Gabrielle Lynn Davis became the bride of Zachary Pell Jamison on Saturday, June 1, 2019, which also commemorated the 61st wedding anniversary of the bride's grandparents, Jim and Madge Davis. The ceremony took place in Windriver Weddings and Events in Lenoir City.
The bride is the daughter of Anthony Davis of Morristown and the late Kelly Robinson Davis. She is the granddaughter of Peggy Robinson of Morristown, Jim Robinson of Bean Station, and Jim and Madge Davis, also of Morristown.
The groom is the son of Darrin and Bonnie Burchfield and Jeremy and Stephanie Pell, all of Morristown. He is the grandson of Alan and Cathi Jamison, of Morristown, Bill and Darlene White of White Pine, and Earl and Betty Howard of Morristown.
The wedding ceremony took place in the mansion courtyard overlooking Tellico Lake. The vows and rings were exchanged under an arbor draped entirely in chiffon. It also featured floral swags of white roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, with pink ranunculus and eucalyptus. The aisle was outlined with fresh white rose petals. Floral arrangements matching the arbor adorned the rows of garden chairs. Fresh rose petals were scattered to create a bridal pathway. A winding cobblestone path led from the mansion where crepe myrtle trees and the array of rose bushes led to the ceremony. The Rev. Buddy Gosey, of North Ridge Community Church in Johnson City, performed the double ring ceremony. The couple chose to write and say their own vows as part of the ceremony.
Instrumental music played as the grandparents and the groom's mother were escorted and seated. A memorial photo of the bride's mother was carried by Jason Spoon and placed in a seat of honor to symbolically allow her to watch her daughter walk down the aisle. The wedding processional began with the song "Forever Like That" as the minister entered with the groom along with the balance of the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
The dual maids of honor were Kaitlyn Rogers and Abigail Wolfenbarger, both of Morristown. The bridesmaids were Carly Cate Burchfield, sister of the groom; Alisha Lafollette, Karsyn Newport, Emma Smith, Madison Chapman and McKenzie Ferraro. The ladies wore soft pink floor length organza dresses with sweetheart necklines, off the shoulder wrap sash and corset backs. Their pearl necklace, earrings and bracelet jewelry was a gift from the bride.
The best man was Isaac Hunsucker. The groomsmen were Alex Hasemeier, Bailey Overbay, Calvin Smith, Jacob Samsel, Seth Lovell, Tanner Corum, William Mitchell. They were attired in navy suits with custom ties matching to the bridesmaid’s gowns. The ushers were Adam Killian, Chas Hadden, Jason Spoon, Matthew McDonald, Scott Lafollette and wore matching suits to the groomsmen but with navy ties.
The messenger was Brayden Douglas, cousin of the bride, and his sign said, "Zachary, here comes your bride." The second messenger was Reid Gillen, cousin of the groom, and his sign said, “Just wait until you see her.” Cadi Burchfield, sister of the groom, and Harper Gillen, cousin of the groom, dropped white rose petals down the aisle to mark the way for the bride. They wore matching soft white tutu dresses with gold sequin bodices and carried crochet baskets filled with fresh rose petals.
Vocalist Jonathan Shockley sang, "Speechless" as the bride was escorted by her father to be presented in marriage. As the bride approached the altar to meet her groom, she paused at her mother's photo, turned it so that it too could also be part of the ceremony.
The bride wore a soft white mermaid Martina Liana designer bridal gown. It featured a sweetheart neckline with an illusion bodice and fitted skirt that was beaded in pearls and Austrian crystals, along with metallic embroidery on chiffon and lace. The gown flowed into a mermaid skirt edged in matching lace that swirled into a chapel length train. The illusion back of the gown featured intricate beadwork of crystals and pearls and satin covered bridal buttons. The bride chose Badgley Mischka satin and rhinestone stiletto heels. Her garter set was of lace adorned with a rhinestone and pearl motif along with a matching toss garter. Her long hair was adorned with a vintage style headpiece featuring pearls and crystal beading to match her gown. The hand-tied bridal bouquet of white roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, pink ranunculus, and eucalyptus was adorned with a pearl and rhinestone photo locket with a picture of her with her mother. The locket also contained a hidden photo of a ladybug on a pink rose. For something old and borrowed, she chose a family heirloom handkerchief that has been carried in weddings on the bride's maternal grandmother’s side, including her own late mother. Her something new was her wedding gown ensemble, and something blue was the embroidered monogram and wedding date on the underside of her wedding gown. Her sixpence in her shoe was a coin dating back to 1925. The bride was given diamond jewelry when she and her father did The First Look together.
The bride's father was attired in a navy suit and given a custom tie that was embroidered on the underside that said, "Thank you for walking by my side today and always" and a photo locket with the picture of his wedding day to hang from his boutonniere.
The groom’s mother was attired in a sleeveless pink and navy tea length dress with flutter ruffle V-neckline and a full skirt. She wore a necklace and matching bracelet to complete her attire, which was a gift from the groom. She was pinned with a rose corsage.
The evening began with a champagne reception and hors d'oeuvres. The clear tented reception tent was decorated with crystal chandeliers and bistro lighting. The tables held floral arrangements along with multiple-layered glass cylinders with floating candles and gold votive candleholders. The formal place settings featured bone china and gold flatware. A DJ played during the duration of the evening's festivities. Following the catered dinner, the first dance by the bride and groom was, "On My Side of the Fence." The bride and her father danced to “My Little Girl” and the groom danced with his mother to "Now Touch the Air Softly." There was also an honorary dance between the bride's grandparents to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The four-tiered wedding cake was created by the bride's paternal grandmother and featured cascading flowers. Amanda May was the photographer. Milestone Pictures were the videographers. Laci Carroll, cousin of the bride, was the bride's personal attendant for the guest book and program fans. Alice R. Rogers was the bride's wedding planner. Guests were shuttled to the gated estate via the staff valet.
In memory of the bride's mother, all of the fresh flower arrangements were collected and taken to the gravesite and placed on the bride's mother’s headstone following the wedding.
Following the reception, there was a sparkler fireworks exit in honor of the new couple. The bride and groom honeymooned on a two-week European cruise on the Mediterranean Sea visiting Italy, England, and France.
The couple will reside in Johnson City, where she is employed as an RN and the groom operates a financial planning practice with Northwestern Mutual. The couple actively attends North Ridge Community Church.