The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coffey of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Bessie Bowen of Alma, Doris Coffey of Canton, the late Woodrow Bowen and the late Watson Coffey Jr.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blair of Kingston. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blair of Rome.
Dr. Richard Kremer performed the double-ring ceremony. Three candelabras and the unity candle were all adorned with ivy and highlighted with satin bows and red and yellow roses. Each side of the altar area was adorned with ivy garland and highlighted with satin bows and roses.
Music for the ceremony was provided by organist Gina Hicks, harpist Faye Ellen Steelnack and soprano saxophonist Bob Steelnack. Selections included “Air,” “Suite No. 3,” “Canon in D,” “Trumpet Voluntary” and “Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’.” Soloists were Julie Allison and Jason Coffman. Selections included “When God Made You” and “Your Love Amazes Me.”
Greeters were Mr. and Mrs. Ron DeAngelus and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Deese. Wedding program attendants were Kimberly Ellis and Rachel Ahl, assisted by Garrett Ahl.
The matron of honor was Amy Gandy of Rome. Bridesmaids were Kristin Kerce of Rome, Becky Noles of Franklin, and Katy Prosceno of Marietta. They wore knee length apple satin dresses of differing styles. They wore pearl necklaces and earrings which were gifts from the bride. They carried hand bouquets of red and yellow roses wrapped with white satin.
The flower girl was Kaylee Gandy. She wore an heirloom hand-smocked white dress which was accented by seed pearls embedded in the bishop and sleeves. The sleeves were trimmed with beaded lace and ribbon and the hem had matching lace trim. Her pearl necklace was a gift from the bride.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, chose a formal white satin halter A-line gown. The bodice was embellished with lace appliqués and seed pearls. The A-line skirt had a cutout lace hem and fell into a chapel length train and featured lace appliqués and seed pearls scattered throughout. She wore a finger-tip length veil embellished with seed pearl edging and a crystal and pearl tiara. The bride wore diamond earrings, a gift from her parents and a diamond necklace, borrowed from a family friend. She carried a hand bouquet of red and yellow roses wrapped with white satin and adorned with the gold nugget necklace of her late grandfather. She wore an heirloom garter of white lace and blue ribbon with her late great-grandmother’s wedding band attached.
Jonathan Patterson was the best man. The groomsmen were Brian Coffey, brother of the bride, Chad Everett, and Adam Simpson. The junior groomsman was Austin Blair and the ring bearer was Trevor Blair; brothers of the groom.
The mother of the bride wore a knee length dress of champagne chiffon featuring an embellished bodice and matching jacket and a layered skirt. The step-mother of the groom wore
a paisley print knee length dress. The mothers wore corsages of ivory roses.
Following the ceremony, the reception was held in the Fellowship Hall of Garden Lakes Baptist Church. The bride’s cake was three tiered with white butter cream icing featuring a swirl pattern and fresh strawberries and blueberries edging each layer and the top. The bottom two layers were strawberry cake and the top layer was chocolate cake. An embellished letter “B” topped the cake.
The groom’s firefighter theme cake was chocolate with chocolate icing. It featured flames on the sides and a Maltese cross on top and lettering to represent the Cave Spring Fire Dept., where the groom volunteers. The cake table was decorated with firemen themed items including a life-size Dalmatian dog sitting beside the table.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s grandparents, Bob and Marge Blair, hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and families at the American Legion Post 52. A pair of groom’s cakes at the dinner were yellow with butter cream icing and reflected his love of trains. One resembled the Southern Railway emblem and the other resembled a 1954 Fairmont Southern Railroad motorcar that is owned by the groom.
Other pre-nuptial parties consisted of an engagement party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Watson C. Coffey, III, aunt and uncle of the bride, at their home in Jasper, an around the house shower hosted by Lou Lovelace, Dana Pollard, Heather Lovelace, Marilyn McLean, Dani Cleckler, and Nikki McLean, friends of the bride’s family, at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, a miscellaneous shower given by the bride’s co-workers at Coosa Diagnostic Center, and a bridal tea given by friends of the bride’s family at Garden Lakes Baptist Church. A bridesmaid’s dinner was hosted by the bride and her family at The Melting Pot in Kennesaw. A bachelorette party was hosted by the bridesmaids in Kennesaw.
After a wedding trip on a cruise to the Bahamas, the couple resides in Kingston.