Lee, Johnson wed in June 22 ceremony
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:00 AM
Hannah Marie Lee and Allen Braxton Johnson were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening on June 22, 2013, at East Philadelphia Baptist Church in Philadelphia. The Rev. James Milner opened with a prayer and the Rev. Greg Lathem officiated the double ring ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Braxton Johnson
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lee of Philadelphia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. WJ Bates of Philadelphia and Mrs. Ina Faye Lee and the late J. A. (Buddy) Lee of Forest.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Johnson of Lena. He is the grandson of Mrs. Peggy Allen and the late Billy Allen of Carthage and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Lena.
The bride, escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, wore a Maggie Sottero ivory fit and flare beaded lace gown with an attached floral belt with swarovski crystals and pearls. Her veil was edged with pearls and crystals. The bride wore custom-made Jim Ball pearl and rhinestone chandlier earrings. Her something blue was a turquiose ring given by her parents.
She carried a bouquet of white lillies, stargazers and hot pink roses. It was wrapped with lace from her mother's wedding gown and accented with a broach belonging to her late great grandmother, Mrs. Norma Bates.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Mrs. Leesa Wilkinson, aunt of the bride, pianist and Chelsae Kelley, vocalist. Sound was provided by Mr. Richard Boykin.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Amanda Busby. Bridemaids were Meghan Johnson, sister of the groom, Robbyn Lee, sister in law of the bride, Chelsae Kelley, cousin of the bride, Hailey Henderson, Monica James and Darrah Wyatt.
They wore Mor`i Lee black one shoulder knee length dresses. Each bridemaid carried a bouquet of hot pink roses and pink gerber daisies.
Miss Kyndall Lee and Miss Karoline Lee, nieces of the bride, served as flower girls. Their dresses were ivory floor length tulle one shoulder dresses made by James Cartlidge.
Attending the groom as best man was his father, Mike Johnson. Groomsmen were Richard Lee, brother of the bride, Will McBeth, Brett Blaise, Jason Hicks, Brandon McHenry and Quinn Stokes. Serving as ring bearer was Cameron Webb, cousin of the bride.
Ushers were Kade Webb, cousin of the bride, Clarke Dean and Ethan Griffin, cousins of the groom, Tyler Dalton and Tyler Nicholson.
Attending the register was Meredith Dean, cousin of the groom. Program attendants were Lindsey Kelley, Ashlee Lee and Kirstin Wilkinson, cousins of the bride.
Following the ceremony, guest were invited to attend a reception at the Philadelphia Country Club. Penny Culpepper of Carthage catered the event.
The bride's four tiered cake and the groom's cakes were made by Hailey Williams of Cups and Cakes in Bryam. The cakes were served by Baileigh Payne and Carrigan Cox. Music was provided by Chris Young of Meridian.
The wedding and reception were directed by Mrs. Tammy Ferguson of Philadelphia. David Irby of Durant served as the photographer.
On the eve of the wedding, the grooms parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at the camphouse of Mr. and Mrs. WJ Bates. The catering was provided by Penny Culpepper.
After a honeymoon cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple is making their home in Philadelphia.