Adams, Nicholas unite in December marriage

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2007

For the holiday celebrations that surrounded us this past year, the greatest of the season is the celebration of love.

After a long engagement, Marcey Adams, daughter of Ronnie and Jane Adams, and Todd Nicholas, son of Randal and Connie Nicholas, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony December 16, 2006 at First United Methodist Church of Greenville.

Friends and family gathered to celebrate with the happy couple.

At 4:30 p.m., violinist Claire Weil, organist Rhonda Bentley, and soloist Sabrina Reynolds began pre-nuptial music as guests gathered for the ceremony.

The front of the church was elegantly decorated with tall wrought- iron pillar candelabras with hurricane globes and flowing satin ribbon, all with Christmas greens interspersed.

White poinsettias filled the entrance room of the church, inspiring the warm and cheerful Christmas spirit.

Upon entering the church, guests were greeted and given beautiful monogrammed programs by Mollie Boutwell and Catherine Ann Boutwell, cousins of the groom.

The guests were seated in a timely and pleasant manner by the handsome groomsmen, all the while the sounds of the season filled the air in patient waiting for the bride.

Groomsmen included Marc Nicholas of Greenville, Landon Brazell of Dothan, Adam Godwin of Birmingham, Roger Nicholas of Greenville, and Brad Jones of Memphis, Tennessee. They donned traditional black tuxedos with black satin vests, crisp white shirts, and black ties. The groom's father, Randal Nicholas, served as his best man.

The d\u00E9cor of the church was stunning, magical, and deeply romantic.

Three large wrought-iron pillar candelabra trees took center stage with wrought iron spirals on the far sides of the choir loft.

Sixteen single candelabras were also placed throughout the loft.

Fresh spruce and cedar were nicely tied with double sided satin ribbon and fresh ivory roses on each candelabrum.

Down both sides of each aisle were single wrought-iron topiary candelabras, also decorated with double sided satin ribbon, ivory roses, and Christmas greens.

On each side of the railing at the altar were ten-foot Christmas trees with white Tivoli lights, multi-colored Christmas ornaments and hand-painted angels.

The railing at the altar was also decorated in fresh Christmas greens enhanced with beautiful satin ribbon and white Tivoli lights. A special stage and steps were designed for the event to elevate the bride and groom to the pulpit level of the altar.

On either side of the steps were two Christmas trees filled with white Tivoli lights.

The unity candle was filled with roses and imported white Casablanca lilies. As the mother of the bride and mother of the groom were escorted to their seats, they participated in a special ceremony as they lit the unity candle, signifying the precious relationship formed when two families become one.

As the clock struck 5 p.m., processional music played by trumpeter Jason Davis and organist Rhonda Bentley announced that the bride and her bridal party had arrived.

Officiant, Reverend Dric Williford, took his place at the altar with groom, Todd and best man, Randal Nicholas, and the groomsmen took their places at the altar.

The bridesmaids looked stunning in duet satin Alvina Valenta gowns. The look was complete in a classic champagne color with an ivory sash and crystal brooch to accent the empire cummerbund.

The ivory sashes graduated into soft streamers in the back adding an elegant flare to the soft fluted skirts. They carried nosegays of Virginia roses imported from Ecuador, enhanced with fresh spruce and cedar.

Bridesmaids were Courtney Jones of Cumming, Georgia, Rachael Alexander of Auburn, Blair Jones of Lilburn, Georgia, Stacey Rodgers of Mobile, and Hollon McKay of Auburn.

Sister of the bride, Lacey Adams Skipper of Greenville, served as her honored matron.

Madeline Newton, cousin of the groom, and Mary Avery Keen, friend of the bride, both from Greenville, served as Todd and Marcey's flower girls.

They were dressed in classic ivory satin dresses with champagne satin sashes that graduated into soft streamers in the back, mimicking the bridesmaids' dresses.

They carried ivory baskets with handles tied with sweetheart champagne roses and Christmas spruce.

The two ringbearers were Dylan Boswell, cousin of the groom and Mason Keen, friend of the bride, both from Greenville.

They also donned traditional black tuxedos with black satin vests, crisp white shirts, and black ties.

