2017-12-06 / Weddings

Miss Jessica Lynn Hodges became the bride of Mr. Sean Jackson Brannen


 Miss Jessica Lynn Hodges became the bride of Mr. Sean Jackson Brannen 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Elam Baptist Church. Nick “Big Pa” Johnson, grandfather of the bride, officiated at the ceremony.

 The bride is the daughter of Eddie and Retha Lynn Hodges of Millen, and the groom is the son of Jackie and Jill Brannen of Statesboro.

 The bride, given in marriage by her father and mother, wore an ivory strapless ball gown with a lace bodice and cathedral lace veil. She also wore a pearl necklace with a garnet pendant, which was given to her as a wedding present from the groom.

 Bridesmaids were Krista Hodges of Bloomingdale, sister-inlaw of the bride; Haley Johnson and Paige Lee, both of Millen, cousins of the bride; and Kaitlin Daniels of Statesboro, sister of the groom.

 They wore wine-colored floor length strapless gowns.

 Jackie Brannen, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Ryne Brannen and Jamie Brannen, brothers of the groom, and Justin Daniels, brother-in-law of the groom, all of Statesboro
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 Soloists included Dorie Johnson of Millen, aunt of the bride, who sang “I Get to Love You,” Will Gay of Millen, who sang “Cross My Heart,” and Ann Marie Hendley of Twin City, who sang “Holy Spirit.” Connie Terwilliger of Swainsboro served as pianist.
 The couple exchanged vows in front of a large wooden cross decorated with flowers and participated in unity candle and foot washing ceremonies.

 Reception
 Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the Elam Baptist Church Family Life Center. Family and friends created an outdoor garden for the celebration. The wedding cake was made by Patti Hendley, and the groom’s cake was made by Stephanie Johnson, aunt of the bride.

 Following a honeymoon to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the couple make their home in Statesboro.

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