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Laura Tiffany Franklin David Charles Cooke - photo by Special
    Laura Tiffany Franklin of New York City, N.Y., formerly of Statesboro, and David Charles Cooke, also of New York City, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., were married on June 7, 2008, at 7 p.m.
    The bride’s parents are Ms. Emma Louise Keaton Franklin and Mr. Herbert Lehman Franklin Jr. of Statesboro. Her grandparents are Mrs. Peyton Howard Keaton Jr. and the late Mr. Keaton of Colquitt, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lehman Franklin Sr. of Statesboro. The bride’s maternal great-grandparents are the late Ms. Chloe Ollie Jones Cheshire and the late Dr. James Leslie Cheshire and the late Dr. and Mrs. Peyton Howard Keaton Sr. Her paternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Thomas McArthur and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Oscar Franklin.
    The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred William Cooke of Staten Island, N.Y. His grandparents are the late Ms. Clorinda Mardus McAteer and the late Mr. Charles Francis McAteer Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Phineas Cooke. The groom’s maternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Herbert Mardus and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Francis McAteer Sr. His paternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lazarski and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lionel Cooke.
    The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ricky Allen and Captain Herbert Lehman Franklin III, brother of the bride, at the Savannah Yacht Club in Savannah.
    The bride was given in marriage by her mother and father. She wore a long, strapless, white, Duchess satin, fitted gown featuring a low, sweetheart back, enhanced by a hand-beaded bodice and train. Her long veil was white, silk tulle.
    The matron of honor was Mrs. William Brady Harmon, formerly Julie Anne Franklin, sister of the bride. The bridesmaids were Katie Hopper Childre, Jodie Greco Morrill, Stephanie Ann Reynolds, Katherine Talutis Tooley and Anna Franklin Wickman. They wore long, Bluebelle blue, bobinette-over-lame’ strapless gowns with sweetheart necklines.
    The flower girls were Emmaline Harmon and Honey Harmon, nieces of the bride. Their tea-length dresses were sky blue, Swiss satin batiste, hand-embellished with white French hand-sewn lace and pin tucks, with Swiss beading.
    The honorary bridesmaids were Brandi Lanier Colson and Jeri Hughes Gardner.
    The best man was Daniel Alfred Cooke, brother of the groom. The groomsmen were Christopher Michael Abbruzzese, Mark Thomas Ahart, Jason Quillan Clauss and Sameer Alam Khan. The ushers were Joshua Alexander Clauss, Gene Forrest Dyar Jr., Stephen McArthur Franklin, William Brady Harmon, Bradley William Poch, John Keaton Sheffield and Ashton Lee Stanton.
    After a honeymoon trip to India and Italy, the couple will reside in New York City.
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