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Nissa Lucille Harrell and Cameron Daniel Homes, both of Wilson, were married in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony on May 18 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Marty Stebbins and Pastor Gail Skinner officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Hubert Otha Harrell Jr. of Wilson and Amanda Jackson Harrell of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Louise Lamm Harrell and the late Hubert Otha Harrell Sr. of Sims and Norma Massey Jackson of Wilson and the late Leonard Elmer Jackson of Severn, Maryland. She graduated from James Baxter Hunt Jr. High School and North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and East Carolina University with a Master of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders. She is employed with Venture Rehabilitation Group as a speech-language pathologist.

Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Garland Richard Homes Jr. of Wilson. He is the grandson of Isabelle Daniel Homes of Swan Quarter and the late Dr. Garland Richard Homes Sr. of Raleigh and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Linwood Lamm Sr. of Wilson. He graduated from Greenfield School and North Carolina State University with a degree in horticulture. He is the owner of Homes Landscaping Inc.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a trumpet-style gown of ivory lace accented with beaded, scrolled embroidered appliques and featuring a V-shaped neckline, illusion straps and a lace-trimmed illusion open back leading to a lace-edged cathedral train. To complement her attire, she wore a pearl and diamond bracelet given to her as a wedding gift from the groom. For her headpiece, she chose a cathedral-length, cascade-shape veil trimmed with a delicate border of paillette beads subtly highlighting the silhouette of her gown.

Her bouquet of white peonies, avalanche roses, sweet pea, hoary stock, ranunculus bulbs and dendrobium orchids was accented with ferns, eucalyptus and silk ivory ribbon.

Ashley Nicole Tucker of Raleigh was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Isidora Nichols of Clayton; Carley Anne Prenshaw of Hillsborough; Julia Ann Tuttle of Orchard Park, New York; Crystal Kenee Waters of Blacksburg, Virginia; and Katherine Denise Wilson of Wilson.

They wore floor-length peach bellini chiffon gowns designed with a Y-neckline and sweetheart bodice. They carried bouquets of garden roses, avalanche roses, hoary stock and mikado roses tied with silk peach and ivory ribbon.

Church decorations included flowers on the altar given to the glory of God in loving memory of John William Finch III, Hubert Otha Harrell Sr., Dr. Garland Richard Homes Sr., Geraldine Williamson and Harry Linwood Lamm Sr., Leonard David Jackson, Leonard Elmer Jackson and Isabelle Daniel Williamson.

William David Honeycutt of Richmond, Virginia, served as best man.

Groomsmen were Dillon Ross Alvarez of Raleigh; Garland Richard Homes III and Lee Hodges Homes of Wilson, brothers of the groom; Tyler Gregg Lange of Richmond; and Carnes Harper Willhite of Richmond.

Readers were Garland Richard Homes Jr., father of the groom, and B.J. Yelverton, aunt of the bride.

Crucifer was Tanner Timothy McCarthy.

Program attendants were Mary DeGuehery and Kathie Davis.

Directors were Elizabeth McKinney, Carol Putney, Lee Wilhelm and Caroline Poythress.

Wedding music was provided by Dexter Ruffin, organist and pianist; Zack May, cellist; and Dr. Bill Boles, trumpeter.

Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the parents of the groom at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner the night before at their home. An after-rehearsal party followed. Hosts were the groom’s parents, Garland Homes III, Lee Homes, Jim and Deane Heenan, Jack Lamm, Dan Gant, Scott Lamm and Barbara and Brooks Honeycutt.

Earlier that day, a bridesmaids’ luncheon was given at Wilson Country Club by Kim Hill and Lindsey Noulles.

Mr. and Mrs. Homes have returned from a wedding cruise to the Western Caribbean and are making their home in Wilson.

Prenuptial events

Oct. 21: An engagement party was given by the couple’s families at their new home in Wilson.

March 22-24: A bachelor party was hosted by the groomsmen in Richmond.

March 30: A dinner party honoring the couple was hosted by Riddick and Sarah Anne Lamm at their home in Wilson.

April 6: A bridal shower was given at the Leaning Tree hosted by Susan Everett, Joyce Kirby and Mary Ellen Richardson.

April 13: A stock the bar party was hosted by Dillon Alvarez and Lily Driver in Raleigh.

April 27: A cocktail party honoring the couple was hosted by Henry and Betty Lou Walston at their home in Wilson.

May 3: A lingerie shower was hosted by Ashley Tucker in Raleigh.

May 4-5: A Cinco de Mayo-themed bachelorette party titled “No Time to Siesta, It’s Nissa’s Final Fiesta,” was given by the bridesmaids in Raleigh.