Marisa Kathryn Acree and Curtis Jonathan Shields were married at 6:30 p.m. June 23 at First United Methodist Church in LaGrange, Ga. Officiating ministers of the double ring ceremony were the Rev. Walter Humphrey Henegar of Atlanta and the Rev. Timothy Joseph Udouj of Greenville, S.C.
Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception at Del’avant.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Edward Acree of LaGrange. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Benton Mills Lee of Polkton, N.C., the late Mr. Benton Mills Lee and the late Rev. and Mrs. Allen Troy Acree of Blairsville, Ga.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis Shields of Birmingham. He is the grandson of Dr. Catherine Miller DuPree of Macon, Ga., the late Dr. Thomas Earl DuPree Sr. of Plainsboro, Ga., the late Ms. Mary Mildred Huston Shields of Birmingham and the late Mr. Dean William Shields of Jasper, Ga.
Wedding music was presented by Rachel Sherbak Stevener, soloist, of Charlotte, N. C., Cynthia King Brown, organist, Callie Knight Hammond, violinist, and Tessa Matthews Scanlon, cellist, all of LaGrange. The scripture reader was Christina Culver Booth of Atlanta.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride was attended by matron of honor Esta Acree Busby of Decatur, Ga., and maid of honor Claire Leone Acree of Dallas, sisters of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Laurel Meghan Birch of Baton Rouge, La.; Sara Carol Cargo of St. Louis; Julie Parker Koon, Katie Lynn Kump, Darrah Lyn McGuire and Katie Amelia Phillips, all of Atlanta; Megan Smelley Martin of Athens, Ga.; and Rachel Catherine Shields, sister of the groom, of Birmingham. Flower girls were Anne Harrell Busby and Florence Charis Busby, nieces of the bride.
Joseph David Shields, brother of the groom, of Birmingham served as best man.
Groomsmen were Cole William Eppstein of Nashville, Tenn.; Brint Joseph Hardy of Birmingham; Christopher Lee Holby of Washington, D.C.; Matthew Frederick Mahla of Charlottesville, Va.; Daniel Edwards McKinney of Fairhope; Mason Callahan Peterson of Marietta, Ga.; Joel Shane Robeson of Greenville, S.C.; Crawford Michael Stevener of Charlotte; and John Edward Trapp of Houston. Ring bearers were David Lafayette Mincey IV and William Newton Mincey of Macon, Ga., cousins of the groom.
After a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple live in Charlotte.