Fleming, Zalescik are wed – Mount Airy News

Amy Zalescik and Joe Zalescik
Amy Lee Fleming and Joseph Thomas Zalescik were married at the Old North State Winery in Mount Airy at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. The wedding was officiated by Minister Cyndi Via of Clemmons. An intimate reception at the winery followed.
The bride, originally from Milford, New Jersey, attended Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Amy is a sales coordinator for Waste Management.
The groom, originally from Hamilton, New Jersey, attended Mercer County College and Shelbourne University. Joe is a retired fire commissioner with 28 years of service from Hamilton, New Jersey. He also retired from Capital Health System in Hopewell, New Jersey, with 37 years as a healthcare media specialist. He is a member of the Mount Airy Planning Board and the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
The bride and groom own Station 1978 Firehouse Peanuts LLC located in Mount Airy and used all local businesses for their wedding. Amy and Joe will honeymoon in Nashville, Tennessee sometime in the spring of 2021.
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January 10, 2021
Amy Lee Fleming and Joseph Thomas Zalescik were married at the Old North State Winery in Mount Airy at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. The wedding was officiated by Minister Cyndi Via of Clemmons. An intimate reception at the winery followed.
The bride, originally from Milford, New Jersey, attended Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Amy is a sales coordinator for Waste Management.
The groom, originally from Hamilton, New Jersey, attended Mercer County College and Shelbourne University. Joe is a retired fire commissioner with 28 years of service from Hamilton, New Jersey. He also retired from Capital Health System in Hopewell, New Jersey, with 37 years as a healthcare media specialist. He is a member of the Mount Airy Planning Board and the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
The bride and groom own Station 1978 Firehouse Peanuts LLC located in Mount Airy and used all local businesses for their wedding. Amy and Joe will honeymoon in Nashville, Tennessee sometime in the spring of 2021.
November 01, 2020
Tomi Lynette Sizemore and Christopher Darrell Leonard were united in marriage on Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. at Big Creek Farms located in Stokes County. Ramsey Embry officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Lesa Sizemore of Mount Airy. She attended North Surry High School and is employed at Pike Electric Corporate Office in Mount Airy, as an accounts payable clerk.
The groom is the son of Darrell and Vela Leonard of Mount Airy. He attended North Surry High School and is employed at Hooker Furniture in Mount Airy, as a spring up.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Ronald and Lesa Sizemore. She wore a beautiful, elegant, strapless ivory gown covered in lace with beautiful small bead throughout. The gorgeous long lace train was the cherry on top for this beautiful gown. Tomi Lynn wore an ivory veil with a beaded edge to compliment the beads on the dress.
The flowers for this beautiful farm wedding were put together by Joel Johnson and were made up of beautiful white sunflowers, purple and gray flowers, along with greenery and baby’s breath to tie them all together.
The men wore a simple white sunflower with greenery in a shotgun shell pinned to their vest.
The maid of honor was Emily Brooks, niece of the bride. Bridesmaids were Natalee Sizemore, the bride’s daughter and Olivia Leonard, the groom’s daughter. The flower girl was Adley Leonard.
Jason Leonard, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Colby Leonard and Colton Leonard, both sons of the groom. The ushers were Andrew Brooks, the nephew of the bride, Keaton Leonard, the nephew of the groom, and Josh Dillon, who is a good friend of both the bride and groom.
The wedding director was Shannon Jones. A reception was held at the venue after the ceremony. Following a honeymoon to the lovely mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
January 05, 2020
Miss Agnes Reddin Woltz and Mr. Joseph Walton Milam III were married at half after four o’clock on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Primland in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The Honorable Michael Francis Urbanski officiated. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Primland.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Osler Woltz III of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ogden Parker Sr. of Goldsboro, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Osler Woltz Jr. of Mount Airy.
The groom is the son of the Honorable and Mrs. Joseph Walton Milam Jr. of Danville, Virginia. He is the grandson of the late Mrs. Calvine Pegram Milam and the late Doctor Joseph Walton Milam of Danville, Virginia, and the late Mrs. Martha James Elliott and the late Reverend Edward Snowden Warfield of Baltimore, Maryland.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Charlotte Westbrook Woltz of London, United Kingdom, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Louise Woltz Smith of Richmond, Virginia, and Parker Woltz Mackie of Chevy Chase, Maryland, sisters of the bride, served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Wallis Warfield Milam, sister of the groom, of Charlottesville, Virginia; Frances Lynn Brandley of New York, New York; Katherine Khoury Ibrahim of San Francisco, California; Warner Underwood Lambeth of Chapel Hill; Coles Heyward Lawton of Denver, Colorado; and Taylor Ibrahim Love of Morehead City.
Joseph Walton Milam Jr., father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Stephen Edward Milam of Blacksburg, Virginia; Ralph Davis Stoneburner Jr. of Roanoke, Virginia; Graham Chappell Stoneburner and Charles Lee Smith IV of Richmond, Virginia; John Hunter Strader of Chicago, Illinois; and George MacDonald Mackie V of Chevy Chase, Maryland.
The bride is a graduate of Episcopal High School and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was presented by the Terpsichorean Club of Raleigh at the 2011 North Carolina Debutante Ball. Following graduation from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, she will be employed by McKinsey & Company.
The groom is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Hampden-Sydney College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. He is employed by Woods Rogers PLC.
Following a wedding trip to New Zealand, the couple will reside in Charlotte.
November 15, 2019
Lauren Danielle Bruner and Zachary Thomas Creed were united in marriage on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Church here in Ararat. Gary Sawyers officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Anita Bruner of Union Church Road in Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Parthene McDaniel and the late Lacy and Hester Bruner. She graduated from Forsyth Tech in 2015 with a degree in Radiography. She is employed at Northern Regional Hospital as an x-ray technologist and CT technologist.
The groom is the son of Tim and Michelle Creed. He is the grandson of Wade and Carol Haynes and Wayne and Bobbie Creed. He graduated from Surry Community College in with a degree in welding. He is employed at Altec as a welder and fabricator.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Steve Bruner. She wore a Lazaro ball gown with a beaded illusion neckline. The bride carried a plum and white hydrangea bouquet. The maid of honor was Jennifer Coe, of Dobson. Bridesmaids were Kendra Settle of Elkin, Stephanie Prim Minton of Elkin, Carissa Hurley of Dobson, Erin Howlett of Mount Airy and Samantha McHone of Mount Airy. The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore plum, floor length gowns and carried white and gold bouquets.
Zane Creed of Mount Airy, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Stephen Bruner, brother of the bride, of Mount Airy, Logan Minton of Elkin, Logan Younger of Mount Airy, Tanner Riddle of King, and Tyler Riddle of Mount Airy. The groom and groomsmen wore dark grey suits with plum ties. Ashley Hinshaw registered the guests. The wedding director was Cristene Reece.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception catered by The Country Café. The wedding cake was a white, three-tier vanilla cake with assorted cupcakes from Lorene’s Bakery. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents and catered by 13 Bones. The newlyweds took a cruise to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico.
November 10, 2019
ARARAT, VA — Lauren Danielle Bruner and Zachary Thomas Creed were united in marriage on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Church here in Ararat. Gary Sawyers officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Anita Bruner of Union Church Road in Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Parthene McDaniel and the late Lacy and Hester Bruner. She graduated from Forsyth Tech with a degree in Radiography. She is employed at Northern Regional Hospital as an x-ray technician and CT technologist.
The groom is the son of Tim and Michelle Creed. He is the grandson of Wade and Carol Haynes and Wayne and Bobbie Creed. He graduated from Surry Community College with a degree in welding. He is employed at Altec as a welder and fabricator.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Steve Bruner. She wore a Lazaro ball gown with a beaded illusion neckline. The bride carried a plum and white hydrangea bouquet. The maid of honor was Jennifer Coe, of Dobson. Bridesmaids were Kendra Settle of Elkin, Stephanie Prim Minton of Elkin, Carissa Hurley of Dobson, Erin Howlett of Mount Airy and Samantha McHone of Mount Airy. The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore plum, floor length gowns and carried white and gold bouquets.
Zane Creed of Mount Airy served as best man. Groomsmen were Stephen Bruner of Mount Airy, Logan Minton of Elkin, Logan Younger of Mount Airy, Tanner Riddle of King, and Tyler Riddle of Mount Airy. The groom and groomsmen wore dark grey suits with plum ties. Ashley Hinshaw registered the guests. The wedding director was Cristene Reece.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception catered by The Country Café. The wedding cake was a white, three-tier vanilla cake with assorted cupcakes from Lorene’s Bakery. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents and catered by 13 Bones. The newlyweds took a cruise to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico.
November 10, 2019
Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Ayden, North Carolina, and Dr. David Scott Keith of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, were married on June 29 at 5:30 in the afternoon at Barclay Manor in Angier, North Carolina. Samuel Jones, brother of the bride, officiated.
The bride is the daughter if Rev. and Mrs. Walter Bruce Jones Jr., of Ayden. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Randy Keith of Pilot Mountain.
The bride is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Masters Degree in business. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration. The groom graduated from Virginia Tech, and received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is a Family Medicine physician in Faquay Varina.
After their honeymoon in Italy and Greece, the couple now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
October 06, 2019
Erica Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Boyd and Judy Smith of Mount Airy, and Spencer Gray Key Jr., the son of Shirley Key and the late Spencer Key Sr., were married on May 24, 2019, at Wait Chapel in Winston-Salem. The Rev. David Wyant officiated.
Given in marriage by her father, Boyd Smith, the bride was attended by Alison Massey Quinn as matron of honor with Betsy Baird, Heather Collins, and Anne Marie Woodruff as bridesmaids. The best man was William Haas. The groomsmen were David Durham, Chris Lawson, and John Nichols. The Honorable Charles Neaves Jr. and Honoarble Jerry Cash Martin welcomed guests to the wedding.
The bride wore a Monique Lhuillier gown composed of tulle with floral embellishments and seed pearls.
The bride graduated from Mount Airy High School, UNC-Wilmington, Wake Forest University, and Appalachian State University. The bride is employed at Winston-Salem State University as Director of the Trio Student Support Services grant. The groom graduated from East Surry High School, Wake Forest University and UNC School of Law and is employed as a District Court Judge for State of NC’s 17B district.
