Parrott and Tubbs

Photography by Linda Parker Spears

Katie Lynn Parrott of Morristown, Tennessee, and James Fletcher Tubbs of Sumiton were married on May 7, 2016. The couple met at a Church of the Highlands small group so it was only natural that they be married at Church of the Highlands in the Chapel. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Larry Parrott, the father of the bride, and the Rev. John Parrott, Jr., the uncle of the bride. Childhood friends of the bride, the Greenlee family of Morristown, Tennessee, served as the vocalists, pianist and violinist in the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Parrott of Rogersville, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Heck of Rogersville, Tennessee, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Parrott, Sr. Her sister, Carrie Hawkins, served as her lady of honor, and her best friend Jamie Dawkins served as her best lady. Nephews of the bride, Jackson, John Isaac and Jonah Hawkins served as sign bearers and ring security, bringing some levity to the ceremony.

The groom is the son of Mr. Patrick Tubbs of Pleasant Grove and Mrs. Susanne Tubbs of Sumiton. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Hall of Sumiton and the late Mr. Jim Tubbs and Mrs. Jane Tubbs. The groom’s brother, Gavin Lawler, served as a groomsmen and the groom’s sisters, Mrs. Susanna Raley and Mrs. Kaitlyn Tubbs, served as bridesmaids. Nephew of the groom, Jordan Tubbs, served as a sign bearer, wielding a very special sign alerting his uncle that his bride was coming down the aisle.

Escorted down the aisle by her father, Dr. Larry Parrott, the bride wore a lace, off-the-shoulder gown and her mother’s veil. Her flowers were arranged by Sarah Mayfield, a friend from work who has a special calling when it comes to flowers. The beautiful programs were designed by Best Lady Jamie Dawkins. Her cousin Lori Smith of Mooresburg, Tennessee, baked and designed the beautiful sunflower cupcakes.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at the beautiful Pine Tree Country Club. The guests said farewell to the bride and groom with crimson and white Alabama shakers and a shout of “Roll Tide!” The couple enjoyed a cruise for their honeymoon.