VALDOSTA — Lee Beth Andrews became the bride of James Dain Smith Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Reverend David Rogers officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Doctors Stanley Cooper and Shirley Pearson Andrews of Valdosta. Her maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Pearson of Florence, Miss., and her paternal grandparents are Mr. Louis Cooper Andrews and the late Mrs. Grace Ivey Andrews of Long Beach, Miss. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilson of Nashville and Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Smith, Junior of Asheville, N.C. His maternal grandparents are Eloise Britt Little and the late James Loyd Little of Sycamore, and his paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Smith of Ashburn.
Music was provided by Jonathan Montgomery, pianist and vocalist; Tara Rountree Purvis, vocalist; and Justin Crenshaw, guitarist and vocalist.
Wedding programs were distributed by Morgan Elizabeth Yeager and Hanna Marie Yeager.
The altar was decorated with ferns and candelabras. The center aisle was marked with fern and pink roses tied with white ribbon on the church pews.
Matron of honor was Brittany Thomas Folsom of Bainbridge, and the maid of honor was Brittani Lynne Martin of Savannah. Bridesmaids were Delaney Mims Andrews, sister-in-law of the bride, of Augusta; Miranda Sitha Hines and Joanna Rae Jenkins of Valdosta; Tara Ashleigh Key of Destin, Fla.; Madison Khristine O’Neal of Valdosta; and Lila Brooke Yeager of Hahira. They wore strapless, floor-length, A-line dresses of bobinette over lame’ with a pleated sweetheart neckline and cummerbund waist in blossom pink by Vera Wang. They carried hand-tied bouquets of white and green hydrangeas and pink roses.
Flower girls were Ella Grace Butler and Emma Catherine Butler. They wore lovely white hand-smocked heirloom dresses embroidered with delicate bullion roses along the collar and two rows of satin ribbon at the hemline.
Best man was James Russell Smith, Junior, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Matthew Adam Andrews, brother of the bride, of Augusta; Michael Christopher Butler, Kyle Earl Creech and Michael Kyle Kellerman of Valdosta; Walt Kelly of Adel; Thomas Andrew Miller IV of Atlanta; and Jason David Peacock of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore an elegant strapless, modified A-line gown with floral embroidery by Vera Wang. It had an illusion tulle neckline and dramatic satin-faced organza sash. She wore a cathedral-length veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white peonies, pink roses, and green hydrangeas wrapped in a handkerchief bearing her new monogram in pink, a gift from her mother. For something old, the bride wore her late maternal grandmother’s wedding bands. The bride’s wedding gown was her something new. Her something borrowed was a pair of beautiful diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet graciously lent to her by Girardin Jewelers. For something blue, the bride’s initials were monogrammed in blue on the inside of her wedding gown. She also wore a sixpence in her shoe that belonged to her maternal grandfather.
The reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at The Ravine at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. Tables were covered in white linen cloths and had soft candlelit centerpieces. Guests were invited to sign a photo book of the couple’s engagement pictures. The main dining room was highlighted with an arrangement of pink and white peonies, white hydrangeas, curly willow, and Bells of Ireland in a tall vase. Guests enjoyed an evening of dancing and music.
The four-tiered wedding cake displaying the couple’s new monogram and topped with fresh flowers was displayed on a silver cake stand. The groom’s cake was a chocolate cake adorned with fresh strawberries.
On the previous evening, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
After a honeymoon in Antigua, the couple is living in Valdosta. The bride and groom are employed by Commercial Banking Company, where the bride is a credit analyst and the groom, a commercial lender.