Miss Meredith Kay Clark and Mr. William Blake Bloser were united in marriage on the 25th day of October 2014 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Tryphena’s Garden in Fort Valley, Georgia. Elder Randy M. Waters, pastor of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, officiated over the double-ring ceremony.
Music was provided by Macon harpist Calista Anne Koch.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis George Clark of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindberg Mallard and Mrs. Roy Pierce Clark Sr. and the late Mr. Roy Pierce Clark Sr., all of Statesboro.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Bloser of Warner Robins. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Davis of Glennville and Mr. and Mrs. Barrie Lee Bloser of Portal.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Her bridal gown featured a sweetheart neckline with pleats across the bodice. A full ballgown skirt with tulle overlay and lace appliqués cascaded down the cathedral train. Delicate lace adorned the sleeves and gracefully carried up around the high neck with classic satin buttons down the back of the gown. The bride wore a simple headpiece of pearls and lace. She carried a bouquet of white roses and white calla lilies. Attached to the bouquet was a sterling silver heart-shaped locket, a gift from the bride's parents, engraved with the couple's wedding date and the wedding dates and pictures of the parents of the couple's parents.
The bride chose her childhood friend, Betsy Kate Woodrum of Macon, as maid of honor. Her bridesmaids were Jenna Leigh Bloser of Warner Robins, sister of the groom; Ivie Marie Davis of Cumming, college friend of the bride; Alyssa Leigh Huffingham of Statesboro, childhood friend of the bride; and Chloe Elizabeth Radford of Macon, childhood friend of the bride. The bridesmaids wore identical full-length, bateau-neck, matte ocean-blue satin dresses with a bow at the shoulder. They carried bouquets of miniature white and mango calla lilies.
William Lee Bloser of Warner Robins served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Davis Bloser of Atlanta, brother of the groom; Dennis Mitchell Clark of Statesboro, brother of the bride; Bowen Thomas Love of Atlanta, friend of the groom; and Charles Matthew Summers of Athens, friend of the groom. Jordan Ben Mallard of Anderson, South Carolina, cousin of the bride, and Hunter Lee Anderson of Statesboro, cousin of the groom, served as ushers.
Abbigail Brooke Clark, niece of the bride, served as flower girl. Her satin dress was adorned with beaded lace and her headpiece of pearls and lace matched that of the bride's. Harrison Mitchell Clark, nephew of the bride, served as the ring bearer and announced the bride’s arrival in his “Here comes the Bride” wagon pulled by his dad, Dennis Mitchell Clark.
After the wedding ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a dinner and reception in the Garden Hall at Tryphena’s. Music was provided by Calista Anne Koch and Rusty Pearson of Entourage Entertainment of Perry.
Following the reception, the couple left for a wedding trip to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. William Blake Bloser now reside in Bulloch County, where the groom works as a CPA with Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield and Deal and the bride works as a registered nurse with Gentiva Healthcare.
A miscellaneous bridal coffee honoring Meredith Clark was held in the fellowship hall of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church on September 13, 2014. Hostesses were Missy Bennett, Cecile Boulineau, Jill Brannen, Kim Brannen, Sherry Conner, Billie Jane Deal, Kay Deal, Rose Mary Gee, Nadine Harville, Carolyn Hotchkiss, Kathy Rushing, Gina Spivey, Gail Tyson and Devra Walker.
A miscellaneous shower honoring the bride-to-be was held at the Statesboro home of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Huffingham on September 13, 2014. Mother-and-daughter hostesses were Helen and Alyssa Huffingham, Pam and Chloe Radford of Cartersville and Kathy and Betsy Woodrum of Millen.
A bridal shower honoring Meredith was held at the home of Kima Pool in Kathleen, Georgia, on September 28, 2014. Hostesses were Kelli Bagley, Carol Beatty, Paula Copeland, Connie Custer, Sandra DeFoor, Tonya Fowler, Belinda Hudson, Helen Hughes, Kima Pool, Karen Primm, Stacy Summers, Brenda Taylor, Robin Wade, LaNell Waller and Yesmin Wilson.
A bridesmaids’ luncheon was hosted by Sherry Mallard Conner, Connie Clark Sack and Linda Clark Yon, aunts of the bride, at R.J.’s Steaks and Seafood in Statesboro on October 13, 2014. The bride took this opportunity to honor her bridal attendants.
Family and friends gathered to honor the bride and groom for a rehearsal dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Bloser at the Carriage Inn Restaurant in Perry, Georgia, on the Friday evening before the wedding. The tables were adorned with floral arrangements and monogrammed napkin ties made by Bloser family friends, Kima Pool and Stacy Summers. A slide show, weaving together the story of the bride and groom from baby photos to engagement pictures, was presented by the groom’s family for all to enjoy and reminisce.
The CPA firm of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield and Deal hosted a luncheon for the couple at R.J.’s Steaks and Seafood in Statesboro on October 17, 2014.
On the day of the wedding, Tonya Fowler and Carol Beatty, Bloser family friends, served lunch at Tryphena’s Garden to the bridal party and guests.