On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 6 o’clock in the evening, the wedding of MaryRutland Harris Rand and Floyd Oliver Fitts IV was solemnized at First Presbyterian Church, in the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Stephen Williams, senior pastor, officiated.
Miss Rand is the daughter of Elizabeth Rutland Rand and the late Christopher Stewart Rand of Newnan, Georgia.
Mr. Fitts is the son of Mary Leigh Zook Gwaltney and Floyd Oliver Fitts III, of Birmingham, Alabama.
As the hour was chimed, the groom entered the lovely sanctuary, followed by his best men, F. O. Fitts III, the groom’s father, and his brother, Richard Miller Fitts.
Christopher Stewart Rand, Jr., brother of the bride, escorted his sister, who was given in marriage by her family.
Elizabeth Rand Thomas, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor.
Seated honor attendants and honor groomsmen included childhood and college friends of the bride and groom.
Grandmothers in attendance were Judy G. Rutland of Mitchell Station and Charlotte Hall of Huntsville.
During the ceremony, Dr Williams commented that this marriage was making history, as “it is the first marriage to be lived streamed from this 195 year old church.”
The bride’s grandfather, Louis C Rutland of Mitchell Station, as well as other family members, were fortunate to view the ceremony remotely.
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at Garibaldi’s on West Congress Street in Savannah, where the newlyweds and guests dined and danced the night away.
The Fittses honeymooned in the Turks and Caicos and are making their home in Birmingham, Alabama.