Mrs. Brooke Winslette Salmon

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Evelyn Brooke Winslette and Raymond Sherold (Trey) Salmon III were married at 5 p.m. on April 23, 2016, on the lawn of Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Winslette of Rome. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Ramey) Sherold Salmon, Jr. of Rome.

Reverend Ken Oates, of Rome, performed the double-ring ceremony. Family pews were marked by clear glass jars filled with white hydrangea. A program of wedding music was provided by soloist Brittany Sorrells of Rome and a string quartet provided by Seven Hills Music. Selections included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D, Bridal Chorus” and “You Make My Dreams Come True.”

The bride and groom pledged their love to one another using the symbol of the Unity Cross.

Janessa Winslette of Rome, sister-in- law of the bride, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Taylor Salmon Alvey, sister of the groom, Ruthiey Boggs, Casey Sharpe, Elizabeth Chambers, Amanda Davis, and Hannah Dillard, all of Rome. Other Bridesmaids were Amanda Bryan of Albany and Kim Ham of Perry. They wore formal strapless gowns of black chiffon with a pleated bodice and a cummerbund waistband. Each carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangea and peach roses.

Emma Kate Davis was the flower girl. She wore a sleeveless ivory gown with a black satin monogrammed sash and carried a kissing ball of blush colored roses.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, Keith Winslette, of Rome, wore a formal ball gown of blush silk shantung taffeta. The one shoulder gown featured a sash at the waist of latte satin. A cathedral length veil of oyster tulle, dotted with pearls and rhinestones, completed the look. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, peonies, and roses, wrapped in satin ribbon to match the bride’s sash.

Ramey Salmon, of Rome, father of the groom, was the best man. The groomsmen were Justin Roberson, Blake Alvey, brother-in- law of the groom, Brett Winslette, brother of the bride, Bo Winslette, nephew of the bride, Colby Thomas, Ben Sapp, Joe Sapp, David Salmon, Jordan Salmon, and Ben Ayers, all of Rome. Chip Winslette, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

The mother of the bride, Angela Winslette, wore a sleeveless formal gown with a black jersey bodice, rounded neckline, and a ruffled black taffeta skirt, accented with a rhinestone sash. The mother of the groom, Carol Salmon, wore a formal sleeveless gown of eggplant jersey that featured a cowl neckline and beaded sash. The mothers were presented with bouquets of white roses and white handkerchiefs, monogramed with blush colored initials. The grandmothers were given white rose corsages and monogramed handkerchiefs.

Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held on the terrace lawn of Oak Hill under a beautiful white steepled tent, draped with white chiffon and sparkling lights. White cloths covered the round tables centered with crystal vases containing white hydrangea, peonies, and white tulips.

Refreshments included a full-course dinner, salads, and fresh fruit. The five-tier, vanilla bride’s cake featured a strawberry and lemon buttercream icing in alternating layers. The cake was decorated with buttercream swirls on two layers, fondant stripes on two layers, and a fondant “S” monogram. The groom chose a Red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, carved and decorated to look like the couple’s brown and white Springer Spaniel.

Guests were entertained with music by a live band and presented with glass jars of miniature chocolate chip cookies, tied with white bows of grosgrain and a black and white seal, saying “Mr. and Mrs. Trey Salmon.”

Following the reception, the “newly-weds” were chauffeured away by the groom’s grandfather, Sherold Salmon, in a Classic 1935 Buick Limousine, before leaving on their honeymoon to Europe. Upon return, the couple will reside in Rome.

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