Edwards - Smith
Hannah Danielle Smith and Jonathan Daniel Edwards exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at Goldsboro Worship Center, with the Rev. Donald Morris Smith Jr. of Manning, S.C., uncle of the bride; and the Rev. Ronnie Bradford of Hillsboro, uncle of the groom, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Stan and Donna Smith of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Doug and Mae Smith and Donnie and Bootsie Smith of Goldsboro.
She is a 2002 graduate of Pathway Christian Academy and a 2005 graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in early childhood education. She is employed as a first-grade teacher assistant at Tommys Road Elementary School.
The groom is the son of Danny Edwards and Angie McRoberts of Goldsboro and the grandson of Louise Edawrds and the late Amos L. Edwards of Goldsboro and Billy and Lettie Thornton of Grantham.
He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2001 and Wayne Community College in 2004 with an Associate in Arts Degree. He is employed as a parts salesman at Edwards Truck Service.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a white Italian matte satin gown with a sleeveless scoop neckline and a faux corset accented by hand beading. The beaded lace Basque waistline led to a full bias-cut long floor length skirt with a border of the same dimensional lace. The back of the gown mirrored the front. The cathedral-length train had an inset of strips of braid-like pearl hand beading and a border of Venise lace.
Her headpiece was a mid-length back two-layered veil accented with pearls attached to a crystal tiara.
The bride carried a cascading bouquet of blue hydrangeas, yellow roses and ivy.
Misty Deese served her cousin as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Amy Brock and Rachel Ham of Lexington, S.C., cousins of the groom; Sonja Ginn, aunt of the bride; and Brooke Smith and Jessica Smith of Manning, cousins of the bride.
Danny Edwards was his son’s best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Brock and Josh Ham of Lexington, cousins of the groom, and Matt Bartlett, Jeff Deese and Morgan Keel, friends of the groom.
Honorary bridesmaids were Elizabeth Barbato, Amanda Barley, LeighAnn Bartlett, Lauren Delgadillo and Ashley Worthington, friends of the bride, and Kara Smith, cousin of the bride.
Josh Edwards, cousin of the groom, was the junior groomsman.
Adayah Ginn and Jadah Ginn, cousins of the bride, were flower girls.
Misty Deese directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Erica Smith, Danielle Smith and Caitlyn Smith, cousins of the bride.
Kaleb Ginn, cousin of the bride, and Sarah Ham, cousin of the groom, distributed programs. Haley and Madison Jones and McKenzie Hinson distributed bubbles.
Special helpers were Lynda Hinson, Debbie Ham, Paige Hinson, Ce Ce Thornton, Susan Scott, Teresa Peele and Deb Martin.
A program of wedding music was provided by Gay Coker, pianist; Matt Bartlett, Jeff Deese and Sonja Ginn, vocalists; and the bride and her father.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Southern Wayne Country Club. Robert Lee and Pauline Smith, uncle and aunt of the bride, greeted guests. Diane Brock and Jaunita Smith, aunts of the couple, served the wedding cake. Teresa Corbett, friend of the couple, and Lynn Smith, aunt of the bride, poured punch.
After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Goldsboro.
Events held before the wedding included a surprise Christmas shower Sept. 12 hosted by the bride’s school class; a bachelorette shower Aug. 26 at the home of Sonja Ginn hosted by friends and family; a bridal luncheon Aug. 12 at the home of Lettie Thornton, grandmother of the groom, hosted by the couple’s mothers and family and the bride chose this time to present gifts to her attendants; a miscellaneous shower July 22 at First Pentecostal Holiness Church hosted by the bride’s family; a pantry shower July 1 at Black Jack Church hosted by the groom’s family; and a miscellaneous shower June 11 at Coker Memorial Church hosted by the groom’s family.
The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner at Goldsboro Worship Center.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on September 17, 2006 3:36 AM