grace’s Florist of Alexander City, Ala., and by Martha Smith, cousin of the groom. She was assisted by Nancy Coley and Sharon Murphy. Smith directed the wedding and evening’s events.
The music for the wedding and reception was by The Atlanta Technicians.
The bride, given in marriage by her mother, wore a pearl white gown of silk dupioni, handcrafted by her mother. The American-style halter bodice, that knotted the back, had a gathered cummerbund waist and a flared floor-length skirt. The bride wore a bracelet given by her grandmother, Elizabeth Frisco, and a bracelet given her by the groom that had belonged to his grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Chappell. The bride wore a white peony in her hair. She carried a clutch bouquet of white peonies, white roses, white freesias and yellow yarrow, wrapped in white satin ribbon embellished with her childhood gold cross.
The couple was attended by their dog, Bear. Anne Marie Gincley of Philadelphia, Pa., cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Jennifer Motsney of Philadelphia, Pa., was matron of honor. The honor attendants carried bouquets of white and yellow skyline roses, white peonies and white Oriental lilies.
The bridesmaids were Mary Kate Phillips of West Chester, Pa.; Melissa Shaw of Conshohocken, Pa.; Jennifer Losquardo of Jefferson, Ga., sister of the bride; and Shelia Casey of Philadelphia, Pa. They carried bouquets of yellow and white skyline roses. The bride’s attendants wore sunshine yellow sundresses of silk shantung that featured a gathered cummerbund waist and a flared, knee-length skirt.
The best man was the groom’s brother, Thomas Chappell Lovejoy of Atlanta, Ga. The groomsmen were Aaron Peets of Suwanee, Ga., Robert Curylo of Atlanta, Ga., Sean Clancy of Columbia, Ill., Eric Korotkin of Atlanta, Ga., and Ryan Graciano of Chesterfield, Mo.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s mother hosted a cocktail hour on the decks of The Lodge and a dinner and dance in the great room of The Lodge. The decks were decorated with arrangements of yellow daisies and asparagus fern in the center of each table and a large arrangement of yellow and roses in the bar area.
The guest tables for the dinner were covered in white floor-length cloths with yellow organdy and satin overlays. Each table was centered with three trumpet crystal vases filled with yellow and white gerbera daisies and asparagus fern. The food tables were covered in floor-length white cloths and centered with a large arrangement of yellow and white roses, peonies and white Oriental lilies. White Wings Catering of Wetumpka, Ala., provided the dinner.
The bride’s all-white cake, baked by Cakes by Frankie of Wetumpka, Ala., was placed on a silver cake plateau and was three-tiered with buttercream frosting. The round bottom and top layers were decorated with elaborate swags and the square middle had small white pearl dots and the couple’s initial. The cake was topped with a Willow Tree bride and groom. The cake was sliced and served by Tillie Parks and Emmett Crowe of Alexander City, Ala.
Ellie Dean, cousin of the groom, kept the bride’s book and Gracy Dean, cousin of the groom, handed out fans.
The entrance to the dance area was decorated with a raised wrought-iron container filled with wild, seven bark hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s lace, and yellow and white daisies. The fireplace was topped with magnolia leaves, blue hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s lace and yellow daisies. Arrangements of yellow and white roses, Boston ferns and yellow and white daisies decorated the room.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bucannan Slocumb, hosted a lake-themed seated dinner at The Lodge at Burk Cove.
After a honeymoon to New Orleans, the couple resides in Thomasville, Ga.