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Mr. & Mrs. Jason Douglas Wamba
      Shelly Maline Hendrix and Jason Douglas Wamba were united in marriage on the evening of September 20, 2008. The wedding took place at Meldrim Woods Plantation, where the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiated.
       The bride is the daughter of Brenda Hendrix and the late Bernard Tommie Hendrix of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Waters Hendrix and the late Ermon Hendrix and the late Loree Rountree Hendrix and the late Bernard Hendrix of Statesboro.
       The groom is the son of Anne Wamba of Gatesville, Texas. He is the grandson of Mondo and Cora Wamba of Staten Island, N.Y., and Betty Shultz and the late Doug Shultz of Gatesville, Texas.
       Given in marriage by her mother and family, Shelly was escorted by her brother-in-law, Jason Deal. She wore a strapless sheath dress of silk satin with a trumpet skirt that flowed into a chapel train. The gown was adorned with Chantilly lace, seed pearls, Swarovski crystals and sequins. She wore a cathedral-length veil embellished with Swarovski crystals, seed pearls and sequins. The bride carried a bouquet of brown-eyed Susans, blue hydrangea and dainty Texas blue bells.
       The bridesmaids were Amy Hendrix Deal and Lindsey Hendrix Sconyers, both sisters of the bride; and Consuela Brown, cousin of the bride. Flower girls were Roseanna Holloway, Chloe Dart and Hanna Hendrix, who are also cousins of the bride.
       The ladies wore black taffeta princess style ballerina-length gowns. They also wore traditional black and white cameos tied with black satin ribbon. Their exposed black cowboy boots completed a classic old-fashion western-style wedding.
       Erin Holloway, Tierstin Dart and Bailey Hendrix, who are also cousins of the bride, served as greeters.
       The groom wore black tails, cross tie, Wranglers, western belt with buckle, black hat and cowboy boots to complete the Texas-style wedding.
       The best man was Walt Wilkerson of Cisco, Texas. Groomsmen were Ted Sconyers, brother-in-law; and Jeff Mumby, friend. The ring bearer was Hunter Wamba, son of the groom. Caleb Deal and Chandler Deal, nephews of the bride, served as junior groomsmen. Ushers included Forest Dart and Lee Holloway. The groomsmen and ring bearers followed the groom's lead in the traditional western attire.
       During the ceremony, Tiffany Hendrix Hill was the soloist.
       The wedding took place at Meldrim Woods Plantation in a century-old mule barn restored by Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Edenfield. The barn was adorned with lanterns, wagon wheels and benches for the guests. The aisle was lined with white daisy mums in wooden baskets. The wedding party entered through the barn and circled around the guests to enter under an archway adorned with vine of yellow Jasmine.
       Following the ceremony, the bride's mother hosted an old-fashion barbecue and dance at the same location.
       The couple honeymooned in the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area and now resides in Statesboro.

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