Immediately following the ceremony, a dinner and dance was held at Graylyn Estate with George Smith as soloist. The following evening the groom hosted a celebration held at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy. During dinner, Matt Scannell of the group Vertical Horizon performed a thirty-minute set of favorite songs of the couple. Guests proceeded to the Pavillion for dancing where the newlyweds danced to a medley of three Britney Spears songs for their first dance. The band Charlie played a mixture of songs as the night concluded with fireworks.
September 15, 2019
Taylor Danielle Smith and Timothy Ray Pruitt were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Absolutely Country Wedding Barn in Siloam.
Pastor Sammy Lawson performed the camouflage/hunting theme ceremony and music was provided by Billy Hawks.
Taylor is the daughter of Kevin and Pamela Smith, of Ararat, Virginia, and Jennifer Smith of Rural Hall. Taylor’s grandparents are Dan Smith and the late Sylvia Smith of Ararat. Johnnie B. Roberson and the late Helen Roberson, of Stuart, Virginia, are Taylor’s step-grandparents.
Timothy is the son of David and Sherrie Pruitt of Dobson. Timothy’s grandparents are Ruby Hall and Dallas Pruitt and the late Carol Pruitt and Clinton Hall. The couple both graduated from Surry Community College and they will make their home in Ararat, Virginia.
June 16, 2019
Sarah Lucille Tilley and Matthew Adam Aschemeyer were united in marriage on March 30, 2019, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at The FarmHouse Siloam. Pastor Wesley McGarry officiated the marriage.
The bride is the daughter of Eddie and Lois Tilley of Ararat.
The groom is the son of Tom and Kathleen Diez of Aurora, Colorado, and the late Jon Aschemeyer of Blue Eye, Missouri.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Eddie Tilley.
The maids of honor were Amy Bachman, sister of the bride, and Brittany King. Bridesmaids were Laura Bracken and Katie Robertson.
The best man was Jon Fenton. Groomsmen were Travis Zagar, Don Reichenbach, and Pierce Downer.
Ring bearers were Gavin and Grayson Bachman, nephews of the bride; and the flower girl was Shea Downer, niece of the groom.
The bride wore an ivory tulle and lace mermaid gown that featured an illusion beaded sweetheart neckline and lace applique with bead embellishments.
The bride’s veil was Swarovski laden with a comb of fresh succulents.
The bride carried a bouquet of natural succulents with white roses.
The wedding reception was held at The FarmHouse Siloam.
Program attendant was Catherine Fenton, and Jennifer Creasey was soloist for the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, the couple now resides in Ararat.
May 19, 2019
Tamela Freed and Dwight Springthorpe were united in marriage on April 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Airy. Reverend Sarah Carper Morris officiated.
The bride is the daughter of the late Patsy Freed of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Edward Freed of Westminster, Maryland.
She graduated from Excelsior College, Albany, New York, with a master’s degree in nursing. She also graduated from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in management. She is employed as director of nursing at Central Continuing Care in Mount Airy.
The groom is the son the late Berta Glen Springthorpe of Mount Airy and John Springthorpe of Mount Airy.
He graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is chief information security officer at OSG/South Data in Mount Airy.
The bride was given in marriage by the groom’s father, John Springthorpe.
The ring bearer was Hailey Heintzelman, granddaughter of the bride
The wedding director was Celeste Tsaklis, sister of the groom. She provided the decor for the reception.
The reception was held at Cross Creek Country Club, Mount Airy.
The program was assisted by Dwight Springthorpe II, son of the groom, and Brooke Springthorpe, niece of the groom.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Abigail Mazur-Mummert, daughter of the bride, who sang for the first dance at the reception.
Following a honeymoon trip spending eight days touring Northern Ireland, United Kingdom , the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
March 08, 2019
Dr. Megan Elizabeth Priddy of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Andrew Louis Hock of Freeport, Florida, were united in marriage on Jan. 25, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida. John Benaquis officiated the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of John and Sandra Priddy, of Mount Airy.
She graduated in 2006 from Mount Airy High School, then in 2010 from East Carolina University with a BS in Health Fitness, in 2013 she graduated from the University of Denver Anschultz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, with a doctorate of physical therapy. In 2014 was a credentialed residency graduate of the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and Sports Physical Therapy Residency. She is employed as a physical therapist for PT Solutions in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The groom is the son of Keith and Lois Hock, of St. Louis, Missouri.
He graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in marketing as well as a master’s degree in business administration. He is employed as a broker/owner of Oversee Rentals: Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, John Priddy.
She wore a Martina Liana design. The gown had long, illusion-lace sleeves and an off-the-shoulder neckline with embroidered french lace and a unique lattice work with a mix of pearl and bugle beads that extended to the scalloped-lace detail at the hem of the dress. An illusion-lace and tulle motif highlighted the back of the gown, while a soft, lace train extended from the skirt.
The maid of honor was Kanyin Ogunrinde.
The bridesmaids were Amy Burggraff, Marlena Matherne, Kelli Chima, and Mariana Verdi.
Molly Towersm niece of the groom, and London Lopez were the flower girls.
Pete Hock, brother of the groom, served as best man.
The groomsmen were Adam Hock, brother of the groom, Michael Emerick, Andrew Diestelkamp, and Matty Schmack.
The ushers were Stephen Priddy and Corey Priddy, brothers of the bride.
Kelly Rhodes was the wedding director.
The greeter was Logan Priddy, nephew of the bride.
Special reading was done by Ella Priddy, niece of the bride.
James Priddy and Rachael Priddy, nephew and niece of the bride, released the doors for the bride’s entrance into the sanctuary of the church.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Museum of Commerce in Pensacola, Florida.
Following an 11-day Caribbean cruise sailing from New Orleans, Louisiana.
March 03, 2019
Dr. Megan Elizabeth Priddy of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Andrew Louis Hock of Freeport, Florida, were united in marriage on Jan. 25, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida. John Benaquis officiated the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of John and Sandra Priddy, of Mount Airy.
She graduated in 2006 from Mount Airy High School, then in 2010 from East Carolina University with a BS in Health Fitness, in 2013 she graduated from the University of Denver Anschultz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, with a doctorate of physical therapy. In 2014 was a credentialed residency graduate of the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and Sports Physical Therapy Residency. She is employed as a physical therapist for PT Solutions in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The groom is the son of Keith and Lois Hock, of St. Louis, Missouri.
He graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in marketing as well as a master’s degree in business administration. He is employed as a broker/owner of Oversee Rentals: Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, John Priddy.
She wore a Martina Liana design. The gown had long, illusion-lace sleeves and an off-the-shoulder neckline with embroidered french lace and a unique lattice work with a mix of pearl and bugle beads that extended to the scalloped-lace detail at the hem of the dress. An illusion-lace and tulle motif highlighted the back of the gown, while a soft, lace train extended from the skirt.
The maid of honor was Kanyin Ogunrinde.
The bridesmaids were Amy Burggraff, Marlena Matherne, Kelli Chima, and Mariana Verdi.
Molly Towersm niece of the groom, and London Lopez were the flower girls.
Pete Hock, brother of the groom, served as best man.
The groomsmen were Adam Hock, brother of the groom, Michael Emerick, Andrew Diestelkamp, and Matty Schmack.
The ushers were Stephen Priddy and Corey Priddy, brothers of the bride.
Kelly Rhodes was the wedding director.
The greeter was Logan Priddy, nephew of the bride.
Special reading was done by Ella Priddy, niece of the bride.
James Priddy and Rachael Priddy, nephew and niece of the bride, released the doors for the bride’s entrance into the sanctuary of the church.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Museum of Commerce in Pensacola, Florida.
Following an 11-day Caribbean cruise sailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, the couple will reside at 364 Pisces Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
November 18, 2018
Ashley Marie Goad, daughter of Mr. Danny Goad and Mrs. Judy Dearborn, and Thomas Matthew Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dean Johnson, were united in marriage on Sept. 29, 2018.
The ceremony was held at Rosa Lee Manor in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, and was officiated by Dr. Nathan Goad. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and now reside in Pilot Mountain.
November 11, 2018
Ashley Marie Goad, daughter of Mr. Danny Goad and Mrs. Judy Dearborn, and Thomas Matthew Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dean Johnson, were united in marriage on Sept. 29, 2018.
The ceremony was held at Rosa Lee Manor in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, and was officiated by Dr. Nathan Goad. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and now reside in Pilot Mountain.
November 11, 2018
Hope Denise Southard and Eric Dalton Payne recently married at Williams Farm in Roaring River at 3 p.m. in a service conducted by minister Matty Ponce De Leon.
Hope is the daughter of Marty and Shannon Southard of Elkin and the granddaughter of Jerry and Paula Pratt and Rufus and Shirley Southard.
Hope attended Surry Central High School and graduated in 2013. She was a member of the Surry Central Chorus all four years. She is attending Surry Community College and will graduate in May of 2019 with a degree in health science.
Eric is the son of Jeff and Melinda Payne (divorced) and the grandson of Bobby Childress and the late Pheloy Childress.
Eric attended Starmount High School and graduated in 2009. He played football from 2005-2007, he was also a member of the band all four years. He is working at Ashley Furniture in Advance.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents Marty and Shannon Southard.
The bride wore a sweetheart neckline, satin ballgown with a tulle overlay, with medium length train, adorned with a rhinestone belt.
The bride wore a rhinestone tiara with fingertip veil.
There was a variety of plum and purple flowers with ivory spray roses.
The maid of honor was Sherri Pratt of Yadkinville and the bridesmaids were Ally Pratt and Carley Pratt of Dobson, who are cousins of the bride, and Brooke Mosley of Yadkinville, a cousin.
The Flower Girl was Rebecca Adams and Laurel ‘Knox’ Payne.
The Ring Bearer was Reeves Stanley.
The best man was Jeff Payne, his father, and the groomsmen were Matthew Payne of Yadkinville, h is brother, Joshua Parsons and Adam Southard of Elkin.
The reception was held at Williams Farm following the ceremony.
The couple will honeymoon in Williamsburg, Virginia. After that the couple will reside in Boonville.
September 23, 2018
Brandon Michael Jones and Elizabeth Rose Hawks were united in holy matrimony on Sept. 1, 2018, at 5 p.m. at The Barn at Cranberry Creek in Boonville.
The bride is the daughter of Karen Norman Cauthen, stepfather Rick Cauthen and father the late Michael Hawks.
The groom is the son of Lisa Parker Jones and Randy M. Jones Sr.
