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Elizabeth Kate Buice and Brandon Eugene Waters wed
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Elizabeth Kate Buice and Brandon Eugene Waters wed June 11, 2011. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

Miss Elizabeth Kate Buice and Mr. Brandon Eugene Waters were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. June 11, 2011 at Hawkesdene Estate in Andrews, N.C.

Mr. Glenn Martin, of Lawrenceville performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Don Buice of Dawsonville.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Perry Yearwood Jr. formerly of Cumming, the late Mr. Charles Dean Buice of Cumming, and Mrs. Polly Belle McSwain of Cumming.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Eugene Waters of Athens.

He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. ­­­ Walter Lewis Waters of Athens, the late Mr. James Martin Wilhelm Jr. of Roanoke, Va., and the late Mrs. Inez Wilhelm Scarborough of Hull.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her floor length gown was made of ivory Alencon lace over a charmeuse A-line formal bridal gown.

The dress featured a sleeveless "V" neckline, open back and chapel train. The gown was accented with an ivory ribbon sash and was handmade by the Jim Hjelm design house in New York City.

She wore a waltz length veil made of Belgium lace.

She carried a bouquet of ivory peonies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, as well as peach colored David Austin roses, and garden roses. She presented a tussie-mussie of similar colored roses to each mother.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Mrs. Laura Turrentine, of Augusta, as well as Mrs. Jennifer Yarbrough, of Hampton. Bridesmaids were Emily Buice of Dawsonville, Haley Durham of Statesboro, Stephanie Nowling of Tucker, Ashley Gowder of Atlanta, and Charie Bailey of Athens. The attendants wore matching knee-length dresses of navy satin with an empire waist, pleated bodice and skirt detail, with side pockets. The attendants carried a bouquet of the same flowers as the bride.

The flower girls were Keira Barber of Dawsonville, and Saralyn Yarbrough of Hampton. The flower girls wore champagne colored smocked bishop's dresses with pearl detail and carried kissing balls of peach miniature roses.

The ringmasters were Jakob York and Tyler York, both of Cumming. They wore boutonnieres of miniature white roses.

The photography was done by Tim Will of Charleston, S.C. The flowers were provided by Paul Brummer of Woodstock, owner of Rooms in Bloom, and of Tavern on the Green fame. The wedding was directed by Erica Prewett, owner of A Big to Do Event of Woodstock.

Gordon Waters was his son's best man. Usher-Groomsmen were Tripp Mealor of Athens, Brian Padilla of Athens, Wesley Myers of Winterville, Matthew Carter of Winterville and Chris Bailey of Athens.

Immediately following the ceremony, the bride's parents held a reception at Hawkesdene Estate. The tables were decorated with ivory floor length linens, gold charger plates, bouquets of flowers to match the brides', and votive candles in mason jars.

The groom is a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School. He is associated with Walton EMC in Monroe as a utility lineman. The bride is a graduate of Dawson County High School and received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She is associated with Capstone Financial Partners in Atlanta as an advisor.

After a wedding trip to the Pacific Northwest and the Banff National Park, Mr. and Mrs. Waters are residing in Athens.