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Steele - Bryant

Mrs. Steele

April Dashon Bryant became the wife of Reginald Dewayne Steele of Fayetteville Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.

Apostle Walter L. Barbour officiated at the double-ring ceremony at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Enlisted Club.

Parents of the bride are Marion M. and Addie C. Bryant of Dudley. She is the granddaughter of Samuel and Lillie Bryant and Lillian Cain of Dudley.

The groom is the son of Earnestine Steele of Pearl, Miss., and Tobe and Sebrina Sayles of Jackson, Miss. He is the grandson of Jimmy Clark Sr. of Oakland, Calif.

Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a traditional strapless A-line gown of white matte satin embellished with embroidered designs of silver metallic threads, clear Swarovski crystals, sequins and iridescent beading adorned in an array of floret and star clusters around the top of the square neckline cascading onto the back and front bodice touching the princess waist and embellishments flowing down onto the edging of each side and the center front pleat of the flared skirt to the hemline. The satin-covered buttons started at the top of the back neckline and ran down to the end of the chapel train. The gown was accessorized with an organza shawl with the same embroidery and embellishments on each end.

For her headpiece, she chose a crown tiara of white with silver adorned in a scalloped arrangement of Austrian crystals and rhinestones. The detachable elbow-length veil of white shimmering illusion was edged with white seed pearls. She also wore earrings and a necklace. She carried a cascading silk bouquet of ivory gardenias tinted with touches of wine, sprays of white and gold calla lilies, baby’s breath, clusters of greenery and streamers of ivory.

Lowanda Shearod, sister of the bride, and Leah Wooten, friend of the bride, were matrons of honor. Shanitha Yelverton, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Felisha Cheadle of Texas, friend of the bride, and Tamika Deloatch of Fayetteville, sister of the bride.

Joshua Steele of Pearl, cousin of the groom, and Tobe Sayles of Pearl, brother of the groom, were best men. Ushers were Bennie Cain Jr. of Durham, uncle of the bride, and Christopher Simms of Norfolk, Va., cousin of the bride.

Kayruth Cain and Rochelle Williams, aunts of the bride, and Mary Wilson, Irene Banks and Mattie Thompson, aunts of the groom, were honorary bridesmaids.

Tyana Deloatch and Aniyah Yelverton of Brandon, Miss., nieces of the bride, were flower girls.

Shekinah Bryant was the junior bride. Erick Watson, cousin of the groom, was Bible carrier.

George Cain II, cousin of the bride was the junior groom.

Robin Armond, friend of the bride, and the bride’s mother directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Sandra Billups, aunt of the bride, and Katrina Daniels, cousin of the groom. Laverne Simms, aunt of the bride, and Ashley Harvey, cousin of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Octavia Armond and Tonya Barbour, friends of the bride, and Myra Raynor, aunt of the bride, vocalists.

After a wedding trip to Virginia Beach, Va., the couple will reside in Fayetteville.

The bride is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She attended Fayetteville State University. She is employed as a Army specialist training NCO with HHD 32nd Medlog Bn.

The groom graduated from Pearl High School. He attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He is employed as a medical supply specialist with HHD 32nd Medlog Bn.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson AFB Enlisted Club. Robin Armond, friend of the bride, and Tonya Taylor, cousin of the groom, cut and served the wedding cake. Ebonie Steele and Anna Steele, cousins of the groom, presided at the gift table. Gwen Aultman, friend of the bride, was mistress of ceremonies. K-Sean Shearod and Kyrie Shearod, nephews of the bride, distributed souvenirs.

On Aug. 27, the bridesmaids held a bachelorette party at Jameson Inn.

The bridesmaids held a lingerie party Aug. 8 at Madison Restaurant.

By David Rouse
Published in Weddings on August 29, 2004 10:16 AM