Jessica Lucy Conner and Rustin Lee Smith were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Jan. 3, 2009, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Donna Conner of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Gary and Pam Smith of Gainesville.
The Rev. Brian Malcom performed the ceremony. Vocalist Michael Young, guitarist Adam Webb and harpist Elizabeth Bennett presented a program of wedding music.
The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride's friend Heather Page of Gainesville was matron of honor. The bride's sister Stephanie Conner of Gainesville was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride's cousins Ashley Bell and Ansley Chester, both of Gainesville; the bride's friends Katie Whitmire of Cumming, Chelsea Hollingsworth of Gainesville and Amanda Johnson of Woodstock; and the bride's sister-in-law Brandi Smith of Gainesville. The groom's cousin Olivia Osby of Atlanta was the flower girl.
The groom's father was the best man. Groomsmen were the groom's friends Marshall Page, Jeff Sutton, Neil Clark and Adam Webb , all of Gainesville, and Bobby Pirkle of Maysville; the groom's brother Ryan Smith of Gainesville; and the bride's brother Ryan Conner of Gainesville. The bride's cousin C. J. Chester of Gainesville was the ring bearer.
Sheryl Chester was the wedding coordinator. Nicole Griffin kept the bride's book.
The bride wore earrings that were a gift from her mother and carried the groom's baby handkerchief.
The groom's parents gave a rehearsal dinner at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gainesville on the eve of the wedding.
The bride's parents gave a reception at the Gainesville Civic Center in Gainesville following the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple reside in Gainesville.