On September 9, 2007, country singer Joe Nichols and his new bride Heather Singleton danced to the Roberta Flack classic “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” at their wedding reception, 12 years after the couple first laid eyes upon each other. People magazine online reported that 100 guests lined the pews at Whitfield Chapel, the red brick house of worship which stands on the grounds of the Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah, Georgia, to witness the evening ceremony.
As radiant as the candlelight that illuminated her path to the altar, the bride made her entrance in a sleek ivory-hued creation from designer to the stars Vera Wang, which was paired with a long, diaphanous veil which cascaded from her blonde, upswept tresses down to an aisle sprinkled with white perfumed rose petals. A bouquet of white blossoms completed the ethereal look.
Following the ceremony, the bride and the Grammy-nominated groom rode away from the chapel in a flower-bedecked, horse-drawn carriage, the bright red wheels leading the newlyweds to the Mansion on Forsyth Park Hotel, where the couple and their guests walked through the onyx marble lobby of the 126 guest room, Victorian era retreat on their way to the reception.