The Ceremony

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Prelude Seating of grandparents & parents…”The Prayer” Processional…”The Lovers Waltz” Entrance of the Bride…”The Bridal March” Opening Prayer…Congressman Daniel Webster Charge to couple…Gil Bates Exchange of Vows & Rings Lighting of Unity Candle: ”Til the Rivers All Run Dry”… Rachel Leftwich Presentation of Couple Recessional…”Hallelujah Chorus” Pictures by Britton Felber (

Alyssa’s Wedding Continued

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John and Alyssa were married at Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN on May 24, 2014. The Wedding Party Included: Parents of the Bride: Gil & Kelly Jo Bates Parents of the Groom: Congressman & Mrs. Daniel Webster Grandparents of the Bride: Betty Jo Miller-Smith, Bill & Jane Bates Maid of honor: Tori Webster Bridesmaids: Tori Bates, Andrea Warren, Liz …

Alyssa’s Wedding

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We have a few wedding pictures from the photographer, Britton Felber ( & Instagram @brittonfelber), and many more to come!  These pics were taken at Cades Cove in Gatlinburg, TN, where they spent the first 3 days of their honeymoon before flying to Lake Tahoe, CA. Their wedding was filmed by ABC and will be aired  on Saturday, July 12th …