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Victor and Monique Simental

Monique Andrea Martin and Victor Antonio Simental were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. May 17, 2008, at Grace Baptist Church in Flowery Branch. The bride is the daughter of Samuel and Martha Martin of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Jesus and Deborah Simental of Flowery Branch.

The Rev. Matt Baker performed the ceremony. Harpist Elizabeth Bennett and vocalists Jamie Freeman, the groom and the best men presented a program of wedding music.

The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride's friend Melissa Hester of Gainesville was matron of honor. The bride's friends Ashley Smith and Laura Aiken, both of Gainesville, were maids of honor.

The groom's friends Eric Colson of Ellijay, Daniel Sullins of Gainesville, Bobby Stephens of Flowery Branch and Daniel Sisk of Gainesville were best men. The bride's nephew Kyle Armour of Gainesville was the ring bearer. Ushers were Zach Lewis and Kacy Stewart. Misty Freeman was the wedding coordinator. Jana Dover kept the bride's book.

The groom's parents gave a rehearsal dinner at Crossroads Grille in Flowery Branch on the eve of the wedding.

The bride's parents gave a reception at Elachee Nature Center in Gainesville following the ceremony.

Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios Resort, Jamaica, the couple reside in Braselton.

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