Sydney had wanted to get married at TP, but wanted it to be different. We didn’t have a wedding planner, it was just me with the help of a lot of great friends!! Sydney decided she wanted a nighttime, romantic candlelight ceremony by the water with reception inside.

Pinecones were our theme with it being in November. Basically I collected pinecones from my neighborhood for almost a year. I pulled a wagon around gathering them from my neighbors yards almost everyday! I hand tied each one to make 400ft.

We chose to use sentimental details throughout the wedding. Love notes that Jeremy wrote Sydney were framed & put in the windows. Instead of a guest book, friends & family signed quilt squares so Sydney could have a keepsake she could use. Sydney’s Nanas wedding gown was displayed with a love note her late husband had written her before he passed away tragically 23 years ago. She wanted to pay tribute to her due to her never dating & her love is just as strong for him now than before he died.

The walls of TP were all draped with ceiling to floor white drapes. We used navy velvet tablecloths. I also bought clear glass plate chargers & painted the backs with gold metallic paint. We used juniper & pine shrubs as our centerpieces so we could use them after the wed-ding. I also bought plywood & strapped it to my fence 5 months before the wedding to allow my creeping fig vine to grow up it. We had a frame built to match the arch & put the boards in the night before the wedding. This was used for our seating chart cards to be displayed.

We chose to use different styles of blue glasses vases & candlesticks & succulents to decorate the tables. My mother also baked 200 apple crisp brownies for our guest favors.

Sydney Nicole Staples and Jeremy Daniel Rhine were married

November 2, 2019 at 6:00 in the evening in a beautiful outdoor

sunset ceremony at Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club. Brandon

Miles, First Presbyterian Church of Florence, officiated the ceremony and the reception followed at the Turtle Point Club House.

The bride is the daughter of Holley and Ryan Hammof Killen. She is the granddaughter of Jane Staples and the late Alan Staples of Athens, and Billy and Debbie Cabler of Killen.

The groom is the son of Russell and Andrea Rhine of Montgomery. He is the grandson of Jerry Rhine and the late Eveline Rhine of Montgomery, and the late Grady and Gerlinde Adkins.

Maid of honor was Alexandria Selico-Dunn, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jane Miniclier, cousin of the bride; Brenna Clark, Haley Franklin, and Hali Lyle, all friends of the bride. Flower girl was Kate Hof, family friend of the bride.

Best man was the groom’s father, Russell Rhine. Groomsmen were Wesley Staples, brother of the bride; Jordan Hamilton and Chase Walker, friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Ace Hill, cousin of the bride.

Wedding director was the bride’s mother, Holley Hamm, and day of coordinator was Susan Hamm. Floral designer was Lola’s Gifts & Flowers, Sheffield. Turtle Point catered the reception and Amy’s Cakes made the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Reception entertainment was provided by Archie Hubbard. Stationary and invitations were done by Printers & Stationers, Inc. in Florence. Party rentals were from Party Pros, Florence. Hair stylist was Susan Puryear of Halo Salon in Florence and make-up artist was Melissa Jacobs of Bare Beauty in Florence. Photographer was Nick Drollette and videographer was Andrea Presley, both of Montgomery.

After a honeymoon at Secrets Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico, the couple is now residing in Montgomery.

Photos by Nick Drollette

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