Natalie Suzanne Lester and Beau Eric Wilson were united in marriage March 6, 2010, at Chateau Elan in Braselton. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lajuania Lester of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Gerald and Robin Wilson of Flowery Branch.
The Rev. Tom Smiley performed the ceremony. Pianist and vocalist Brent Cochran and vocalist Ellen Alligood presented a program of wedding music.
The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride’s sister-in-law Michele Lester of Gainesville was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s friends Callie Hutchins of Chattanooga, Tenn., Lauren Lovingood of Gainesville, Kelly Parker of Cornelia, Chelsey Potts of Jefferson, Catie Smiley of Littleton, Colo., and Sheena Thomas of Gainesville. The bride’s niece Caroline Lester of Gainesville was the flower girl.
The groom’s father was the best man. Groomsmen were the groom’s brother-in-law Stephen Lester of Gainesville, and the groom’s friends Jason Darling of Flowery Branch, Dan Griffin of Flowery Branch, Lee Sandt of Braselton, David Waldrip of Gainesville and James Williams of Flowery Branch. The bride’s nephew Tre Lester of Gainesville was the ring bearer.
The groom’s friend Alex Zegar of Gillisville and the bride’s cousins, Bradley Cochran of Gainesville and Taylor Truelove of Jefferson were ushers. Deticia Chambers was the wedding coordinator.
The bride wore a locket belonging to her maternal grandmother, a blue ribbon from her mother’s garter, her paternal grandmother’s wedding band and charms from the groom’s mother.
The groom’s parents gave a rehearsal dinner in the Cast Room at Chateau Elan in Baraselton on the eve of the wedding.
The bride’s parents gave a reception in the Debussy Ballroom at Chateau Elan in Braselton following the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, Costa Maya, Mexico and Rotan, Honduras, the couple reside in Flowery Branch.