Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:10 PM
Rachel Nicole Brown of Elm City and Kevin Wayne Whitley of Wilson exchanged marriage vows April 27 in a 2 p.m. ceremony at Stantonsburg Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Patsy Jones officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Landis and Debbie Brown of Elm City. She is the granddaughter of Lloyd Ray Davis of Wilson and the late Rachel Hooks and the late Hubert L. Brown and Magdalene Brown of Kenly. She graduated from Fike High School and attended Wilson Community College and is the after school care director at Elm City Elementary with Wilson County Schools.
The groom is the son of Debbie Marlowe Whitley of Wilson and Wayne and Teresa Whitley of Smithfield. He is the grandson of Dorothy and Donnie Walston of Stantonsburg, the late Jesse Lee Whitley and the late Carlton and Dixie Marlowe. He graduated from Beddingfield High School and is a tubing operator for Bridgestone.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line gown designed with a beaded top and sweetheart neckline.
She carried a bouquet of white roses and wore a jeweled barrette in her hair.
Maid of honor was Erin DePriest of Elm City.
Bridesmaid was Kayla Provo of Gastonia.
Bridal attendants wore begonia-colored, one-strap, knee-length dresses and carried hand-tied bouquets of white roses. The stems were wrapped in white ribbon.
Flower girls were Hannah and Sierra Vasquez of Fayettville, cousins of the bride. They wore white and black one-strap dresses and carried white baskets filled with rose petals.
Best man was the groom’s twin brother, Jesse Whitley of Elm City.
Groomsman was Justin Whitley of Lucama.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Wedgewood Golf Course, given by the bride’s parents, who were assisted by Judy Rasberry.
On the eve of the wedding, the rehearsal dinner was held at Stantonsburg Pentecostal Holiness Church, hosted by the groom’s mother.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Maggie Valley. They are making their home in Wilson.
A bridal shower was given at Stantonsburg Pentecostal Holiness Church by family and friends.
A bridal shower was given at the couple’s future home by the groom’s mother, Teresa E. Walston, Brenda W. King and Edith M. Marlowe.