Lauren Michele Dulaney and Jared Lane Hughes were married on Sept. 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents in Rome.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Brian Dulaney of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Merle Evans, JoAnne Dulaney, Teresa Martens Dulaney, all of Rome, the late Charles Mitchell Evans and the late James Leonard Dulaney. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Lane Hughes of Aragon. He is the grandson of Robert Hughes the late Marlene Hughes of Rome, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Noble Deems of Cedartown.
Grant Magness of Rome performed the double-ring ceremony. Family pews were marked with blue mason jars filled with a variety of white and ivory flowers. A program of wedding music was provided by The TC Show of Cartersville. Selections included “Hymne Vangelis,” “Canon in D,” “10,000 Reasons,” and “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).”
Brittni Dulaney of Rome and Anna Kate Dulaney of Rome were the maids of honor. Constanza Ospina of Rome, Natalie Reynolds of Rome, Keely Telfer of Athens, and Katie Kirk of Rome were the bridesmaids. They wore formal gowns of aqua chiffon which featured a sweetheart neckline and a crisscross bodice. They carried bouquets of blush pink roses and white dahlia.
Makayla Hughes, sister of groom, and Peyton Sherrill, daughter of bride’s friend of Kennesaw were flower girls. They wore white sleeveless dresses with aqua satin bands at the waist and carried baskets of petals.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a formal gown of fitted lace over satin. The sleeveless gown featured a V-neckline accented in pearls and beads, with an accent broach of beads and pearls at the center of the bodice and a keyhole back. The fitted gown finished into a chapel length train. A fingertip length illusion veil completed the look. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory garden roses, blush roses, white hydrangea, white dahlia, and trailing ivy. The bouquet was tied with lace from the bride’s mother’s wedding gown.
Barry Hughes of Aragon and Karlis Robinson of Cartersville were the best men. Willie Stinson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama was a groomsman. Will King, cousin of the groom was ring bearer. He matched the groomsmen.
The mother of the bride wore a formal sleeveless cobalt blue gown with ruffle details along the waist. The mother of the groom wore a formal sleeveless gown of pale aqua with a matching lace jacket. The mothers were presented with clutch bouquets of ivory roses.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the barn at the family’s home. Refreshments included the bride’s three tier marble cake with striped buttercream icing along the sides of each layer. Fresh flowers to match the bride’s bouquet adorned each tier. The groom was presented with a chocolate cake that featured a basketball court design.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Eden Valley Baptist Church. Other pre-nuptial parties included: a kitchen shower at Eden Valley Baptist Church, hosted by Joan Hughes, and Judy Smith; a BBQ shower at Mark and Margaret Braden’s home, hosted by Mark and Margaret Braden, Terry and Pam McAbee, and Al and Elizabeth Thomas; a picnic party at Neal and Myra Reynolds’ home, hosted by Neal and Myra Reynolds, David and Robin Seabolt, and Harry and Denise Rowland; a kitchen bakeware and linen shower at the Maplewood Clubhouse of Rome, hosted by Melanie Morris and Gigi Binion; a miscellaneous shower given by the bride’s co-workers and staff at East Central Elementary School; a miscellaneous shower given by the groom’s co-workers and staff at West End Elementary School; a bachelorette weekend get-away in Orange Beach, AL hosted by Brittni and Anna Kate Dulaney; and a bridal brunch at Harvest Moon Cafe, given by Allyson Dulaney, JoAnne Dulaney, Merle Evans, Deb Evans and Kim Kullander.
After a honeymoon week spent in The Grand Paraiso Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple will reside in Rome.