The wedding was officiated by Pastor Brady G Wright.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother and stepfather.
The maid of honor was Kimberly Overby. The bridesmaids were Bridget Holder, Amber Jones, Amber Lowe, Stacey Freeman and Heather Hodges.
The best man was Randy M. Jones Sr. The groomsmen were Randy M. Jones Jr., Travis D. Holder and Rick Cauthen.
The ring bearers were Jacoby D. Holder and Aaron Jones. The flower girls were Kennedy Davis, daughter of the bride, Ainsley Jones, Addyson Holder and Audrey Overby.
The reception was held at The Barn at Cranberry Creek in Boonville.
Music was provided by A & A Disc Jockey Service.
After a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Sea Cruise Ship the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
July 15, 2018
Jacob Joseph Breig and Demi Lee Hutson were united in holy matrimony on May 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. at The Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa in Lake Lure.
The bride is the daughter of Doris Hutson and the late Danny Hutson
The bride is a graduate of Mount Airy High School 2012, and graduated from Catawba College with a B.A. in education in 2016 (Salisbury). She currently works for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools at Lake Wylie Elementary as a first grade teacher.
The groom is the son of David Breig from Greenfield, Minnesota and Kathleen Andresen from Trenton, Ohio.
The groom graduated from Delano High School in Delano, Minnesota in 2011, and graduated from Catawba College with a B.S. in Marketing and Accounting in 2015 (Salisbury) and currently works for Babcock and Wilcox in Charlotte.
The wedding was officiated by Rick Jackson of Mount Airy.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother Doris Hutson.
The maid of honor was Danielle Hutson from Yadkinville, sister of bride, and Kersten Nagy from Sherrills Ford, best friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were Madison Bowman Fregia of Mount Airy, Tamara Breig Chapman of Boston, Massachusetts; and Hannah Breig of Providence, Rhode Island.
The best man was Adam Hebert of Charlotte. The groomsmen were Christian Krzykwa of Charlotte, Bobby Chapman of Boston, Christian Andresen of Trenton, Ohio, and Samson Andresen of Trenton, Ohio.
The reception was held at The Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa.
The ring bearers were Lane Brown of Yadkinville and Nathan Gravitte of Salisbury. The flower girl was Emery McMahon from Nottingham, New Hampshire. The wedding director was Eleanor Campbell.
After a honeymoon trip to Jamacia the couple will reside in Charlotte.
June 03, 2018
Jimmy Alan Bryant and Jessica Lea Holyfield were united in holy matrimony on August 12, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Elkin, N.C.
The bride is the daughter of Vance and Bonnie Holyfield of Mount Airy.
The bride is a graduate of Salem College, Winston-Salem with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as Appalachian State University in Boone, with a masters in instructional technology. She is employed at Sparta Elementary as an eighth grade science and social studies teacher.
The groom is the son of Gary and Patricia Bryant.
The groom is a graduate of Alleghany High School in Sparta. He is employed as an electrician at Salem Electric in Winston-Salem.
The wedding was officiated by Rev. Larry Jones.
The bride was given in marriage by Vance Holyfield.
The maid of honor was Cagney Hunter. The bridesmaids were Ashley Holyfield and Ellen Bryant.
The best man was Gary Bryant. The groomsmen were Ethan Bryant, Garrett Bryant and Travis Bryant.
The reception was held at Coley Hall at The Liberty in Elkin
The ring bearer was Jake Hutchens. The flower girl was Ava Bryant, Chloe Creed and Emma Bryant. The wedding director was Kim Arnold.
After a honeymoon at Graylyn Estate and Disney World later this summer the couple will reside at Ennice, N.C.
May 27, 2018
John Chase Thompson and Victoria Anne Nelson were united in holy matrimony on May 5, 2018, at Absolutely Country in Siloam.
The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Debi Nelson of Mount Airy.
The bride’s grandparents are Dewey and Linda Nelson of Kibler Valley, Ararat, Virginia. Maternal grandparents are Carlos and Marie Hooker of Mount Airy.
The bride is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She graduated in 2014 with bachelor of arts in biology and graduated from Mount Airy High School in 2009 and Surry Community College with an associate of arts degree. She is employeed at North Surry High School as a biology teacher.
The groom is the son of Jeffery and Jill Thompson of Jonesville.
The groom’s grandparents are John and Louise Thompson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Nancy and Ray Zwack of Winston- Salem, and maternal grandparents Gene and Shelby Pardue of Jonesville.
The groom is a graduate of Starmount High School and also attended Surry Community College’s BLET Program. He is employeed at the Forsyth County Sheriff Department, Winston-Salem.
The wedding was ministered by Dr. Craig Edwards from Dobson.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents Mitch and Debi Nelson.
The bride wore a designer gown by Enzoani featuring a sleek bodice of intricate Alencon lace and corded Chantilly lace elegantly ends into a mermaid skirt of tulle and scattered lace appliqués. Gorgeous silver beading above the skirt highlights the silhouette. A soft sweetheart neckline and satin lace up corset at the back complete the classic and elegant look. The custom finger tip single veil was made of ivory bridal illusion. She carried a soft romantic European nosegay with blush roses, pale pink miniature roses, blush peonies and anemones with a mix of greenery, dusty mill and seeded eucalyptus created by Creative Designs of Mount Airy.
The maid of honor was Carrie Massey Nelson, the sister in law of the bride.
The bridesmaids were Olivia Thompson the sister of the groom from Jonesville, Laken Simpson of Mount Airy; Chelsea Hawks of Mount Airy and Alysha Shelton from Dobson.
The best man was the groom’s father Jeffery Thompson of Jonesville.
The groomsmen were Jacob Thompson, the brother of the groom from Jonesville, Tyler Nelson, the brother of the bride from Mount Airy, Codey Moncus and Dillon Pardue, both from Hamptonville.
The honorary attendees were Jennifer Palmer of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Katie Ferguson of Ararat, North Carolina and Erin Hooker of Rockford.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at Absolutely Country in Siloam catered by 13 Bones of Mount Airy. The groom’s parents Jeff and Jill Thompson hosted rehearsal dinner at Absolutely Country catered by Olive Garden.
The ring bearer was Micah Nelson of Mount Airy and nephew of the bride.
The flower girl was Adelynn Nelson of Mount Airy, niece of the bride.
The wedding director was Mrs. Katie Levan of Mount Airy.
After a honeymoon in St. Lucia the couple will reside at Terri Lane, Mount Airy.
May 20, 2018
Stephen Issac Smith and Taylor Brooke King were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 4 p.m.at The Barclay Villa in Angier, North Carolina.
The bride is the daughter of Ted and Gloria King.
The bride’s Grandparents are Mr. Bernard Gene Morris and “the late” Marie Morris, Ms. Betty Jane King and “the late” Winfred King.
The bride is a graduate of North Carolina State University earning her bachelor’s degrees in Microbiology and biologic science with a concentration in human biology. She recently graduated from the accelerated bachelor’s of science nursing program at East Carolina University. The bride is employed as a mother baby nurse at NC Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The groom is the son of Mr. Stewart Smith Rutherfordton, and Ms. Jamie Smith of Mount Airy.
The grooms grandparents are Mr. and Ms. Stewart Smith Sr. and Ms. Glenda Laster and “the late” James Donald Laster.
The groom is a graduate of North Carolina State University earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in marketing and supply chain management. Mr. Smith is employed as a Senior business analyst at ROI Revolution, an e-commerce marketing agency.
The wedding was ministered by Griff Gatewood of First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy.
Music was provided from Danny Infantino, Instrumentalist: Jack Marion, Blake Hensley and Sam Brown, Vocalists.
The bride was given in marriage by her father Ted King.
The bride wore a Milla Nova princess gown from Viero Bridal in Chicago Illinois. The gown featured a bodice of pearl and bead embellished French Alencon laceover sheer netting. A full ballgown skirt fell from a jewel crusted belt into layers of skirting covered in Venice lace, three dimensional lace motifs, and organza florets.
The bride’s veil was a Alencon lace trimmed cathedral veil.
The bride carried a bouquet of blush pink and white peonies accompanied with ivory white hyfrangeas and cascading white dend orchids.
The maid of honor was Logan King, Sister of the bride of Mount Airy.
Bridesmaids wore floor length mate gold silkgowns by Jenny Yoo, and carried bouquets of white ivory hydrangeas with pink garden roses with hints of light blue delphiniums.
The bridesmaids were Jillian Epperson of Raleigh, North Carolina, Charli Hiatt of Mount Airy, and Margaret Slate of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The best man was Neil Smith, brother of the groom of Mount Airy.
The groomsmen were Landy Grymes of Vienna, Virginia, Max Inman of Raleigh, Myles Marion of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Jake Turney, of Belmont, North Carolina.
Program attendents and greeters were Sarah and Lauren Willey of Raleigh, and Reed and Caitlin Lentz of Fort Worth, Texas all cousins of the bride.
The brides parents hosted a reception at the Barclay Villa where guests danced to the music of Joe Bunn, DJ and dinner was catered by Catering Works of Raleigh. The wedding cake was created by Ashely Cakes of Raleigh.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Slate View Hotel with a Star Wars groom’s cake by Karen Beasley.
The wedding director was Jennifer Viscosi of Raleigh.
The wedding photographer was Warren Mcormack of Raleigh.
The wedding videographer was Digital Spark of Charlotte.
The hair was done by Perfection by Patricia of Knighdale.
Makeup was done by Stacey Marion of Kernersville.
The bride and groom will be enjoying their honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica
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May 13, 2018
Alexander Hastings Wright and Catherine Ross Schultheis Wright were united in holy matrimony on April 21, 2018, at 5 p.m. at St. James Chapel in Chicago, Illinois.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Ann and Matthew Schultheis, of Glenview, Illinois.
She graduated from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. She is employed as an analyst at Octagon Credit Investors, New York, New York.
The groom is the son of Nancy and Yogi Wright, Mount Airy,.
He graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is employed as a Senior Analyst at Citadel, New York.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Matthew Schultheis.
The bride wore a wedding gown from Rosa Clara Couture. The dress was a Mikado column design with boat neckline and sheer open back with floral appliques with a flowing train. The bride wore her mother’s classic, long clean-style veil.
Bridesmaids were Alexandra Kessel, Caroline Bal, Ivy Prince, Kate Kauffman and Melanie Raz.
