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Mr. & Mrs. Colbert

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Julie Anne Kirkham of Rockwood and Richard Logan Colbert of Brentwood were married on Oct. 22 beside the Evins Mill Pond on the south lawn of the Inn at Evins Mill in Smithville.

The Honorable David Durham officiated during the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Philip and Lucy Kirkham of Rockwood. Her grandparents include David Kirkham of Rockwood and the late Mary Kirkham and the late James and Mary Elizabeth Frazier.

The groom is the son of Richard and Wanda Colbert of Brentwood. His grandparents are Ana Santiago of Clarksville and the late Fulgencio Santiago and E.W. and Elaine Colbert of Madison.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore an ivory crepe chiffon gown. The one-shouldered sweetheart neckline was embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Ruched bands crossed asymmetrically and gathered at the back corset. A fingertip veil adorned with crystals and pearls completed her attire. She carried a bouquet of red roses, yellow and orange alstromeria, craspedia and goldenrod, accented with red hypericum berries and wrapped with lace from her mother’s wedding veil.

Katie Kirkham of Crossville served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s sister-in-law, Addie Kirkham of Knoxville; the groom’s sisters, Erin Colbert of Brentwood and Regen Byrd of Nashville; Katelynn Atchley of Crossville, Allison Weatherman of Atlanta and Casha Mayberry of Knoxville.

The bridal attendants wore espresso brown halter-style cocktail length chiffon dresses with full skirts and ruched sweetheart bodices. They carried raffia-wrapped bouquets of roses, alstromeria, craspedia, goldenrod and hypericum berries.

Flower girl was the groom’s niece, Abby Byrd of Nashville. She wore a sleeveless tea-length ivory satin dress accented with an espresso brown sash at the waist. She carried a brown wicker basket filled with fall leaves.

The groom was attended by his father as best man. Groomsmen included the bride’s brother, Philip Kirkham of Knoxville; Charles Mercy of Brentwood; Clint Harris of Nashville; Braden Brown of Jasper, Tenn.; Jim Boyd of Nashville; and Jeremy Batson of Hendersonville. Grant Kirkham of Spring City, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer.

Emma, the bride’s pound rescue, served as “mutt of honor.” The groom’s Great Dane, Charlie, served as “best Dane.”

Guest book attendants were Laura Pfountz of Memphis and Morgan Lamons of Greeneville. The groom’s nephew, Josh Byrd of Nashville, served as usher.

Violin and guitar duo provided the outdoor ceremony music. A full-course dinner reception in the Grand Lodge followed the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. The three-tiered layered amaretto and buttercake wedding cake was iced in brown and adorned with ivory lace fondant and topped with fresh roses, alstromeria and berries. The chocolate groom’s cake was topped with chocolate covered strawberries with tuxedo design.

After a wedding cruise to Belize and Cozumel, the couple is at home in Knoxville.

The bride is a candidate for the doctor of pharmacy degree from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. She is a pharmacy intern with Kroger.

The groom holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he is a candidate for a master’s degree in structural engineering. He is a civil engineer with MS Technology Inc.