Katie Elizabeth Franklin of Metter and Brent Jason Rogers of Statesboro were united in marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Metter Primitive Baptist Church. Elder John Shelton Mikell of Statesboro performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Angie Franklin of Metter. The groom's parents are Glen and Glenda Rogers of Statesboro.
The exchange of vows was witnessed by the families of the bride and groom before a background of greenery. Ferns were placed on the sides of the altar areas. Floral arches covered each of the side entrances and the stained glass cross over the church baptistery, which was flanked by tiered ficus trees. Nuptial music was provided by Sherrie Bowen of Metter.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a formal two-toned A-line gown with an ivory bodice and champagne skirt cinched at the waist. The strapless scalloped bodice, satin skirt and chapel train were edged with reembroidered lace appliques accented with seed pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of calla lilies, wax flowers and greenery.
Macie Franklin of Metter served as her sister's maid of honor. Her fitted satin plum street-length dress was accented with a bow on one shoulder. She carried an arm bouquet of calla lilies.
The groom, Brent Rogers, and his brother, Kyle Rogers, who served as best man, were outfitted in black tuxedos.
A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents on South Kennedy Street.
Guests gathered throughout the home, where an array of hors d'oeuvres was served. The table held silver vases filled with white roses and greenery.
The bride's three-tiered cake was iced in shades of ivory and champagne. The layers were designed in a Chantilly lace pattern. The top layer held an arrangement of calla lilies, wax flowers and greenery.
The groom's stacked rectangular cake was iced in chocolate, topped with strawberries, grapes and a fondant camouflage ribbon.
The couple will make their home in Statesboro.