Aubrey Nicole Smith and Douglas Howard Mullins were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on June 10, 2006 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Dr. Reverend Bruce Webb officiated the double ring ceremony. Pianist and music director was Kelvin Reed.

Aubrey is the daughter of Paul and Julie Smith of Jacksonville. She graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2004, and attended Tyler Jr. College, receiving certification in dental assistance. She is employed by Dr. Buetow and Dr. Barber as a dental assistant in North Pole, Alaska.

Doug is the son of Jim and Becky Swearingen of Jacksonville and the son of Randy Mullins of Flint. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2004 and attended Tyler Jr. College. Doug is currently serving our country in the United States Air Force. He is stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

The church was decorated with red roses, white calla lilies, English ivy and ferns.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white strapless, satin A-line with a side drape, beaded bodice and chapel length train, designed by Michelangelo. Her veil was trimmed in white satin with beaded accents; the headpiece was designed with crystals and pearls; her earrings and necklace were designed to match the headpiece. She carried red roses, encircled with white, mini calla lilies, surrounded and adorned with beads and crystals.

The groom was attired in his Air Force Service Dress uniform.

Aubrey's attendants were: maid of honor, Paula Smith, sister of the bride; Bridesmaids, Katie Smith, Laura Grimes and Sonnie Moore, best-friends; junior bridesmaids, Ramie Weaver and Dessie McFarland, cousins of the bride; flower-girl, Ashley Swearingen, sister of the groom. They were all attired in floor-length, apple red dresses, with side drapes and carried white calla lilies.

Doug's attendants were: Best-Man, Brett Foreman, dressed in Army Service Uniform, best friend; Groomsmen, Matt Williamson, brother of the groom, Michael Jack Tarrant, friend, and Randy Good, brother of the groom; junior groomsmen, Ryan Weaver and J.W. McFarland, cousins of the bride; ushers, Aram Black, brother-in-law of the groom and Jacob Spurlock, cousin of the bride; and ring-bearer, Mason Smith, brother of the bride. All were dressed in formal black tuxedos.

The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the home of Aubrey’s grandparents. The party was an outdoor barbecue. Guest were served ribs, brisket, potato salad, baked beans, corn, mashed potatoes and deserts. The tables were decorated with pictures of Aubrey and Doug as they grew up.

A reception followed the wedding at the Cherokee Country Club. Guests were served assorted cheeses and fruits, hot spinach dip and chips and had a roast beef steam ship with condiments and rolls.

Doug’s cake was a two-tiered square chocolate cake topped with a round German chocolate cake with the Air Force insignia in the center. The cake was surrounded by six dozen, white, milk chocolate and dark chocolate covered strawberries.

Aubrey’s cake was created with six separate cakes, each being a different flavor; strawberry, lemon, red velvet, butter rum, vanilla and chocolate. Each cake was decorated with fresh roses, and calla lilies. The bride and groom’s initials of sterling silver and Swarofski crystals topped the smallest cake. The cakes were created by D’Anne McCune of Jacksonville.

Aubrey and Doug, along with their guest, family, and friends, danced the night away with Boogie Butt Productions of Jacksonville.

All floral arrangements, bouquets and decorating were beautiful creations of Antiqued of Jacksonville.

Skip’s Photos of Jacksonville captured the event beautifully.

After a short stay in Jacksonville, to visit with family and friends, Aubrey and Doug will reside at Eielson AFB, Alaska.

“We wish to thank all of our family, friends, guests and everyone that helped to create such a wonderful and magical day. All our love, Aubrey and Doug”

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