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Mrs. Ernest Lester "Trey" Lamberth III

Mary Ann Rogers and Ernest Lester "Trey" Lamberth III were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening on July 2, 2016. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Dr. William H. Perry at Whitefield Chapel on the campus of historic Bethesda Academy in Savannah, Georgia.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Braxton Rogers Jr. of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Dempsey "Bill" Tucker of Statesboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Braxton Rogers Sr. of Claxton, Georgia.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Juhee Younghee Lamberth of Athens, Georgia; and Mr. Ernest Lester Lamberth Jr. of Bluffton, South Carolina. He is the grandson of Mrs. Kim Oak Soon and the late Mr. Lee Bong Gil of Seoul, South Korea; and Mr. Ernest Lester Lamberth Sr. and the late Mrs. Ella Ruth Wheeler Lamberth of Scottsboro, Alabama.

The program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Monica Harper, pianist, and included classical versions of Johnny Mercer's "Moon River," Cindi Lauper's "Time after Time," Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love with You" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama."

The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a structured ivory satin and lace gown with a modified strapless sweetheart neckline, pleats at the front of the trumpet skirt, intricate, hand-covered buttons streaming down the back and a dual-layered lace-embellished tiered train. The gown was finished with a fingertip-length veil and a hand-beaded pearl and crystal cummerbund. For the ceremony, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder lace bolero jacket and carried a hand tied bouquet of garden roses, which held her maternal grandmother's cameo and a locket hand-made by one of the groom's junior golf players.

Kristie Collins of Morgantown, West Virginia, served as maid of honor. Kristin Regenscheit Phillips of Tampa, Florida, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Lamberth of Birmingham, Alabama, sister of the groom; Noelle Lamberth of Athens, Georgia, sister of the groom; Ashlie Crabtree of Beaufort, South Carolina; and Elizabeth Blackburn Watkins of Marietta, Georgia. Honorary bridesmaid was Kristy Brentnell Simonelli of Statesboro. Addison Grace Simonelli of Statesboro and Emily Gallea of Pittsford, New York, served as flower girls.

The bridesmaids wore floor-length chiffon knit gowns in midnight blue, featuring a halter neckline, asymmetrical draped bodice and a slightly shirred skirt. The flower girls wore white heirloom cotton dresses trimmed in cotton lace featuring a hand-embroidered floral pattern on the bodice and a full sash tied into a signature bow in the back.

Ernest Lester Lamberth Jr. served as his son's best man. Groomsmen included Scott Melton, James Walden and Christopher Wolfe, all of Savannah. Connor Martin of Statesboro served as ring bearer.

In lieu of programs, Marisa Rogers of Greenville, South Carolina, cousin of the bride, distributed hand-tied rafia fans to guests upon arrival.

Immediately following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a cocktail reception and dance at Vic's on the River. The reception featured traditional low-country cuisine, a multi-tiered wedding cake topped with the couple's monogram and a golf-themed groom's cake.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Olde Pink House.

The couple will make their home in Savannah.


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