Elizabeth Grace Carpenter and Raymond Scott Collison were united in marriage at 5 pm January 6, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cris Howell Carpenter of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Scott Collison of Gainesville.
The Rev. Scott Hearn performed the ceremony. Pianist Sandra Lutters, soloist Michelle Martin, violinist Norman Bernal and organist Keith Jefcoat presented a program of wedding music.
The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride’s sister, Margaret Blair Carpenter, of Gainesville, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Turner Webster of Gainesville, Logan Elizabeth Brown of Charlotte, NC, Elana Tatum Newman of Dallas, GA, Kylie Eleanor Mason of Dallas, GA, Gabrielle Smith Yarbrough of Oakwood, GA, and Erica Rianna Lowery of Atlanta, GA. Sarah Elizabeth Roark of Gainesville was the flower girl.
The groom’s brother, Robert Clayton Collison, of Gainesville, was the best man. Groomsmen were the bride’s brother, Samuel Preston Carpenter, of Gainesville, John Haughton Carswell of Gainesville, Matthew Brady Reynolds of New York, NY, Austin Blake Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Cameron Thomas Matthews of Nashville, TN, and Christopher Ryan Wilson of Houston, TX. The bride’s cousin, Wilson Young Wallace, of Gainesville, was the ring bearer.
The bride wore a family veil worn by her mother and aunt. She carried two sixpences given to her by Mrs. Sandy Kemp and Mrs. Kayanne Massey and a lace handkerchief that belonged to her maternal great grandmother.
The groom’s parents gave a rehearsal dinner at The League Lodge in Gainesville on the eve of the wedding.
The bride’s parents gave a reception at the Civic Center in Gainesville following the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Gainesville.