Boteler & Sabins.
On June 12, 2009, at half past seven in the evening, Bethany Bea Border and Joshua Ryan Sabins were united in marriage in a wooded field at the home of the bride's parents in Florence. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Chuck Herring, Rev. Tim Tolleson, and Rev. Michael Winstead. Nuptial music was presented by Margo Hemphill, keyboardist; John Larry McMillan, vocalist; Mary Moak, vocalist; Tim Moak, keyboardist and vocalist; and Brad Randall, guitarist
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Paul Boteler of Florence. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Quick of Florence, and her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boteler of Florence. The bride was also honored to have Mrs. Beatrice Sullivan to serve as an honorary grandmother for this special occasion.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sabins of Florence. His maternal grandparents are Mrs. Sherri Gatlin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Gatlin, and his paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sabins.
The bride proceeded down the aisle to "Unfailing Love" by Jimmy Needham. She was given in marriage by her father. The bride wore a sleek satin diamond white gown that illustrated the term "simple but elegant". The custom designed gown's bodice had a deep V-neckline that was trimmed in Swarovski crystals and a wide band that accented the bride's waistline, which was also embellished with Swarovski crystals. The trumpet skirt had pleats that extended to a semi-cathedral-length train. The back of the gown was exquisite with a vertical bow that had sashes trailing down and accented with the same pattern of Swarovski crystals as the waistline. Nestled in the skirting of the bride's dress was the handkerchief that was carried by her maternal grandmother on her wedding day in 1950, as well as by her mother in 1973, and by her sister in 1999. The bride carried an English Biedermeier style bouquet wrapped in French hand-wired ribbon with the bride's monogram.
Her sister Jamie Higdon served her as matron of honor and Leslie Mason served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cayla Etheridge, Brittany Hudson, Caroline Lenoir, Gillian Patrick, Tara Pattie, Elyse Sabins, Rachel Townsend, and Sloan Tranum. The matron of honor and maid of honor wore supreme satin floor-length A-line gowns in espresso, with modified sweetheart necklines, and dropped waists accented with peacock-blue sashes. The bridesmaids wore contrasting peacock-blue dresses accented with espresso sashes. Attendants carried bouquets similar to the bride's that included their personal monograms.
Serving the groom as his best man was his father Jim Sabins. The groomsmen were Isaac Armstrong, Shelby Cannon, Tu Combs, Michael Griffith, Stephen Johnson, Jason Palmer, Daniel Moore, Brad Sabins, and Aaron Whittington.
The flower girl was Emma Adcock and the bell ringer was Sydney Higdon. The ring bearer was Garrison Ashley. Serving as ushers were Tony Cox, Scott Higdon, Josh Quick Jacob Smith, Chad Wray, and Wes Wray.
As the wedding guests arrived and proceeded through a photo gallery, Jimmie and Kin Austin, Stephanie and Robbie Gatlin, Tina and Robert Craft, Melba Dabbs, and Jack Wood greeted them. Tonya Quick and Emily Chance served at the guest registry. Sarah Akin, Ashley Berry, Jessica Daves, Melissa Easley, Kelsey Eaves, and Hilliary Tharp served the guests lemonade as they proceeded to the wedding ceremony. Brooklyn Ball, Morgan Kilpatrick Sarah Pevey, and Madelin Wilson presented each guest with a custom-designed fold-out program in the shape of a fan.
The outdoor reception was also held at the home of the bride's parents. Food was presented and guests were seated at linen-covered tables under the evergreen trees behind the Boteler home. The sun began to set as guests filled plates with seafood, pasta, and Mexican food from buffet tables. Several plates of appetizers also hung from cross-sections of a tree, which florist and caterer Wendy Putt had rescued after it fell during Hurricane Katrina Illuminated by torches and strands of white lights, Bethany and Josh stood under a wooden gazebo to cut their cakes, both by The Cake Diva. The bride's three-layer cake was an inverted pyramid covered with colorful fondant circles and topped with angular shapes. To represent his outdoor hobbies, the groom had three single-layer cakes shaped as targets and another cake designed as a pistol in an open carrying case. The groom's cake table was decorated with scattered shotgun shells and photos of the couple hunting and fishing. Guests sipped ice tea, took snapshots in a photo booth and enjoyed the jazzy, background music of The Pates. The couple departed the reception under a cascade of sparklers given out by Corey Bridges, Graham Lasseter, Christopher Quick and Hagen Russell,
On Thursday, Barbara Adams, Jonie Burns, Terri Elward, Shirley Hall, Terri Higdon, Shannon Laseter, Jean Russell, and Terri Wood hosted the bridesmaids' luncheon at the home of Shirley Hall in Richland. That evening, the groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence.
After their honeymoon to St Lucia, Bethany and Josh are at home in Florence where they are both registered nurses at Mississippi Baptist Hospital Systems.