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Milliken weds Dozier in April ceremony in Athens

Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Alexander Dozier were married April 4, 2009, at 5 p.m. The marriage is announced by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Anderson Milliken. 

Mrs. Dozier, the former Amanda Louise Milliken, is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fisher of Snellville, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. William Milliken of Nashville, Tenn.  The bride, formerly of Athens, is a 2000 graduate of Collins Hill High and an honors graduate of the University of Georgia.  She is employed by the McDuffie County Board of Education as a special needs teacher at J.A. Maxwell Elementary.  

Mr. Dozier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander Dozier of Thomson.  He is the grandson of Mrs. Jordan Pickens Foldes and the late Mr. Foldes of Thomson, formerly of Statesboro, and of Mr. Percy Ezelle Dozier and the late Mrs. Dozier of Thomson.  A 1997 graduate of Thomson High, Mr. Dozier attended Augusta State University and is currently the fourth generation with Dozier Heating and Air, Incorporated. 

The parents of the groom entertained the wedding party and guests with a rehearsal dinner in the Fairway Room of the Athens Country Club following the rehearsal on April 3. 

Tables were set with a mix of soft green hydrangeas and white orchids wrapped in emerald aspidistra.  The bride's place setting was adorned with the groom's mother's sterling silver bud vase which held a small tussie-mussie of hydrangea, hypericum berries, and baby pink roses. 

The bride, who wore a Maggie Sotterro candlelight gown and carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, was escorted and given in marriage by her father, Mr. Ralph Anderson Milliken.  The strapless one-piece gown was created from Capri taffeta with lace ornamenting the neckline of the bodice and accenting the side waist and lower hip.  The gown featured a dramatic chapel-length train.  Kimberly Renae Anderson of Olathe, Kansas, served as matron of honor.  Other attendants were Lindsey Erin Crall of Suwanee, Ga., Jennifer Nicole Cooper and Kyla Mae Maxwell of Dacula, Ga., and Kimberly Anne Rivero of Atlanta, Ga.  The attendants wore strapless celadon green gowns with matching sash and a strand of pearls. They carried bouquets of soft pink and green hydrangeas.   

William Alexander Dozier served as his son's best man.  Groomsmen in the wedding party were the groom's brother, William David Dozier of Thomson, the bride's brother, Mark Taylor Milliken of Athens, Ga., Edgar James Maxwell III of Dacula, Ga., and Rich Langston Foldes of Sylvania, Ga., cousin of the groom.   

The traditional service at The Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel in Athens, Ga., was conducted by The Rev. Timothy Armitage.  Mrs. Jason Berry presented a program of nuptial music and was accompanied by Mr. Berry as she sang "At the Foot of the Cross."  The vows were spoken before a backdrop of large candle trees and palms.  One large arrangement held soft green hydrangeas, white calla lilies, snapdragons, and soft pink roses.  Pews were marked with lemon and eucalyptus leaves with sage flowers and were tied with white Midori ribbon. 

Karen Bowers Fisher, aunt of the bride, served as wedding director.   

Immediately following the wedding, the parents of the bride entertained with a reception of dinner and dancing in the Firehall at The Classic Center, Athens, Ga.  The Dirk Howell Band played.  The bride's table, covered with a white floor length cloth, was centered with a four-tiered cake.  The serving tables held arrangements of white calla lilies, stock, soft green hydrangeas, and fern.  After a wedding trip to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mr. and Mrs. Dozier are residing in Thomson.

Web posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009

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