Chelsea Kay Watters and Samuel Dustin Arnold were married at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2015 at Diamond W Farm in Lindale, home of the bride’s parents.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Keith Watters of Lindale. She is the granddaughter of Charlotte K. Ayer of Lindale, David C. Ayer of Cartersville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Watters and Donna Ayer. The groom is the son of Sherry Taff Arnold of Silver Creek and the late Barry Arnold. He is the grandson of Mary Taff of Aragon, Morene Arnold of Calhoun and the late Sam Arnold and Virginia Arnold.
The double ring ceremony was performed by Reverend Danny E. Watters, uncle of the bride, of Douglasville and Reverend Phillip May of Rome, under a rustic arbor adorned with sunflowers, gerber daisies, mums, and fall foliage. Family pews were marked with shepherd’s hooks with mason jars ties with burlap bows and filled with sunflowers and fall mums.
The couple exchanged vows and participated in the mixing of the unity sand.
A program of wedding music was performed. Vocalist included Scarlett Watters Rackley, Johnna Bailey Curtiss, and Zach Kinsey. Selections included “Sweet Sweet Spirit,” “Mama’s Song” and “When God Made You.” A wedding dove ceremony also took place.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father and brother, Jonathan Clay Watters, wore an ivory gown embellished with lace which dramatically adorned the fit and flare style. It had a sweetheart neckline and subtle sparkle with a signature corset back closure and a sweep train. She also wore western boots. The bride carried a bouquet of sunflowers, coral and purple freesia, yellow roses, dahlias, purple matsumoto asters, accented with asstilbe, and bear grass was placed throughout the bouquet. The stems were wrapped with natural burlap and adorned with pearl pins.
The bride wore a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet that was worn by the groom’s mother on her wedding day, gifts from the groom’s late father. The bride also wore a sixpence which was carried by her mother on her wedding day.
Raven Godfrey of Lindale, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kati Westfall Turner of Silver Creek, Ramsey Godfrey of Lindale, Sarah Locklear and Christina Nixon both of Rome, and Brittni Scoggins of Athens. They wore cocktail length coral lace overlay dresses with a scoop neckline and bell sleeves. They also wore tan western boots. They wore pearl bracelets which were gifts from the bride. The bridesmaids carried clutch bouquets of sunflowers, coral freesia, roses, purple matsumoto asters, dahlias, accented with asstilbe, stems were wrapped with natural burlap.
Junior bridesmaid was Ella Rhodes of Silver Creek. She wore an ivory lace overlay dress accented with an ivory sash and western boots. She also wore pearl earrings which were a gift from the bride. She carried a miniature bouquet like the bridesmaid. The flower girl, Evie Rhodes of Silver Creek, wore a tea-length ivory lace and tulle dress with western boots. She also wore pearl earrings that were a gift from the bride. She carried an antique basket with burlap filled with sunflower petals.
Corbin Arnold of Rome, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Jonathan Watters of Lindale, brother of the bride, Alex Tortoso of Silver Creek, Chris Carter of Smyrna, Dr. Steve Bradshaw and Keyur Patel, both of Rome. Ushers were Auston Thomas and Clint Turner both of Rome.
They wore coral plaid western shirts, gray jackets, dark jeans, and western boots as well as sunflower and freesia boutonnieres.
The junior groomsman was Evan Rhodes of Silver Creek. He wore an ivory western shirt, gray vest, dark jeans, and western boots. He also wore a sunflower and freesia boutonniere.
Kiptyn Sapp of Kingston was the ring bearer. He wore an ivory western shirt, dark overalls, and western boots. He carried a Bible, tied with a burlap bow, which belonged to the bride’s late grandparents.
The mother of the bride wore a champagne floor-length, off the shoulder gown with a sequined lace bodice. The mother of the groom wore a floor- length gown of navy chiffon with a jewel accent at the waist. They both carried small hand tied with burlap bouquets of sunflowers, coral freesia, dahlias, and purple matsumoto asters, accented with asstible.
Following the ceremony, guest enjoyed a reception in the Diamond W barn. The couple chose a three tier cake with a chocolate and vanilla swirl layers with butter cream icing and accented with sunflower, coral freesia, dahlias, and purple matsumoto asters topped with their initial.
The groom’s cake was in the shape of an armadillo, commemorating a hunting trip shared by some of the groomsmen and the bride’s father. The cake was red velvet with cream cheese icing.
The evening before the wedding the groom’s mother hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Diamond W Farm, which included a low-country boil.
Other prenuptial parties included: an engagement party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Corey Rhodes and Dr. and Mrs. Steve Bradshaw at the Rhodes home. Miscellaneous shower hosted by Diane Jones and the ladies of Warren and Diane Jones Sunday School class for the ladies of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. A shower was hosted by Raven Godfrey, Ramsey Godfrey, and Rhonda Culp at the women’s building in Cedartown. A family shower was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Watters at their home, a family shower was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ayer at their home. A shower was hosted by the groom’s co-workers at The Home Depot Support Center in Atlanta. A bridal luncheon was hosted at Harvest Moon by Shonna Watters Privette, Scarlett Watters Rackley, Kim Watters, and Katy Watters all cousins of the bride and Becky Watters, aunt of the bride. A bachelorette party was hosted in Gulf Shores, Alabama by the bridesmaids and a bachelor party was hosted in Miami, Florida by the groomsmen.
After their honeymoon the Dominican Republic, the couple with reside in Dallas.