Lela Anne Buchanan Laseter and Kyle Taylor Ward
Lela Anne Buchanan Laseter and Kyle Taylor Ward were united in holy matrimony April 4, 2009 in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Madison Oaks Inn and Gardens.
Miss Laseter is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Buchanan and Mrs. Joe Laseter and the late Mr. Laseter. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Laseter, all of Madison.
Mr. Ward is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Young and Mrs. Roy P. Ward and the late Mr. Ward. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Joe Hensley of Monroe and Mr. and Mrs. R. Alan Ward of Madison.
The grounds of Madison Oaks were decorated with palms, ferns and white flowers. Pedestals on either side of the aisles featured arrangements of roses, calla lilies, snapdragons and hydrangeas.
A variety of classical nuptial music was provided by Amati Strings.
The bride and her father arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage. Rev. Jeff Davis officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Given in marriage by her parents, she was lovely in a candlelight silk poie de soie dress by Rivinni. The strapless gown featured a heavily embroidered and beaded bodice. The tiered skirt fell to a chapel-length train. She chose to wear the veil worn by her mother on her wedding day. The ivory silk mantilla was cathedral length satin bound and featured a headpiece of French flowerettes.
The bride wore a pearl necklace belonging to her maternal grandmother. In addition she wore a gold bracelet given by her great-great-great uncle to his bride Lyra on their wedding day September 6, 1887. She carried a beautiful bouquet of blush roses and hydrangeas. Tucked into her flowers was a white handkerchief made by Mrs. Marvin Barrett, aunt of the groom. There was the traditional six pence in her shoe.
Gloria Lynne Palmen Laseter, sister of the bride, was her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Jody Cottrell, sister of the groom, Miss Kellen Barrett, cousin of the groom, Mrs. Johnathan Schulz of Valdosta, Mrs. Michael Reynolds of Cave Springs, Miss April Morgan of Atlanta and Miss Leigh Mangrum of Augusta. Serving as junior bridesmaid was Miss Taylor Miller, cousin of the bride.
Flower girls were Miss Grace Ward, sister of the groom and Miss Ella Ryan Cottrell, niece of the groom.
The bridesmaids wore identical dresses of blush floor length silk, highlighted by a wide almond sash. They wore pearl earrings, a gift from the bride. Taylor wore a coordinating floor length dress of blush and almond. She also wore pearls.
Grace and Ella Ryan wore matching tea-length, almond organdy dresses. They wore pearls as well.
R. Alan Ward, father of the groom was the best man. Groomsmen were Joe Hensley, step-father of the groom, Ryan Barrett, cousin of the groom, Jody Cottrell, brother-in-law of the groom, Wes Fisher of Bostwick, Justin Anderson and Todd Christian both of Madison. Serving as junior groomsman was Robert Ward, brother of the groom.
The men were classically attired in traditional black tuxedos.
A reception with dinner and dancing followed the ceremony.
Special hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Ryan Barrett, Mrs. Robert Shannon, Mrs. Wade Whitaker and Miss Lindsay Mimms.
Ushers for the occasion were Jack Bone, William Moore, James Moore and Joseph Moore.
The rehearsal dinner was held April 3, 2009 in the back garden at Madison Oaks.
After a wedding trip to Antigua, Lela and Kyle reside in Bostwick and Augusta.