Dylan Wright, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Blaine Stancill, Jarrett Hodges, Taylor Burton, Kyle Fitzgerald and Anirudh Sathya.
The wedding was directed by Susan Cordogan from Big City Brides.
Music for the ceremony was provided by The Larry King Orchestra.
Following a honeymoon trip to Mykonos, Santorini and Athens, Greece and Paris, France, the couple will reside in New York.
April 29, 2018
Mr. Gary and Dr. Pushpa Gross of Charlotte, and Ms. Karen Inman and Mr. Thomas Gambill, both of Mount Airy, are all pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Camille Rani Gross and Hayden Maxwell Inman, both of Cary.
The ceremony was held on March 11, 2018, at The Point Church in Raleigh, with Jordan McGowan officiating. The bride is a graduate of Colby College with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Music. She is employed at Raleigh Psychological Associates.
The groom holds a Computer Engineering degree from NC State University and is employed by Verizon Communications, Inc. They honeymooned in the North Carolina Mountains.
February 04, 2018
Kassidy Faye Adkins and Garrett Landen Powell were united in marriage on January 20, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pilot Mountain, N.C., ministered by Randy H. Edwards.
The bride is the daughter of Denise and Scott Adkins. She is the granddaughter of the late Linda Payne and Dennis Payne; and Larry and Saundra Adkins.
She graduated from Surry Community College with certificate in Medical Office as well as an Associates Degree in Arts. She is employed at Wilson-Cook Medical Inc. in Winston-Salem, N.C. as a Group Leader.
The groom is the son of Melissa Powell, Eric and Santina Powell. He is the grandson of Kris and Dale Wall, Rhonda and John Powell.
He graduated from East Surry High School. The groom is employed at Wilson-Cook Medical Inc. in Winston-Salem.
The bride was given in marriage by Scott Adkins.
The bride’s dress was an ivory gown with lace that was entwined with gold thread and beading. The brides headpiece was a silver and cristal comb.
The bouquet was from Creative Designs and consisted of Black Calla Lilies, Roses, Spider Mums and Hanging Amaranthus.
Meagan Fulton of Meagan Leigh Photography did the photography and Jessica Turner did the video for the wedding.
The reception was a taco bar that was catered by Ron and Kristi Fell.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Ashley Dezern the DJ for the day.
The couple will reside at 320 N. Key Street Apt 106 in Pilot Mountain.
November 05, 2017
Candice Breanne Marion and Edson Potts were united in marriage on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Turkey Ford Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Reverend Steven W. Corn officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brenda Marion and the late Richard Marion of Mount Airy. The groom is the son of the late James Green and Arbutus Potts of White Plains. The bride was given in marriage by her mother and family.
The bride wore an ivory empire-waisted, strapless wedding gown from David’s Bridal with exquisite hand-beaded lace. The fitted bodice flowed into a soft chiffon skirt and the train was accented with beaded lace detail from the waist to hem. Peeking from under the gown were cowboy boots. The bride’s hair was adorned with a crystal floral design headband and was tied with a sheer organza ribbon. The bride wore an elbow length veil accented with beading. The jewelry worn by the bride was a matching crystal necklace and earring set. The bride carried blue hydrangeas, pink and yellow roses, and Gerber daisies with baby’s breath made by Creative Designs. There were three white roses in the bridal bouquet in memory of the bride’s late father and the groom’s late parents.
The matron of honor was Kelly Mitchell of Dobson, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Madison Cockerham of Mount Airy. The flower girl was Jordan Watson of Dobson. The ring bearer was Liam Mitchell of Dobson, nephew of the bride who carried the rings on a fishing pole. The matron of honor and bridesmaid wore mint green, strapless chiffon dresses with a high-low hemline and wore cowboy boots. The flower girl wore a white spaghetti-strap, chiffon, tea length dress with a mint green sash and cowboy boots. The matron of honor and bridesmaid carried flowers of the same variety and color as the bride. Best Man was Cody Johnson of Ararat, best friend of the groom. Groomsman was Charlie Atkinson of Dobson, brother in-law of the groom. The chiming of the hour was done by Ryan Jones. The best man and groomsman wore baby blue, long-sleeve shirts with ivory vests and jeans with cowboy boots. The ring bearer also wore a baby blue long sleeve shirt with jeans and cowboy boots.
The wedding was directed by Emmy Corn. The wedding cake servers were Brenda Martin and Sharon Jones. Guests were greeted at the register by Sydney McKeaver and Carrie McKeaver. The bridal party was announced by Russell Cockerham at the reception. Photography was done by Jennifer Draughn Photography with videography done by 201 Media Productions. Following the ceremony, the bride and groom hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall where guests enjoyed smoked chicken from CountrySide BBQ of Marion, NC. The guests enjoyed wedding cake that was made by Hortons Bakery in Galax, Virginia. The bride and groom enjoyed a rehearsal dinner with family and friends at The Depot. The bridal couple departed on a honeymoon trip to Maine and now resides in Mount Airy.
November 05, 2017
Ashley Elizabeth Johnson of Mount Airy and William Joseph Crouse of Mount Airy were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Rosa Lee Manor Pilot Mountain with Rev. David Gantt officiating the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Marty and Liz Johnson of Mount Airy. She graduated from North Surry High School in 2008 and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2012. She is an elementary teacher with Surry County Schools, Mount Airy.
The groom is the son of Theresa Crouse of Mount Airy. He graduated from North Surry High School in 2002 and is employed as a building specialist with Carport Central, Mount Airy.
The bride was given in marriage by her father Marty Johnson.
The matron of honor was, Mrs. Paige Ramsey of Mount Holly. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Chelsea Hawks of Mount Airy, Miss Haley Jennings (future sister-in-law of the bride) of Raleigh, Miss Samantha Newman of Roaring River and Miss Jamie Williams of Wilkesboro. The flower girl was Ava Hawks.
Mr. Nick Cushman of Woodland, VA served as best man. The groomsmen were Mr. Terry Ayers of Mount Airy, Mr. Billy Dowell of Mount Airy, Mr. Eddie Johnson (brother of the bride) of Raleigh and Mr. Richard Utt of Mount Airy. The ring bearer was Chance Utt.
The wedding director was Mrs. Ashley Gantt, and music for the ceremony was provided by Miss Jennifer Johnson of Davenport, Florida, Mr Keith Moser, Mr. Josh Hawks and Miss Rachel Brintle, all of Mount Airy.
Following a honeymoon trip on a Caribbean cruise, the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
August 13, 2017
Deyton Shawn Rogers and Brent Chase Gough were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Ralph Sproles officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Deidre Rogers of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Zack Blackmon, Betty Blackmon, Bracky Rogers and the late Wanda Rogers.
She graduated from North Surry High School and UNC-Chapel Hill. She is employed at Renfro Corporation.
The groom is the son of Chad and Kim Gough of Mount Airy. He is the grandson of Eunice Gough and the late Max Gough, Steve Sanders, and Ron and Maxine Hall.
He graduated from North Surry High School and Ferrum College. He is employed at New River Paving and Grading.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Mark Rogers.
She wore a Casablanca bridal gown featuring a white sweetheart neckline with hand beading and layers of scalloped hem lace from Southern Bride in Yadkinville, NC. She wore a floral vine made of crystals in her hair. The bride carried white peonies and roses with an assortment of eucalyptus leaves and greenery.
The matron of honor was Britni Rogers of Mount Airy, sister-in-law of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Kasey Meadows of Mount Airy, Holli Nowlin of Mount Airy, Audrey Nowlin of Mount Airy, Olivia Shelton of Hillsborough, NC, Jessica Bunn of Seattle, WA, Abby Hazel of Mount Airy, Anna Hayes of Mount Airy, Brooke Horton of Mount Airy and Jessica Casstevens of Mount Airy.
The flower girl was Kenedi Blaire Rogers, the bride’s niece. Ring security was provided by Hudson Rogers, nephew of the bride.
The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore long teal chiffon dresses and carried flowers of the same variety and color as the bride’s. All flowers were by Cana Mount Airy Florist — Tracie Hawks.
Karson Gough of Mount Airy, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were brother of the groom Max Gough of Mount Airy, brother of the bride Dustin Rogers of Mount Airy, Clay Nowlin of Mount Airy, Daniel Draughn of Mount Airy, Dillon Hawks of Mount Airy, Tanner Hiatt of Mount Airy, Alex Ratcliff of Mount Airy, Jordan Mann of Mebane, NC, Scott Henshaw of Madison, VA, and Ryan Morris of Madison, VA.
The wedding was directed by Erin and Daniel Haymore.
Gina Gough was reception coordinator and Kelsey Norman was guestbook attendant. Guests were greeted by Samuel Holder, Jarrod Gough and Spencer Gough. Jan Critz and Heather Johnson welcomed guests to the reception.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Jimmy Corder, pianist, and Steve Fussell, soloist.
All photography was by Jordan Brannock Photography, with videography by Humming Meadow Productions and hair and makeup provided by Hudson and Company.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at The Barn at Heritage Farm in Dobson where guests danced to the music of the Will Jones Band. Dinner was catered by 13 Bones with cake and cupcakes by Granny Ruth’s Bakery.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held at JOLO Vineyards with a cake by Karen Beasley.
Following a honeymoon trip to the Sandals resort in Negril, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
July 30, 2017
Exactly six years after beginning their relationship, Courtney Dawn Utt and Seth Woodson Jackson were united in marriage on July 1, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Rev. Mitch Nichols of Greensboro officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Misty Utt of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Linda Dean and Sandy Lovill and Glenn Utt, the late Shirley Utt, and Eva Utt.
She graduated from North Surry High School in 2015, Surry Community College in 2017 and is currently a senior through Lees–McRae College’s Elementary Education Program.
The groom is the son of Kym and Cindy Jackson of Cana, VA. He is the grandson of Joy Jackson and the late Woodrow Jackson and the late Grover and Martha Jarrell.
He graduated from Mount Airy High School in 2012 and Surry Community college in 2014. He is employed by Surry Community College.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Ricky Utt.
She wore a ruffed ballgown with lace embroidery topped with a sweetheart neckline and a long traditional two-sided veil with jeweled accents and a diamond tiara.
The bride carried a bouquet of hot pink roses.
The maid of honor was Taylor Shelton of Mount Airy.
