Shelly Lovell and James Elder Pound were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. April 18, 2009, at The Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Rushel and Janet Lovell of Gainesville. The groom is the son of James Key and Brinkley Pound of Columbus.
The Rev. Richard Thomas performed the ceremony. Violinist Robert Taylor presented a program of wedding music.
The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride's friend Amanda Woods of Savannah was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride's friends Hannah Athah, MaryBeth Flournoy, Kathryn Hurst and Lindsey Thompson, all of Atlanta, Sydney Dean of Columbia, S.C., and Rachel Sampson of Savannah. The groom's cousin Eva Pound of Atlanta was the flower girl.
The groom's father was the best man. Groomsmen were the groom's friends J.D. Hunt of Savannah, Sawyer Jones of Statesboro; the bride's brother Michael John Lovell of Gainesville; the groom' brother Seth Pound of Atlanta; and the groom's friend Chris Strong of Atlanta. The bride's cousin Hunter Lovell of Gainesville was the ring bearer. Ushers were Josh Chandler, Ryan Garrett and Andrew Rutland.
Shelly Clark and Sarah Lamar kept the bride's book.
The groom's parents gave a rehearsal dinner at Poor Richard's Restaurant in Gainesville on the eve of the wedding.
The bride's parents gave a reception at The Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville following the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon to Los Cabos, Mexico, the couple reside in Marietta.