Melissa Estelle Porter became the bride of James Eldridge Beecham, Jr. on June 30, 2012, at Beachview Club, Jekyll Island, with the Rev. Rob Grotheer officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry K. Porter of Hahira. The groom’s parents are Mrs. Mollie Beecham and the late Mr. James Eldridge Beecham, Sr. of Dallas, Ga.
Matron of honor was Mrs. Allison Maynard Harris of Woodstock. Bridesmaid was Ms. Mandy Dixon of Smyrna, and junior bridesmaid was Miss Aubrie Porter of Valdosta, niece of the bride. The bride’s nieces, Miss Lindsey Porter and Miss Bethany Porter of Jacksonville, Fla., served as flower girls.
Best man was Mr. Dennis Phelps of Woodstock, and groomsman was Mr. Randy Gravett of Douglasville.
The newlyweds are residing in Marietta, where the bride is employed by the Cobb County School District as a Speech-Language Pathologist. The groom is employed by the State of Georgia.