Bridesmaids were Haley Keck of Mount Airy, Monica Butler of Winston-Salem, Erica Carlisle of Mount Airy, Addison Nichols of Greensboro and Destinee Butler of Winston-Salem.
The flower girls were Marley Keck and Lileah Butler, both of Winston-Salem.
James Watson of Mount Airy served as best man. Groomsmen were Kelsey Carlisle of Mount Airy, Will Vogler of Boone, Colin Johnson of Mount Airy and Yancey Simmons of Mount Airy.
The ring bearer was Riley Keck of Winston-Salem.
The wedding was directed by Candy Jones, Emily Jones and Sherri Keck.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Richard Jarrell of Charlotte.
Immediately following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, Mount Airy.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s family, was held in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, Mount Airy.
Departing from Charlotte International Airport immediately after the wedding, the couple honeymooned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The couple will reside in Mount Airy.
July 09, 2017
Kaytlyn Diane Stevens and William Joshua Sisk were united in marriage on July 7, 2017, at Albion Baptist Church. Ronnie Chamblin officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Melissa Stevens. She is the granddaughter of Gary and Diane Barnes and the late Otis and Bertha Stevens.
She graduated from East Surry High School in 2016 and attends Surry Community College.
The groom is the son of Lisa Sisk and the late Donald Sisk. He is the grandson of Bobby and Margaret Wall and Joann Sisk and the late Cardell Sisk.
He graduated from East Surry High School in 2010 and graduated from Surry Community College in 2013.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Thomas Stevens.
The matron of honor was Katie Sisk of Pinnacle. Michelle Angeles was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Amy Sisk of Pinnacle, Leah Chamblin, Alyssa Martin and Ashley Barnes, all of Mount Airy.
The flower girl was Sofie Sisk and Paxton Simpson was the ring bearer.
Matthew Sisk served as best man. Groomsmen were Jared Wilhite of Mount Airy, Rob Pike of GA, Ethan Simmons of SC, Zac Simmons of UT and TJ Simmons of Mount Airy.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s mother.
A wedding trip to the Big Island of Hawaii is planned.
February 19, 2017
Michelle Zavislan and Steven Moreland, both of Houston, Texas, were united in marriage on Sept. 10, 2016, at 4:30 in the afternoon at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kenny White III officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Randi Zavislan of Pueblo, Colorado. She is a corporate energy lawyer in Houston, Texas.
The groom is the son of Steve and Corinne Moreland of Mount Airy, North Carolina. He is a golf professional in Houston, Texas.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Melissa Zavislan was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Kolbie Connally, Danielle Chien, Andrea Scheder and Natalie Moreland.
Robert McCormick served as best man. Groomsmen were Matt Gonzales, Josh Phillips, Jack Gillespie and David Oldroyd.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Following a honeymoon trip to the Greek Isles, the couple resides in Houston, Texas.
January 08, 2017
Miss Casey Jo Parrish and Mr. William Daniel Hodges were united in marriage on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at one thirty in the afternoon at Daysprings Baptist Chapel in Dobson, North Carolina. The ceremony was officiated by Brother Roger Pickett. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents, Danny and Karen Hodges, hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Depot in Dobson.
The bride is the daughter of Teresa Parrish of Mathews, Virginia. The groom is the son of Danny and Karen Hodges of Lowgap, North Carolina. He is the grandson of Bill and Shelby Hodges of Lowgap and the late Early and Jean Banks, formerly of Hillsville, Virginia.
The bride was given away by her mother, Ms. Teresa Parrish. Mr. Danny Hodges, of Lowgap, served as best man. The flower girls were sisters of the bride, Riley and Erica Parrish, of Mathews, and niece of the groom, Breelyn Bare, of Mount Airy. The ring bearer was the nephew of the groom, Jaylon Bare, of Mount Airy. Mrs. Amanda Bare, sister of the groom, directed the wedding.
The bride is a graduate of Mathews High School in Mathews, Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and was on the club volleyball team. She is currently a junior at Lees-McRae College pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
The groom is a graduate of North Surry High School in Mount Airy. He graduated from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and was an all-conference performer on the football team for the Eagles. He is currently employed by the City of Mount Airy and also an assistant football coach at North Surry High School.
September 25, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton and Josephine Coe of Ararat, NC, will be celebrating 75 years of marriage Sept. 27, 2016.
They have five children; Roger and Judy Coe of Mount Airy, Don and Joan Coe of Pilot Mountain, Larry and Debbie Coe of Dobson, Peggy and Louie Childress of York, SC, and Patty and Don Childress of Siloam.
They have 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
They were honored in a celebration by their family Sept. 24 at Pine Hill Fellowship Hall.
September 25, 2016
Cassie Elisabeth Gardner and Brooks Franklin Mayberry were united in marriage on September 10, 2016, at JOLO Winery and Vineyards in Pilot Mountain. Dr. Jon Cawley was the officiating minister.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. And Mrs. Nelson Gardner of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Ellen Midkiff of Mount Airy and the late Mr. Thurmond Midkiff and the late Mr. and Mrs. Don Gardner.
She is a 2009 graduate of Mount Airy High School and a 2013 honors graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in business. She is employed as an account manager for Lenovo in Research Triangle Park.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mayberry of Wilkesboro. He is the grandson of Mrs. Grace Frank Mayberry of Wilkesboro and the late Mr. Lott Mayberry and the late Betsy Goldston and the late Alan Goldston.
He is a 2010 graduate of Mount Airy High School and a 2014 honors graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in civil engineering. He is employed as a project manager for Skanska Construction Company in Durham.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
She wore an ivory/cashmere Chantilly lace slim bridal gown by Alvina Valenta with placed Alencon lace and shimmer throughout. It featured a sheer bateau neckline with cap sleeves and an illusion back. Her veil was a long Chantilly lace circle and she wore a beaded belt with an ornate centerpiece and silk organza ties. She carried a bouquet of eucalyptus, white roses, ten anemone, white snap dragons,burgundy spray roses, red sweet William and white peonies cinched with a golden ribbon created for her by Taylored Blooms.
The bride’s sister, Maddie Gardner, who resides in Greensboro, served as her maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Amanda Brookie of Charlotte, Mary Catherine Cofer of Knoxville, Tennessee Jennifer Collins of Raleigh, Lauren Henry of Raleigh and Megan Williams of Raleigh.
The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore beaded toffee a-line gowns with a blouson bodice and natural waistline by Donna Morgan. Taylor Hudson, of Mount Airy, was the hair and makeup artist for the bride and her bridesmaids.
Mr. Frank Mayberry of Wilkesboro, father of the groom and Max Isaacson of Raleigh, served as best men.
Groomsmen were Zac Fagan of Asheville, Mateo Gonzales of Austin, Texas, and Wade Moody of Nashville, Tennessee.
Program and guest book attendants were Levi Banks, Layton Allen and Lane Allen, cousins of the bride.
The getaway crew, passing flower petals for the guests to throw as the newlyweds departed in a 1955 Bentley, were Trey Mayberry, Emma Claire Mayberry and Margie Lynn Mayberry, cousins of the groom.
Music for the ceremony was provided by a string quartet from Corda Entertainment.
Following the ceremony, the brides parents hosted a reception at JOLO Winery and Vineyards with dinner and dancing with music provided by Anything Music with DJ Craig Pearman.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mayberry, parents of the groom, was held on Friday evening at Old North State Winery in downtown Mount Airy.
The bridesmaids’ brunch was held in the Greenhill Room at Cross Creek Country Club.
August 28, 2016
Tara Alyn Dockery and Ryan Patrick Splain were united in marriage on August 27, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Charlotte. Pastor Jay Kim was the officiating minister. The Reverend Rick Howell was speaker.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dockery of Dobson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hardy of Siloam and Mrs. Lorene (Jo) Dockery of Dobson and the late Phillip Dockery.
She is a 2010 graduate of Surry Central High School and a 2014 honors graduate of North Carolina State University with a BA in Communication Media. She is employed as a group exercise coordinator for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Splain of Denver. He is the grandson of Mr. Kent Winslow of Charlotte, Ms. Libba Perrin of Charlotte, Ms. Julie Sainz of Utica, NY and the late Charlie Splain.
He is a 2008 graduate of Lincoln Charter School and a 2012 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Political Science and Economics. He is employed with ZL Technologies.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
She wore a strapless, trumpet style gown by Victor Harper. It featured a sweetheart neckline with a beaded top and buttons to the end of the train. Her cathedral-length veil, which was borrowed from her sister, featured ribbon edging. She carried a bouquet of bold pink, orange and white dahlias, roses and poppies, with a black and white striped ribbon down the handle.
The bride’s two sisters served as her matrons of honor; Mrs. Jessica Casstevens of Mount Airy and Mrs. Hannah Chronis of Waxhaw.
Bridesmaids were Miss Hannah Harrison, of Charlotte; Miss Britt Mitchell, of Arden; Mrs. Blake Post, of Knightdale; Mrs. Diamelen Splain, sister-in-law of the groom, of Davidson and Miss Megan Stanley, of Elkin.
The matrons of honor and bridesmaids wore long, black gowns by Alvina Valenta. They featured a V-neckline and asymmetrically placed seams throughout the softly fluted skirt. They carried bouquets of bright orange and pink roses, poppies and zinnias with black and white striped ribbons down the handles.
Mr. Charlie Splain, brother of the groom, of Davidson, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Mr. Robert Cafero, of Charlotte; Mr. Chuck Chronis, brother-in-law of the bride, of Waxhaw; Mr. Andrew Cummings, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California; Mr. Mac McClanahan, of Huntersville; Mr. Hector Mujica, of San Jose, California; Mr. Anthony Rosas, of Concord; Mr. William Talbert, of Cary and Mr. Anson Yeganegi, of San Jose, California.
Miss Ashley Michelle Acuff and Miss Erinn Brooke Oakley greeted the guests.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Mrs. Cynthia Conrad, organist.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Urban Garden, Uptown Charlotte, where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing with music provided by Vinny Esposito of Split Second Sound.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Splain, parents of the bridegroom, was held Friday evening at Blackfinn Ameripub in Uptown Charlotte.
The bridesmaid’s luncheon was held at Duke Mansion in Charlotte.
Following a honeymoon trip to St. Thomas, the couple will reside in Huntersville.
August 14, 2016
Amanda Brooke Thomas and Eric Gregory Barnett were united in marriage on July 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Jon Cawley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Thomas of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Jane and William Coake; Lou and Donald Hemmings; Bobby and Alice Thomas, all of Mount Airy, and Eugene Secrest of Randleman and the late Wilma Secrest.
