The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry McCullough of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Betty Smith of Aragon and Carl and Betty McCullough of Rome. She is the great-granddaughter of Addie Turner of Rome.
The groom is the soon of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stephens Jr. of Cedartown. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stephens of Cedartown, Charlotte Green of Cave Spring and the late Roger Green of Cave Spring. He is the great-grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stephens of Cedartown.
Rev. Patrick Latham and Rev. Barry McCullough, father of the bride, performed the ceremony. A program of wedding music included “Cannon in D,” “The Greatest Gift,” sung by Connie Brown of Cedartown, “Marriage Prayer,” sung by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gibbs, and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”
Chelsie McCullough of Rome, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a formal one-shoulder gown of gray chiffon and silver shoes. The bridesmaids were Rebekah and Gretchen Stephens of Cedartown, sisters of the groom, Katie Mcullough of Rome, cousin of the bride, Heather Hindmon of Rome and Suzanne Miller of Cedartown. They wore formal one-shoulder gowns of navy chiffon and silver shoes. They carried hand-made arrangements with navy satin ribbon.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore an ivory satin empire waist gown with a sweetheart neckline, chapel-length train and beaded waist. She wore a crystal embellished tiara and carried a handmade bouquet of ivory calla lilies laced with navy satin ribbon.
The mother of the bride chose a violet knee-length dress adorned with beaded embellishments. The mother of the groom wore a floor-length royal blue dress with matching jacket.
Jeremy Wofford of Carrollton was the best man. Groomsmen were Hunter Colbert of Cedartown, John-Nelson Stapler of Carrollton, cousin of the groom, Stephen Sweezey of Anchorage, Ala., cousin of the groom, and Seth McCullough of Rome, cousin of the bride. They wore gray tuxedos with navy vests and bow ties. They wore handmade boutonnieres of calla lilies and navy satin ribbons.
A reception given by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony in the reception hall of the church. A three-tiered wedding cake sitting atop a silver platform was a vanilla cake iced with buttercream icing and adorned with navy satin ribbon. The groom’s cake was a replica of a golf course made of vanilla cake with buttercream icing.
Prior to the wedding, the groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner in the reception hall of the church. Prenuptial parties included a bridal shower given by the groom’s family, Dinette Sweezey, Theresa Stapler, Renee Norman and Suzanne Miller. Bridal showers were also given by Young’s Grove Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church of Cedartown, and the bride’s coworkers at Floyd Urgent Care in Rome. A bachelorette party was given by the bride’s sister Chelsie McCullough and Suzanne Miller. A bachelor party was given by Jeremy Wofford and Stephen Sweezey.
After a honeymoon to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple resides in Cedartown.