Despina Williams and Nathan Q. Parker were joyfully united in marriage on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at three o’clock in the afternoon at the Apalachicola Museum of Art. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s childhood priest, Rev. Thomas C. Weller. A reception followed in the adjacent gallery rooms.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Mary Williams, of Apalachicola. She is the granddaughter of the late Nick and Theodora (Lula) George, of Apalachicola, and the late Belon and Vicie Williams of Apalachicola.
The groom is the son of Larry and Kristine Parker, of Matthews, North Carolina. He is the grandson of William and the late Janice Parker, of Dowling Park, and Frank and Freda Freeman, of Nacogdoches, Texas.
The bride was attended by her Matron of Honor, Kelley Mason, and bridesmaid Jessica Ward. The groom’s father, Larry Parker, stood as his Best Man and his uncle, Bob Dees, served as groomsman. Music was provided by the bride’s cousin, Greg Fuentes. Original artwork, made by the couple, their families and friends, decorated the gallery walls. It was a beautiful day.
The bride graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts in English, and currently works for the State University of New York in New Paltz. The groom was medically retired from the Marine Corps after 10 years of service, and is currently in the Honors Program at the State University of New York in Middletown
The couple resides in Walden, New York.