Miss Jean Marie Cadle and Mr. Kevin Neil Hunter were united in a double ring ceremony on September 1, 2013 at the Cadle pond in Swainsboro. The evening ceremony was performed by the Reverend Wayne Williamson of Baxley.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry N. Cadle of Swainsboro. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Trampis Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hunter, of Baxley. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hunter of Baxley, Mrs. Barbara Fennell of Baxley and Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Fennel of Collins, are grandparents of the groom. Mrs. Inez Hunter of Baxley is his great-grandmother.
The aisle to the crepe myrtle tree at the water’s edge was marked with Sago palms, grown by Dr. and Mrs. Kemp Jones. The crepe myrtle tree held crystals, candles and Spanish moss. The bridal party entered to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach; and the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father to Wagner’s “Bridal March”, played by Organist John Neighbors. “Surely” was played for the sand ceremony performed by the bride and groom.
The bride was escorted to the ceremony by her father in her great uncle’s 1966 gold Cadillac and given in marriage by the bride’s parents and her brothers, Ivy and Don Cadle.
The bride was lovely in a silk LulaKate gown of diamond Thai silk featuring spaghetti straps, a full skirt and ruched waistband. The bride’s pearl necklace was borrowed from her sister, Leslie Cadle, and her veil was borrowed from her friend, Amy Rogers Engberding. Jean Marie’s lace headpiece, something old, was fashioned from lace from her mother’s wedding gown, originally beaded with pearls by Jean Marie’s great grandmother, Nellie Fountain. “Something blue” was a gift of Mrs. M. L. Reid, worn inside her dress. The bride also wore her great grandmother’s opal and diamond ring, a pearl bracelet, and a silver charm bracelet that was a gift from her groom when the couple was dating. Her bouquet held succulents, roses, lisianthus, hypernicum berries, wax flower, eucalyptus, and lambs’ ear.
Serving as attendants were the bride’s childhood friend, Anna Faye Pierre, of Ann Arbor, Michigan; her cousin, Eleanor Quinn of Asheville, North Carolina; her sisters, Leslie Cadle of Macon, and Deana D. Cadle of Bloomingdale.
The bridesmaids wore dresses of grey chiffon and cotton. They carried flowers complementing the bride’s bouquet.
Flower girls Jolene Rose Cadle and Bryleigh Sharpe, nieces of the bride and groom, wore green seersucker sundresses.
Serving as best man was brother of the groom, Tyler Kord Hunter of Baxley. Groomsmen were friends Rocky Brazzell of Swainsboro; Deboris Wilcox, and Eric Hutcheson, both of Baxley.
John Neighbors played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” for the recessional.
The wedding party left the ceremony site on a trolley. The reception was held at the Barn following the ceremony. The bride’s parents greeted guests as they arrived. The Barn was decorated with ferns, lace, antiques and floral bouquets. Guests enjoyed a country dinner. The bride’s great, great grandmother’s pie safe held favors of homemade jam.
The bride’s cake was made by a friend of the bride, Linda Watson. The confection was four layers, enhanced with roses, succculents, lisianthus and baby’s breath.
The groom’s cake was also made by Linda Watson. The cake was a replica of the Swainsboro Airport, complete with airplanes and a runway.
The couple’s first dance, “Theme from Tara, My Own True Love,” was played and sung by Neil’s grandfather, Floyd Hunter. Special music, “Soul Shine” was also dedicated to the couple and performed by Neil’s cousins, Brooke and Geoffrey Meeks.
A spectacular fireworks’ display topped off the evening.