Miss Bethany Lamb and Mr. Hunter Gay met at 5:30 p.m. at the romantic Quinney Oaks Plantation outside Millen on Saturday, October 30, to swap vows and become one in holy matrimony.
The new Mrs. Gay is a 25-year-old native of Louisville. Her parents include Cleve and Machelle Lamb of Louisville, and her grandparents are James and Sandra Phillips of Swainsboro, the late Cleveland Brinson “Sonny” Lamb, and the late Pat Lamb.
Mr. Gay is a 30-year-old from Swainsboro. His parents include M.L. and Mary Pate Gay of Swainsboro as well. His grandparents include the late Henry Russ Evans Sr., the late Virginia Evans, the late Murcia Lanier Gay Sr., and the late Joanne Gay.
Officiating the Gays’ ceremony was Joe Bedgood, pastor of Dellwood Baptist Church.
The bridal party included: maid of honor Anna Grace Lamb, sister of the bride; six friends who were bridesmaids, Mackenzie Palmer, Tori Wheeler, Sydney Cobb, Kaylen Levels, Savannah Ann Harkins, and Hannah Jones; and an additional bridesmaid, Brandi McClure, the bride’s soon-to-be sister-in-law.
The groom’s entourage included: best man M.L. Gay, the groom’s father; two cousins who were asked to be groomsmen, Wilkes Evans and Daniel Gay; four friends who were asked to be groomsmen, Casey Clark, Addison Hooks, Derick Thompson, and Colby Smith; and one additional groomsman, Colby Lamb, the groom’s new brother-in-law.
For her special day, the bride selected a simple, white ball gown. The satin garment featured off-the-shoulder sleeves and a cathedral train.
Mr. Gay, on the other hand, wore a stunning black tuxedo, shined black shoes, a black vest, and a peach-colored tie. His party donned black tuxes to match.
The bridal party was dressed in simple, tan Mumu dresses, the bride’s mother wore an emerald chiffon dress, and the mother of the groom wore a navy dress.
Quinney Oaks served a delicious spread for guests, who were seated at round tables draped with white cloths, centered by flower arrangements crafted by The George’s Flower Shop using eucalyptus, white roses, peach daisies, giant mums, and peach baby roses, among other floral variations.
The Gays were married in front of a beautiful cross adorned by the aforementioned florals as well.
Gold accents were used throughout the venue and color scheme, complimenting the muted colors selected by the couple during planning.
Brantley Sound Services provided the entertainment for the evening. After being introduced to their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Gay shared in their first dance to “The Best” by Bailey Rushlow. Thereafter, the bride and her father danced to “My Girl” by Otis Rushing, then Mr. Gay and his mother danced to “Forever Now” by Michael Bublé.
Their wedding cake prepared by Tony Brett was a white, three-tier confection. The groom’s cake, on the other hand, was a chocolate dinosaur cake prepared by Brett as well.
The happy couple was sent off underneath a tunnel of sparklers by wedding attendees, and they went on to honeymoon at Excellence Riviera Cancun in Mexico.
The Gays have since made their home in Swainsboro.
The new wife says while she and her husband have known each other for many years, they did not begin courting until November 2018. The two paired up at a friend’s wedding, and the rest is history. Mr. Gay popped the question January 9, 2020 and now, almost two years later, they’re happily married.