Anna Rebekah Howell and Ryan Erol Saltik
Anna Rebekah Howell and Ryan Erol Saltik were married on May 22, 2010 at five o'clock in the afternoon. Reverend MaCrae Olinger performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of family and friends. The music for the ceremony was performed by Mark Maxwell, guitarist, and Dr. Eunice Swain, cellist, both of Athens.
The ceremony took place in the yard of The Rock House in Buckhead under an oak tree. The service was enhanced by the passage of a train. The vows were performed under an arch covered with smilax and magnolia blossoms. the rose lined path was defined by large pots of boxwood and ivy. Reverend Olinger explained the significance of the setting to the guests as it was a favorite place of Rebekah's father who died when she was five.
The bride was given in marriage by her step-father, Dr. John Wade and escorted down the aisle by her brother, Kennon Howell. Her sister, Leigh Coberly, was her matron of honor, and the bridesmaids were Elise and Claire Coberly, both nieces of the bride, Monique Payne, sister of the groom and Linda Semerjian. Mr. Saltik's father, John, was his best man and groomsmen were Kennon Howell, David Coberly, brother-in-law of the bride, and Eric Long and Jason Choc, both friends of the groom. The bride and her attendants carried bouquets of the bride's favorite flowers that were created by Jen Newell of Madison
The reception was held at The Farmhouse Inn at Hundred Acre Farm. A buffet by Trumps of Athens was enjoyed by the guests. the wedding and reception were coordinated by No Regrets Events of Madison. Music at the reception was provided by Mark Maxwell on guitar and Music Masters of Atlanta. The centerpiece at the reception were arranged by Susan Johnston, Jean Davis, and Betsy Cheek, all aunts of the bride. In addition to the traditional white, tiered wedding cake there was also a groom's cake made into the shape of a transformer. After a night of dancing and entertainment, the couple walked through and avenue of sparklers.
A farewell breakfast was held at Farmhouse Inn the day following the wedding hosted by the bride's parents, John and Gail Wade. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by John and Towne Saltik, was held on Friday night before the wedding, at the Farmhouse Inn. the event was catered by Amici's of Madison.
The couple will make their home in Lawrenceville where Rebekah is employed as a technology teacher in the Gwinnett County School System and Ryan as a network support specialist with Shared Data Network.