Mrs. Grayson Cooper Grimes

Ann Marie Culbreth and Grayson Cooper Grimes were married at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at WindMark Beach Club, Port St. Joe, Florida.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Tilden Culbreth of Rome. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Wayne Culbreth, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Moss, Sr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Cooper Grimes Jr. of Silver Creek. He is the grandson of Jewell Hall Formby of Aragon, the late Glenn M. Formby, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Graham Cooper Grimes Sr.

Brian Marshall, of Port St. Joe, Florida performed the double-ring ceremony on the WindMark Boardwalk leading to the beach. The couple recited their vows underneath a wooden archway adorned with garlands of grapevine, intertwined with peach, Tiffany roses, and baby’s breath. Various antique lanterns decorated with Tiffany roses, hydrangea, candles, driftwood, and seashells adorned both sides of the altar.

A program of wedding music was provided by the bride’s cousin, Jack Moss of Rome. Selections included an acoustic arrangement of “The Rain Song,” “Maybe I’m Amazed”, and “September.”

Carrly Campbell Lovvorn of Ranburne, Alabama, Genise Grimes Sturdivant of Rome, and Genna Grimes Harris also of Rome, and both sisters of the groom, all served as matrons of honor. They wore floor-length, formal blush gowns with an empire waistline and a ruched bodice featuring a pearl and jeweled necklace halter neckline. They carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangea, peach Tiffany and white O’Hara roses, baby’s breath, and silver dollar eucalyptus.  They wore pearl bracelets and earrings which were gifts from the bride.

Katybeth Willis of Meigs, cousin of the bride, and Julia Harris of Rome, niece of the groom, served as flower girls.  They wore floor-length, ivory tulle and organza gowns with a satin bodice, cinched at the waistline by a satin ribbon that formed a bow in the back. They carried ivory satin baskets filled with peach rose petals and wore floral halo headpieces of Tiffany roses and baby’s breath, along with the crystal and pearl bracelets and necklaces that were gifts from the bride.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a formal, strapless ivory corded lace mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and tulle skirt with a cascading train. The lace bodice was cinched at the waist with a pearl and ivory satin ribbon belt, which accented the lace scallop around the sheer back of the gown. Her cathedral length veil was piped with woven ribbon trim with a scalloped lace edge at the bottom. She wore a pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings, which were gifts from her parents, and an heirloom opal ring on her right hand given to her by her late paternal grandmother.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangea, peach Tifffany and white O’Hara roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, baby’s breath, Italian ruscus, pink peonies, and blue eryngium. The satin ribbon on her bouquet was adorned with an heirloom, floating opal pendant that belonged to her late maternal grandmother.

The groom wore a a blue seersucker suit with a blush tie that matched the groomsmen’s. His boutonniere was a peach Tiffany rosebud with eucalyptus, Italian rucus, and lily grass.

Graham Grimes Jr., of Rome, father of the groom, Robert Sturdivant III, of Rome and Jonathan Harris of Rome, both brothers-in-law of the groom, all served as best men.

Ushers were Chad Culbreth of Thomasville, brother of the bride, and Jake Shepherd of Albany, cousin of the bride. Brinson Willis of Meigs and John Daniel Culbreth of Thomasville, both cousins of the bride, served as ring bearers.

The mother of the bride wore a formal, ice blue, all-over beaded gown with a boat neckline, capped sleeves, and a floor-length mermaid skirt. The groom’s mother wore a formal, floor-length gown of ice pink shimmering lace, featuring short sleeves, with a rounded neckline and an A-line skirt.  The mothers were presented with hand-tied white hydrangea bouquets.  

Following the ceremony, a dinner reception was held in the WindMark Beach Club Town Hall, with refreshments and dancing following the dinner on the lawn, overlooking the ocean. A memory window was placed in the reception area with wedding photographs of the couples grandparents. It was adorned with vines accented with Tiffany roses and Baby’s Breath.  

Refreshments included the bride’s three-tier butter cream wedding cake with pearl accents, adorned with Tiffany rosebuds as the cake topper.  The center layer was accented with the letter “G.”

The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Sunset Coastal Grill, Port St. Joe, Florida. Other pre-nuptial parties included an engagement announcement party at Mellow Mushroom in Rome, hosted by Danny and Andrea Culbreth, Eric and Carrly Lovvorn, Jonathan and Genna Harris, and Robert and Genise Sturdivant; A miscellaneous shower hosted by Larry and T’litha  Formby, honoring the couple during a family reunion for the groom’s family at the Formby home in Rome; a miscellaneous shower at First Baptist Church of Lindale hosted by LaVerne Pruitt, Stevanie Pruitt, Connie Broome, Melody Williams, Gwenette Powell, Nancy Williams, and Marsha Hannay; a bridal brunch and shower at The Coosa Country Club hosted by Glennis Grimes, Jewell Formby, Linda Sturdivant, and Elizabeth Sturdivant; a couples dinner and shower at The Grizzard Center  hosted  by Jonathan and Genna Harris, and Robert and Genise Sturdivant; a bridal brunch and shower hosted by Cathy Walker, Carrly Lovvorn, Joy Robinson, Kathy Carr, Kasey Austin and Kendal Waters at the Walker home in Cave Spring, GA.;a miscellaneous shower given by the bride’s co-workers and staff at East Central Elementary School;a bachelorette weekend get-away in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by Carrly Lovvorn.

After a honeymoon week spent in Casa Del Mar on St. Joe Beach, the couple resides in Rome.

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