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NeSmith-Bray

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Posted: July 7, 2007 3:01 p.m.
Updated: July 22, 2007 5:00 a.m.
    Jennifer Alane NeSmith and Travis Daniel Bray were united in marriage on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro. The Rev. Donald Wheless officiated at the double ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Joanne H. NeSmith and Kenneth L. NeSmith. The groom is the son of Ranee A. Bray and the late Herman Daniel Bray.
    The guests were greeted by Erika Bigwood and Alyssa Belcher. Music was provided by Sheila McKee, Donnie Collins and Elaine Brinson.
    The church was decorated with sets of candelabras accented with greenery and with a variety of green plants. A large floral arrangement of spring flowers was in the center. The pews were decorated with large white bows and greenery. A large memorial arrangement of spring flowers was in the vestibule.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore an ivory, silky satin Casablanca gown embellished with silver threads and accent beads. The gown, refined and elegant, had a  strapless, sweetheart neckline with descending elaborate beadwork, which also complimented the waistline. Boxed pleats at the front, sides and back gave fullness to the skirt. Hand-embroidered flowers and vines were beaded throughout, descending to a semi-cathedral train. To complete the bridal ensemble, the bride wore a fully-gathered double-layered ivory fingertip-length veil edged with hand-sewn, alternating, round ivory pearls and silver bugle beads. She carried a bouquet of white roses.
    Karen Casey of Monroe and Stacie Jacobs of Statesboro served as matrons of honor. Kim Olliff of Statesboro served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Erin Adams of Statesboro, Lisa Jenkins of Orlando and Shelly Bradley of Pembroke.
    The attendants wore stunning mint-colored matte satin, full-length princess A-line strapless gowns with hand-beaded designs around the entire waists of the dresses. They carried bouquets of spring flowers.
    Madeline Adams and Adison Marsh, both of Statesboro, were the flower girls. They wore ivory dresses made of satin and organza with wide satin buttercup-colored sashes at the waists. Scattered throughout the fully gathered skirts were buttercup rosebuds. The fronts of these dresses featured pick-ups for a gathered appearance, creating a draped look for the backs of the dresses. They carried white baskets filled with silk flower petals.
    Jody Wiggins of Claxton served as best man. Groomsmen were Sam Robinson of Statesboro, John Bradley of Pembroke, Andrew Jenkins of Orlando, Jason NeSmith of Statesboro and Eric Bray of Savannah. Evan Casey of Monroe and Daniel Jenkins of Orlando were the ring bearers.
    Immediately following the ceremony, the bride’s parents entertained guests with a reception in the social hall of the church.
    The newlyweds honeymooned in Charleston, S.C., and will reside in Statesboro.
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