Holly Gaye Rush and Fred DeLoach III were united in marriage on April 21, 2012, in an outdoor evening ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lastinger at the Scruggs’ Riverland. The Reverend Christopher Robins of Atlanta officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Wolters of Atlanta and Del Rush of Oxford, Michigan. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeLoach Jr. of Valdosta.
The “Friends of the Bride” were the groom’s sister, Beth DeLoach Meeks of Valdosta, Susan Parsons and Delaine Griffin, both of Atlanta. The best man was the groom’s father, Fred DeLoach Jr. Groomsmen were Greg Steele of Atlanta and Tomas Hernandez of Houston. Ushers were the groom’s brother-in law, Kenny Meeks of Valdosta, and Paul Williams and Bill Leffler, both of Atlanta.
The ceremony took place on the shore of Scruggs Lake. The guests were welcomed by music from a bagpiper followed by a trio of strings. The bride arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Immediately following the ceremony, Greg Steele sabered champagne to start the reception. Guests enjoyed a dinner followed by dancing to a band. The wedding cake was four-tiered white chocolate chip and lemon cream with flowers, and the groom’s cake was a red velvet Bassett hound cake resembling the groom’s dog. Flowers were Sahara Roses with Antique Hydrangeas on three-foot tall silver candelabras.
The wedding celebration started in February with a announcement party with a Mardi Gras theme at the home of Dick Schweitzer of Atlanta. The bride had two showers. The bachelorette weekend was at the Highlands, North Carolina, home of Delaine Griffin. The bachelor weekend was in Atlanta and started with dinner at The Chops Club. A barbecue was given by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Leffler on Atlanta in April.
The week of the wedding began with a dinner party hosted by the groom’s parents at the Valdosta Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Meeks hosted a barbecue at the DeLoach’s Turtlecreek Plantation with wagon rides. The bridesmaid luncheon was given by Mrs. Anne Perry, Mrs. Ximena Holcomb, Mrs. Jean DeLoach and Mrs. Kay Smith at Covington’s private dining room. The groom welcomed out-of-town guests with a fried chicken lunch and skeet shooting at Turtlecreek. The rehearsal party was at the Turner Art Center. A wedding day brunch was given by Mr. and Mrs. Archie Walden at their Lone Oak Plantation home in Hahira.
After honeymooning in the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Sandy Springs.