Jennifer Dorminey and Scott Byron Herzog, both of Tifton, were united in marriage during an intimate family wedding ceremony in the Chapel at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward (Edd and Janice) Dorminey of Tifton. She is the granddaughter of Henry Clayton (Cap) Dorminey (deceased) and Virginia Petty Dorminey of Tifton, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Jaudon of Springfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Canady of Rincon (deceased). The bridegroom is the son of Dr. Gary Herzog (deceased) and Ann Herzog of Tifton. He is the grandson of Carl Herzog (deceased) and Leona Herzog of Lubbock, Texas, and Clifton Burdette (deceased) and Marilyn Burdette of Fayetteville, Ark..
The double-ring candlelight ceremony was officiated by family friend the Reverend Ron Lawhon of Tifton. The bride’s sister, Jeanine Dorminey Webster, of Tifton, served as matron of honor. The groom’s brother, Dr. Greg Allen Herzog, of Columbia, S.C., served as best man. Jana Claire Webster, niece of the bride, was the flower girl and scattered rose petals along the aisle gathered from the garden of the bride’s maternal grandmother, Virginia Dorminey. Jana was assisted at the last minute down the aisle by her Papa, Edd Dorminey. Gina Lawhon of Tifton, a family friend, provided the music for the ceremony, which included some of the families’ favorite old hymns and traditional wedding music. Jamie Clements of Atlanta, friend of the couple, performed "Be Thou My Vision," "Surely the Presence" and "The Prayer."
The bride, matron of honor, and flower girl arrived at the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage. Escorted by her father, the bride wore her sister’s dress, a designer gown of diamond white delustered satin featuring a sweetheart strapless neckline and corset back. The pleated feature on the side of the waist was ornamented with a rich lace pewter appliqué. The bride also wore a single tier veiling of french illusion in a fingertip length. She carried a hand tied bouquet of white roses and white mini calla lilies. The chapel was decorated simply and traditionally with candlelight and natural southern mixed greenery with a holiday theme. The Bible which belonged to the bride’s grandfather, Cap Dorminey, held the rings and was the centerpiece of the decorations near the altar. After the ceremony, the bride and groom departed the church in the carriage. The guests and the wedding party strolled down a lighted luminary pathway through the Historic Village to the Drug Store where the bride’s parents hosted a seated dinner.
The Historic Drugstore was beautifully decorated by Polly Huff, Tallulah Rogers and Judy Jones, family friends of the bride. The decorations included candlelight, fresh greenery, a fresh Christmas tree, and displayed wedding pictures of the couple’s parents and grandparents. The tables were decorated with antique wooden brown sugar molds with fresh fruit, greenery and candles. Dinner was served on Christmas china and glassware belonging to the bride’s family. The bride’s cake was an almond pound cake with almond cream cheese frosting, and the groom’s cake was devil’s food cake with raspberry filling and milk chocolate frosting. Each were gifts made and decorated by the groom’s sister in law, Dr. Katie Herzog. Another special treat were old time ice cream sundaes and floats, a favorite of the groom. The guests were entertained during dinner with bluegrass music by the Museum’s House Band.
After a honeymoon trip to Bora Bora and New Zealand, the newlyweds are making their home in Tifton. The bride is employed by Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C. in Tifton and the groom is employed by Hasty’s Communications & Electronics, Inc. in Tifton. An informal reception will be held at the Opry Shelter of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village in Tifton on March 31, 2012, to celebrate the marriage.