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Drs. Brian and Courtney Kurz

    Dr. Courtney Lynn Rowand and Dr. Brian Nicholas Kurz were united in marriage on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at six o'clock in the evening. The Rev. Michael Holt of Statesboro performed the ceremony at The Renaissance Resort at The World Golf Village, Saint Augustine, Florida.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alan Rowand of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Groover Tyson and the late John W. Donaldson of Statesboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman James Rowand of Portal.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Paul Kurz of Fairhope, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mr. Paul Nickolas Kurz and the late Pallie Kurz of Murray, Kentucky, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Kane of Wickliffe, Kentucky.
    Music was provided by violinist Judy Steinmeyer, violist Cindy Brennecke and guitarist Richard Stratton. Stephanie Kurz, sister of the groom, read the poem, "How Do I Love Thee?", by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Julia Riggs, cousin of the bride, read from I Corinthians.
    Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless diamond white A-line gown. The gown featured a soft sweetheart neckline in front and a more dramatic sweetheart on the back outlining the delicate silk organza ruchings. Detailed embroidery and bead work adorned the bodice and hem. Swarovski crystal buttons lined the entire length of the chapel train.
    Alexis Taylor, friend of the bride, styled Courtney's hair, which featured hairpins of Swarovski crystals and pearls hand-made for her by Karen Lambert of Statesboro. She wore earrings of Swarovski crystals designed by a Roswell, Ga., artist to match the beading on her gown.
    The bride's hand-tied bouquet consisted of a mixture of white casa blanca lilies, white freesia and white David Austin English garden roses. Attached to her bouquet was her maternal grandmother's brooch worn on her wedding day.
    Michelle Strickland of Cumming, Georgia, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Melonie Taylor of Augusta, Ga., Brittany Acree of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Tia Williams of Clarksville, Tennessee.
    The attendants were dressed in black knee-length strapless satin gowns featuring an empire waist. They carried bouquets of white dendrobium orchids, white hydrangeas and white spray roses.
    Matthew Barber of Atlanta served as best man. Groomsmen were Robby Eskridge of Savannah, Paul Kurz of Fairhope, Ala., brother of the groom; and Matthew Strickland of Cumming, Ga., brother-in-law of the bride.
    Immediately after the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing, in The Grand Ballroom of The Renaissance Resort.
    On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party at The White Room in historic downtown Saint Augustine.
    Brian and Courtney enjoyed a wedding trip to Saint George Island, Florida, and now reside in Saint Augustine.

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