Beck, Veal

Beck, Veal

ELLENTON — Germaine Nicole Beck of Ellenton, and Robert Alan Veal of Pelham, were united in marriage at 5 p.m., on Nov. 21, 2009, at Ellenton Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Plymel officiating the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Diane Beck of Ellenton and the late John E. Beck and the groom is the son of Ross and Margaret NeSmith of Pelham.
Decorated by Lisa Strickland Edwards, cousin of the bride, the church was ornately adorned in autumn decor. As they entered the church, the first thing the guests saw were two lighted topiaries and wreaths accented with peacock feathers. The pews were decorated with orange, red and yellow sunflowers and tulle bows. The front of the sanctuary was adorned with ferns, lighted ficus trees, topiaries of autumn foliage and a grapevine intertwined arbor. The ceremony was performed by candlelight.
Music was provided by Pam Plymel. The groom’s song was “I Do” by Mark Wills and the bride’s song was “Because You Love Me” by Jo Dee Messina.
The bride, given in marriage by her mother, wore a satin , slim, A-line gown with a bateau neckline. The back of the gown was ornately embroidered with white satin and lace roses. Her veil was an antique two-tiered, finger-tip length knit tulle with embroidered flowers and an intricate pearl and lace appliquéd headpiece. The bride carried a bouquet of sunflowers, red roses, ivory and orange gerber daisies and glass beads hand-tied with white satin ribbon. She wore drop-pearl earrings and silver rhinestone accented sandals to finish the ensemble.
The maid of honor was Amanda Dawn Webb of Ellenton, a close friend of the bride, and Michelle Ann Spillman of Moultrie, another close friend of the bride, served as bridesmaid.
The attendants wore a two-piece gown in claret red, designed by Mori Lee. The bodice was a satin, strapless top which was side-draped and had rhinestone accents. The top “floated” over a simple floor-length A-line skirt. The ensemble was finished with silver and rhinestone accented heeled sandals. Each carried a bouquet of cream roses and a variety of mums hand-tied with raffia.
The best man was Bryan Veal of Valdosta, Ga., brother of the groom, and Jason West of Bainbridge, Ga., a close friend of the groom, served as groomsman.
The groom and groomsmen wore a classic, black tuxedo with notched lapels and a claret red, striped Windsor tie.
The reception, which was hosted by the bride and groom’s family, was held in the fellowship hall of Ellenton Baptist Church.
Also decorated by Lisa Strickland Edwards, the reception was intricately adorned in an autumn theme. The buffet was draped with white linen tablecloths and overlayed with black linen and chocolate satin. The barbecue meal was presented in clear glass bowls with bouquets of poppies, sunflowers and daisies along the buffet table. The round guest tables were draped with white linen and chocolate satin runners. Each table was lit with candles placed inside carriage lanterns.
Created by Edwards, the three-tier, square wedding cake was presented on a round, linen-draped table with autumn decor as a backdrop. The cake was decorated in white and ivory buttercream icing with intricate scrollwork on each tier. Between each layer and the top layer were displayed small sunflowers, deep orange poppies, sprigs of lavender, yellow and orange gerber daisies and autumn leaves.
The couple took their honeymoon in Tennessee and now reside in Colquitt County.