Whitney Dey Jennings and Joseph Steven DeLong were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Oct. 15, 2011, at Talmo Baptist Church in Talmo. The bride is the daughter of Colleen and Scotty Ray Jennings of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Marie and Jimmy Pettis of Zephyrhills and the late Joe Edwin DeLong of Gainesville.
The Rev. Bill Compton performed the ceremony. Pianist Adam Moon and vocalist and bride's cousin Lara Lovell presented a program of wedding music.
The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride's sister April Wood of Talmo was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride's cousin Ashley Thompson of El Paso, Texas, the bride's friends April Wigington of Gainesville, Wendy Gathof of Gainesville and Allison Neumann of Braselton. The bride's niece Kaleigh Wood of Talmo was the flower girl.
The groom's step-father Jimmy Pettis of Zephyrhills was the best man. Groomsmen were the groom's friends Ryan Grier of Buford, Joel Murphy of Gainesville, groom's brother Curtis Styles of Gainesville and groom's nephew Michael Tatum of Blairsville. The bride's nephew Matthew Wood of Talmo was the ring bearer. Ushers were Nathan Wood and Seth Evans.
Wonderful Events and Celebrations was the wedding coordinator.
The bride wore her grandmother's wedding band on her right hand.
The groom's parents gave a rehearsal dinner at Talmo Baptist Church on the eve of the wedding.
The bride's parents gave a reception at Talmo Baptist Church following the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon to Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Flowery Branch.