Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Payne 

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Payne 

Marilyn Hope Payne and Joshua Matthew Payne were married Aug. 8 at The Classic Center in Athens. Dr. Phil Demore officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Gloria Payne of Snellville and Mr. and Mrs. Buz Payne of Dacula. She is a graduate of South Gwinnett High School and a graduate of Georgia Gwinnett College, where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is employed at Briggs & Associates.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Payne of Monroe. He attended South Gwinnett High School and Georgia College and State University. He is employed by Coleman Concessions.

Heather Newsome of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amy Baldridge of Cincinnati, Ashley Kirk of Lawrenceville, Kelly Murell of Social Circle, Kelly Rowe of Loganville, Kristy Blackmon of Atlanta and Sidney Harlow of Dacula.

James Payne, father of the groom, served as the best man.

Groomsmen were Andy Thompson of Bethlehem, Ben Schaffer of Monroe, Brandon Orth of Suwanee, Jason Ogle of Winder, Kyle Hunt of Atlanta, Michael Payne of Avondale Estates and Michael Phelan of Social Circle.

After a honeymoon in Antigua, the couple resides in Auburn.