McQueen, Edwards married in August

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 25, 2006

Special to the Advocate

Mandi Elizabeth McQueen and Charles W. Edwards II were married on August 27, 2005 in a beautiful outdoor setting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martindale in Sandy Ridge. Mandi is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim McQueen, of Fort Deposit and Charlie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Edwards of Opelika. The Rev. William H. Dent III officiated.

The bride is the granddaughter of Ann Bates McQueen and the late James Ralph McQueen of Fort Deposit, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William R. Farrar of Canoe, Ala.

The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Edwards of Columbia, S.C. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brewer of Opelika, and the late Alice Smith of Opelika.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an elegant white strapless gown of satin charmeuse, and carried a large bouquet of calla lilies, lusianthus, astermariams and miniature hydrangeas.

Summer Martindale Brogden of Greenville served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brandy Edwards of Opelika, the sister of the groom, Jency Sharp of Macon, Ga., Amanda Beck of Birmingham, and Leigha Cauthen of Montgomery.

They wore matching tea-length gowns of raspberry and white.

Anne Marie Gafford Freeman of Greenville and Jenna Watson of Gilbert, Az., served as honorary bridesmaids.

Glenn Turner of Hogansville, Ga., served as best man. Groomsmen were Matt McQueen of Fort Deposit, brother of the bride, and Dustin Delmonte, Jamey Fitzpatrick and Shawn Broach, all of Opelika.

Tyler Turner of Hogansville served as the ringbearer, and Josie Blanks of Montgomery and Allison Barr of Opelika, served as flower girls.

Wedding music was presented by violinist Diane Carlson of Fort Deposit. Vocal music was presented by soloist Karen Hollingshead of Pleasant Hill, who sang &#8220Surely the Presence” and &#8220From This Moment.” Todd Simmons of Greenville sang &#8220I Will Be Here.”

After a dinner reception and dancing, the couple left on a wedding trip to Costa Rica. The newlyweds now reside in Opelika.