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Alli and John Ryals

Alli Elizabeth Strong and John Casey Ryals were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Oct. 17, 2009, at Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Nat and Diane Strong of Gainesvile. The groom is the son of Dwayne and Rhonda Ryals of Lula.

The Rev. Dwayne Ryals performed the ceremony. Vocalist Mary Susan Herrington, guitarist and vocalist Jess Clark and guitarist Brent Wiley presented a program of wedding music.

The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride’s friend Joy Bramblett of Gainesville was matron of honor. The bride’s friend Mary Susan Herrington of Gainesville was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s friends Molly Blakey and Sarah Williams and the bride’s cousin Katherine Hall, all of Gainesville.

The groom’s brothers Joshua, Jarrad and Caleb Ryals, all of Lula, were the best men. Groomsmen were the groom’s friends Jess Clark and Casey Dover, both of Lula and Justin Smith of Gainesville

The bride carried a six pence.

The groom’s parents gave a rehearsal dinner at a private beach house in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on the eve of the wedding.

The bride’s parents gave a reception at The Gritz Carlton Beach House in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., following the ceremony.

Following a honeymoon to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Gainesville.