Angelene Regina Robbins of Stonewall and the Rev. Edward Paul Saunders of Meridian were married Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Druid Hills United Methodist Church in Meridian, where the Rev. Saunders is pastor.
The Rev. Charles Robbins of DeKalb, uncle of the bride, conducted the ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Robert and Luci Robbins of Stonewall and Dr. John Saunders and Julia Saunders of Starkville.
Vocalists were Jeannie Goree, Jewell Turner, Godmother of the bride, and Teresa Mikell. Music for the ceremony and reception was controlled by Ed Mikell. The bride's choice of Celtic music was to honor God first, then her Celtic heritage.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white French satin gown. The bodice and a Basque waistline were covered with pearl inlaid Venetian lace. The full shirred skirt had a chapel-length train with an overlay train of eight feet. Both skirt and train were trimmed with Windsor lace. She carried a white cascade of roses stuffed with white plumage to honor her Native American heritage.
Rebecca Robbins of Ohio attended her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Rachael Renfro, cousin of the bride, also of Ohio.
Best man was Dr. Thomas Saunders of Michigan and groomsman was Andrew Saunders of Texas, both brothers of the bridegroom.
Ushers were Kenneth Back of Ohio and William Jones of Meridian, both uncles of the bride, Michael and Jason Jones of Meridian and James Carlin of Miami, Fla. Head usher was Harold Turner, Godfather of the bride.
Favor and seed attendants were Michael and Marielle Saunders, nephew and niece of the bridegroom.
A reception was held in the church fellowship hall.
Servers were Dot Bulman, Janice Duncan, Glenna Roberson, Ann McKee, Teresa and Ed Mikell, and JoAnn Robbins, Rowenna Back, Rachel Jones and Beth Carlin, aunts of the bride.
Also assisting were Ina Herrington, Marcella Langford, Hilda Clark and Marian Anderson.
The couple resides in Meridian.