Lauren Tolbert Denmark and Michael Robert Hatten Jr. were united in marriage at 6 o'clock in the evening on July 25, 2015, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah with the Reverend James Cason officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Irene Mullins Denmark of Statesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Franklin Denmark of Swainsboro. Her maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Kermit R. Mullins of DeLand, Fla., and her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Clisby Denmark of Statesboro.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Robert Hatten Sr. of Statesboro. He is the maternal grandson of Mrs. Faye Hagin and the late Mr. James Edgar Hagin of Statesboro. His paternal grandparents are Mrs. Net Hatten and the late Mr. Jean Myron Hatten of Statesboro.
The double-ring ceremony was performed before the chancel area of the sanctuary. The program of wedding music was provided by Mrs. Suzanne Woodrum and Mr. Gregory Olliff provided the Scripture readings.
The bride wore an ivory sculpted Baroque lace, sleeveless sheath gown with an illusion neckline and plunging back and puddle train. On her head, the bride wore a cathedral-length one-tier custom-made veil by Mrs. Katherine Jones. The veil was made of soft white ivory bridal illusion silk tulle and was attached to an heirloom comb belonging to the bride's mother. Hand-sewn French Alencon lace created a center medallion with a symmetrical border around the edge of the veil. She carried an all-white bouquet made of David Austin garden roses and Phalaenopsis orchids.
Mrs. Ashley Hughes of Tavares, Florida, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jordan Grainger of Savannah, Alicia Humble of New Orleans, Louisiana; Mrs. Allison Parsons of Savannah, Mrs. Maria Powell of St. Simons, Mrs. Ellis McEntire of Atlanta, Audrey Smith of Orlando, Florida; Mrs. Lorraine Thompson of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Mrs. Meredith Toler of Charleston, South Carolina.
The attendants wore silk chiffon long gowns with an all-over floral print. They carried David Austin garden roses.
Charleigh Hughes of Tavares, Florida, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a jewel neckline lux chiffon dress with flutter sleeves, shirred bodice and attached rouched sash with bow detail at the back.
Mr. Michael Robert Hatten Sr. served as his son's best man. Groomsmen were Justin Clay of Atlanta, Will Herrington of Winter Park, Florida; Jeffrey Powell of St. Simons, Mitchell Hill of Statesboro, Maury Cobb of Birmingham, Alabama; Drew Weil of Birmingham, Alabama; Trapper Griffith of Savannah, Wes Conner of Atlanta and Patrick Norris of Atlanta. Payden Hughes of Tavares, Florida, nephew of the bride, served as a junior groomsman.
Kennedy Olliff and Whitfield Olliff, both of Statesboro, greeted the guests with a program as they arrived at the wedding ceremony.
The reception was held at The Chatham Club in Savannah. Guests were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Rick Smith of Statesboro.
In lieu of a traditional guestbook, the couple elected to use a map of Coastal Georgia waterways for guests to sign.
Music was provided by Crystal Clear Band.
After the bride and groom greeted their guests, the cake was cut with a silver heirloom knife, which belonged to the groom's maternal grandmother.
The couple departed the reception in a line of sparklers into a 1966 Cadillac El Dorado convertible.
They will make their home in Savannah.