She graduated from Mount Airy High School in 2011 and is a 2014 graduate of Surry Community College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She graduated from Mars Hill University with a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Education in 2016. She received her Gold, Silver and Bronze award throughout her 13 years of Girls Scouts. She is currently looking for employment in the local school system as either a K-6 elementary school teacher or K-12 exceptional children educator.
The groom is the son of Greg and Tammy Barnett of Mount Airy. He is the grandson of Helen Ruddiman of Mooresville and June Barnett of Taylorsville.
He graduated from Mount Airy High School in 2006 and graduated from Surry Community College in 2010 with an Associate in Arts degree. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and from Gardner-Webb University in 2015 with a Masters in Accounting. He is currently employed at L S Starrett as their cost accountant.
The bride was escorted by her father Mark Thomas and given in marriage by her parents.
Classic beauty met timeless elegance in the bride’s heavenly off-the-shoulder Oleg Cassini wedding dress. The boatneck, trumpet style gown featured layered Chantilly lace. A sequined belt and a sweep train added to its stunning and dramatic elements. She combined this with crushed heart Durango boots, and burlap and lace garter.
She wore a matching one tier fingertip length veil adorned with pearl embellishments and a Chantilly lace edge and carried a cascading bouquet of white flowers, consisting of gerbera daisies, Fuji mums, Asiatic lilies, daisies, snapdragons, seeded eucalyptus, alstroemeria lilies and Queen Anne’s lace.
The matron of honor was Alicia Henson of Mount Airy, cousin of the bride. Maid of honor was Audry Wallace of Mount Airy, cousin of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Cameron Secrest of Randleman, cousin of the bride; Maddie Chervenak of Catansville MD; Emilee Balthis of Pilot Mountain, cousin of the bride. Laken Lawson of Mount Airy, cousin of the bride, was junior bridesmaid.
The flower girl was Kylie Venable of Mount Airy, niece of the groom and miniature bride was Lily Scott of Denver NC, cousin of the bride.
Attendants wore a biscotti-colored short halter lace and mesh dress which featured a lace bodice with an illusion neckline and tie back halter. Mesh skirts with grosgrain ribbon at the waist in different colors for each attendant finished off the look. They wore brown lace embroidered Corral boots and carried bouquets of gerbera daisies. The daisies were a mix of white and the color that corresponded with the grosgrain ribbon adorning each attendant’s dress.
The flower girl wore a spaghetti strap chiffon baby doll dress with an empire waist with pleated detail, beaded embellishment and tea length skirt. She carried a burlap and lace basket full of multi-colored daisy heads.
The miniature bride wore a tea length dress with a layer of Chantilly lace and a sequined belt. She wore a fingertip length veil and carried a bouquet of white gerbera daisies.
Phillip Reikehoff of Mount Airy served as best man. Groomsmen were Lee Barnett of Mooresville, cousin of the groom; Tim Thomas of Morganton, brother of the bride; Chris Henson of Mount Airy; Rylan Venable of Mount Airy, nephew of the groom; and junior groomsmen Landon Ward of Mount Airy, cousin of the bride.
Zade Henson of Mount Airy, cousin of the bride was ring bearer. The miniature groom was Cooper Scott of Denver, NC, cousin of the bride.
The groom and miniature groom wore black tuxedos with biscotti vests and ties with a white gerbera daisy boutonniere. Groomsmen and ring bearer wore a biscotti vest and tie, blue jeans, cowboy boots with a gerbera daisy boutonniere matching the ribbon of the young lady each was escorting.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Jennifer Smith, pianist; Stephanie Shinault, vocalist; Tracy Keenan, guitarist and accompaniment.
Amy Balthis of Pilot Mountain, cousin of the bride, served as guest registrar.
The wedding director was Michelle Keenan. Heather Ward and Kayla Bradshaw were photo booth attendants.
The beautiful flowers that adorned every inch of the sanctuary and the fellowship hall were provided by Cana/Mount Airy Florist. Pictures were provided by Larry Jones, a friend of the family. Sound technicians were Randall and Shannon Stone of Jonesville, NC.
The reception dinner was hosted by Mark and Debbie Thomas, parents of the bride and servers were Dorothy Scott, cousin of the bride; Geraldine Towe, great-aunt of the bride; Peggy Taylor, cousin of the bride and Jamie Raymond, cousin of the bride. Chris Henson provided music for entertainment during the reception.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Greg and Tammy Barnett, parents of the groom and served by Little Richard’s BBQ.
After the wedding, the couple departed on a seven day cruise to the Western Caribbean. They will reside at 230 Meadow Stone Lane, Mount Airy NC once their house is complete.
April 03, 2016
Meagan Marie Cave and Timothy Paul Calhoun were united in marriage on April 2, at 4 p.m. at Level Cross United Methodist Church in Dobson. Wesley Hall officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tony and Marie Ramey and Mickey Cave, all of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Carolina Taylor and the late Richard Taylor and the late Freddie and Patti Cave.
She graduated from North Surry High School and Surry Community College and is employed by Pike Electric.
The groom is the son of of Charles and Elizabeth Calhoun of Ararat, NC. He is the grandson of the late Ervin and Mattie Calhoun and the late Paul and Ruby Stanley.
He graduated from Surry Central High School and UNC-Charlotte. He is employed by Orasi Software in Greensboro, NC.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Mickey Cave.
The matron of honor was Anna Cooper, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Meredith Johnson, Nicole Danley, Briana Chattin and Eden Beemer. Allison Cooper served as flower girl.
Charles Calhoun, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Calhoun, Rocky Hall, Bobby Sherretts and Nick Graham. Tiesel Calhoun was the ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Pilot Knob Park Country Club.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held Friday evening at Level Cross United Methodist Church.
The couple will reside in Ararat, NC.
December 20, 2015
Anna Rae Martin and Russell Glendon Hodges were united in marriage on December 19, 2015 at 5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Airy. Alex Martin officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tony and Deena Martin of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Donald Martin of Mount Airy and the late Norma Martin and the late Bobby and Margie Norman.
She graduated from North Surry High School in 2009 and North Carolina State University in 2013. She is employed as a math teacher at North Surry High School.
The groom is the son of Russell and Kathy Hodges of Mount Airy. He is the grandson of Aileen Hodges of Mount Airy and the late Raleigh Hodges and Robert and Linda Jones of Gallipolis, OH.
He is a 2007 graduate of North Surry High School, a 2009 graduate of Surry Community College and is currently employed at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Tony Martin.
She wore a sheath silhouette gown designed by Casablanca made of a heavy non-beaded guipure lace with a silky charmeuse lining. The jewel shaped sheer lace front neckline featured a sweetheart shaped satin lining neckline and straps that flowed into a low scoop back neckline. The zipper was finished with pearl buttons and scallop trim finished the neckline and hemline of the skirt. The bride wore a long, lace trimmed veil and carried flowers by Granite City Florist.
The maid of honor was Molly Martin, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Kaela Rodgers, sister of the groom; Brooke Horton, cousin of the bride; Maegan Phillips, friend of the bride; Morgan Nichols, friend of the bride; Kara Martin, friend of the bride and Katie Basinger of Raleigh, NC, friend of the Bride. Josie Tompkins, friend of the bride, was a junior bridesmaid.
The bridesmaids wore navy blue chiffon floor length dresses with sweet heart necklines. The junior bridesmaid wore a charcoal grey empire waist dress with a top designed in lace and skirt made of layers of tulle. The bridesmaids’ bouquets featured white roses with red holly.
Russell Hodges, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Randall Hodges, brother of the groom; Lee Martin, brother of the bride; James Rodgers, brother-in-law of the groom; Jarod Wilson, friend of the groom; Mason Horton, friend of the groom and Josh Steele, friend of the groom. Honorary groomsmen were Colten and Cameron Hodges, nephews of the groom and Clay Tompkins, friend of the bride.
Taylor Golding and Samantha Kunz, friends of the bride, registered the guests.
The wedding director was Judy Mills. The wedding planner was Keith Moser.
Music was provided by pianist, Teresa Martin and singer and guitarist, Mitch Williams. Danny Lineberry was the sound engineer.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Palomino Mountain Ranch Banquet Hall in Lowgap which was catered by 13 Bones. Lily Cakes, Pinnacle, provided the wedding cake. Entertainment was by Martin Eichert, Wilmington, NC.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by Russell and Kathy Hodges, parents of the groom, was held Friday evening at Calvary Baptist Church.
The couple plans to spend their first Christmas at home in Mount Airy celebrating with family and friends before departing on their wedding trip to Asheville, NC.
November 22, 2015
In honor of their one-year anniversary, the parents of Meghan Bryn O’Connell and Blake Christopher Roth announce their marriage, which took place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Barn at Blueberry Hill in Elkin. The service was officiated by Pastor Cory Honeycutt.
Meghan is the daughter of Brian and Susan O’Connell of Dobson. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Lavon Frye of South Egremont, MA and the late William and Aida O’Connell of Vermont.
Meghan graduated from Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida in 2004. She received a dual B.S. degree in Exercise Science and Community Health Education from the University of West Florida in 2009, and a B.S. in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 2012. She is a registered nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.
Blake is the son of Daniel and Nancy Roth of Boonville. He is the grandson of the late Emil and Virginia Roth and Jim and Emily Brown. Blake graduated from Starmount High School in 1999. He received a B.S. in Spanish Education from Appalachian State University in 2003. He is a Spanish teacher and head men’s soccer coach at Surry Central High School.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride wore an ivory satin A-line gown with custom lace shoulders, heavily beaded with a keyhole back, custom redesigned by Kimberly York from English’s Bridal in Clemmons.
The matron of honor was Mrs. Amanda Smith-Fierstein of Aspen, CO. The flower girl was the couple’s black lab pup, Lucy Roth.
The best man was Matthew Richardson of Elkin. The ring bearer was Matthew’s son, Atlee Jack.
Music for the ceremony was provided by the talented DJ, guitarist, and vocalist Maggie Lowe.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Barn at Blueberry Hill, and was catered by John Ingino Catering of Winston-Salem.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Roth, was held the evening prior to the ceremony at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin.
The couple honeymooned in Argentina and Uruguay, and reside in Dobson.
