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A cocktail reception followed at the Ruins, with singer Francine Reed belting out the blues in the scenic sanctuary. Afterward, a seated dinner was served in the glass-walled reception tent with dramatic décor by designer Robert Long, who brought the couple’s fantasy world to life with 25-foot trees draped with white lights and orchids, dome-shaped Spanish moss chandeliers, quartz crystal centerpieces with succulents, and an ethereal ice-sculpted buffet. Organic textures and a neutral palette elegantly underscored the unusual look. The four-layer, Bailey’s-flavored wedding cake, created by Cecilia Villaveces Cakes in Athens, was topped with customized figurines of the bride and groom as their favorite sci-fi characters: River Song from “Doctor Who” and Cloud from “Final Fantasy.” A dragon perched on the bottom tier. The groom’s cake was a replica of the Hylian Shield from “The Legend of Zelda.” To the delight of celebrants young and old, iconic rocker Alice Cooper took center stage to entertain with

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his son’s band, CO-OP. Two projection screens flanked the stage, with an illuminated dance floor lighting up the night. The wedding was beautifully coordinated by Lauren Brewton at Events with Grace and assisted by Gail Zantzinger from Robert Long Flora Design. Jessica, the daughter of Valery Voyles and Mark Singleton, is the general manager at Voyles Performance. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brevard College with a double major in art history and comparative religion, and a master’s degree in art business from Sotheby’s Institute New York. Ryan, the son of Phillip and Michelle Gosnell, is a senior hardware engineer at Siemen’s Energy Management. He graduated from Auburn University, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering. The newlyweds honeymooned in Costa Rica. They reside in Atlanta.

Summer 2016  
Summer 2016