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Dixon/Rogers

POSTED: February 21, 2008 5:01 a.m.
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Mr. and Mrs. Rogers

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Miss Laura Elizabeth Dixon and Mr. Taylor George Rogers were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 2007, at Chateau Elan in Braselton. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Pierce Kendal Dixon III of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Isaac David Rogers Jr. of Hot Springs, Ark.

The Rev. Dr. Terry Eugene Walton performed the ceremony. A program of wedding music was presented by violinists Carolyn Jones and Adele Wang, violist Mark Pye, cellist Stephanie Dickerson, trumpeter Ed Sander and vocalist Michelle Martin.

The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. The bride's sister Miss Heather Michelle Dixon of Gainesville was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Ann Ferran Boyer of Talmo; Miss Juliette Reese Embry and Miss Stephanie Elyse Walls of Gainesville; Miss Megan Elizabeth Huey of Charleston, S.C.; Miss Rebecca Joyce Taubel of Washington, D.C., and Miss Susan Leigh Valentine of Atlanta.

The groom's brother Mr. Isaac David Rogers III of Nashville, Tenn., was the best man. Groomsmen were the bride's brother Mr. Christopher Kendal Dixon of Fort Wayne, Ind.; the groom's friends, Mr. James Roy Hollifield of Denver, Colo., Mr. Patrick Raymond Manning of Atlanta, Mr. Donald Franklin Mitchell of Little Rock, Ark., and Mr. Philip Andrew Staines of New Orleans.

Miss Ashley Christine Whitmire was the scripture reader. Miss Emily Carter Brooksher, Miss Rebecca Caroline Dixon, Miss Mary Frances Brooksher and Miss Eleanor Braxton Wallis were program attendants. Mr. William Christopher Davidson was the wedding coordinator.

The bride and groom knelt on a wedding needlepoint pillow created by Mrs. Nell Wiegand. The bride carried lace from her mother's bridal veil and a handkerchief and small pocketknife belonging to her late maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Washington Wallis Sr. The bride also carried a sixpence given to her by her maternal grandmother Mrs. Pierce Kendal Dixon Jr., and her late grandfather Dr. Pierce Kendal Dixon Jr.

The groom carried the Purple Heart that belonged to his late paternal grandfather Mr. Isaac David Rogers Sr., and a rabbit's foot and pocket watch that belonged to his late maternal grandfather Mr. George Lester Holland.
The groom's parents gave a rehearsal dinner at the Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville on the eve of the wedding.

The bride's parents gave a reception in the Debussey Ballroom at Chateau Elan in Braselton following the ceremony.

Following a wedding trip to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, the couple resides in Auburn, Ala.




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