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McCorkle/Ellwanger
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Melanie and James Ellwanger

Melanie Ann McCorkle and James David Ellwanger were united in marriage at 7 p.m. June 5, 2009, at the Carl House in Auburn. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Vickie Hines of Texarkana, Ark., and Mike and Marsha McCorkle of Fulton, Ark. The groom is the son of David and Stormie Ellwanger of Flowery Branch.

The Rev. Danny Ashworth performed the ceremony. Bagpiper Winter Taylor presented a program of wedding music.

The bride was presented in marriage by her family. The bride's friend Tamara Wess of Raleigh, N.C., was matron of honor. The bride's sister Hannah Hines of Texarkana was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride's cousin Jamie Bobo of Hope, Ark., the bride's friends Annie Dai of Springdale, Ark., Ashleigh Johnson of Gainesville, Julie Johnson of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Ashley Ray of St. Simons Island, and the groom's sister Lindsey Smith of Buford. The groom's niece Riley Smith of Buford was the flower girl.

The groom's father was the best man. Groomsmen were the groom's friends Brent Duke of Braselton, John McGarvey of Gainesville, Josh McNeal of Flowery Branch, Dalan Nalley and Blake Wayne, both of Oakwood, B.J. Williams of Flowery Branch and John Michael Williams of Gainesville. The groom's nephew Aiden Smith of Buford was the ring bearer. Ushers were David McCorkle and Chris Smith.

Denise Myers was the wedding coordinator.

The bride wore her mother's antique pearl bracelet and carried an antique linen and lace handkerchief.

The groom's parents gave a rehearsal dinner at Aqua Terra Bistro in Buford on the eve of the wedding.

The bride's family gave a reception at the Carl House following the ceremony.

Following a honeymoon to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Roswell.

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