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Welch - Sellers

Mrs. Welch

Deborah Hodgin Sellers and Wade Dean Welch of Daytona Beach, Fla., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at Goldsboro Friends Church, with the Rev. David Brindle officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hodgin Sr. of Goldsboro and the gra snddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James R. Powell Sr. of Mount Olive and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gurney E. Hodgin of Goldsboro.

She is a 1977 graduate of Goldsboro High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is employed as manager of Aries Formal Wear.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Osroe Wade Welch of High Point and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George A. Petty of High Point and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Welch of Rockingham.

He is a 1976 graduate of Allen Jay High School in High Point and Davidson Community College in Lexington. He is employed as a sales associate with Jon Hall Chevrolet of Daytona Beach.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her children and parents.

She wore a strapless A-line gown of ivory matte satin trimmed with silver beading and crystals. The princes bodice had a pleated skirt and a semi-cathedral train embellished with dimensional beading and embroidery with Swarovski beads and crystals. She wore pearl earrings and a pearl necklace given to her at birth by her aunt.

Her headpiece was a tiara of Swarovski beads and crystals with an ivory detachable fingertip veil of silk illusion edged with satin ribbon.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white Virginia roses centered with an orchid, pearls, greenery, ribbons and a flower rosette of ivory lace from her grandmother’s bridal trousseau.

Jeanne Anders Hodgin of Goldsboro was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor, while Breanna Kiersten Welch of Daytona Beach, daughter of the groom, was maid of honor.

Darlene Holley of Greensboro, sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid.

Osroe Wade Welch was his son’s best man. Ushers were George E. Hodgin Jr. of Goldsboro, brother of the bride; George E. Hodgin III of Goldsboro, nephew of the bride; and Steve Holley of Greensboro, brother-in-law of the groom.

Junior bridesmaids were Danielle Sellers and Deanna Sellers of Goldsboro, daughters of the bride, and Sarah Hodgin of Goldsboro, niece of the bride.

Dr. Genevieve H. Gay of Goldsboro, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Marjorie Rose Powell of Mount Olive, aunt of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Linda Smith, organist and pianist, and Harold Hill of Goldsboro, friends of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Lovie Powell McKeel, cousin of the bride served the four-tiered white wedding cake with rosettes and pearl sprays. Becky Hill, friend of the bride, poured punch.

The couple will take a wedding trip next month to Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Maui, Hawaii. They reside in Goldsboro and Daytona Beach.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding bell brunch Jan. 20 at Goldsboro Country Club hosted by Dr. Genevieve H. Gay, aunt of the bride, and Jeanne Anders Hodgin, sister-in-law of the bride, and a dinner Jan. 7 at the home of George and Jeanne Hodgin.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Jan. 19 at Goldsboro Country Club.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on March 4, 2007 3:31 AM