Marianna Elyse Burnett and Jacob Aaron Slaughter were married July 4 at Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island. Pastor James McKinney officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Amy Miles-Ray of Buford and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Burnett Jr. of Lawrenceville. She is a 2005 graduate of Buford High School and a 2007 graduate of Gainesville State College. She is employed by The Network Inc.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Slaughter of Buford. He is a 2006 graduate of North Gwinnett High School and is employed by Safety Sales & Service.

Natalie Puckett of Athens served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Slaughter of Laguna Beach, Calif., Laci Blackburn of Hoschton and Jillayne Parks and Allie Grace, both of Buford.

Eddie Slaughter of Buford served as the groom's best man.

Groomsmen were Ed Slaughter and Bill Miles, both of Buford, and Brian Rowley of Winder.

After a honeymoon in at the Jekyll Island Club, the couple resides in Buford.