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Drew-Field exchange vows

Kelly Wilkes Drew and Jeremy Edward Field were married on May 1, 2004, at Princeton United Methodist Church in Athens, Ga.


Kelly is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Alexander Cawthon, II of Thomson and the late William E. Drew, Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Norman of Lincolnton and Mrs. Jackie Drew of Jasper, Tenn., and the late William E. Drew, Sr. She is a graduate of Thomson High School and Georgia Southern University. She is employed with the Clarke County School District as an Early Head Start teacher.

Jeremy is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Field of Athens. He is the grandson of Mrs. Jean Copony of Salisbury, N.C., the late Mr. Edward L. Copony, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James C. Field. He is a graduate of Clarke Central High School and Georgia Southern University. He is employed with Driver Construction Company as an Assistant Project Manager/Estimator.

Mrs. Julie Drew Finnegan of Charlotte, N.C., sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amie Richard Stinson of Franklin, Tenn., cousin of the bride; Mrs. Gina Stamey Swords of Conyers, friend of the bride; and Ms. Mandy Easler of Augusta, friend of the bride. Flower girl was Avery Swords, friend of the bride.

Mr. Nate Field, brother of the groom, of Orange, Calif., was best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Charles Knowlton of Vail, Colo., Mr. Jonathan Shelnutt of Athens and Mr. Daniel Epting of Athens, all friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Christopher Finnegan, nephew of the bride.

The bride wore a strapless, A-line gown of ivory with champagne satin bands of material around the top and bottom of the dress. The dress laced up the back with champagne satin ribbon. She wore her mother's heirloom veil and carried a hand tied bouquet of ivory and white roses, accented with ivy.

Bridesmaids wore long burgundy matte satin fitted dresses, and carried hand tied bouquets of sweetheart roses and tulips in various shades of burgundy, accented with greenery. The flower girl wore a long ivory dress accented with a champagne collar and ribbon at the waist. She wore a halo of flowers on her head.

The groom wore a black tuxedo with a gray vest and tie by Perno's of Athens, and an ivory rosebud boutonniere. The groomsmen were dressed similarly, and carried engraved pocket watches given to them by the groom. The ring bearer wore an ivory shorts outfit with ivory knee socks and shoes. He carried an ivory pillow with champagne trim, bearing the couple's initial, handmade by Mrs. Gloria Brooks, aunt of the bride, and the bride's mother.

The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Russell Repetske. Mr. Williard Smith sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Wedding Prayer." Dr. Thomas Field, uncle of the groom, played the organ. Ms. Ashley Shankles, cousin of the bride, kept the bride's book, and Sara Beth and Madison Mathews, cousins of the bride, handed out programs.

The church was decorated with garland and candelabras, lit in memory of the bride's father and in honor of the groom's grandmother. Pews were marked with greenery and ivory bows. The couple included the unity candle in the ceremony and took Holy Communion together as their first act as husband and wife.

An outdoor reception was held following the ceremony at the home of Mr. Lee Epting. Torches and a rose petal path led the way to the sunken courtyard, covered with a white tent. Upon entering through the iron gates, guests were greeted with jazz, blues, and reggae music played by Grogus, a local band. Tables were adorned with white linens, and topped with mirrors, glass votives, and rose petals. Heavy hors d'oeuvres were served, courtesy of Lee Epting Catering. The wedding cake was a white three tier cake of chocolate, red velvet and traditional raspberry white velvet topped with fresh flowers, made by Cecilia Villaveces. The groom's cake was chocolate topped with strawberries, bearing the couple's monogram, also by Cecilia. The couple arrived at the reception in a black 1948 Chevrolet, owned by Lee Epting.

After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They make their home in Athens, Ga.

Web posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004

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