The young boys carried ivory pillows topped with a cluster of roses, Christmas greens and ivory ribbon.

As the doors opened and the processional began, the beautiful bride, escorted by her father, made her way down the aisle.

The guests were awed by her beauty and elegance as she made her way to her handsome groom.

The radiant bride wore a dress was designed by renowned couture designer Amsale Aberra.

It was one of Amsale's most elegant gowns constructed of luxurious white silk taffeta.

The strapless gown featured an asymmetrically gathered column that compliments the bride's narrow waist and with a crystal applique embellishing the low hip, flared out slightly about the knee, flowing into a chapel-length train at the back.

Her handmade illusion veil was cathedral length with an elbow-length blusher, trimmed in tiny satin ribbon.

Her exquisite bouquet was a hand wrapped nosegay of white roses, white mini calla lilies, and stephanotis filled with pearls.

After presentation of the bride, Scripture readings were read by Corrie Adamson of Orlando, Florida and Patrick Skipper of Greenville, brother- in- law of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Nicholas, were escorted to their 1935 Antique Chevrolet owned and driven by Kenny McGough, friend of the bride.

Guests followed the happy couple to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Clubhouse at Cambrian Ridge where a wonderfully extravagant reception had been prepared.

The beautiful Cambridge Ridge Clubhouse was aglow with tiny Tivoli lights decorating the front entrance.

The club is outfitted with wooden hearths, wooden beams and an elaborate wrought iron chandelier, all of which instilled a warm, glowing feeling inside each guest that entered.

The fireplace was aglow with pillar candles, tiny lights and Christmas greens, all atop the mantel.

The bride's cake was a five-tiered confection, each separated with roses, white mini calla lilies and Christmas greens.

The cake was filled with a variety of flavors including chocolate, carrot cake, Italian creme, and red velvet.

The cake stood atop a large gold plateau with votive candles in varying shapes and sizes surrounding.

The bride chose exquisite linens from Atlanta.

Ivory Bichon linens were on each table.

Impressively elegant, tall glass vases with spandex lampshades dripping in Austrian crystals were on each guest table.

The vases were filled with white dindrobium orchids.

These unique centerpieces provided illumination for each table.

Short-lighted vases filled with nosegays of ivory and white roses were on several tables.

Votive candles also provided hints of light throughout the reception area.

The groom's cake was a two-tiered square chocolate on chocolate with tuxedo designs on each layer.

Strawberries mimicking the tuxedo design were placed on top of the beautiful cake.

The focal point of the room was a very elegant tall glass vase filled with green apples with an enormous floral of white Casablanca lilies, white dendrobium orchids, Virginia Roses, white stock and Christmas greens.

Food stations were set up throughout the reception area, providing a hearty meal for the guests.

Chefs provided ambience as well as great service as they prepared foods according to each guest's desire.

One chef created delicious pasta dishes to order with a selection of bowtie and angel hair pasta, alfredo and primavera sauces, several cheeses, bell pepper, onions, capers and mushrooms.

A second chef was provided to carve beef tenderloin and savory smoked turkey.

A large four-tiered silver plateau full of fresh, warm breads was also on display.

Delicious appetizers served included bite-sized twice-baked potatoes, jalapeno tomatoes, and a grilled vegetable medley.

Small tea sandwiches filled with ham, chicken, and turkey salad were also available to entice the appetite of each and every guest.

Beverages including coffee and iced tea were served with the tasty meal.

Cathedral walled enclosures covered the wrap-around porch just outside the reception area.

A grill was stationed out on the patio, with a delectable, tall tree full of ripe strawberries surrounded with margarita glasses filled with a variety of cheeses and gourmet wafers

A specially-designed black and white marble dance floor with the couple's monogram served as a classic centerpiece on which guests danced the night away.

The musical stylings of Second Coming, a live jazz band from Montgomery, Alabama, entertained throughout the night.

As the evening progressed, celebration and excitement filled the atmosphere as guests enjoyed an evening with the newlyweds.

At the end of the evening, Todd and Marcey were escorted to their limousine where they left for a weeklong honeymoon celebration in Maui, Hawaii. The couple will reside in Marietta, Georgia.

The wedding was directed by Carron Morrow of Personal Touch Incorporated.