Christen Michelle Shelton and Christopher George Willcox were united in marriage on Saturday, May 16, 2009, 6 p.m. at the Higdon House Inn and Gardens in Greensboro, Ga. Rev. David Sisler officiated the ceremony.
The lovely bride was given away by her father. She is the daughter of Michael H. Shelton and Nancy Shelton of Dearing. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Willcox of Augusta and Ms. Donna Howard of McRae, Ga.
Miss Brittany Guthrie, of Bishop, Ga., cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a black satin tea-length dress with pink sash. Bridesmaids were Miss Bailey Guthrie, cousin of the bride, of Bishop, Ga.; Mrs. Amanda Tran, friend of the bride, of Graniteville, S.C.; Mrs. Anne Barlow, friend of the bride, of Augusta; and Miss Erin Smith, friend of the bride, of Hephzibah. Their attire was identical to the maid of honor. They carried a spring bouquet with pink and orange roses.
Flower girl was Lily Amerson, of Thomson, friend of the bride and groom. She wore an ivory dress with pink trim and sash.
Mr. George Willcox, father of the groom, was best man. He wore a black tuxedo with pink vest and tie. Groomsmen were Justin McBride, friend of the groom, of Grovetown; Lee Hudgens, friend of the groom, of Statesboro; Christian Thomas, friend of the groom, of Augusta; and Daniel Johnson, friend of the bride, of Thomson. Their attire was identical to the best man. Their boutonniÃ¨re was orange roses.
Ring bearer was Jackson McBride, friend of the groom, of Grovetown. He, too, wore a black tuxedo with pink vest and tie. Memory bell ringer was Seth Adams, friend of the bride and groom, of Norwood.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Nell Dellinger and Mr. Clifford Dellinger, of Bishop, Ga. and the late Mrs. Barbara Shelton and the late Mr. Henry H. Shelton, of Dearing.
The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Ester Thomas and Mr. John Thomas, of McRae, Ga. and Mrs. Annie Ruth Willcox and the late Mr. Eli Willcox, of McRae, Ga.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Higdon House Inn and Gardens on the front lawn. Music was provided by D.J. Burke Brennan, of Atlanta.
The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. They are residing in Augusta.