The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Herod. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Adams and Dorothy Cash, all of Adairsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Herod of LaFayette.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Forsyth of Rockmart. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Forsyth and Mr. and Mrs. Randall Waits, all of Rockmart.
The Reverend Les Connell of Rome performed the double-ring candle-lit ceremony. The sanctuary was decorated with candles, hurricane globes, hydrangea, lace, and baby’s breath. The family pews were marked with sconces and decorated with hydrangea, white roses, baby’s breath, tulle, and lace.
A program of the wedding music was provided by pianist Susan Painter of Adairsville and soloist Dustin Rainey of Rockmart. Selections included “Cannon in D,” “The Walk,” “The Wedding Song-There is Love”, and “Jessica.”
Savannah Wilson of Rockmart, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Garcia of Kennesaw, Jennifer Bishop of Cedartown, Whitney Lindsey of Rockmart, Keela Coker, and Kayla Cannon, both of Adairsville.
Junior bridesmaids were Emily and Emerson Forsyth of Rockmart, cousins of the groom. Honorary bridesmaids were Kesley Buckles of Rome, Morgan King and Mallory Scoggins, both of Rydal, Kirstyn Williams of Rockmart, Bonnie Abernathy and Lindsey Woodall, both of Adairsville. The attendants wore vintage pink, floor-length, strapless chiffion empire waist gowns with a soft flowing skirt of matching fabric. They carried bouquets of baby’s breath hand-tied with lace.
The flower girl was Kennedy Woodall of Adairsville. She wore a satin gown with organza overlay with a lace adorn neckline and full flowing skirt accented with a satin ribbon and filled with pale pink rose petals.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore an ivory sweetheart neckline gown, with a sheer bead-embellished one-shoulder detail strap. Ornate beaded lace appliques adorn the bodice and skirt of the A-line featured gown. The cathedral veil of English illusion completed her gown. The bride carried a bouquet of hydrangea, white roses, and baby’s breath hand-tied with her great-grandmother’s antique handkerchief and adorn with her great-aunts antique brooch.
The best men were Brad Wilson and Sanford Clark of Rockmart. Groomsmen were Matt Herod, brother of the bride, of Adairsville, Grant Atkins, Daniel Graham and Kyle Gurley, all of Rockmart. Ushers were Drew Owens of Cedartown, Dusty Shelton of Cartersville, Daniel Teal, Eli McManus, Morgan Dunn, and Ty Tenney, all of Rockmart.
The ring bearer was Cooper Adams of Cartersville, cousin of the bride. The antique bible he carried was “something old” from the bride’s grandmother.
The mother of the bride wore a fuchsia crepe-back satin gown. The empire bodice featured a single strap of satin rosettes, a ruched torso with a floor length skirt. The mother of the groom wore a champagne grey gown of crepe-back satin, with a floor length mermaid skirt, with a two-strap shirred bodice accented with beading around the neckline.
Following the ceremony, a bridal supper was held at Taylor Farm. The three-tiered bride’s cake was decorated with butter crème frosting, pearl dots, and hydrangea placed on each tier. The top tier was adorned with the couples’ initials in silver scroll design. The groom’s cake was a one-tier chocolate cake with chocolate icing complete with hunting attire.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Steak House in Cartersville.
Other pre-nuptial parties included a miscellaneous bridal shower given at the Fairview Baptist Church and hosted by Debra Helms, Faye Williams, Dana Clark, Amanda Hudson, Candace Smith, Wendy King, Valerie Moats, Charlene Wilson,
Tammy Forysth, and Debbie Forsyth. A bridal shower was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Casey Malone of Adairsville, and hosted by member of the bride’s Bible study group.
A bridal shower was given at the home of Djuana Holtman of Adairsville and hosted by Wendy Mealer, Misty Baker, Kim McClure, Beverly Moore, Djuana Holtman, and Connie Stewart all of Adairsville. A bridal shower was given at the home of Rodna Dockery of Calhoun, and hosted by Christina Hackney, Coastie Holden and Rodna Dockery. A bridal shower was given at Kingston Elementary School and hosted by the bride’s kindergarten staff members. A lingerie shower was given at the home of Kayla Cannon of Cartersville, and hosted by the bridesmaids. A couple’s shower was given at the Harvest Moon Café in Rome, by Savannah Wilson and Whitney Lindsey of Rockmart. A bridal brunch hosted by the bride’s mother and grandmother, was given at the home of the grandmother, Carolyn Adams of Adairsville.
Following a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple resides in Rockmart.