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Bouldin, Nelson married on beach
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Haley Lauren Bouldin and Matthew Scott Thomas Nelson were united in matrimony in a romantic beach wedding in Florida on Oct. 5. The couple selected Navarre Beach, also known as the Emerald Coast, as the background to usher in this milestone of their lives.

The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Regina Woodlee and Dwight and Jamie Bouldin, and the granddaughter of Carl and Cleta Bouldin, Alton and Kaye Woodlee, and the late Joe and Jean Clendenon. 

Mr. Nelson is the son of Mark and Erin Nelson, and the grandson of Linda Nelson, Pat Nelson and the late Bill Nelson, Norris and LaVergne Vaughn, and the late Bobby Vaughn. 

Mrs. Nelson added traditional wedding good-luck charms with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The tokens were her sister’s wedding veil, a new wedding dress, borrowed sandals and earrings from her best friend, and an aqua starfish garter that she wore.

For the 5 p.m. wedding, the bride wore a full-length gown with a faux sweetheart neckline designed by Stella York. She carried a bouquet of baby’s breath and white gerber daisies. The path was scattered with light pink rose petals as she was escorted by her father. Her stepfather helped give her away. 

Proceeding the trio were flower girl Henli McBride, who wore a white, long-sleeved dress with a laced-backline and tutu, and ring bearer Brody Chisam.

Matrons of honor were her sister, Courtney Chisam, and best friend, Meghan Pegram. Bridesmaids were Ashlee Armes, Kelah Guthrie, Paige Potter and Brynlee Chisam. All wore long dresses from Azazie in a shade of navy called “stormy” and carried bouquets of baby’s breath. 

The groom’s best man was friend Victor Huey.

Serving as groomsmen were Adrian Mendoza, Justin Armes, Hunter Urtubees, T.J. Pegram and Levi McBride. The bride’s brother, Mitchell Woodlee, served as an usher.

A reception for the couple and 120 guests was held at Navarre Beach Wedding House. Served was fried fish, gulf shrimp and sides. The wedding cake continued the beach theme and featured two starfish on each of the three tiers and two as cake toppers. 

The honeymoon was in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

At this time, the couple resides in Nashville but is planning to relocate back to McMinnville. 

The wife attended MTSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 2012 and a master’s in curriculum and instruction in 2018. She is currently employed at Centertown Elementary School as a third-grade teacher.

The husband attended MTSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace with a minor in transportation in 2012. He is currently employed at Central Transport as operations manager. 

Mike Capella officiated the nuptials.