Mrs. Christian Nicholas Pundsack

Carol Ann Roebuck and Christian Nicholas Pundsack were married at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at 2400 On the River in Ranger.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arthur Steelnack of Cartersville and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blair Roebuck of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Livingston Foster of St. Petersburg, Florida and Dr. and Mrs. Floyd Fulton Roebuck of Rome.

The groom is the son of Rosemarie Jane Quinn of Waxhaw, North Carolina and Robert Nicolas Pundsack of Pass Christian, Mississippi. He is the grandson of Irene Hennesey of London, England, the late Kenneth Charles Quinn, the late Justa De Zabalo and the late Alfred Pundsack.

David William Foster, uncle of the bride, Dr. Jon Raleigh Roebuck, uncle of the bride, and Dr. Floyd Fulton Roebuck, grandfather of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony underneath the large stone gazebo with a scrolled wrought-iron domed top overlooking the lake. The gazebo featured a garland of assorted greenery and vines casually draped onto the domed top and accented with clusters of roses, waxflower, calcynia, amaranthus, seeded eucalyptus, and magnolia foliage.

Joe Dunnaway, bagpiper, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martz, flutist, keyboard, and mandolin, and Fay Ellen Steelnack, mother of the bride, harpist, provided a program of wedding music.  Selections included “Water Music Suite Number 2”, “Gymnopedies” and “Highland Cathedral of Dunblane.”

Allison Burgess Hardin of St. Petersburg, Florida, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Martin Richards Coble of New Bern, North Carolina; Sarah Elizabeth Hammond of Atlanta; Lauren Elizabeth Garrett Murphy of Carrollton; Haley Blair Houston Roebuck, sister-in-law of the bride of Helena, Alabama and Tiffany Jane Scott of Orlando, Florida. The attendants wore formal, floor-length chiffon gowns of different designs in bright fuchsia. They carried bouquets of astrania claret, brunia, astilbe, white anemone roses, and other foliage.

Sisters of the groom served as honorary bridesmaids: Chantal Pundsack Brooks of Annapolis, Maryland; Tanya Analiese Pundsack of New Orleans, Louisiana and Mariana Lenore Pundsack of Pass Christian, Mississippi.  They carried nosegays of assorted complimentary flowers and foliage.

Eleanor Kearney Brooks and John Patrick Brooks of Annapolis, Maryland, niece and nephew of the groom, served as the flower girl and ring bearer. The lace accent on the pillow was from the bride’s maternal grandmother’s wedding gown.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore an off white vintage gown, first worn by her mother in 1979.  The satin organza confection was adorned with embellished lace appliques and seed pearls.  The soft, off the shoulder bodice was complete with a pleated organza ruffle overlay. The A-line skirt had soft pleats along the back which unfolded to a chapel length train. The crown, also worn by her maternal grandmother 59 years ago, was adorned with lace, pearls, with ivory and iridescent sequins.  Attached was a Belgian princess veil, with handmade Brussels English ivory tulle and hand applied Belgian lace. The bride carried a cascading bouquet of astrania claret, brunia, astilbe, white anemones, garden roses, majolica spray, blushing bride thistle, scabiosa, pieris, cockscomb, celosia, helleborus, waxflower, and calcynia accented with succulents, seeded eucalyptus, and magnolia foliage. The lace around her bouquet was from her maternal grandmother’s wedding gown and the pins attached were worn by her maternal great-grandmother. The bride’s bracelet was adorned with her father’s baby ring of gold, a gift from her paternal grandmother.  

Gregory Adamson Hargrove of St. Petersburg, Florida, served as the best man. Groomsmen were James Stuart Bowers III of Rogers, Arkansas; Nathan Patrick Brooks, brother-in-law of the groom of Annapolis, Maryland; Daniel Berry Packard IV of Florence, South Carolina; Adam Foster Roebuck, brother of the bride of Helena, Alabama and Joseph Wharton Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina.

The mother of the bride chose a stunning sapphire blue, sleeveless floor-length gown of silk taffeta with a trumpet skirt and peplum, and a rhinestone brooch attached to the left side.  The dress was paired with a bolero jacket with a ruffled collar. The mother of the groom chose a royal blue dress with a lace overlay featuring a scalloped neckline and gold accessories. The mothers and grandmothers carried nosegays of ivory polo roses accented with waxflower, magnolia foliage, and seeded eucalyptus.  

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the lodge and covered pavilion at 2400 On the River. Refreshments included the bride’s three-tiered cake with almond and coconut filling with pale antique pink buttercream icing topped with two small ivory porcelain fox figures along with succulents, scabious pods, and blushing bride proteas blooms. The groom’s cake featured a two-tiered chocolate on chocolate cake with stacked strawberries and topped with a model replica of the groom’s car, a Toyota FJ Cruiser.

The evening before the wedding, the Pundsack family hosted a rehearsal dinner at Moon River at Harvest Moon Café in Rome.  

Other prenuptial parties included a luncheon to “Celebrate Friends Old and New” given by Rosemarie Jane Quinn, mother of the groom, at Horseshoe Lodge in Waxhaw, North Carolina, a “Bridal Shower Luncheon” hosted by Cristie Smith, Leah Mayo, Melanie Morris, and Nina Lovel at the home of Cristie Smith, an “I Do Barbecue” couples’ shower hosted by Jim and Melanie Eubanks of St. Petersburg, Florida, and the bridesmaids luncheon at the 1902 Stock Exchange in Adairsville hosted by Karen Zauderer. On the morning following the wedding ceremony, the groom’s family hosted a brunch at the Rice House at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville.

After a brief stay at Barnsley Gardens Resort and Anna Maria Island, Florida, the couple will reside in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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