The celebration of marriage uniting Jeanine Dorminey and Luther David Webster II was held on May 12 at 6 p.m. at Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery in Dahlonega. The small family ceremony was performed on the vineyard pavilion overlooking the pastoral hillside vineyards and the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
The bride is the daughter of Edd and Janice Dorminey of Tifton. She is the maternal granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Jaudon of Springfield and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Bob) Canady of Rincon, and the paternal granddaughter of Mrs. Virginia Dorminey and the late Mr. H.C. (Cap) Dorminey of Tifton.
The bridegroom is the son of Craig and Sharon Webster of Alpharetta and the late Janet Webster of Tifton. He is the maternal grandson of Mrs. Mary Hobbs and the late Mr. Billy Hobbs of Dublin, and Mrs. JoAnn Gill and the late Mr. Virgil Gill of Tifton. He is the paternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Colonel Webster of Chatsworth and the late Mrs. Ruth Webster.
Upon entering the pavilion, guests registered at a table decorated with a spray of fresh flowers and attended by Jenica Johnson, a college friend of the bride. Rev. Ron Lawhon performed the double ring ceremony under an arch overlooking the panoramic mountain views. The arch was decorated with grapevine and fresh greenery garlands and topped with a splash of fresh colorful flowers including lilies, daisies, solidago and buttons. Mrs. Gina Lawhon provided the music for the ceremony. Soloists, Ms. Kathryn Renta performed “Holy Ground,” and Mr. Jamie Clements performed “Surely the Presence” and “The Lords Prayer.”
The archway was flanked on each side by an urn containing large arrangements of fresh flowers including bells of Ireland, hybrid blue delphinium, yellow solidago, roses, dahlias and lilies. These arrangements were in memory of the couple’s grandparents that are no longer with them. A memorial table was decorated with fresh flowers and the groom and his brothers joined together in lighting a memorial candle in memory of their mother, the late Janet Webster.
Sand from the childhood homes of the bride and groom were joined in an expression of unity as Ms. Renta and Mr. Clements sang “Faithfully.” Family pews were marked with fresh flower pomanders. Family friends Kathy Garvey and Beth Holloway assisted in the decorating of the pavilion. Rose petals from the garden of Mrs. Virginia Dorminey, the bride’s grandmother, were scattered along the walkway.
The maid of honor was Jennifer Dorminey of Tifton, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Kim Griffin and Kate Magill, childhood friends of the bride, and Lindsey Huffman and Katie Schleisman, college friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Ariel Bense, cousin of the groom, and Devyn Jaudon, cousin of the bride. The bridesmaids wore tea length dresses of berry chiffon with a full skirt, strapless shirred bodice and insets at the waist. Their earrings were designed and made by the bride of berry beads to match their dresses. They carried mixed hand tied bouquets similar to the bride’s bouquet. The flower girl was Claire Haynes, cousin of the bride, daughter of Jennifer and Chad Haynes. She wore a diamond white satin dress with a beaded bodice and a bow in the back. Her hair was adorned with a dainty hair garland of fresh flowers and she carried a basket of rose petals.
The best man was Jake Webster, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Boone and Cole Webster, brothers of the groom, and Thomas Monahan IV and Jarrett Walden, dental school friends of the groom. Junior groomsmen were Dylan Webster, brother of the groom, and Tyler Dorminey, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Matthew Webster, cousin of the groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Webster. He wore a tuxedo that matched the groomsmen.
Program attendants were Cooper Hesling, cousin of the bride, and Ryan Ross and Daniel Webster, cousins of the groom. The programs were assembled and decorated by the bride’s great aunt, Mrs. Mildred Petty, and her grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Dorminey.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore 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 lace accented the neckline and finished the hem and train. The lace was embellished with bugle beads, sequins and seed beads. To complete this look of elegance, the bride wore a single tier veiling of French illusion in a fingertip length. The veiling featured a border of rhinestone beaded embroidery and silver scalloped edging. She carried a circular hand tied bouquet of her favorite flowers including roses, delphinium, button mums and daisies. Pinned to her bouquet for something old was a brooch of her maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Annie Neidlinger Jaudon, given to her by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Jaudon. For something new she wore a solitaire diamond necklace given to her by her parents, for something borrowed and something blue she wore diamond earrings and a handmade garter from family friend Kathy Garvey.
At the conclusion of the wedding ceremony Ryan Jaudon, cousin of the bride, with the assistance of family friend Kay Bowen, distributed live butterflies for release by the wedding party and the guests. Everyone enjoyed watching the butterflies take flight to the beautiful vineyard surroundings.
The reception was held on the deck of Wolf Mountain Winery, and as nightfall approached the guests enjoyed a breathtaking view of the sunset and the mountains. Tables inside the winery, where the dinner buffet was served, were decorated with glass hurricanes and candles with greenery and fresh flowers. On the outside deck the tables were decorated with small lanterns with candlelight, flowers and greenery. The tables were decorated by family friends Barbara Boggs, Kay Bowen, Peggy Clements, Susan Hughes, and Tallulah Rogers, all of Tifton.
Downstairs on a 16th century hand carved cabinet from the Black Forest in Germany, the bridal couple displayed wedding pictures of their parents and grandparents along with collages of pictures of their childhood memories and of their memories together as a couple.
Entertainment at the reception was provided by the band “Escaped Vehicle” of Atlanta, assisted by Eddie Hoover, compliments of the groom’s family. The father of the bride read a special poem written and dedicated to the newlyweds. The bride and her father danced to “My Girl” while the groom and his stepmother danced to “Simple Man.” The newlyweds’ first dance was to “When You Love Someone.”
A four tier ivory fondant covered wedding cake was decorated with scrollwork and topped with fresh flowers. The wedding cake was a gift made and decorated by Gina Dorminey Sumner, cousin of the bride. The groom’s cake was made in the shape of teeth since the groom is enrolled in dental school and was also a gift made by the bride’s former softball coach, Nancy Anderson Mark.
After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica the newlyweds are making their home at 353 Joshua Tree Villas in Martinez. The bride is employed as a high school math teacher at Greenbrier High School in Columbia County and the groom is completing his final year as a student at the dental school of the Medical College of Georgia.