Kate LeAnn Wooten and Brock Justin Wilson were united in marriage at 5:00 p.m., November 14, at First United Methodist Church in Athens. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Don Kea of Macon.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dulaney Wooten of Albany. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Henry Leroy Wilkerson of Sylvester and the late Mr. Wilkerson and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Wooten of Albany. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robin Quinton Wilson of Commerce, Georgia and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leon Brock of Baldwin, Georgia. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Dwight Wilson of Commerce and Mr. and Mrs. Felma Duckett Brock of Baldwin.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was lovely in a formal-length, ivory strapless gown of satin. It featured ruching across the fitted bodice which opened to a trumpet style skirt embellished with a crystal medallion at the waist. The bride carried a French hand tied bouquet of fresh New England foliage and rich seasonal flowers and berries in shades of burgundy, tangerine, golden yellow, green, and purple. Matching arrangements adorned the brides’ table, altar table, and family pews.
For sentiment the bride carried a Brussels lace handkerchief which had been carried by her mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin in their weddings. She also carried a sixpence given to her by her grandmother. The garter she wore was handmade and given to her by her late grandmother.
Margaret Egan Wooten of Jupiter, Florida, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Makenzie Ivalee Wilson, Commerce, daughter of the groom; Caroline Brown Braxton, Atlanta; Rachel Elizabeth Patrick, Madison, Georgia; and Lauren Burton Taylor, White Plains, Georgia. They wore formal-length chiffon gowns in eggplant with halter necklines, shirred bodices, and banded waists.
Drew Brannon Wilson, of Commerce, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Wyatt Westin Wilson, Commerce, son of the groom; Parker Young Wilson, Commerce, brother of the groom; James Kirk Childress, Commerce; and Adam Kirk Swinehart, Baldwin, cousin of the groom. They wore black two-button, notched lapel tuxedoes.
Dr. and Mrs. Claire Fox Hillard of Albany and Janis Maxwell of Athens provided music for the ceremony. Olivia Annette Swinehart and Emily Grace Adams, cousins of the groom, presented guests with wedding programs. David Brock Adams, cousin of the groom, served as acolyte.
The bride’s parents entertained guests with a reception at the Taylor-Grady House. Mrs. John Thomas Parker, of Tifton, aunt of the bride, greeted guests. The Grapevine Band of Macon provided music for dancing. The bride’s cake alternated tiers of vanilla with strawberries and cream and chocolate graham cracker cream filling iced with Italian butter cream and was decorated with seasonal flowers and greenery. The groom’s vanilla New York style cheesecake was embellished with the Rocking W Angus brand and garnished with choices of fresh blueberries, strawberries or chocolate ganache.
Guests lined the walkway of the Museum and tossed dried lavender as the newlyweds departed. Following their honeymoon to San Francisco and the California Napa Valley the couple resides in Commerce where the groom is co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of K12 Solutions Group, LLC, and partner in Rocking W Angus, and the bride is an agriculture teacher with the Jackson County School System.
The groom’s parents hosted a dinner party to honor the bride and groom at The Taylor-Grady House on November 13 following their wedding rehearsal. Among the sixty guests attending were members of the wedding party, immediate families, and out-of-town relatives.
Mrs. Bruce Smith, Mrs. Wallace Miskimon, and Mrs. Craig Nielson honored bride, Kate Wooten and her bridesmaids at a luncheon on November 13 at the lovely Smith home on Lake Oconee in Greensboro Georgia. Special guests were Mrs. Steven Dulaney Wooten, mother of the bride; Mrs. Joseph Leon Brock, mother of the groom; Mrs. Henry Leroy Wilkerson, grandmother of the bride; Mrs. John Thomas Parker, of Tifton, aunt of the bride; Mrs. John Lundy Wilkerson, of Flat Rock, North Carolina, aunt of the bride; Mrs. Andrew Alexander McLean, of St. Simons Island, cousin of the bride; and Ms. Retha King, of Albany, special friend of the bride.