Valerie Shawn Bradford and Jackson (Jake) Chandler Head III were married July 5 at the State Botanical Garden Day Chapel in Athens. The Rev. Dave Whitworth officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Joel and Fran Norris of Lawrenceville. She is a 2003 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School. She is a 2007 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia. She is employed by Berkmar High School as a biology teacher.

The groom is the son of Debbie Head of Dacula and the late Jack Head. He is a 2003 graduate of Dacula High School. He is a 2007 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia. He is employed by Mill Creek High School as a social science teacher.

Lindsey Pogostin of Athens served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Larisa Gutu of Athens, Natalie Thorn of Athens and Stefanie Head of Dacula.

Daniel Clower of Atlanta served as the groom's best man.

Groomsmen were Eddie Hicks of Dacula, Ben Norris of Lawrenceville and Brandon Smith of Dacula.

After a honeymoon to Maui, the couple now resides in Braselton.