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Mr. and Mrs. Adam Marshall Rushing

    Sara Elizabeth Turner became the bride of Adam Marshall Rushing during a 6 p.m. ceremony held at “Camelot” in Clito, Ga., on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Carl Rushing officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Melisa K. and Tal M. Akins of Register, Ga., and Terry D. and Anita K. Turner of Brooklet, Ga. The bride’s grandparents are the late Romie Garrish of San Antonio, Texas, the late Norma Gene Garrish Woods of Statesboro, Ga., Randall D. Woods of Statesboro, Preston Turner of Nevils, Ga., Rachel Turner of Nevils, Henry J. Akins, Linda Suddeth and Donald Suddeth, all of Register. The bride is the great-granddaughter of the late Fred Garrish of San Antonio, Texas, the late Norma Catherine Garrish of San Antonio, Texas, the late Russell Stone of Beaumont, Texas, the late Evelyn Edwards of Beaumont, Texas, the late Ted Edwards of Beaumont, Texas, the late John B. Anderson of Nevils and the late Lillian Anderson of Nevils.
    The groom is the son of Ginger Rushing and Jeffrey Rushing of Claxton, Ga., and is the grandson of Buddy Collins of Hagan, Ga., and Louise “Nanny” Collins of Hagan and the late Marshall Rushing of Claxton and the late Nell Rushing of Claxton. His great-grandparents are the late Ellis Collins and the late Sara Collins, both of Hagan; the late Ossie Waters and the late Virginia Waters, both of Glennville; the late Paul Rushing and the late Rozzie Rushing, both of Claxton; the late Will Tippins and the late Myrtle Tippins, both of Daisy, Ga.
    Given in marriage by her father, Terry D. Turner, the bride wore a diamond white strapless floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline, side-gather pleated bodice with scattered beadwork, a pick-up skirt with bubble hem, a lace-up corset back and a 72-inch train. Her two-tier fingertip veil was diamond white with glass beading along the edges. The bride’s bouquet was presented in a large nosegay form made with “tea-stained” hydrangea, roses and berries with deep Sienna orange lilies (to match the persimmon color of the bridesmaids' dresses) beautifully woven together streaming with matching flowing ribbon.
    Jessica B. Turner Ellrod of Nevils, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She carried the couple’s 8 month-old son, Brent Marshall Rushing, down the aisle.
    Britny Jordan of Statesboro was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Sherrod of Statesboro, Hannah Smith of Panama City, Fla., and Joanna Dorton of Statesboro.
    The bridesmaids' arm bouquets were made with the “tea stained” hydrangea, roses, twisted willow branches with touches of deep aubergine (purple) berries.
    All of the flowers and arrangements for the wedding were made by the bride’s grandfather, Henry J. Akins of Register.
    Jeffrey Rushing of Claxton was his son’s best man. Groomsmen/ushers were Paul Rushing of Collins, Ga., brother of the groom; Chris Ellrod of Nevils and Blake Brown of Claxton. Honorary groomsman was Brent Marshall Rushing, the couple's son.
    The reception immediately followed the ceremony at “Camelot”.
    The Rushing family hosted a low country boil for the rehearsal dinner and the Turner-Akins families hosted the wedding reception. Family members posed as servers.
    The couple honeymooned at Wyndym Smokey Mountains Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and now reside in Nevils.

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