Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:09 PM
Elizabeth Danielle Keen and David Lynn Sutton, both of Wilson, exchanged marriage vows April 27 in a 4 p.m. camo themed outdoor ceremony at the couple’s home. The Rev. Leon Morton officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rochelle Woodruff of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Johnny and Brenda Woodruff of Wilson.
The groom is the son of William Joyner of Goldsboro.
Escorted by her grandfather, the bride wore a white princess-style, beaded bodice lace ball gown with a beaded halter neckline and full tulle skirt with satin beaded lace sleeves.
She chose a white lace veil for her headpiece and carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas with the stems wrapped in satin camo ribbon.
The bride wore a pearl necklace belonging to her grandmother and a ring that belonged to her great-grandmother, the late Dillie Williams.
Maid of honor was Jolyn Bass of Wilson, cousin of the bride. She wore a cocoa strapless, short crinkle chiffon dress styled with a cascading front and carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas with the stems wrapped in satin camo ribbon.
Flower girl was Riley Sutton, daughter of the couple. She wore a white tea-length satin dress adorned with a satin camo ribbon sash and carried a small basket of flower petals, scattering the petals down the aisle.
Best man was the groom’s father, who also served as usher.
Jonathan Bass, cousin of the bride, and Benji Godwin, both of Wilson, fired camo shotguns to chime the hour and released pigeons representing faith, love and happiness.
Register and program attendant was Ann Moore of Goldsboro.
Wedding director was the bride’s aunt, Doreen Woodruff Bass of Wilson.
Wedding music was provided by CD, and the song "Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd, was played during the ceremony.
A hand-painted canvas was placed in a chair in loving memory of the bride’s late aunt Patricia "Tootie” Williams.
The wedding bands the couple exchanged were gifts from the groom’s father.
The ceremony was lovingly dedicated to the bride’s grandparents.
Following the ceremony, an outdoor reception was held at the home of the bride’s grandparents with dinner and dancing to music by DJ Jones Party Productions of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Dianne Woodruff of Kernersville, great aunt of the bride, was the cake cutter and server.
On the eve of the ceremony, the rehearsal dinner was also held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Woodruff, hosted by the bride’s mother and aunt.
The newlyweds have made their home in Wilson.
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