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Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Clay Blakenship

HaleyHunterHudson andMatthewClayBlankenshipwere

united inmarriage onMarch, 3, 2012 at FirstUnitedMethodist

Church inAlbany,Georgia. Dr.DonAdams performed the 6

PMwedding ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. andMrs.LonEdwinHudson

of Albany and the granddaughter of Mrs. PatriciaMandt

Hunter and the lateCharlesMorrisHunter of Birmingham,Alabama

and the lateMr. andMrs.LonnieEdwardHudson of

Jasper,Alabama. She is a graduate of DeerfieldWindsor School

andGeorgia SouthernUniversity,where she earned aBachelor

of Science degree in PublicRelations and is currently employed

byMillerMotteTechnicalCollege inColumbus,Georgia.

The groomis the son of Mrs.Martha Pamela StovallBlankenship

of Americus,Georgia and the lateMr.ClayNelsonBlankenship

of Preston,Georgia and the grandson of Mrs.Vann

Thomas Stovall and the lateMr.HowellRodolph Stovall of Albany,

Georgia andMrs.BettyHutto Blankenship and the late

Mr.AlexAnderBlankenship of Preston,Georgia. He is a graduate

of SouthlandAcademy andGeorgia SouthwesternUniversity

where he earned aBachelor of Science inBusinessAdministration.

He is currently employed by the Social SecurityAdministration


The bridewas escorted by her father and given inmarriage by

her parents. Shewore an elegant silk JuddWaddell gown in soft

ivory. TheA-line silhouette had intricate pick-up detail that fell

into a sweeping chapel train. The dresswas detailedwith beautiful

buttons and a champagne sash accentedwith delicate organza

flowers and crystal beading. The cathedral length veil completed

the stunning ensemblewith crystal and organza detail. For sentiment

shewore in her shoe a small gold four leaf charmthatwas

given to hermaternal grandmother on herwedding day and

sewn to her bouquetwas her paternal grandmother’swedding

ring. Her bouquet of white lisianthus, freesia, pale pink garden

roses, green hypericumberries, and seeded eucalyptuswas

wrapped in a handkerchief given to her byMrs.EmilLeeBaugh.

PageHudsonWiseman, sister of the bride, of Nashville,Tennessee

served asMatron of Honor. Bridesmaids included cousin

of the bride,MaloryHunterAtkinson of Atlanta,Georgia, sorority

sisters of the bride, Jennifer JonesCowart of NorthAugusta,

SouthCarolina,RachelKathrynNix of Raleigh,NorthCarolina,

and friends of the bride, Ashley SusanBrown of Atlanta,

Georgia,MirandaRoseHawks and SarahBrookeTomlinson of

Columbus,Georgia,KellyAmandaKennedy of Americus,

Georgia, andMicki PaceWilliams of NewYorkCity,NewYork.

Eva Patricia Smith of Paris, Illinois, served as flower girl.

JonathanWilliamFutch, lifelong friend of the groom, of Richland,

Georgia, served asBestMan. Groomsman included

nephewof the groom,DallasVanAusburn, fraternity brothers of

the groom, RichardWadeCrozier of Americus,Georgia,Lucas

ChaseEllis of Ellaville,Georgia,DanielAustinCarpenter, James

Michael Fletcher , andWilliamStephen Perry III of Americus,

Georgia, and friends of the groom, MatthewAnthonyBurks of

Preston, Georgia, Christopher BrooksCadenhead of Phenix

City,Alabama, andRayWillsEschmann of Leesburg,Georgia.

MurrayHunter Smith of Paris, Illinois, served as ring bearer.

PatrickDavidKelley, friend of the bride, of Albany,Georgia, read

scripture during the ceremony. KatherineBonnerBrooks of Albany,

Georgia, andKimberlyRebeccaBonner of Macon,Georgia

served as programattendants.

Weddingmusicwas provided by SuzanneUnger on the organ

andGareth Johnson on the violin.Areceptionwas held atDoublegateCountryClubwithmusic

provided byTheGrapevine.

Prior to thewedding the bride and groomwere entertainedwith

events inAlbany,Americus,Atlanta,Columbus, andNashville.

The couple honeymooned in St.Lucia and nowreside in