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W Marks-Vines
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Adam Vines

    Katie Grant Marks and Jonathan Adam Vines were united in marriage on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 6 o'clock in the evening. Dr. William H. Perry performed the ceremony at the Marks' family home in Statesboro.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy D. Marks of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Marks of Statesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Lawton E. Samples of Tifton.
    The groom is the son on Mr. and Mrs. A. Bruce Vines of Moultrie. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas Vines and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louie Jefferson Pate.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and was escorted to the alter by her father. She chose a formal ball gown made of ivory silk shantung with a sweetheart bodice. The gown had a ruched cummerbund accented with a vintage fresh-water pearl broach. The skirt was full and gathered with silk flowers at the back and a chapel train. In her hair, the bride wore an all-tulle shoulder-length veil. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses.
    The bridesmaids were Jana Altman Newland of Savannah, Ga., Louise Nelson Connell of Savannah, Lisa Luckett Blount of Statesboro, Nadine Guediri Funston of St. Mary's, Ga., Leah Wynn Brown of Raleigh, N.C., Elizabeth Anne Kitchens Harrison of Statesboro, Carolyn Twist Hostetler of Memphis, Tenn., and Jenny Waters Mayo of Savannah.
    The attendants were dressed in taupe knee-length strapless silk taffeta gowns. The dresses were highlighted by a dramatic twisted bow on the bodice. They carried bouquets of clustered ivory roses.
    Aubrey Bruce Vines of Moultrie served as best man. Groomsmen were Craig Vines of Moultrie, Ga., Griff Beaty of Thomasville, Ga., Chip Venet of Moultrie, Jody Tyson of Doerun, Ga., Ben Funderburk of Moultrie, Reid Penuel of Jacksonville, Fla., and Smith Marks of Statesboro.
    Mary McRae and Emme Powell, daughters of Brad and Alison Powell of Statesboro, were the flower girls. They wore white dresses trimmed with ecru satin and matching bows in their hair. They carried baskets with flower petals in them.
    Grayton Samples, son of Paul and Sandy Samples and the cousin of the bride, served as the ring bearer. He wore a black tuxedo to match the groomsmen. He carried a small white pumpkin with the wedding bands attached.
    Greeters at the wedding were Courtney Olliff and Alison Powell McNeill.
    A harvest theme of fall flowers and fall fruits were designed and arranged by friends of the bride's family, "The Todd Squad" of Statesboro.
    Immediately after the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a cocktail hour in the front of their home. The dinner reception and dancing continued in the backyard of their home.
    On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for family and the wedding party at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro.
    Guests said goodbye to the couple by lining the driveway with sparklers as the couple left the reception.
    After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple now resides in Moultrie.

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