2012-01-26 / Personalities

Jessie Bruce Collins marries Adam Michael Wood Dec. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Michael Wood Mr. and Mrs. Adam Michael Wood Jessie Bruce Collins of Watkinsville and Adam Michael Wood of Nicholson exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Friday, December 23, at Watkinsville United Methodist Church in Watkinsville. The bridegroom’s uncle, Rev. John Brantley of Danielsville, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Martha Jo Garrard Collins of Watkinsville. She is the granddaughter of the late Joe and Ruth Garrard of Washington and the late Bruce and Mildred Thompson Collins of Bogart.

The bridegroom is the son of Mike and Vera Wood of Nicholson. He is the grandson of Gene Wood and the late Joyce Wood, also of Nicholson, and the late Hall and Tomette Lord of Ila.

Matthew Wood of Athens, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man.

Ruth Garrard Collins of Nicholson was her sister’s maid of honor.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.


A reception honoring the couple was celebrated at Trump’s in Athens.

Guests enjoyed a grits bar and a Garrard family tradition of barbecue and stew, prepared by David Garrard of Washington, uncle of the bride.

Some centerpieces were black and white photographic images of the couple’s parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-greatgrandparents imposed on plexiglass. These photographs were set upright and surrounded with seasonal greenery. Other centerpieces were wrought iron apple rings, made by the bride’s father. These rings were accented with seasonal greenery.

Attending from Washington were Margaret Norris, also, aunts, uncle and cousin of the bride, Mary Ann Garrard, and Beth, David, and William Garrard.

Following a wedding trip to the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Mr. and Mrs. Wood are making their home in Washington and Hull. Mr. Wood is employed by the Wilkes County Board of Education while Mrs. Wood is employed by the Clarke County Board of Education.

Rehearsal Dinner

Mike and Vera Wood hosted a rehearsal dinner at Girasoles Restaurant in Watkinsville in honor of engaged couple Jessie Collins and Adam Wood on the eve of their wedding.

A buffet featuring a prime rib carving station, shrimp and grits, lemon caper chicken, and complimentary side dishes was served. Dessert was the bridegroom’s favorite, Red Velvet Cake, baked by his mother.

Attending from Washington were Margaret Norris and Mary Ann Garrard.

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