Mr. Mason Henry and Miss Alexis Coleman were joined in holy matrimony at The Copper Barn in Portal on January 8, 2022 on a cold but beautiful evening.
The couple are high school sweethearts from Twin City’s own Emanuel County Institute. Mr. Mason and the former Miss Coleman started dating on December 1, 2016 with their first date to the Swainsboro Christmas parade. They attended their proms together and watched each other grow and graduate. The pair were engaged on January 15, 2021.
The new Mrs. Henry is from Twin City and is the 20-year-old daughter of Verlon Coleman of Kite and the late Kimberly Cowart Coleman. Her maternal grandparents are Joe Sid and Peggy Cowart of Twin City, and her paternal grandparents are Peggie Akridge of Twin City and Paul and Virginia Coleman of Kite.
Mr. Henry, 22, is from Garfield and is the son of Chad and Amy Henry of Garfield and Hope Henry of Twin City. His maternal grandparents are Tim Clark of Garfield and the late Linda Hudson. His paternal grandparents are Sharon Henry and the late Jeff Henry.
The wedding theme was “rustic mixed with a little elegance.” The color scheme was a mixture of dark blues, white, and gold. Hannah Greenway arranged beautiful and elegant flower arrangements with white roses, blue silk flowers, and greenery.
The blushing bride wore a J’Adore Bridal dress from Brooklet. The gown was white and chapel-length with a lace detailed strapless top with a simple and elegant bottom.
Bridesmaids were Allison Wimberly (maid of honor), Carolina Lamm, Allison Coleman, Haley Henry, and Marlee Johnson (junior bridesmaid). They wore storm blue dresses in the style of their choice.
Groomsmen were Chad Henry (best man), Bubba Rountree, Austin Woods, Austin Hendrix, Matt Blackburn, and Wesley Wren. They wore white button-ups, navy blazers, champagne-colored bow ties, khaki pants, and boots of their choice.
Flower girls included Emma James Cowart, Francie Brackett, and Mary Alan Cowart, and the ring bearer was Kase Rountree. The happy couple thanks Evan Cowart, Wendy Coker, and Dianna Wedincamp for all of their help.
Curt Grimm officiated the ceremony.
After the nuptials, the newlyweds held a reception inside The Copper Barn. Kendall Hadden was the deejay. The newlyweds danced to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison for their first dance.
Tim and Theresa Coleman from Real South BBQ catered for the special event. They prepared grilled chicken, a baked potato bar, green beans, and rolls.
Wendy Coker baked all the sweets for the reception.
The wedding cake was a traditional three-tier pound cake with white buttercream frosting with gold foil and blue flowers placed on and around the cake with a gold cake topper spelling out the Henry name on top.
The Colemans also had red velvet, pumpkin spice, and chocolate- peanut butter cupcakes.
The groom’s cake was chocolate on chocolate with a toy UPS truck adorned on top.
Toni Herndon from East Dublin was the photographer for the big day. The couple was touched by her talent and are grateful for the incredible photos of their special day. Herndon brought her snow-blower so the Henrys could have the ‘white wedding’ they always wanted.
They have since made their home in Garfield.