May, McGough hold spring nuptials in Greenville

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 28, 2006

The marriage of Ashley Dale May and James Robert McGough was solemnized at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2006, at Southside Baptist Church in Greenville. Rev. Herbert Brown and Rev. Joel Snell performed the ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Dale Vincent May of Greenville and the bridegroom in the son of the late Gary Michael McGough and Betty Pouncey Lowe of Honoraville.

Guests were greeted and given wedding programs by Katie Lynn Brown of Greenville and Whitney Locklar of Troy. Attending the bride's book was Stephanie Marie Townes of Greenville.

The table holding the bride's book was covered with a white damask cloth graced with an arrangement of peonies, hydrangeas, roses, lilies and orchids in a wrought-iron urn.

In the sanctuary, there were aisle markers, created especially for the bride, attached to the pews. Each marker held pink roses, calla lilies, and baby's breath, along with a pillar candle covered with a hurricane lamp. White satin ribbons streaming down completed the decorations.

Placed before the chancel was a massive arrangement of peonies, lisianthus, roses and orchids in a Victorian wrought-iron urn. Flanking each side of the urns were 15-branch wrought-iron pedestals with pillar candles, surrounded with pink peonies and greenery.

A program of nuptial preludes, along with the bride's entrance to &#8220Trumpet Voluntary,” was performed by Rhonda Bentley, organist, Barbara Blommers, violinist and Jason Davis, trumpeter. Sabrina Snell Reynolds, soloist, sang &#8220He is Here” and &#8220How Beautiful.”

Kelli Marie Paige and Kevin Chandler performed &#8220When God Made You.”

The bride's father gave his daughter in marriage. A hand-painted aisle cloth was placed in the sanctuary for the bride's entrance.

She wore a strapless formal gown of ivory luxe satin, with a dropped waistline featuring Swarovski crystals, seed pearls and silver stitching, with a full ball gown skirt.

The skirt, enhanced with embroidery and beadwork appliques, swept into a semi-cathedral length train.

The bride's handmade illusion veil was cathedral length with an elbow-length blusher, trimmed in tiny satin ribbon.

She carried a bouquet of stephanotis, roses and pink peonies, accented with iridescent rhinestones and beads attached to a monogrammed ribbon.

The bride's mother wore a tiered dress of custard silk chiffon with a halter neckline and bugle and rochelle beads.

Attending the bride as maids of honor were Ginger Lynn May of Greenville, sister of the bride, and Kellie Marie Paige of Destin. The matrons of honor were Kimberly Dunkin Kinsaul of Birmingham, sister of the bride, and Jennifer Sullivan Dunkin of Greenville, sister-in-law of the bride.

Other bridesmaids were Stacey Renee Burgess of Bartlett, Tenn., Jennifer Gail Coggins of Montgomery, Jenna Anne Donaldson of New Brockton, Jill Quinney Jacobs of Gallion, Krystal Kidd Jones of Selma, Wendy Snell Kimbro of Greenville and Emily Noel Walton of Destin.

The attendants were gowned alike in formal-length, lime green two-piece strapless gowns of duchess satin, featuring criss-crossed mocha satin ribbons and an a-line skirt, designed by Watters and Watters.

Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of solid pink peonies attached with iridescent beads and rhinestones.

Shelby Paige Moore of Tyler, the bride's cousin, served as the junior bridesmaid. She wore a sleeveless satin gown with a lettuce sash and pearl buttons, and carried a floral ball of roses.

Elizabeth Moore Kinsaul of Birmingham, the bride's niece, was the flower girl. She wore a white yoke dress of Swiss batiste, featuring French lace and Swiss embroidered pieces inserted in the yoke, sleeves and three bands of the skirt.

She wore a halo of pale pink roses and baby's breath.

The bridegroom's cousin, Timothy Rex McGough of Athens, Ga., served as best man.

Groomsmen were Christopher Moore Dunkin of Greenville, brother of the bride; Richard Hood Kinsaul of Birmingham, brother-in-law of the bride; Yancey Lee Carpenter of Auburn, Justin Reese Kimbro of Greenville, James Bryan Little of Greenville, Wesley Allen Roberts of Troy and Joshua Neal Williams of Greenville. Justis Madison Taylor of Honoraville, the groom's nephew, served as junior groomsman.

Tanner Sullivan Dunkin of Greenville, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer. He wore a white Strasbourg shirt and knee-length shorts.

A sword presentation by the groom's fellow Marines for LIMA Company 3/23 saluted the couple.

After the recessional, the guests were entertained by a video featuring the couple's childhood days and courtship.

Wedding planner Mary Sander, of &#8220Mary Me” planned a tented reception beneath twinkling lights at the bride's home. She brought chocolate brown Chivari chairs and specialty linens from Atlanta. Forget-Me-Not Florists created beautiful arrangements of pink peonies, hydrangeas, roses and calla lilies. Bales of hay, monogrammed in pink carnations with the bride's and groom's initials, flanked either side of the driveway. Guests enjoyed entertainment provided by the band &#8220Accent” as they danced the night away.

The bride's table, covered with a pink satin floor-length cloth, held the four-tiered wedding cake, The cake, featuring the bride's monogram, was the table's

piece de resistance.

Each cake tier was separated and decorated with a profusion of pink peonies. The groom's cake was a three-tier chocolate creation drizzled with dark chocolate ganache, its top tier sporting the Florida State Seminole emblem.

Each tier was monogrammed with the groom's initials.

Delicious foods prepared by Joyce Riley were offered at several stations, including one by the pool that featured a chocolate fountain cascading with warm milk chocolate, perfect for dipping fruit, marshmallows and pretzels.

As the couple left on a horse-drawn carriage, rose petals were thrown and guests waved sparklers. After a wedding trip to the Grand Lido in Negril, Jamaica, the couple has made their home in Montgomery.

A bridesmaid's luncheon was held at Gracie's Tea Room in the Mulberry District of Montgomery, with the bride sharing honors with her attendants, mother Lynn May, and grandmothers Helen Moore and Carl May. Hostesses were Cindy Dewberry, Carl May, Kelli Paige and Emily Walton.

The dress-up theme was a whimsical one, complete with feather boas and fun hats.

The rehearsal dinner was held on the evening of May 13, 2006 at the Gaines Ridge Dinner Club in Camden. As the guests arrived, hors d'oeuvres were served on the southern porch, which glowed with twinkling lights.

After the guests were seated, they were treated to a steak and seafood dinner.

Beside each guest's plate were small pink boxes monogrammed with the bride's and groom's initials.

Several family members and friends were on hand to roast and toast the happy couple.