November 15, 2015
Andrea Leigh Flye and Justin Martin Hudson were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. at Absolutely Country in Siloam, NC. Doug Brinkley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Flye of Battleboro, NC. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Flye and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ward.
She graduated from Northern Nash High School, Rocky Mount, NC and from Barton College, Wilson, NC with a BS and M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She is employed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at Pinewood Elementary in Charlotte as a fourth grade teacher.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hudson of Pilot Mountain. He is the grandson of the late Clayton and Virginia Hudson and of the late Wade and Shirley Martin.
He graduated from East Surry High School and Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC. He is employed by TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. Randy Flye.
She wore a lace strapless A-line gown with navy monogrammed Jackie Rogers shoes and a birdcage headpiece. The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies and fall flowers in shades of orange, burgundy and pink.
The matron of honor was Marci Flye Vick of Rocky Mount, NC, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Kristin Register of Wilson, NC, Mrs. Ginny Brie of Bailey, NC and sister of the groom, Mrs. Meagan Parrish of Clayton, NC.
The flower girls were Miss Olivia Ann Parrish and Miss Lily Parrish.
The bridal attendants wore yellow strapless gowns with boots and carried baby’s breath.
Mr. Larry Hudson, the groom’s father, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Mr. Daniel Lynch of King, Mr. Justin Boaz of Pilot Mountain, Mr. Walter Reddick of Salisbury, Mr. David Caudle of Mount Airy, Mr. Matt Simmons of Winston-Salem, Mr. Tyler Bullington of Rustburg, VA, Mr. Scott Frans of Nashville, TN, Mr. Lane Jessup of Pilot Mountain, Mr. Bryan Creed of Siloam, Mr. John O’Dell of Greenville, NC and Mr. TJ Parrish of Clayton, NC.
Master Zach Parrish served as ring bearer.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Ms. Mary Margret Fulk of Raleigh, soloist and David George and Hersie McMillan, banjo and mandolin.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Absolutely Country with food by Little Richard’s BBQ of Mount Airy and music by DJ “Bedazzle”Blanton Yule, also of Mount Airy.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hudson, parents of the groom, was held Friday evening at Pilot Knob Country Club with food by 13 Bones of Mount Airy.
Following a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Charlotte, NC.
November 15, 2015
Kristen Kelly Parker and Blake Nathaniel White were united in marriage on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Hillside Gazebo at Cody Creek, Depot Lane, Dobson. Dr. Greg Mathis, uncle of the groom, and Rev. Cory Honeycutt, pastor of the bridal couple, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Greg Leonard of Charlotte, NC and Kelly Key of Mount Airy.
She is a graduate of North Surry High School and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC. She is employed by Pike Electric, Mount Airy.
The groom is the son of Terry and Beth White of Dobson.
He is a graduate of Surry Central High School and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC He is also employed by Pike Electric, Mount Airy.
The bride was given away by her father, Greg Leonard.
The bride’s dress was an original Stella York Dolce Satin wedding dress with a low illusion lace back, bateau illusion lace sweetheart neckline, scalloped hem, and chapel train. Her tulle and lace trimmed veil was her “something borrowed” from her matron of honor.
The bridal bouquet consisted of fall colored roses, miniature lime pompoms, dahlias, berries and aster. It was adorned with a “jeweled green clover leaf” to honor the couple’s first meeting each other on St. Patrick’s Day.
The matron of honor was Brittany Richardson.
Bridesmaids were Addisen Key, Brooke Branch, Emily Parker, Courteney Mayes, Traci Cheek, Kelsey Norman, Katie Knights, and Kerri Sexton.
Two of the grooms nieces, Bella Elizabeth Branch and Salem Chrislyn Branch, served as flower girls.
Terry White, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Jeremy Branch, Casey Garrison, Andrew Matthews, J.T. Snow, Trent Hefner, Evan Key, Adam Parker, Cory Parker, and Dustin Montgomery.
Avery Clay Matthews and Amos Colt Matthews served as ring bearers.
The wedding director was Lisa Snow.
The reception was held at the Depot Banquet Hall immediately following the wedding where guests dined and danced.
The parents of the groom entertained the wedding party on Friday evening with a rehearsal dinner party at the Depot Club House.
The happy couple departed on their honeymoon to Italy where they took in the sites, culture and wonderful Italian food of Venice, Florence and Rome.
The couple will reside in Mount Airy.
October 18, 2015
Abby Hunter Diamont and Brooks Andrew George were married September 26 at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain. The Reverend Richard Loman officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Jackie Diamont of Pilot Mountain. Her grandfather is Jack Armfield of Mount Airy. She graduated from East Surry High School and attended North Carolina State University.
The groom is the son of Tony and Sandy George of Mount Airy. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Booth, III of Monroe and Mrs. Aubrey Brooks George of Mount Airy. He graduated from Mount Airy High School and Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
The wedding ceremony music was presented by Mrs. Beth Church, organist. Vocalists were Ashley Diamont accompanied by Levi Goins on guitar and Blake Tickle accompanied by Beth Church.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a wedding dress by David Tutera for Mon Cheri with allover embroidered lace, tulle and sequins over a satin A-line wedding dress with hand-beaded illusion tip-of-the-shoulder slight cap sleeves and V-neckline over a sweetheart bodice, beaded illusion deep scoop back bodice, sparkling sequin spills down to a scalloped hemline and chapel length train.
The matron of honor was Shannon Diamont, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ashley Diamont, cousin of the bride, Sarah Diamont, and Emily Goins, sister of the groom.
The bride’s attendants wore pacific blue dresses which were complimented by their pink and green bouquets. Miss Maizey Goins, niece of the groom, was the flower girl.
The groom’s sons, Brison and Braylen, were his best men. Groomsmen were Tony George, father of the groom, Chris Diamont, brother of the bride, Levi Goins, brother-in-law of the groom, and Bryson Allen. Ushers were Samuel Diamont, cousin of the bride, Jake Booth, cousin of the groom, and Jonathan Wilmoth.
Nathan Diamont, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at JOLO Winery and Vineyards in Pilot Mountain. After a honeymoon to Antigua, the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
October 11, 2015
Miss Lindsey Elizabeth Bledsoe and Mr. Willem Johannes Kok were married at three o’clock on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Lonnie Wesley Bledsoe, Jr. and Mrs. Amy Hemmings Lovett of Mount Airy. The bride has one brother, Lonnie Wesley Bledsoe, III of Charlotte, North Carolina. The bride is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She is continuing her education in South Africa where she will obtain a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Danie Kok of Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa. The groom has one brother, Danie Kok, Jr. of Ballitoville, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Talking Turf in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa, currently employs the groom.
The couple will reside in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
September 27, 2015
Kalyn Lanae Jessup and Kenneth Alexander Karpenko, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mitch and Sherrie Jessup of Mount Airy, NC. She is the granddaughter of James and Linda Jessup of Mount Airy and Claudia Hicks of Mount Airy and the late John William Hicks.
The prospective groom is the son of David and Pamela Karpenko of Corry, PA.
The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Wingate University. She majored in reading and elementary education and is employed by Mount Airy City Schools.
The prospective groom is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
The wedding will take place in Mount Airy, NC, on July 16th, 2016.
August 30, 2015
Emily Megan Snow and John Joseph Castellucci were united in marriage on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Quaker Gap Baptist Church in King, NC. Pastor Jack Darida officiated.
The bride is the daughter of James and Amy Byrd of King, NC. Emily’s dad is the late CW3 David W. Snow. She is the granddaughter of Paige and Bessie Noonkester of Mount Airy, NC, Jimmy and Mary Kaye Snow of Mount Airy, NC, Billy Joe and Edna Matthews of Boonville, NC, and Jimmy and Sandra Byrd of Mount Airy, NC.
She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, received her MS from the University of Georgia, and received her BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. She studies geography and is employed by the University of Georgia as a graduate teaching assistant.
The groom is the son of David and Teresa Castellucci of Cumming, GA. He is the grandson of the late G Edward and Esther Castellucci and the late William Reeves and Audrey Reeves-McCormick and Edward McCormick.
He received his BS in physics and BS in mathematics from North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA. He is a project manager for JH Media Group in Athens, GA.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother and stepfather in loving memory of her dad.
The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Olivia Snow.
The couple will reside in Athens, GA.
August 02, 2015
Rebecca Foil Williams Cook and Vincent Lee Bray were united in marriage on Friday, July 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. at The Historical Drake House in Mount Pleasant, NC. Pastor Tom Hunter officiated.
The bride is the daughter of the late Anna Foil and Robert O’Neil Williams who were from Pilot Mountain. She is the granddaughter of the late Anna and Frank Richardson who were from Mount Pleasant, NC and the late Novice and Robert Williams who were from West Columbia, SC.
She graduated from Mount Airy High School and from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. After retiring from the Surry County school system, she studied in the medical field at Surry Community College and received her Certified Nursing Assistant II. She is currently employed at Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mount Airy as a CNA.
The groom is the son of Julie A. Bray of Columbus, GA and the late Victor H. Bray .
The groom is the semi-retired owner of Pilot Mtn. Pines, Pilot Mountain.
The bride was given in marriage by Chief Warrant Officer 4, retired, Robert O’Neil Williams, Jr.
She wore a sage green Empire waist tea length dress. It was complimented by a matching green brocade three quarter length sleeve bolero jacket. The groom’s mother loaned the bride her antique natural pearl choker necklace which had been a gift to her from the groom’s father who bought the necklace in Japan and brought it home from the Korean War in 1953. Mrs. Alexa Shelton created the custom designed shoulder length veil with headpiece. The bride carried a bouquet of light green hydrangeas with a single blush rose.
The matron of honor was Mrs. Alexa Lassonde Shelton of Tobaccoville, NC, daughter of the bride. Mrs. Shelton wore a royal blue tea length dress with a sequinned bodice and flowing skirt. She carried a bouquet of pink and white peonies.
The flower girl was Abigail Foyle Shelton of Tobaccoville, NC, granddaughter of the bride. She wore an ivory taffeta dress with flowers in her hair.
Mary Bost of Mount Pleasant, NC, directed the wedding and reception.
Music for the ceremony was provided by violinists Alisa and Ella Beth Wickliss of Concord, NC and by soloist Allyson Bryne of Baltimore, MD, who performed a special wedding song that she had written for the occasion.
