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Poje - McLauren

Mrs. Poje

Ali Robin McLauren and Jeffrey Michael Poje exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club, with the Rev. William English officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Colin and Freida Smith of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Wallace and Maebelle Garner of Snow Hill and John and Rebie Louise Swobland of Ayden.

She is a 1989 graduate of New Bethany Christian Academy and Ian Blackburn Sommeliers with a retail wine consultant certificate. She attended Wayne Community College and the University of Arizona studying literature and creative writing. She completed a five-year work training program in organic culinary arts with whole foods and slow foods organizations in Los Angeles, Calif. She is self-employed as a private chef and caterer.

The groom is the son of Michael and Sandra Fuhrman of Bluffton, S.C., and Philip Henry Poje of Holiday, Fla., and the grandson of the late J.W. and Helen Coley of Phenix City, Ala., and Leopold and Mildred Poje of Glendale, N.Y.

He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1984 and Trenton State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in interpersonal communications. He is employed with Michelangelo’s Interior Designs.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal silk princess style gown of candlelight ivory with three-quarter-length sleeves with a full bodice appliquéd with embroidered antique pearl and sequin lace. A plunged V back with a fitted waist dropped to a gathered, three-tiered silk bow bustle and a 3-foot train.

Her three-tiered fingertip-length half pillbox crown was covered in antiqued pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of cream and pink tipped roses with purple hyacinth, ivy and a beaded pearl spray with cascading lavender ribbon.

Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Smith, sister-in-law of the bride, and Deedre Fuhrman, sister-in–law of the groom.

Steve Fuhrman was his brother’s best man.

Seth Garner Smith, brother of the bride, was the groomsman.

Ushers were Bradley Smith, stepbrother of the bride, and Lee Garner, cousin of the bride.

Ashley Elizabeth Smith, niece of the bride, was flower girl.

Jean Adams directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and greeting guests were Robert Lee and Pauline Smith.

Following the ceremony, a banquet reception was held at Lane Tree Golf Club.

After a wedding trip to Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Club Resort, S.C., the couple will reside in Bluffton.

Events held before the wedding included a family cookout shower Aug. 12 hosted by Freida Smith, Genell Pridgen and Dawn Everett.

The families held a rehearsal dinner Sept. 7 at Madison’s Prime Rib.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on September 10, 2006 3:30 AM