2017-12-07 / Personalities

Shelby Allysa Wall and Joshua Andrew Goldman exchange wedding vows at Phillips Mill Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Andrew Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Andrew Goldman Shelby Allysa Wall and Joshua Andrew Goldman of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 4, at three o’clock in the afternoon at Phillips Mill Baptist Church in Washington. The bridegroom’s cousin, Rev. Cameron Bell of Auburn, Alabama, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Debra and Bobby Wall of Washington.

The bridegroom is the son of Debbie Goldman and the late Jesse “Peanut” Goldman Jr. of Washington.

Church railings held burlap bows and gypsophila. Front doors were marked with the letter “G” with a burlap bow. Candle-lit black wrought iron lanterns and lush ferns flanked the doors. Two signs were displayed, one with “Welcome Family and Friends” and the other, “Shelby and Josh – November 4, 2017.”

The bridegroom’s cousin, Tabitha Echols of Tignall, kept the guest book at a table covered in white and decorated with a Mason jar of yellow sunflowers and gypsophila.

A table in the vestibule was covered in a white crocheted cloth and held a lighted black lantern placed in memory of the bridegroom’s father, Jesse Goldman, and the couple’s grandparents, the late Ernest and Margie Stone and Walter Pope and Dorothy McAvoy. Pictures of the beloved family members were displayed around the candle.

The focal point of the church altar were two candle-lit black lanterns surrounded by yellow sunflowers, black magic and orange roses, gypsophila, baby blue eucalyptus, and leatherleaf greenery. Two massive ferns flanked the choir rail. A table, covered in white, held two different colored sands. The couple participated in the “Blending of the Sands” ceremony symbolizing their being joined together. Family pews were marked with burlap bows, yellow sunflowers, black magic and orange roses, and gypsophila.

DJ Mike McTier of Thomson played an assortment of music. The grandparents and mothers entered to “Wind Beneath My Wings” and the wedding party to “When I Look at You.” The bride entered to “A Thousand Years.”

The bridegroom’s nephew, Hayden Goldman of Washington, served as best man. Usher-groomsmen were Jeremy Goldman and Kyle Goldman, brothers of the bridegroom; Chris Charping, of Washington, and cousins of the bridegroom, Whit Chafin and Grant Chafin of Washington, and Mark Tench of Grovetown. They, as did the bride’s father, wore khaki pants, white shirts, marine blue vests with boutonnieres of black magic roses and gypsophila. The bridegroom wore matching attire and his boutonniere had added orange roses.

Hunter Wall of Washington was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore a marine blue strapless gown with a lace bodice and floor-length mesh skirt accented with a satin ribbon at the waist.

Bridesmaids were the bride’s sister, Brandy Dozier; sister-in-law of the bridegroom, Lacy Goldman; and Mary Strother of Washington, Lindsey Hughes and Catherine Crookham of Grovetown.

Their marine blue gowns with lace bodices, floor-length mesh skirts, and satin ribbons at the waists featured varied designs for each attendant.

All carried bouquets of four sunflowers, gypsophila, and greenery wrapped with twine.

The bride’s niece, Briana Dozier of Washington, was flower girl. Her sleeveless ivory dress with a scoop neckline on a satin and lace bodice was embellished with silver sequins and the satin and organza knee-length skirt was finished with a rhinestone belt that tied in back. Her silver bucket held imitation orange oak leaves.

The bridegroom’s cousin, Weston McAvoy of Washington, was the ring bearer. He wore khaki pants, white shirt, suspenders, and a marine blue bow tie with a boutonniere of a black magic rose and gypsophila boutonniere.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride was radiant in her white mermaid style strapless gown fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, ruching through the bodice, a lace-up back, and ethereal tulle skirt. A crystal and satin sash accented her gown.

Her hairpiece was a diamond barrette that secured her elbow-length white veil.

She carried a bouquet of yellow sunflowers, orange and black magic roses, gypsophila, and greenery tied with twine. Tied to her bouquet were the wedding bands of her maternal grandparents.

The bride’s mother chose a kneelength burgundy lace dress with chiffon sleeves finished with silver accessories.

The bridegroom’s mother wore a tea-length mocha jacket dress, embellished with sequins and complemented with gold accessories.

The bridegroom’s grandmother, Shirley Goldman of North Augusta, S.C., wore a champagne floor-length dress with a jacket with gold undertones.

Their corsages were black magic and orange roses and gypsophila.


Following the ceremony the bridegroom’s family and friends entertained at a reception in the church fellowship hall.

The hall was beautifully decorated throughout with white cloths on the tables and each table held a Mason jar of yellow sunflowers and gypsophila.

Food tables held a central arrangement of yellow sunflowers, black magic and orange roses, gypsophila, baby blue eucalyptus, and leatherleaf greenery in a pumpkin sitting atop a wine barrel. From the tables guests enjoyed an assortment of party foods.

Another table held mock champagne punch served by the bridegroom’s cousin, Donna Chafin of Washington, from the punch bowl belonging to the bride’s late grandmother, Margie Stone.

A rustic wood door atop two wine barrels with a sign “Mr. and Mrs.” held the bride and bridegroom’s cakes. The bride’s cake, topped with “S and J,” was a three-tiered vanilla confection with vanilla buttercream frosting. The bridegroom’s cake, a vanilla confection with vanilla buttercream frosting, displayed a fishing scene. The bridegroom’s cousin, Lauren Chafin of Washington, served both cakes.

Also assisting in serving were the bridegroom’s aunt, Jean Gunter of Washington, and Brittany Blackenbiller of Appling.

Following a wedding trip to Nashville, Tennessee, the couple is residing in Washington.

After Party

The bride’s parents entertained guests at an after party honoring the newlyweds at Stonewall’s Grill.

Strings of white lights and haybales decorated the dance floor.

Guests enjoyed hot dogs with all the trimmings and an assortment of beverages.

DJ Mike McTier provided the evening’s entertainment.

Rehearsal Dinner

Debbie Goldman hosted a rehearsal dinner honoring Shelby Wall and Josh Goldman on Friday evening.

Shepherd’s hooks with Mason jars, lanterns, and candles lined the walkway with burlap bows decorating the railings. “G” with a burlap bow hung on the door with wrought iron lanterns and candles flanking the door.

Inside one mantle held the letters “S and J” with two lighted hurricane lanterns and the other, the couple’s engagement pictures with two lighted hurricane lanterns.

Tables covered in white held sunflowers and gypsophila in Mason jars embellished in burlap and lace atop rustic wood rounds accented with tea lights. Each table had place settings of blue enamel plates, blue flatware, and Mason jars.

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and desserts served from buffet with matching decorations.

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