Cook - Wadsworth
Melissa Diane Wadsworth and Kip Damion Cook were united in marriage May 22 at 4 p.m.
The Rev. Jimmy Whitfield officiated at the double-ring ceremony at The First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Kenneth and Jean Wadsworth of Goldsboro are parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Wadsworth and Venetia Thorne of Goldsboro, Ophelia Crumpler of Smithfield and the late Marvin Lancaster.
The groom is the son of Robert and Ellen Cook of Bahama. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Cook of Lafayette, Ind., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Omar Snuffer.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a fitted gown of candlelight matte satin with a detachable cathedral-length train defined by beaded embroidery and sequins. It had a square neckline embellished with pearls and iridescent beads and sequins. Beaded embroidery covered the sheer long sleeves and bodice.
For her headpiece, she chose a tiara of rhinestones and pearls accented with a two-tiered cathedral veil with satin banded edging. She carried a hand-tied clutch of peach and white roses.
Kandice Stigge, friend of the bride, was matron of honor. Brenda Bowden, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Gabrielle Lynch of Raleigh, friend of the bride, and Julie Wadsworth, Jennifer Wadsworth and Stephanie Wadsworth of Goldsboro, sisters of the bride.
Robert Cook was his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Brock of Durham, friend of the groom; Jason Fisher of Goldsboro, friend of the couple; Keith Pendergraft of Durham, brother-in-law of the groom; and Brian Wadsworth of Gulfport, Miss., brother of the bride.
Callie Kirchstein, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Austin Alexander, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
Rebecca Kirchstein, aunt of the bride, directed the ceremony. Presiding at the register was Kelly Pendergraft, sister of the groom. Ashley Davis, niece of the bride, distributed programs.
A program of wedding music was provided by Tom Casey, pianist; Jeane Forehand and Robbie Pickens, vocalists; and Kent Taylor, sound technician.
After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Raleigh.
The bride is a 1991 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 1998 graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College. She is employed as a software engineer with SoftPro Corp. of Raleigh.
The groom graduated from Cresset Christian Academy in 1990 and Wayne Community College in 1995. He is employed as a Kodak S&S operations planner with Qualex Inc. of Durham.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church ministry training center. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Boyette greeted guests. Phyllis Ostheim and Pat Taylor cut the wedding cake. Frankie Wadsworth, aunt of the bride, poured tea and punch.
On May 21, the groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the church fellowship hall.
The bride’s mother held a bridesmaids’ luncheon May 15 at the Royal Tea Rooms. The bride chose this time to present gifts to her attendants.
On May 1, Kandice Taylor, Julie Wadsworth, Jennifer Wadsworth and Stephanie Wadsworth held a lingerie shower at the home of the bride’s mother.
By David Rouse
Published in Weddings on May 23, 2004 11:48 AM