Ballard and Fair wed in St. Augustine
In an outside setting, Anna Caroline Ballard and William Haynes Fair were married. The couple were united in a service of worship at 5:30 p.m. October 27, on the grassy lawn of the late Col. and Mrs. George Edward Hayne’s home on Riberia Street in downtown St. Augustine.
The bride is the daughter of Kristi Conrad Ballard and William Brent Ballard of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Kate Conrad Pitts and the late Ernest Edmond Conrad of Laurel, and Freddie Ann Ballard and the late Rev. Billy Richard Ballard of Raleigh.
The bridegroom is the son of Frances Haynes Fair and Frank Love Fair III of Madison. He is the grandson of the late Col. and Mrs. George Edward Haynes of St. Augustine, and Rebecca Fair Giffin and the late Frank Love Fair, Jr of Louisville.
The ceremony was performed on the front steps of the family home featuring a backdrop of the historical white house with a wraparound porch, and garden chairs set out in rows underneath the trees. Arrangements and eucalyptus garland were prepared by the bride’s mother assisted by Pennye Dees and Tammie Haynes of Jackson.
The Reverend Derrick Cowan officiated.
As the sun was setting, guests were greeted with classical guitar music. Scripture was read by Bethany Dooley. During the service, the congregation sang ‘The Church’s One Foundation.’
Honorary bridesmaids and groomsmen walked the aisle and took their seats on the first rows just before the processional began. The honoraries were Taylor Lenahen, Mary Rooks, Caleb Moreau, Kallye Baggett, Duncan Dent, Christina Spann, Jake Franklin, Becca Conerly, Harrison Matheny, Ryan and Kelly Berkompas, George Gillespie, Kit and Mollie Warren, and Emily Moncrief.
Attending the bride as the matron of honor was her sister, Kelsey Elizabeth Rogers. Bridesmaids were Megan Moran Pace, cousin of the bride; Mary Elizabeth Fair, sister of the bridegroom; along with Ann Elizabeth Allison and Caroline White. They wore gowns of light grey chiffon and carried bouquets of ivory roses accented by greenery.
The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Frank Fair, brother of the bridegroom; Gregory Neil Rogers, brother-in-law of the bride; Timothy Clark Barnes; and William Griffin Hatcliff;
Luke William Rogers, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer. He carried the rings in a hand-carved, wooden box.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a chiffon ivory gown, completed by a handmade hairpiece given by her mother and an ivory lace veil. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses and greenery. She wore a trio of gold bangles on her wrist, borrowed from her grandmother, Kate Conrad Pitts, and carried the small family Bible previously used in the wedding of her grandmother, Freddie Ann Ballard.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s family hosted a sit down family-style dinner at the Parlor Room. Guests dined and danced to the music of a live band, as well as enjoyed the bridegroom’s personal cake cups, and the three-tiered bride’s cake.
Later in the evening, the couple made their departure surrounded by bubbles and cheering family and friends.
The day before the wedding, the bride and bride groom’s mothers and the bride’s aunts hosted a bridesmaid’s luncheon at The Columbia restaurant in downtown St. Augustine while groomsmen enjoyed playing Top Golf and having lunch in Jacksonville. That evening, the bridegroom’s parents entertained guests, family, and attendants at a rehearsal dinner at The Hyppo.
The morning of the wedding, the bridegroom’s family hosted a beach-side breakfast. A post-wedding brunch was held the morning after the wedding at the home of Frank and Helen DiMare, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom.
After a wedding trip to Tulum, Mexico, the couple is at home in Belhaven, where the bride is a graphic designer and the bridegroom is a real estate agent with The Neighborhouse.