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Vernon, Meeks reveal final wedding plans

Vernon, Meeks reveal final wedding plans

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 8:00 pm

The Messenger 06.12.13

The final wedding plans for Ashley Elizabeth Vernon and Benjamin Joseph Meeks, both of Nashville, are being announced today.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dwain Vernon of Union City. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gurien of Union City and Sewell Vernon of Indianapolis.
The groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Odell Meeks of Augusta, Ga. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. James Winfree of Lebanon and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Meeks of Toccoa, Ga.
The wedding ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville.  The Rev. Roy McVeigh of Martinez, Ga., and Chuck Doss of Union City will be officiating the ceremony.
Pre-nuptial music will begin at 6, provided by longtime family friends of the bride-elect, pianist Carol Dickerson of Franklin and soloists Mitzi Hopkins of Union City and Russell Dickerson of Franklin. Shirley Meeks, aunt of the groom-elect, of Homer, Ga., will also be soloist.  
Serving as the matron of honor will be the bride-elect’s sister-in-law, Amanda Vernon of Murfreesboro.  Her bridesmaids will be Melissa Anderson Meeks, future sister-in-law of the bride-elect, of Columbia, S.C.; friends of the bride-elect, Marcy Stringfield Burridge of Nashville, Colby Billingsley Gray of Union City, Ashley Reeves Overwyk of LaGrange, Ky., Jenny Overall Reed of Humboldt and Anna Barnes Shivley of Memphis; and sorority sisters of the bride-elect, Ramie Young of Nashville, Mallory Rudolph Howard of Kirksey, Ky., and Nicole Shipp Brown of Metairie, La.
The groom-elect’s best man will be his father. His groomsmen will be Matthew Meeks, brother of the groom-elect, of Columbia; Dustin Vernon of Murfreesboro and Philip Vernon of Nashville, brothers of the bride-elect; friends of the groom-elect, Parker Bedsole of Washington, D.C., and Benton Johnson of Charleston, S.C.; and fraternity brothers of the groom-elect, Barrett Hails of Montgomery, Ala., James Bordelon of Washington, D.C., Todd Grow of Atlanta, Ben Overwyk of LaGrange and Blake Jackson of Shreveport, La.
GraceAnna Vernon of Murfreesboro, niece of the bride-elect, will be the flower girl.
Serving as the ring bearer will be Caelan Vernon of Murfreesboro, nephew of the bride-elect.
The register attendants will be Kesha Gurien of Union City, cousin of the bride-elect, and Emily Sharp of Nashville, friend of the couple.  
Rebecca Rojas of Miami, friend of the groom-elect, will be the scripture reader in the blessing of the Bible.
The ballroom at the Hutton Hotel, located on West End Avenue in Nashville, will be the site of the reception immediately following the ceremony Saturday evening.

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