Mary Baldwin Harris and Cameron Nicholas Chambless were married at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in the gardens of Oak Hill in Rome. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Baldwin Harris of Rome. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Chambless of Roswell.
The Rev. Dr. E. Lucius Anderson III, of the Church of the Nativity, Episcopal, in Huntsville, Alabama performed the double-ring ceremony in the sunken stone garden which was adorned with garland of eucalyptus and southern magnolia and urns of mixed white flowers and southern magnolia.
A program of wedding music was performed by a violinist and cellist from Seven Hills Music. Selections included “Spring from The Four Seasons,” “Ave Maria,” “Canon in D” and “Wedding March.”
Georgia Harris Wooller of Atlanta, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Carrie Leigh Amborn of Nashville, Tennessee; Mary Sue Barron and Alice Augusta Brennan of Atlanta; Ellen Collier Beasley of Athens; Laura Elyse Bennett of Washington, D.C. and Erika Leigh Craparo of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They wore floor-length, royal blue tulle gowns with panels in the front and back to create differing necklines. They carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangea, O’Hara and garden roses, and silver dollar eucalyptus.
Mary Shields Draper of St. Simons Island, cousin of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. Estelle Rae Chambless, niece of the groom, was the flower girl. Kendall Elisabeth Griffy of Atlanta gave a reading during the ceremony.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore an heirloom gown of ivory taffeta designed with lace cap sleeves and a fitted bodice of Alencon lace adorned with pearls and sequins. The full gathered skirt and chapel-length train were edged in scalloped lace. The bride also wore an heirloom veil made of Brussels lace. The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white hydrangea, white O’Hara and garden roses, white lisianthus, silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruscus.
Seth Michael Chambless and John Zachary Chambless, brothers of the groom, were the best men. Groomsmen were Jordan Gray Bauman of Smyrna, James Robert Fleet of Roswell, Joseph Jackson Harris, brother of the bride, of Atlanta, Matthew Tyler Merritt of Savannah and Paul Edward Mihich of Roswell.
Ushers were Matthew Lee Henderson and Edmund William Arthur Wooller, both of Atlanta. Daniel Andrews Owen and Henry Hardwick Owen, cousins of the bride, both of Atlanta, were greeters at the ceremony.
The mother of the bride wore a formal gold sequined gown with lace overlay and cap sleeves. The groom’s mother wore a floor-length metallic silver gown with mesh inlays.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held on the lawn of the Martha Berry home at Oak Hill. Refreshments included the bride’s four-tier buttercream wedding cake, prepared by the groom’s paternal grandmother and adorned with cascading garden roses and eucalyptus leaves.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Coosa Country Club. Other pre-nuptial parties included an engagement announcement party at the home of Luan and Mike Eddings in Rome hosted by the Eddings, Nancy and Barry Brass, Joan and Paul Brock, Robin and Jimmy Byars, Laura and Ken Davis, Sherry and Bob Finnell, Emily and Peter Hjort, Mai Mai and Bill Kelly, Ruthann and Rick Sargent and Kathy and Roger Sheppard; a trousseau shower at Mel and Mimi boutique hosted by Melanie Morris, Mimi Weed and Claudia Floyd; a “Stock the Bar” couples shower at the home of Mary Sue Barron hosted by Leigh Amborn, Mary Sue Barron, Ellen Beasley, Laura Bennett, Alice Brennan, Erika Craparo, Kate Davis, Katie Pressly, Michelle Serra and Georgia Wooller; an “I Do BBQ” at the home of Mary and Dan Owen hosted by the Owens, Kathy and Dennis Nichols and Jane and Gordon Smith; a bridal brunch and shower at Darlington School hosted by Ellen Beasley, Karen and Laura Bennett, Jane Grey Collier, Gayle Monk and Becky Woodard; and a bridesmaid brunch hosted by Glenda Carroll, Nan Henson, Beth Muller, Brenda Parrino and Corinne Shows.
After a wedding trip to Napa and San Francisco, California, the couple will reside in Marietta.