Culley — Cope
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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Culley
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Culley
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Whitney Lauren Cope of Cleveland became the bride of Michael Russell Culley of Paris, Tenesssee, in an evening ceremony on June 21, 2014, at Waterville Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Alan and Debbie Cope of Cleveland. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Cope of Cleveland and the late C.F. “Buddy” Cope, Leonard and Jane Mahaffey of Cleveland, Deborah Price of Winchester and the late John Henry Price. She is the sister of Jonathan Cope of Ringgold, Georgia.

The bridegroom is the son of Rusty and Catherine Culley of Paris. He is the grandson of William and Najie Culley and Thomas and Ann Minor, all of Paris. He is the brother of Marie Wilburn of Midlothian, Virginia., and Michelle Culley and Matthew Culley, both of Paris.

The wedding was officiated by Pastor Allan Lovelace of Waterville Baptist Church, where the bride is a member. During the ceremony, Whit Shofner read Scripture.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by Sarah Nobles of Atlanta as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Bacon of Charleston, Susan Beavin of Nashville, Savannah Edwards of Cleveland, Amber Hewitt of Ringgold, Hannah Patrick of Murfreesboro, Dedra West of Jacksonville, Florida, and Amber Willoughby of Paris.

The best man to the bridegroom was Gatlin Primrose of Paris. Groomsmen included the bridegroom’s brother Matthew, the bride’s brother Jonathan, Robert George of Nashville, Clayton Holmes of Murfreesboro, Robert Moser of Knoxville, and Dustin Smith and Jay Travis, both of Paris.

Ushers were Cody Marshall, Jarett Rawls, Justin Rawls and Ben White, all of Paris.

Children in the wedding party were flower girls: Berkley Woods and Landry Woods, both of Chatsworth, Ga., and ring bearers: Camden Calhoun and Stone Edwards, both of Cleveland, and Lee Wilburn and Bennett Wilburn, both of Midlothian.

Amanda Neumair directed the ceremonies. Griffin Culley kept the bride’s book, and Michelle Culley and Anna Minor handed out programs.

The parents of the bride gave the reception at The Old Woolen Mill with assistance from Teresa Cope, Kaley Cope, Cami Cope, Jan Disharoon, Kay Jones, Kim Nipper, Kyra Nipper, Macy Nipper and Sonjia Norman, all of Cleveland.

After a wedding trip to Sandals La Source Grenada, the couple is at home in Paris where the bride plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant and the bridegroom is employed by Ellis Mechanical.