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By The Staff

Gretchen Leigh Akridge of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Adam Shane Lawson of Coxs Creek, Ky., were married on Saturday, Oct. 20 at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Bro. James Durham performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of David and Cheryl Akridge of Campbellsville.

The groom is the son of JC and Peggy Lawson, also of Campbellsville.

The church was decorated with calla lilies, green and white roses, belles of Ireland, green hypericum berries and pistachio anthurium flowers throughout the sanctuary. Candles lined each window with intertwined flowers, feathers and greenery. Single candelabras lined the pews down both isles with white ribbon and flowers to accent. Numerous candles were placed around the altar with large urns of coordinating flowers. Other decorations were a unity candle and floral arrangement in memory of the bride's deceased grandparents.

A quartet of flute, violin, viola and cello provided music. Pianist Gabriella Batista and guitarist Josh Hensley provided the accompany music. Hensley also sang "Keeper of the Stars" and "God Bless the Broken Road."

The bride wore a DaVinci satin gown with a soft shaped halter neckline, fitted bodice with hand patterned lace and crystal beading embellishment, a dropped waist silhouette with a white satin back bow around the waistline, and a full bustled skirt extending into a chapel-length train. Her two-tiered veil was adorned with crystals to match the dress. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of large long stem calla lilies, green and white roses and green hypericum berries.

Holly Akridge of Bowling Green served as maid of honor. She wore a black lamore satin spaghetti-strapped A-line gown with a sweeping train and white colored long sash extending down the back. She carried large long stem calla lilies with hand-tied stems wrapped in white satin ribbon.

Rayna McCarty of Cleveland, Miss. served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Candace Brockman of Erlanger, Lauren Youngblood of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Stephanie Gibson of Campbellsville and Cortney Gillock of Brentwood, Tenn.

Their attire and flowers were similar to the maid of honor's.

Summer Scott of Campbellsville was the flower girl.

Daniel Cooley of Jeffersonville, Ind. served as the best man. Groomsmen were Shawn Gordan of Lebanon, Mike Hagan and James England, both of Louisville, and Scott Claycomb of Lexington.

Connor Gibson of Campbellsville was the ring bearer.

Kenton Gibson of Campbellsville served as the usher.

The bride's cousins - Mariah Akridge, Alicia Akridge, Sarah Jefferson, Mary Jefferson and Andrea Whitley - served as her attendants.

A reception followed the ceremony at Fergie's Classic Grill in Lebanon. After dinner, the newlyweds danced to their favorite song "That's What She Gets for Loving Me" by Brooks and Dunn.

The couple honeymooned in Rivera, Maya, and are making their home in Coxs Creek.