Watkins-Ward (contributed)
Watkins-Ward (contributed)

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Published 11:23am Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Dr. Ashley Jane Watkins and Mr. Jeremy Michael Ward were united in marriage on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The Reverend Dr. James Troglen officiated the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Wetumpka.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwin Watkins of Wetumpka. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nealy Barrett of Wetumpka, Mr. and Mrs. George Sutherland of Prattville and the late Mr. Charles Watkins.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Edward (Skip) Ward of Montevallo. He is the grandson of Ms. Bobbie Miller Wilkins, the late Mr. James Webster Woodley Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ed Ward.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a beautiful strapless lace gown by Martina Liana. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline with vintage embroidered Alencon lace over silk satin organza. The bride’s waist was accented with a beaded and embroidered belt on organza ribbon which tied in the back while the chapel train cascaded behind her with scalloped lace edging.

Emily Michelle Bramlett of Dalton, Ga., served as the maid of honor and Ashley Wachs Bryant of Auburn served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Whitney Ann Barrett of Montgomery, Molly Martin Camarata of Atlanta, Ga., Casey Morrow Cauley of Meridian, Miss., Hilary Ward Dutton of Montevallo, Jessica Windham Gregory of Caledonia, Miss., Abigail Lee Mitchell of Falls Church, Va., Dr. Courtney Werner Stumb of Nashville, Tenn., Lucy Hammock Townsend of Enterprise, Kelli Cox Watkins of Ashley, N.D. and Ashley Suzanne Williford of Atlanta, Ga. Junior bridesmaid was Emily Hope Dutton of Montevallo and Abigail Grace Dutton of Montevallo served as flowergirl.

The groom’s father, Skip Ward, served as best man. Groomsmen were Adam Shay Dutton of Montevallo, John Thomas Emfinger of Alabaster, Logan Durwood Ganey of Calera, Walter Lane Hayes of Verbena, 1st Lieutenant Jared John Philip Martin of Aiea, Hawaii, Dr. Jason Michael Newell of Montevallo, Jack Lynn Tillery Jr. of Hoover, Thomas Matthew Walker of Helena and Dr. Brian Edwin Watkins of Ashley, N.D. Ringbearer was Owen Jim Dutton of Montevallo.

Organist Joe Allen Turner and pianist GiGi Willis provided nuptial music while Tim and Vicky Lawrence were the vocalists. The reception followed at Jasmine Hill Gardens. Musical entertainment was provided by Derek Sellers.

After a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple will reside in Montevallo.

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