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W Allen-Summers
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Summers

    Ashley and Matt Summers renewed their marriage vows in a sacred ceremony overlooking the lake at the Belle House on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The Reverend Don Scarborough, grandfather of the bride; and the Rev. Ricky Allen, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Ricky (Susan) Allen of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Don Scarborough of Newington and Mr. Alvin Allen of Macon.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chad Summers of Warner Robins and the grandson of Mrs. Nancy Popkin of Warner Robins and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Summers of Elko, Georgia.
    Music was directed by Sheila McKee and included Dr. Jonathan Aceto and Sarah Catherine McKee (violinists), Cindy von Waldner (flute) and Michelle NeSmith, Lisa Ponder and Nancy Smith (vocalists.)
    Guests were greeted by Freddie and Lucy Brinson, Clevie and Tammy Goodman and Stewart and Julie Moody.
    The guest book was attended by Adeana Brinson and guests were presented a program fan by Braxton Brinson.
    The vows were exchanged under a beautiful ivy covered arch overlooking the lake.
    Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory high-low hemmed strapless gown of faille, which featured an elegant draped sweetheart bodice with a fabric flower at the waist. Her fingertip veil featured a scalloped edge trimmed with crystals.
    The bride carried a bouquet of yellow tulips and white roses. Ribbons tied around the bouquet held the wedding band of the bride's late paternal grandmother and she wore the wedding set of her maternal great-grandmother. The bride's earrings were made for the occasion by her aunt, Diana Allen.
    April Prosser served as her sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Sarah Summers of Warner Robins, sister of the groom; Michelle Hawkins of Augusta, Raina Chance, Millie Lee, Alaina Lewis Peay and Sarah Tucker, all of Statesboro, friends of the bride.
    Bridesmaids wore short, royal blue satin dresses and carried bouquets of yellow roses.
    Honorary bridesmaids included Jenna Campbell, Jessica Collins Hutcheson, Liza Pierce, Aubrey Brammar Southall and Laura Beblowski Tyler.
    Honorary bridesmaids wore black dresses of their choice and carried a single yellow rose.
    Serving as flower girls were Charlotte and Claire Pagliarullo of Statesboro. The flower girls wore white tea-length dresses and halos of baby's breath and carried baskets of yellow rose petals.
    Chad Summers served as his son's best man. Groomsmen included Blake Bloser, Ben Morrow, Adam Scott and Jordan Singletary, all of Warner Robins; and Brendon DelToro and Scott Price, both of Springfield, Virginia.
    Young family members and friends of the bride and groom showered the bride and groom with bubbles as they recessed from the ceremony. Participants in this special time included Reed and Truett Scarborough and Caroline, Jake and Josh Holman, cousins of the bride; Rylee Lamb and Emily and Will Summers, cousins of the groom; and Mary Banks, Griffin Garvin and Maggie Ponder, friends of the bride and groom.
    The bride's parents entertained guests with a reception immediately following the ceremony at the Belle House. Displayed in the entry foyer were wedding pictures of the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom and the Bible, which was carried by the bride's mother in her wedding. Candles burned in memory of grandparents of the bride and groom and in honor of  Alvin Allen. Tables featured tall vases with blue hydrangea and calla Lillie.
    Serving at the reception were the bride's aunts, Diana Allen of Rome and Susan Allen of Sandersville; the groom's aunts, Paige Busbee, Kristy Lamb and Cheryl Summers; and cousins of the groom, Avery Lamb, Jordan and Richie Popkin, Ashlynn and Hannah Reaves and Mary Summers.
    The couple left the reception for their honeymoon showered by the firelight of sparklers and well wishes from their guests to make their getaway in a sporty yellow Miata provided by Wayne Hart, cousin of the bride.
    The couple is making their home in Watkinsville, Georgia.

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