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Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wayne Snyder - photo by Special
    Angela Michelle Dobbins and Joseph Wayne Snyder were united in marriage on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. The Rev. Stephanie Smith of Columbus, Ga., performed the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony in the garden of the Robbins Nest.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Dobbins of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sands Iler of Shellman Bluff, Ga., and Mary Ann Dobbins of Anderson, S.C. A 2000 graduate of Statesboro High School in Statesboro and a 2004 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, the bride is now employed as a civil engineer at Wolverton & Associates in Duluth, Ga.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Snyder of Grayson, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Dee Matkowski of Carrollton, Ohio. He is the grandson of Hazel Snyder of Indianapolis, Ind. A 1995 graduate of Southside High School in Atlanta, an Army combat veteran and a 2004 graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University, the groom is now employed as a civil engineer at Cornerstone Engineering in McDonough, Ga.
    Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, Angela wore a strapless, white satin gown with rouching along the waistline and embroidered with pearls and crystals leading into the chapel-length train. Accented by a crystal tiara, the veil was encrusted with Swarovsky crystals throughout its length. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white mini calla lilies with Camellia foliage.
    The maid of honor was Felisha Herb of Statesboro. The bridesmaids were Lisa Sherrod of Statesboro, cousin of the bride; Kaitlin Hildebrand of Atlanta, Rachel Collins of Statesboro and Caimin Jiminez of Avondale Estates, Ga.
    The maid of honor wore a strapless, taffeta, bisque-colored top with a chocolate taffeta, floor-length skirt tied with a chocolate ribbon. The bridesmaids wore chocolate, taffeta strapless and halter tops and chocolate, taffeta floor-length skirts with bisque ribbons tied around their waists. They carried hand-tied fall garden bouquets of roses, Gerbera daisies, lilies and carnations.
    The flower girl was Trinity Jiminez of Avondale Estates, Ga. She wore a white satin empire waist dress with a bisque ribbon tied in the back and carried a mini version of the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
    Joseph chose his friend, Gerry Jiminez of Avondale Estates, as his best man. Groomsmen were David Hammond of Chicago, Ill., Michael Williams of Jasper, Ala., Salvador Vazquez of McDonough, Ga., and Jesse Rivers of Jacksonville, Fla.
    The ceremony was held in the garden of the Robbins Nest under a large magnolia tree in front of an arbor decorated with fall flowers and candles. Music preceding and throughout the ceremony was provided by Leslie Adair and Diane Fisher, harpist and oboist from Savannah. During the lighting of the unity candle, a solo was sung by Wade Stroud of Jackson, Ga., friend of the bride and groom. He was accompanied by Leslie Adair on the piano.
    A reception followed the ceremony on the grounds of the Robbins Nest.
    On the eve of the wedding, the couple was honored with a rehearsal dinner given by the groom’s parents at The Statesboro Inn.
    Following a honeymoon to Rome and Venice, Italy, and a Mediterranean cruise to Croatia, Turkey and Greece, the couple will make their home in Atlanta.
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