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Mary Louise Gore & Michael Kennedy July 24, 2010

By March 22, 2011No Comments

“It’s a wonder these two hadn’t gotten together sooner,” friends and relatives all remarked at the July 24, 2010, wedding. While Mary Louise Gore and Michael Kennedy had known each other almost their entire lives, the couple had only dated since 2007. Once they did finally get together, all knew this would be a relationship to last for life.

The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church in Opelika. The Rev. Steve Scoggins and the Rev. Trace Hamiter officiated. The acclaimed tenor Marcus Bland sang “How Beautiful” and “The Lord’s Prayer,” accompanied by June Grider. Clay Mitchell of Opelika Floral fashioned the beautiful arrangements of zinnias, dahlias and orchids. Mary Louise wore her sorority pin with sapphires, her mother’s veil, a new wedding dress and an old handkerchief wrapped her bouquet.
The reception, held at the Downtown Train Depot, was decked out with a rustic, southern décor, reflecting the couple’s love of the outdoors and simple country life. Guests dined on southern cuisine, including fried catfish, pulled pork and Wickles, prepared by Martha Hicks of Southern Hospitality. The groom forewent the traditional groom’s cake with a variety of pies baked by Chris Wilton. Susan Worley constructed the gorgeous, four-tiered chocolate bride’s cake.
Guests also danced and reveled to the music of Route 66, celebrating the joy of this wonderful couple after the couple’s first dance to Sister Hazel’s “This Kind of Love.” Also, all members of Kappa Kappa Gamma in attendance encircled the couple and sang “Pat Song” and “Lovely Girl.”
The couple honeymooned in Hawai’i and now resides in Atlanta, Ga.

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