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W Morris-Quick
Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant "Ryan" Quick Jr.

    Melissa Anne Morris and David Bryant "Ryan" Quick Jr. were united in marriage on Dec. 18th, 2010, at Statesboro First United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jimmy Cason presided over the double-ring ceremony. Musical selections were provided by Pierce Dickens, church organist; and Griffin Hamsley, pianist and soloist from Atlanta, Ga. Betty Hodges directed the wedding.
    The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Franklin Morris Jr. of Charleston, S.C. She is the granddaughter of Helen Morris Watson of Statesboro, Ga., and the late Robert Franklin Morris and the late Donald B. Vestal and Mildred Kopko Vestal, all of Statesboro. She is also the step-granddaughter of the late Luther Lafayette Watson of Twin City and Statesboro.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant Quick of Waynesboro, Ga. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richard Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Audice Lee Sprout, all of Waynesboro, and the late Mr. George Bryant Quick.
    Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown of dupioni silk featuring an asymmetrical neckline and waist. The one-shouldered neckline was embellished with crystal and pearl banding, with the back torso buttons leading to a cathedral-length train. The bride's single-layer cathedral-length veil was ivory with a rolled edge. Her bouquet of Vandela roses, white hydrangeas, tulips, peonies and green hypericum berries was wrapped in a monogrammed handkerchief that had belonged to her grandfather, Robert Morris.
    Lauren Quick of Statesboro, the groom's sister, served as the maid of honor. Nichole Morris of Kennesaw, Ga., sister-in-law of the bride, served as the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelley Bergfeld of Destin, Fla., Jillian Buttimer and Lindsay Youngblood, both of Atlanta, Beth Cruse of Marietta, Ga., Sarah Carmichael of Montgomery, Ala., Laine Miseje of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jennifer Schrepel of Roswell, Ga., and Haley Tillman of Savannah, Ga. Katherine Jones of Andalusia, Ala., served as an honorary bridesmaid.
    The bridesmaids wore gold-colored taffeta strapless A-line gowns with shirring at the bust and a classic soft drape sash. They carried bouquets of Vandela roses, white alstros and hypericum berries.
    Four of the bride's long-time friends served as her bridesmen: William Bergfeld of Destin, Fla., Spiers Gibson of Savannah, Jason Paulk of Statesboro and Donald Slappey of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
    David Quick served as his son's best man. Groomsmen were Jason Appling of Peachtree City, Ga., Brandon Boyd of Elberton, Ga., David Bradley and Kyle Hadden, both of Savannah, Trey Cowart of Statesboro, Griffin Hamsley of Atlanta, Adam Lord of Athens, Ga., Stan Mobley of Augusta, Ga., cousin of the groom; and Robert Morris of Kennesaw, Ga., brother of the bride. Tyler Morris, the bride's nephew from Kennesaw, served as the ring bearer.
    Audrey Morris of Kennesaw, niece of the bride, served as the flower girl. She wore a Bijoux-style dress of Swiss Batiste and antique lace with angel wing sleeves that was hand-sewn by her cousin, Suzanne Mathison of Montgomery, Ala. Audrey carried a miniature bouquet of cream spray roses, white alstros and hypericum berries and wore a garland of baby's breath in her hair.
    Guests were greeted at the church by Sara Molloy and Jenna Molloy of Tampa, Fla., cousins of the bride.
    Candelabra decorated with sheer ivory ribbon, Christmas greenery and ruscus adorned the pews. Twin gold fantail candelabra and a gold unity candle in the chancel area complemented the Christmas decorations and Chrismon tree in the sanctuary. Photographs of the deceased grandparents of the bride and groom were placed in the narthex of the church and served as a memorial to those loved ones who could not be present.
    A reception at the Belle House followed the ceremony. Reception guests were greeted by Mrs. Susan Roach and Mrs. Debra Wiggins. Christmas trees and holiday swags, all decorated in gold with white lights, adorned the rooms and the exterior deck. The tables were decorated with flower arrangements of Vandela roses, green hypericum berries, Bells of Ireland, white delphiniums and peonies, gold ting and Christmas greens.
    Layers of green hydrangea blooms separated the four tiers of the circular ivory bride's cake. Wedding photographs of the bride's and groom's parents and grandparents, as well as those of family members who had also married in Statesboro First United Methodist, were displayed nearby. In a salute to the groom's love of golf, the groom's cake was a replica of "Amen Corner" at the Augusta National Golf Course. It was accompanied by a basket of iced doughnut hole "range balls." The table arrangement of golf tees and a set of miniature golf clubs was the creation of Millie Mobley, the groom's cousin. Sam's Drive-In Band from Swainsboro provided live music for the event.
    Karen Martin directed the reception. Others who assisted with the ceremony and reception were Jeanne Anne Marsh, Suzan Laircey and Janna Taulbee.
    After a weekend stay at The Mansion in Savannah, the couple is residing in Statesboro. A honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, is planned for later this year.

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