A reception followed the ceremony in the banquet hall of Saint James Reformed Church, Mount Pleasant, NC, where guests danced to the music of Eric the DJ of Charlotte, NC. The reception was catered by Chef Jeff and Co. of Concord, NC.
A pre-wedding dinner was given by the bridegroom for out of town guests at Lake Lynn Lodge in Concord, NC.
The couple took a wedding trip to the eastern Caribbean in a Haven penthouse suite aboard the NCL Getaway.
They will reside in Pilot Mountain.
August 02, 2015
Brandi Marion Reynolds and Elam Thomas Flynt Summey were united in marriage on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5 p.m. in an outdoor beach themed wedding in the backyard of the bride’s mother’s home in Mount Airy. The Rev. Drew Southern officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tony Reynolds of Mount Airy and Jerry and Sheila Marsh of Cana, VA. She is the granddaughter of Maggie Reynolds and the late Curtis Reynolds and Edith Jones and the late Harlie Jones.
She graduated from North Surry High School and UNC-Wilmington. She is employed by Durham Public Schools.
The groom is the son of Ted and Emily Summey of Germanton, NC. He is the grandson of Cliff and Estelle Summey and Louise Flynt and the late Holt Elam Flynt.
He graduated from South Stokes High School and NC State University. He is employed by Corley Redfoot Architects in Chapel Hill, NC.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and mother.
The matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Brittany Young of Alexandria, VA.
Bridesmaids were Savannah Snow, Arielle Lapid, Mara Joyce, Sara Hale and Adrienne Horton, all friends of the bride.
The flower girls were the grandmothers of the bride and groom.
Malachi Stanley served as best man. Groomsmen were Dylan Joyce, Jordan Mercer, Ethan Jones, groomswoman Katie Arbogast and Dan McCluskey, all friends of the groom.
The couple will reside in Chapel Hill, NC.
July 26, 2015
Lindsay Nicole Ray and T.C. Ashton Gammons were united in marriage on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 6 p.m. at The Barn at Blueberry Hill in Elkin. Michael Thames officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Robin Ray of Pinnacle. She is the granddaughter of Eugene and Rebecca Fulk and Bonnie Ray.
She graduated from East Surry High School in 2010 and from Appalachian State University in 2014. She is employed as a second grade teacher at Smith Farm Elementary in Winston-Salem.
The groom is the son of Timothy Gammons and Cyndy Goad, both of Mount Airy. He is the grandson of Carl and Ruby Tolnay and Annie Goad.
He is a 2007 graduate of North Surry High School and a 2012 graduate of Winston-Salem State University. He is employed by the Atlantic Coast Conference in Greensboro, NC.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Mark Ray.
The maid of honor was Paige Hauser. Holly Vogler was an honorary bridesmaid.
Bridesmaids were Julie Hicks, Hanna Holder, Savannah Anthony, Cortney Queen, Hannah Brown, Alex Thomas, Megan Bentley, Juliana West, Jordan Fulk, and Tiffany Roberts.
The flower girl was Kaylee Thomas and Sidney Fulk was the ring bearer.
Theo Jones served as best man. Groomsmen were Tanner Hiatt, Lee Martin, John Carpenter, Jared Ray, Kevin Bryant, Dan Wilmoth, Brad Cook, Marcus Wilmoth, Nathan Hardy, and Kevin Goad.
Maggie Fulk presided over the guest register. The wedding was directed by Donna Brannock.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Holly Vogler.
Following a honeymoon trip to The Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Greensboro.
July 19, 2015
Nicole Leigh Jordan and Benjamin Michael Hooker were united in marriage on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Kevin Wilson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Jeanette Jordan and Janet and Jerry Cooke, all of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of Haywood Jordan and the late Joanne Jordan and of Ruth Arrington.
She graduated from Mount Airy High School in 2006 and from Lees-McRae College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher for Mount Airy City Schools.
The groom is the son of of the late Tammy Hooker and Robert and Kim Hooker of Mount Airy. He is the grandson of Frank and Thelma Williams.
He graduated from East Surry High School in 2002 and from Surry Community College with Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2010. He is employed as an animal control officer in Forsyth County.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Steve Jordan and by her step-father, Jerry Cooke.
The maid of honor was the sister of the bride, Bailey Jordan, of Mount Airy.
Bridesmaids were Katie McCrary and Hanne Cooke, both of Mount Airy.
The flower girls were Adalyn McCrary and Lilly Felts.
Tim Higgins of Mount Airy served as best man. Groomsmen were Joshua McCrary and Will Felts, both of Mount Airy.
The guest register and programs were handled by Sarah Brannock Bennett and Amy DeBorde.
The wedding was directed by Denise Felts.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Gina Brannock and Mary Alice Hoots.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Cross Creek Country Club. It was directed by Keisha Gordon Proctor. Mixmaster’s Production was the DJ.
The rehearsal, hosted by the groom’s family, was held Friday evening, July 10 at First Baptist Church.
The couple took a wedding trip to Miami, Florida followed by a cruise to Mexico. They will make their home in Pilot Mountain.
July 05, 2015
Amy Rebekah Hill and Ricky Gray Haynes were united in marriage on June 6, 2015 at 4:00 in the afternoon at Welcome Baptist Church in Mount Airy. The Rev. Terry Coe and Bro. Barry O’Neal officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Roger and Delores Hill of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late John L. and Estelle Jessup and the late Arthur “Buck” and Lois Hill.
She graduated in 2011 from Mount Airy High School and graduated from Surry Community College in May 2015 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She is employed at New Image Weight Loss and Wellness as a certified nursing assistant and at Moody’s Funeral Services as a receptionist.
The groom is the son of of Richie and Penny Haynes. He is the grandson of Ricky and Anne Haynes, Ricky and Peggy Hall and Delmar and Mylynda Joyce.
He graduated in 2012 from North Surry High School. He attended Surry Community College and took auto body mechanic classes. He is employed by Frank Fleming Auto Body Shop and Collision Center.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
The maid of honor was Katye Welborn of Mount Airy. Bridesmaids were Jasmine Walker of Pulaski, VA and Heather Hutchins of Mount Airy. Kaylee Lawson of Mount Airy served as junior bridesmaid. The flower girl was Lily Boyles.
Richie Haynes served as best man. Groomsmen were Mackenzie Haynes, Zachery Hill and Daniel Mikolay, all of Mount Airy. Luke Oakley served as ring bearer.
Daphne Boyles and Ellie Martin were in charge of the guest register and programs. The wedding was directed by Joey and Jamie Martin.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Joan Smith, pianist.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Mount Airy Elks Lodge catered by La’Teah Santucci with music by Danny and Jewel Jenkins.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at Welcome Baptist Church and was catered by Little Richard’s of Mount Airy.
Following a honeymoon trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
June 28, 2015
Amy Rebekah Hill and Ricky Gray Haynes were united in marriage on June 6, 2015 at 4:00 in the afternoon at Welcome Home Baptist Church in Mount Airy. The Rev. Terry Coe and Bro. Barry O’Neal officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Roger and Delores Hill of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late John L. and Estelle Jessup and the late Arthur “Buck” and Lois Hill.
She graduated in 2011 from Mount Airy High School and graduated from Surry Community College in May 2015 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She is employed at New Image Weight Loss and Wellness as a certified nursing assistant and at Moody’s Funeral Services as a receptionist.
The groom is the son of of Richie and Penny Haynes. He is the grandson of Ricky and Anne Haynes, Ricky and Peggy Hall and Delmar and Mylynda Joyce.
He graduated in 2012 from North Surry High School. He attended Surry Community College and took auto body mechanic classes. He is employed by Frank Fleming Auto Body Shop and Collision Center.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
The maid of honor was Katye Welborn of Mount Airy. Bridesmaids were Jasmine Walker of Pulaski, VA and Heather Hutchins of Mount Airy. Kaylee Lawson of Mount Airy served as junior bridesmaid. The flower girl was Lily Bayles.
Richie Haynes served as best man. Groomsmen were Mackenzie Haynes, Zachery Hill and Daniel Mikolay, all of Mount Airy. Luke Oakley served as best man.
Daphne Boyles and Ellie Martin were in charge of the guest register and programs. The wedding was directed by Joey and Jamie Martin.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Joan Smith, pianist.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Mount Airy Elks Lodge catered by La’Teah Santucci with music by Danny and Jewel Jenkins.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at Welcome Home Baptist Church and was catered by Little Richard’s of Mount Airy.
Following a honeymoon trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, the couple will reside in Mount Airy.
June 07, 2015
Brooke Ashley Honeycutt and Brent Thomas Hiatt were united in marriage on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the cabin and pond of a family friend in Cana, VA. Pastor Charles Fishel officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Breck Honeycutt of Ararat, NC and the late Ann Honeycutt. She is the granddaughter of Cecil Honeycutt and the late Jim Honeycutt; the late Bobby Johnson and the late Annie Shepherd.
She graduated from East Surry High School and UNC-Charlotte and is a project management specialist at SouthData, Inc. in Mount Airy.
The groom is the son of Kenny and Gail Hiatt of Cana, VA. He is the grandson of the late Doug and Kate Hiatt and the late M.C. and Eva Marsh.
He graduated from Carroll County High School and Surry Community College and is employed as lead pressman at SouthData, Inc. in Mount Airy.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Breck Honeycutt.
She wore a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and ivory lace overlay featuring a rustic champagne sash accented with flowers. She wore a tan Gerber daisy in her hair.
The bride carried a bouquet of sunflowers and baby’s breath with the addition of red Gerber daises and other flowers from her father’s garden. All bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations for the wedding were put together by the bride and her friends.
The bride’s sister, Paige Honeycutt of Ararat, NC served as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s best friends, Amanda Benson of King and Dawn Sisk of Pinnacle. They wore denim dresses and carried bouquets of sunflowers and baby’s breath.
The groom’s father, Kenny Hiatt of Cana, VA, served as best man. Groomsmen were the groom’s brother, Kent Hiatt of Cana, VA and the groom’s cousin, Frederick Hiatt who resides in Pennsylvania.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Jason Phillips on the fiddle.
Mary Lilly photographed the wedding and served as director.
Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed an outdoor reception with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains where they danced to the music of DJ Kevin Edwards.
The newlyweds flew out the morning after the wedding for a week’s stay at Paradise Bay Resort on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and are now making their home in Cana, VA.
The couple would like to thank their family and friends who helped to make their big day possible.




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