Maggie Allen Lambert and Zachary Taylor Hale were married at 5 p.m., June 4 at the home of Gene and Allison Long, uncle and aunt of the bride, in Ellijay.
The bride is the daughter of Blake and Stacy Lambertof Armuchee and the groom is the son of Casey and Renea Hale of Rome.
Reverend Chad Kelly of Ellijay performed the double-ring, garden ceremony. A program of wedding music provided by pianist Dustin Shepherd, Savannah, included “Butterfly Waltz,” “Hushabye Mountain,” “Bonfire Heart,” and “Do You Believe in Magic.”
Dorothy Sue Lambert, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Brooke Kisor and Kara Hale, sisters of the groom, Crystal Pittman of Eastman, and Jenna Wylie of Savannah. Each carried a bouquet of pink spray roses, blue thistle, mum daisies and yellow solidago.
The flower girl was Abby Horn, cousin of the bride. Attendants wore a cornflower blue parakeetprint, tea length dress featuring a natural waist and flared skirt.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a formal two-piece ivory charmeuse slip gown with lace and tulle overlay featuring a square neckline, cap sleeves, a deep V button-up back and a chapel length train. She wore a finger-tip veil of illusion attached to a comb of lace and pearls which had been wore by her mother. She carried a bouquet of peach and pink spray roses, blue thistle, mum daisies, white snapdragons, yellow solidago and variegated greenery; a penny in her shoe that had belonged to her paternal grandfather; and a handkerchief embroidered by her maternal great-grandmother.
Patrick Blankenship of Rome was the best man. Groomsmen included Doyal and Matthew Lambert, brothers of the bride, Michael Kisor, brother-in-law of the groom, and Justin Wylie of Savannah.
Following the ceremony, a formal dinner — prepared and served by dear friends — was held on the grounds under a white high-peak tent draped with lights and tulle. The reception tables were set with mismatched china borrowed from the bride’s and groom’s families. The evening concluded with a firework show provided by Matthew Lambert and Tyler Horn.