June 23, 2013
Sarah Lauren Segrest and Edmund Emerson III were married December 30, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at The Capital City Club in Atlanta, with the Rev. Dr. Roe M. Callaway Jr. officiating. Scripture readings were provided by Thomas James Segrest and Jeff Hudson Segrest of Birmingham, Ala., brothers of the bride; and Anna Emerson Vaughan of Atlanta, sister of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Louis Segrest of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James Edward Hudson and the late Mr. Hudson of Port Gibson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Edwin Segrest of Hermanville. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a lace sheath gown with a scallop-edged slit and a sweetheart neckline finished with a corset closure. A ribbon belt with embroidery and crystals accented the waistline, complemented by a finger-tip veil in ivory. Her bouquet of English garden roses, orchids and hydrangea was hand-tied in ivory satin and rhinestone ribbon. Lauren Ledbetter Griffeth of Athens, Ga., served as matron of honor. Hannah Marcus Page of Raleigh, N.C., served as maid of honor. They wore dresses of Mediterranean blue silk with side pleating and a sash at the waist and carried hand-tied bouquets. The flower girl was Ella Claire Segrest of Birmingham, niece of the bride. The groom is the son of Mrs. Edmund Emerson Jr. of Atlanta and the late Mr. Emerson. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Harry Austin of Fairmount, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Emerson Sr. of Palatka, Fla. James Donald Emerson of Atlanta, brother of the groom, served as best man. The ring bearer was James Hudson Segrest of Birmingham, nephew of the bride. Following a wedding trip to Sugar Beach Resort at St. Lucia, the couple resides in Atlanta, where the bride is director of foundation relations for the University of Georgia, and the groom is a partner in the law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.
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