Childs, Clark wed

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006

Summer Laine Childs of Statesboro, Ga., became the bride of John Scott Clark Jr. of Valdosta, Ga., on July 23, 2005, during a 7 p.m. ceremony held at Fletcher Baptist Church in Statesboro.

Jason Roberts from Forrest Park Church of Christ in Valdosta officiated the ceremony. Jana Cram, pianist, provided musician for the ceremony, while Cyndi Westberry was the soloist. Christy Hay of Macon, friend of the bride, read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Childs of Stateboro. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Clark of Lake Park, Ga.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white satin strapless gown with a corset back. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline and basque waistline sprinkled with rhinestones.

The skirt was pleated and created a full A-line silhouette. The bride’s two-tiered veil was elbow length and lined with rhinestones. Her bouquet consisted of white and light pink roses tied with white ribbon and pearl accents.

Katie Childs, the bride’s sister, served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda and Jenna Childs, sisters of the bride, and Kristy and Kacie Sweat, cousins of the bride, all of Statesboro. The bridal attendants wore black strapless A-line gowns. The back of the dresses had a bustle with a slight train, adorned with rhinestone clasp. They carried bouquets of light roses tied with pink ribbon and pearl accents.

Flower girls were Maggie and Molly Mizell and Emily Kate Reagin, all of Valdosta. They wore full-length light pink dresses and carried kissing balls made of white stephanotis.

Johnny Clark, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Erik Copeland, Ashley Horne, and Ray Lilly, all of Valdosta, and Chip Burnett of Pinetta, Fla.

Chase Ibarra of Lake Park served as junior groomsman. Ring bearer was Sullivan Harold, of Greenville, cousin of the groom.

Following the ceremony, a dessert reception was held in the social hall of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The couple enjoyed a wedding cruise to Key West and the Bahamas. They now reside in Valdosta.