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Mr. and Mrs. Pratt Edward Mathews

Sally Smith became the bride of Pratt Edward Mathews during a 6 o'clock ceremony held on December 12, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Statesboro. Dr. John Waters officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DeSaussure Dugas Smith IV of Swainsboro, Ga.; Mrs. Debbie Peebles Rushing of Statesboro, Ga.; and Mr. Stephen Hodges Rushing Sr. of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Larry Franklin Peebles of Swainsboro; Mrs. Nell Peebles Roberts of Evans, Ga.; Lt. Col. and Mrs. DeSaussure Dugas Smith III of Swainsboro; Mrs. Tanya Elizabeth Smith of Dublin, Ga.; the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Rushing Jr. of Statesboro; and the late Mr. Eugene Talmadge and Mrs. Dorothy Jones of K'Ville, Ga.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith Mathews of Statesboro and the grandson of Mrs. Ruth Icenogle McCann of Avondale Estates, Ga., and the late Mr. Robert Russell McCann and Mrs. Jean Smith Mathews of Statesboro and the late Mr. Charlie Joe Mathews.

Greeters were Isabella Nobles and Meredith Nobles, both of Statesboro. Ralph Cowart of Statesboro directed the wedding.

Music was provided by Sheila McKee, pianist/organist; Dess Smith, father of the bride, sang, "The Lord's Prayer"; and Anna Kate Willoughby, aunt of the bride, was a vocalist. Robert Lovett, cousin of the groom, read Scripture.

The bride wore a silk dupioni ball gown with a chevron-pleated bodice, sweetheart neckline and hand-beaded moon stone cummerbund on a circular cut. The gown was finished with pockets and silk dupioni and crystal buttons to the end of the chapel-length train. She wore a cathedral-length veil and carried a bouquet of ivory peonies with seeded eucalyptus hand-tied with ivory velvet ribbon.

Mrs. Sarah Nicole Prine of Macon, Ga., sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Murphy Foy of Statesboro; Morgan Elizabeth Anderson of Statesboro; Adrienne Nicole Evans of Douglas, Ga.; Laura Caroline Russell of Cumming, Ga.; Elizabeth Wesley Pirkle of Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Kendra Waldrop Jenkins of Moultrie, Ga.; Mrs. Lea' Chrisman Williams of Statesboro; and Brooke Elizabeth Collins of Thomasville, Ga. They each wore a floor-length, black dupioni dress with ruffle neck and flat bow detail at the natural waist.

Junior bridesmaid was Anna Smith Willoughby of Twin City, Ga. She wore a floor-length halter black dupioni dress with bow detail at the natural waist.

The bridesmaids and junior bridesmaid each carried ivory garden roses with lambs ear, seeded eucalyptus, wintergreens and red ilex berry branches hand-tied with ivory velvet ribbon.

Hadley Allison Prine of Macon, niece of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a jeweled-neckline sleeveless dupioni dress with a black sash at the natural waist.

Harry Smith Mathews of Statesboro served as his son's best man. Groomsmen were Harry Smith Mathews Jr. of Statesboro, brother of the groom; Allen McCann Mathews of Statesboro, brother of the groom; Charles Bradley Shiels of Statesboro; Bradford Allen Poole of Statesboro; Cameron Ryan Foskey of Statesboro; Connor Alexander Pittman of Bogart, Ga.; Mark Willoughby of Fortson, Ga.; Owen Franklin Bailey of Swainsboro; Gary Blake Jenkins of Moultrie; Stephen Hodges Rushing Jr. of Statesboro, brother of the bride; and Bobby Jordan Hooks of K'Ville, brother of the bride. Ring bearers were Kenneth Wesson Willoughby of Twin City and Jackson Samuel Brimer of Cumming.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Belle House in Statesboro. Music was provided by The Grapevine.

The bride and groom cut the cake using a knife that was handmade by the groom's father.

The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana and now resides in Savannah.



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