Sunday, December 23, 2012 8:59 PM
Lynn Davis and Michael Aycock, both of Wilson, exchanged marriage vows Saturday, Nov. 10 in a 3 o’clock ceremony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Emerald Isle. The Rev. Melvin Barnette of Wilson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Naomi Davis of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank King of Fort Myers, Fla. The bride is a graduate of Barton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in religion and philosophy. She is a Broker with First Wilson Properties and works with her family at Tommy Davis Construction Company of Wilson.
The groom is the son of Steve and Ann Aycock of Stantonsburg. He is the grandson of the late Vernon and Martha Yelverton Aycock of Stantonsburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Privette of Wilson. He graduated from Wilson Community College and is owner and operator of Aycock Transmission and Auto Service in Wilson.
Escorted by her father and mother, the bride wore a Sherry Hill full-length fitted V-neck design that included glittering sequins and silver palettes that followed the entire length of the gown including a sweep train. To complete the look, the bride wore a white feather stole that was a gift from her parents.
For her headpiece, the bride chose a custom designed wedding top hat that was made of luxurious silver embroidered shantung silk with a swath of ivory bridal veiling and included a silk rose taken from the mother of the bride’s wedding dress worn in 1965.
The bride carried an original contemporary design bouquet, consisting of flowing variegated purple orchids with peacock feathers, white roses, brilliant chartreuse accents and ornate silver and pearl frames with pictures of her beloved brother, the late Scott Davis, her wonderful grandparents and her precious Versace Davis.
Junior bridesmaids were Lauren Boone and Lyndsey Boone of Roanoke, Va., godchildren of the bride. They wore matching magenta gowns and diamond necklaces, earrings and tiaras. Each bridesmaid released a cluster of eight balloons in memory of Scott Davis, Versace Davis and the bride and groom’s grandparents, and as the clusters drifted upward they suddenly united and drifted away together, helping set the tone for the wedding ceremony.
Honorary attendants were Deputy Sheriff Tommy Boone and wife Angela of Roanoke, Va.; USMC retired 1st Sgt. Bobby Pitchford and wife Kristy of Jacksonville; USMC retired 1st Sgt. Brian Deuel of Morehead City; Jeremy Aycock of Wilson; and Crystal Williams of Sims.
Wedding music was provided by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean breaking on the shoreline and saxophonist Richard Lawton.
Following the ceremony, a reception was given at the beach house by the bride and groom.
Connie L. Williams, aunt of the bride, served as honorary cake cutter.
The bride and groom’s first dance was to a special saxophone rendition of "When a Man Loves a Woman.”
On the eve of the wedding, the bride’s parents hosted a dinner at the beach house to welcome family and friends to Emerald Isle and in honor of the bride and groom.
A planned honeymoon to Fiji will be taken at a later date.