Mitchell - Hinnant
Rashaunte’ La Val Hinnant and Charles Iyon Mitchell were united in marriage Saturday, June 5 at 5 p.m.
The Rev. William Barber II officiated at the double-ring ceremony at Greenleaf Christian Church.
Norman L. and Gladwyn H. Uzzell of Goldsboro are parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of the late Percy and Eloise Hinnant, the late Robert L. Uzzell and the late Margaret M. Uzzell of Goldsboro.
The groom is the son of Jacquenette B. Mitchell of Goldsboro and Charles Mitchell of Murfreesboro. He is the grandson of the late Alfred B. Barnes and Mary Lee Barnes of Goldsboro and the late Clarence Mitchell and the Anna Lee Mitchell of Murfreesboro.
Presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a white formal gown of royal satin and tulle with a strapless bodice with beading and sequins at the waist. The full tulle skirt had beading and sequins that diminished as they neared the hemline.
For her headpiece, she chose a rhinestone and sequin tiara with a two-tiered cathedral-length veil. She carried an English clutch bouquet of fresh peonies and Anna roses accented with variegated foliage.
Rakia Dynee’ Hinnant of Goldsboro, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lee Mitchell of Goldsboro, sister of the groom, and Keisha Rock of Morrisville, Vanessa Raynor of Greenville and Kevonne Holloway of New Jersey, college friends of the bride.
AnShawan Lewis of Maryland was his cousin’s best man. Groomsmen were Omar Newman of Durham, James O’Neal of Virginia and Marcus Curry of Tennessee, college friends of the groom, and Galen Parks of Goldsboro, friend of the groom. Ushers were William Washington of Carrboro, David Spaulding of Durham, Robert Williamson of Charlotte and Jamie Burroughs of Morrisville, college friends of the groom.
Zoe Brewer of Durham and Tamiah Jones of Greensboro, friends of the couple, were flower girls. William Ohmnesis of Goldsboro was ring bearer.
Imani Oliver of Goldsboro, niece of the groom, was bell ringer.
Bernetta Davis, godmother of the bride, directed the ceremony.
A program of wedding music was provided by Gregory Horton, organist; Melanie Young, harpist; and Gary Barnes Jr. and Melvin Hinnant, vocalists.
After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Durham.
The bride is a graduate of Goldsboro High School and North Carolina Central University with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood development and family relations and a master’s of science degree in family and consumer science. She is employed as distance education coordinator for the department of human sciences at North Carolina Central University.
The groom graduated from Eastern Wayne High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of arts degree in geography. He attends North Carolina Central University of a master’s degree in educational technology. He is employed at North Carolina Central University as a research associate.
Following the ceremony, a buffet reception was held at Goldsboro Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Herring II of Goldsboro, friends of the bride, greeted guests. Aunts of the groom and the bride’s mother said good-byes.
Out-of-town guests were from California, Washington, Tennessee, Virginia, New Jersey, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Murfreesboro.
On June 4, the groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner at the home of Gannett Barnes, aunt of the groom. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.
Co-workers of the couple held a luncheon and honeymoon shower May 27 at Tripp’s of Durham.
On May 23, Brandi Hamlin and Omar Newman, friends of the couple, held a couple’s cookout at the Newman home.
Lee Mitchell, sister of the groom, held a lingerie shower May 22 at the Royal Tea Rooms.
On May 16, aunts of the groom held a “fine things” shower at the home of Jeri Barnes.
The bride’s mother and sister held a Pampered Chef and miscellaneous shower May 15 at the home of Rochelle Herring.
On May 7, the groomsmen and ushers held a bachelor weekend in Charlotte.
By David Rouse
Published in Weddings on June 6, 2004 11:36 AM