Moffatt - Kauffman
ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Daisy Janell Kauffman and Richard Ballard Moffatt III were married July 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Pastor Duane Erickson officiated at the double-ring ceremony at Russell Baptist Church.
Parents of the bride are Mark and Betty Kauffman of Orange Park. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Lizzie Yoder of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and the late Henry and Alma Kauffmann of Mt. Eaton, Ohio.
Parents of the groom are Richard II and Carol Moffatt of Goldsboro. He is the grandson of Richard and Doris Mathany and the late Richard and Virginia Moffatt of Goldsboro and Blaney and Josephine Jennette of Grantham.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless gown with a lace overlay enhanced by pearls, sequins and seed beads. A sweep train and corset enclosure completed the gown in back.
For her headpiece, she chose a double-tiered shoulder-length veil of silk illusion with sequined edging. She carried a rounded hand-tied bouquet of hot pink roses and carnations and blue delphinium accented with pearl insets tied with sheer ribbon with a bow at the top.
Michelle Fuson of Cleveland, Tenn., college roommate of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Karena Kauffman of Snellville, Ga., Melissa Bearden of Aurora, Ill, and Julian Kauffman of Orange Park, sisters of the bride, and Ruth Mann and Nicole Kaniki of Cleveland and Jessica Fields of Sugar Hill, Ga., friends of the bride.
Richard Moffatt II was his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Joel Meyer of Los Angeles, Calif., Matthew Fuson and Jeremy Mann of Cleveland, Nick Stillwell of Asheville and Erik Iverson of Black Mountain, friends of the groom, and Richard Motes, brother-in-law of the groom. Ushers were Serge Kaniki of Cleveland and Nathan Fields of Sugar Hill, friends of the groom, and James Bearden of Aurora, brother-in-law of the bride.
Virginia Motes and Sarah Motes, nieces of the groom, were flower girls. Zebedee Motes, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.
Catherine Picton directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Sierra Hobbs and Rachel Lowe.
A program of wedding music was provided by Matthew Fuson, pianist and vocalist, and Jeremy Mann, guitarist and vocalist.
After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Cleveland.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Clay High School of Florida and a magna cum laude graduate of Lee University of Tennessee with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society.
The groom graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1999 and Montreat College in 2003 with a bachelor of arts degree in Bible and religion with a concentration in youth ministry. He attends graduate school at Lee University for a master of arts degree in theological studies. He is employed by Lee University as a graduate assistant and an officer in the department of campus safety.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Ravines Country Club of Middleburg, Fla.
On July 29, the groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Cypress Club of Orange Park.
The best man held a bachelor party July 29 at Aromas Wine and Cigar Bar of Ponte Vedra, Fla.
On July 28, the bride and her mother held a bridesmaids’ luncheon at the home of the bride.
The bride’s sisters held a lingerie shower July 27 at the home of the bride.
On June 7, the bride’s aunts and cousins held a bridal shower in Sugarcreek.
The groom’s parents held a pig picking June 4 at First Presbyterian Church’s gym.
On June 4, the groom’s aunts and cousins held a home and garden shower.
Friends of the couple held a couple’s shower April 22 in Cleveland.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on July 31, 2005 3:30 AM