Sunday, March 03, 2013 7:13 PM
Megan Elizabeth Nichols and Charles Vincent Lively II, both of Wilson, exchanged marriage vows Saturday in a 4 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church of Wilson. The Rev. David K. Allen, brother-in-law of the bride and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Albert Joseph Nichols Jr. of Wilson and Leslie W. and Elizabeth Tippett Cox of Louisburg. She is the granddaughter of Lloyd and Mildred Tippett of Tarboro and the late A.J. and Mary Grey Nichols of Wilson. She graduated from Fike High School and Campbell University and is marketing director for Veer Right Management Group.
The groom is the son of Betty Jo Lively of Wilson and the late Charles Vincent Lively. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Lively of Wilson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Burnice Sherman Currin of Fayetteville. He graduated from Beddingfield High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an insurance agent for Farm Bureau.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white petite chiffon, A-line strapless gown fashioned with beaded lace, capped sleeves and an empire waist. The back of the gown had a beaded lace detail from the waist to hem. She wore a garter given to her by the groom’s sisters.
For her headpiece, she chose a veil with beaded lace detail that matched her gown.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, white roses and calla lilies. She attached her twin sister’s locket to the bouquet that included photos in memory of her late best friend, Rebekah Lynn Anders, and paternal grandparents.
Matron of honor was Maria Nichols Allen, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were April McAnelly Christian; Renee Hawley, sister of the groom; Tamela Lively, sister of the groom; Candace Nichols, sister-in-law of the bride; Bramley Reynolds, cousin of the bride; and Elizabeth Sherrod, sister of the groom.
The bridal attendants wore short, pick-up dresses in marine blue styled with a strapless form fitting bodice.
Flower girl was Madelyn Grace Reynolds.
The best man space was left open in honor of the late Charles Vincent Lively, father of the groom. The groom wore a pendant with a photo of his late father on his boutonniere, given to him by the bride.
Groomsmen were Tyler Goff; Ryan Howard; Bradd Nichols, brother of the bride; Justin Savesky; Travis Sherrod, brother-in-law of the groom; and Brent Simon, brother-in-law of the groom.
Ring bearer was Joseph Reed Nichols, son of the bride.
Honorary attendants were Adam and Kiersten Chesson, Matthew Chesson, Melissa Denton, Christy Proctor, Tripp Vaughan, Tracy Wellington and Buzz Wilkinson.
Register attendant was Anna Belle Warenda.
Program attendant was Paige Hottovy Chesson.
Wedding director was Karen Mercer.
Wedding music was provided by vocalist Travis Sherrod, brother-in-law of the groom; violinist Patricia Tessnear; organist Casey Whaley; guitarist Bradd Nichols, brother of the bride; vocalist Kere Talovic; and trumpeter Christopher Serina.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Wilson Arts Center hosted by the bride’s parents.
Greeters of the reception included Tracy Tippett Latta and Debbie Tippett Hockaday.
Cake cutters were Marsha Miller, Betsy Smith and Charlene Miller.
On the eve of the wedding, the rehearsal dinner was held at Beefmastor Inn hosted by Betty Jo Lively.
A bridesmaids’ brunch was held Friday, hosted by Lynn Beamon Anders at her home.
The couple will take a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, and will live in Wilson.
An engagement party was held Jan. 1 at Carolina Cheese Company, hosted by friends of the couple.