Jessie Marie Fox of Brentwood, Tenn., and David Joseph Herren of Rome were married at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood, Tenn.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mark Fox of Brentwood, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fox of Rome and Mr. and Mrs. Alvis Miller of Rockmart.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Herren of Rome. He is the grandson of Nina Brown of Fort Oglethorpe, the late Roy L. Brown Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ned Herren.
The Rev. Joey Haynes of Rome performed the double-ring ceremony between white columns with urns holding arrangements of summer flowers. The aisle was flanked with black buckets filled with the similar floral arrangements hung with white ribbon, and the baptistery displayed bright flowers with white pillar candles.
A program of wedding music was performed by keyboardist Jeff McPherson and soloists David Walton and Jenna Fox.
Selections included Lost in this Moment, When God Made You, and You Raise Me Up.
Jenna Fox of Brentwood was the maid of honor. Melanie Fox of Cabot, Ariz., was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ellen Herren, Emily Herren, Anna DHerde, all of Rome, Heidi Herren Bolden of Lithia Springs, Rebecca Herren Perkins of Cartersville, Paige Parkey and Jena Riggs, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Kelsey Vick of Snellville. Attendants wore black satin tea-length strapless dresses with gathered waists. They carried bouquets of bright summer flowers held together with black satin ribbon.
Rachel and Elizabeth Malone, both of Murfreesboro, Tenn., were the flower girls. They wore ivory satin floor-length dresses with black satin ribbon around the waists, and carried pink flower balls held by a white satin ribbon.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin with a strapless bodice featuring a beaded corset and chapel-length train embellished with crystals and beads. The finger-tip length tulle veil was adorned with crystal beads. The bride wore a pearl studded broach that was worn by her mother and maternal grandmother in their weddings, and carried a bouquet of bright summer flowers surrounded by greenery and tied with ivory satin ribbon.
Joseph Herren of Rome was the best man. Groomsmen were James Kinsey and Zach Kinsey, both of Ringgold, Jacob Fox of Cabot, Ariz., Luke Bolden of Lithia Springs, Justin Perkins of Cartersville, Kellen Spivey of Birmingham, Ala., Luke Waters of Atlanta, Blake Fertitta of Newnan and Taylor Narewski of Gardendale, Ala.
Derek Murphy was the ring bearer.
The mother of the bride wore a black tea-length skirt with a strapless lace bodice. The mother of the groom wore a tea-length black cowl-neck crepe dress. They carried tussy mussies of hot pink roses. The grandmothers were presented with white corsages.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church. Refreshments included the brides four-tier strawberry and white cake frosted with ivory butter cream frosting and garnished with bright flowers at the top and bottom. The grooms cake was a chocolate sheet iced cake with a Georgia Tech logo.
The evening before the wedding, the grooms parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Lillie Belles Tea Room.
Other pre-nuptial parties included an engagement party given by David and Kathi Paxton, Luke and Heidi Bolden, James and Vicki Kinsey and Justin and Rebecca Perkins at the Paxton home; a miscellaneous shower hosted by Bob and Vickie Weatherly and the Weatherlys home; a lingerie shower hosted by Kelsey Vick, Jena Riggs, Paige Parkey, Melanie Fox and Anna DHerde at the Payne home; a family tea hosted by Nancy Cobia, Peggy Chandler and Marsha Rogers at the Rogers home; a miscellaneous shower given by the women of Tusculum Church of Christ in the teen café; a miscellaneous shower given by the ladies of Oak Hill Church of Christ in the church family room; and a bridesmaids breakfast hosted by Cammy Murphy, Laurie Sain, Susan Smith, Willie Charpentier, Mary and Jillian Shamblin and Linda Priddy at the Avalon house on Lipscomb Universitys campus.
After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Augusta