MOULTRIE — Victoria Lee Sokolove and Connor Jared Walsh were united in marriage at 7 p.m., on Aug. 1, 2015, at Gin Creek in Moultrie, with Garland Vance, pastor and Winshape college mentor to the groom, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of David and Linda Sokolove of Ball Ground, Ga. The groom is the son of Steve and Cindy Walsh of Moultrie.
The wedding was held under the Vintage Oak, a 415 year-old tree at Gin Creek.
The 2,500 square foot deck around the oak was decorated with a rustic theme. White lights and candles were hung throughout the ceremony area. Floral arrangements decorating the aisle and the floral cross on the vintage oak tree at the site of the ceremony were all designed by the bride’s mother. Pictures of the couple taken throughout their courtship were scattered around the deck and rails.
There was special music during the ceremony by the bride’s brother Chris on the guitar with her sister Olivia singing Amazing Grace. Daniel Parrish of Moultrie provided the music during the wedding and reception.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother and father. She wore a simple A-line gown, with full lace and pearl beading, completed with a lace, beaded belt with a satin bow in the back. She wore her mother’s traditional veil that also had matching pearl beading and lace flowers. The bride’s mother had the opportunity to prepare all of the flowers that were used at the wedding, including all of the bouquets and corsages. An assortment of wildflowers were used in the bouquets and centerpieces including a mix of Viking poms, magenta gerbera daisies, purple wax flowers, and goldenrod.
The maid of honor was Rebecca-Lyn Sokolove of Rome, Ga., and the bridesmaids were Anna Sokolove of Ball Ground, Ga., Brooklyn Walsh of Moultrie, Ga., Katie Weisbecker of Atlanta, Ga., Marcella Putri of Atlanta, Ga., Amber Gaspard of Dallas, Ga., Jessica Cetro of Phoenix, Ariz., Casey Stillwell of Rome, Ga., Kaley Corley of Carrolton, Ga., and Faith Eck of Savannah, Ga.
The best man was Steve Walsh of Moultrie, father of the groom, and the groomsmen were Taylor Walsh of Atlanta, Ga., Kenny Bittick of Warner Robins, Ga., Justin Smith of Rome, Ga., Peter McCort of China, Stone Harrison of Moultrie, Ga., Ronak Patel of Moultrie, Ga., Andrew Horne of Moultrie, Ga., David Lutomski of Hoover, Ala., and Michael Simhachalam of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
The reception was hosted by Robin Cirocco, a close family friend of the bride, Gail Clark, the bride’s aunt, and Beverly and Dawn Carter of Moultrie, cousins of the groom, at the Pack House at Gin Creek under the Vintage Oak tree. The reception area was also decorated with a rustic theme. Centerpieces were wood cuts with wildflower arrangements in mason jars. White lights and candles were hung throughout the reception site.
The bride and groom shared a red velvet wedding cake and served red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. A personal touch was added with a handmade cake topper and cupcake toppers.
The couple chose Pensacola Beach. Fla., as their honeymoon destination, and now reside in Atlanta, Ga.