Mr. and Mrs. Hackle renew vows August 17

by | September 26, 2007 12:00 am

Sarah and Jesse Hackle renewed their wedding vows on Aug. 17 at Mount Shady Baptist Church in Swainsboro. Associate Pastor Wayne Page of Metter, officiated the sacred ceremony. Sarah is the daughter of Dr. Julia Rountree of Swainsboro and Mr. Thomas Horton of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Rountree of Swainsboro and Mrs. Dorothy Horton of Columbus and the Late Dr. Thomas Horton. Jesse is the son of Ms. Tracy Hackle of Swainsboro and Mr. Lloyd Hackle of Baxley. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wilkes of Swainsboro and Ms. Peggy Fitch of Baxley and the late Lloyd Hackle.

Mrs. Sue Page of Adrian was the organist. She played a traditional processional and recessional. The wedding was beautifully directed by Mrs. Catherine Page of Metter.

The centerpiece in the sanctuary was a massive arrangement of all cream gladiolas, fugi mums, carnations, snapdragons and monte casino. Two ferns were placed on either side of the choir pews at the front of the church. On either side of couple were stunning angels in berry red flowing gowns. The bride and grooms parents and grandparents were seated in pews decorated by bows of ivory with teal and berry ribbons.

Each mother wore an ivory rose corsage accented with baby’s breath. Sarah’s mother chose a burgundy red dress with floral lace bodice and jacket. Jesse’s mother wore a two piece berry red suit with sequin and beaded detail. As the mothers were escorted down the isle they each carried white tier candles to place on either side of the unity candle.

Jesse illuminated a memory candle inscribed for their ceremony and accented in berry ribbon and roses. He honored family and friends whose deaths preceded their vow reaffirmation.

Miss Audrey Williams of Asheville, N.C., was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Madison Horton, sister of the bride of Columbus; Mrs. Sierra Bedgood, of Byron and Mrs. Nicole Wagner of Cumming.

The attendants wore berry red, satin strapless, floor length gowns accented with beautiful beading at the waistline. Each bridesmaid wore matching earrings and necklaces, gifts from the bride. They carried arm bouquets of cream roses and baby’s breath tied with cream ribbon.

The groom chose his father, Lloyd Hackle, as his best man. The groomsmen were Christian Hackle, brother of the groom of Swainsboro; Nathan Hackle, brother of the groom of Swainsboro and Mr. Reid Kasper of Swainsboro.

The groom wore a black tuxedo with a white tie and vest. His boutonniere was a single red rose with baby’s breath. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with white shirts, berry red vests and long red ties. They each wore an ivory rose boutonniere.

Sarah was radiant in a heavily embroidered matte satin candle light gown. The portrait off shoulder wedding dress featured sheer long sleeved and embroidered illusion. Covered satin buttons extended from the shoulders through the length of the semi cathedral train. She carried a clutch bouquet of red charlotte roses and seeded eucalyptus. It was tied with cream ribbon.

The ceremony began with the wedding party saying the Serenity Prayer in unison with the gusts. Traditional wedding vows followed. A wedding prayer was said by Pastor Wayne Page to conclude the ceremony.


The bride’s mother hosted a reception immediately following the ceremony in the church social hall. Guests entering the social hall were greeted by Tori Lewis, Sarah and Jesse’s godchild, and invited to sign the guest book. Sarah’s childhood Julia bride doll, the couple’s engagement picture and a framed ceremony invitation highlighted the table.

Guests enjoyed a delicious selection of finger foods and fresh fruit. Heirloom table linens belonging to Sarah’s great grandmothers, Julia Mizelle and Madeline Rountree, memorably covered several serving tables. Berry red glass candle holders circled by roses dominated the d├ęcor. Arrangements of roses flanked the gift table where framed pictures of Sarah and Jesse were displayed. Guests tables were highlighted with arrangements of berry candles interspersed with uniquely presented childhood pictures of the couple and chocolate raspberry candy kisses.

The bride’s cake was a three tiered confection in alternating candle light and ivory shades separated by columns and topped with encircling sugar ribbons. Sarah’s aunt, Amanda, uncle, Wes and cousin, Abigail Dorman personally delivered the cake from Savannah. Elizabeth Lewis of Springfield, served the brides cake.

Jesse chose a grooms cake beautifully inscribed with the Serenity Prayer covering the entire two layer red velvet sheet cake. Ben Peacock attended the groom’s cake.

Highlighting the reception were toasts to the bride and groom. Sarah and Jesse used Lenox toasting flutes, gifts from Sarah’s aunt, Madelyn and uncle, Charles Lambert. Sarah’s father began the toasting followed by her mother, Steve Taylor, Ben Peacock, Michael Wilkes II and Reid Kasper. Sarah and Jesse left the church in their wedding attire. Friends and family blew bubbles as they departed.

Rehearsal Dinner

The groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner honoring the wedding party in the Mount Shady Church social hall on Aug. 17, the couple’s first wedding anniversary. The bride wore a red satin, oriental style top with black satin pants.

The tables were decorated in white linen with pictures of the bride and groom placed along the center. The bride and grooms table had an elaborate flower arrangement consisting of cream fugi mums, red roses, cream mini carnations and cream colored candles at each end.

Guests enjoyed grilled steaks, prepared by Gene Wilkes. Italian Chicken and breadsticks were prepared by Tracy Hackle. Steve Taylor made twicebaked potatoes. Shelba Wilkes prepared green salad and homemade blueberry delight. In honor of her sister, Madison Horton’s 14th birthday, Sarah Hackle provided a 14 layer chocolate cake.

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