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Tiffany Lynne Matthews and Jarrett Thomas Thorne, both of Morehead City, exchanged marriage vows March 16 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at One Harbor Church of Beaufort. The Rev. Israel Campbell of New Beginnings Church in Wilson officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Lee Matthews Jr. of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Pridgen Leach of Wilson and the late Harold L. Leach and the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Lee Matthews Sr. of Wilson. She graduated from Beddingfield High School and magna cum laude from Barton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She received her teaching certificate in exceptional children’s education from East Carolina University and an Associate Degree in nursing from Wilson Community College. She is a registered nurse at Carteret General Hospital.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Thomas Thorne of Newport. He is the grandson of Doris Thorne of Wilson and the late William Thomas Thorne and Mr. and Mrs. Coy Crosby of Wilson. He graduated from Ralph L. Fike High School and attended Lenoir Rhyne College and North Carolina State University. He is the owner and CEO of Southland Outfitters, Inc.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a single-strapped, sweetheart charmeause gown in soft white, featuring a ruched bodice, side drape and pick-up skirt and embellished with pearl and crystal appliques which complemented her Austrian crystal and silver headband. Her gown was highlighted by a satin Malibu sash and sweep train.

She carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses, daises, lily of the valley, anthurium, forsythia, stephanotis, wisteria, and fern fashioned in shades of yellow, turquoise and white.

Matron of honor was Elizabeth Seagroves of Wilson.

Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Cole of Honolulu; Haley Rice of Emerald Isle; and Misti Ellis, Cambron Farris, Rebecca Johnson, Jennifer Parker and DeShanta Smith, all of Wilson.

Bridal attendants wore knee-length, strapless dresses of Malibu chiffon and carried hand-tied bouquets of roses, lilies, daises, stephanotis and floral greenery in shades of yellow, turquoise and white, accented with a yellow bow and streamers.

Best man was the groom’s father.

Groomsmen were Brice Edward Eatmon III of Nags Head, Brij Verma of Raleigh; William Jones of Swansboro; David Hare of Wilson; Michael Andrew Thompson of Raleigh; Gene Winstead Thomas III of Wilson, cousin of the groom; and Robeson Canady of Greenville.

The program attendants, Madeline Marie Rice and Ava Eric Rice, the bride’s goddaughter, wore yellow and white dresses complemented by white headbands adorned with chiffon bows. They carried white baskets accented by yellow and turquoise bows and white rosettes.

Register attendant was Erin Leigh Corbett of Wilson, cousin of the bride.

Wedding director was Mrs. Mike Anders of Wilson.

Wedding music was provided by violinist Maura Kropke.

A poem was recited by Philip Lee Matthews of St. Louis, Mo., brother of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at SEaLAH on the oceanfront at Pine Knoll Shores hosted by the bride’s parents. Guests were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Tim Nichols of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith of Elizabethtown. Entertainment was provided by vocalist/guitarist Terry Bonner with Joshua Sauls on keyboard.

The rehearsal dinner was held at The Country Club of the Crystal Coast at Pine Knoll Shores hosted by the groom’s parents.

A bridesmaids’ luncheon was held the day before the wedding at SEaLAH, hosted by Philip Matthews and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Matthews.

The couple took a wedding trip to Nosara, Costa Rica.


Pre-nuptial events:

Oct. 27: An engagement dinner was given at the Blue Grass Barn by Wanda and Mike Beasley, Eve and Coy Crosby, Janell and Cliff Crosby, Lisa and Craig Hunter, Dorothy Leach, Charles and Honeybun Matthews, Julie and Lee Matthews, Diane and Gene Thomas, Doris Thorne, and Pam and Ronny Thorne. The pig-pickin’ was followed by live music provided by singer-guitarist Terry Bonner and by the band Triple Wide.

Feb. 10: A Pampered Chef shower was hosted by friends of the bride at the home of Cambron Farris.

Feb. 15: A shower was hosted by the night staff of the Carteret General Emergency Department.

Feb. 16: A bridal shower was hosted by Mrs. Mike Anders and Mrs. Tim Nichols in the fellowship hall of Grace Baptist Church.

Feb. 22-24: The bride’s attendants honored her with a shower during their bachelorette weekend at Sugar Mountain.

November: The groom, with his attendants and friends, shared a bachelors’ weekend in Live Oak, Fla., at the Bear Creek Music Festival.
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