Courtney Lara Shannon and Kale Edney Kirkland were married May 17 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. The Rev. Wells Warran officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Bill and Debra Shannon of Watkinsville. She is a 2004 graduate of Grayson High School and received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Auburn University. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher.

The groom is the son of Karl and Laurie Kirkland of Montgomery, Ala. He is a 2002 graduate of St. James School in Montgomery, Ala., and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Auburn University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi.

Kelly Redmond of Loganville served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaides were Jessica Pierce of Birmingham, Ala., Britiany Pierson of Birmingham, Ala., Ali Conley of Cumming, Adrienne LaBudde of Anniston, Ala., Lauran Moss of Madison, Kristen Kirkland of New York City and Kara Kirkland of Montgomery.

Karl Kirkland of Montgomery, Ala., served as the groom's best man.

Groomsmen were Jacob Kirkland of Montgomery, Ala., Jordan Kirkland of Montgomery, Ala., Robby Shannon of Monroe, Taylor Shannon of Watkinsville, Mitch Shannon of Watkinsville, Eric DiLaura of Atlanta, Mike Gyengo of Florida City, Fla., Tyler Sexton of Montgomery, Ala., and Ben Glass of Montgomery, Ala.

After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple resides in Oxford, Miss.