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Mrs. Byrd

Stacey Marie Thompson and Christopher David Byrd exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club, with the Rev. Terry Dennis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thompson of Princeton and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Etheridge of Goldsboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Thompson of Princeton.

She is a 2002 graduate of Princeton High School, a 2005 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a 2007 graduate of East Carolina University with a master’s degree in library science. She will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The groom is the son of Angie Shelly and Gerald Byrd of Augusta, Ga., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. David Byrd of Selma and Mary Stanley and the late Refus Stanley of Smithfield.

He is a 2002 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School and 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial distribution and logistics. He is employed with Eagle Transport of Greensboro.

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

She wore a strapless white wedding gown with a beaded bodice. The skirt had a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a crystal and pearl tiara.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of lavender and pink roses.

Ashley Pittman of Knightdale was matron of honor, while Lisa Thompson of Raleigh, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Marie Stanley, cousin of the groom, and Susan Snead of Rocky Mount, Amy Proseus of Greenville, Kristy Kennedy of Thomasville and Brandi Carney of Sharpsburg, friends of the bride.

Gerald Byrd was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Josh Thompson of Raleigh, brother of the bride, and Matt Cecil of Greenville, Nick Pittman of Knightdale, Nick Carney of Sharpsburg, Blake Davis of Selma and Seth Horton of Greenville, friends of the groom.

Jessica Hoyle directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Debbie Yelverton.

A program of wedding music was provided by Matt Gillette, vocalist, and Rick Thornton.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner and dance reception.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal tea Aug. 4 hosted by Nancy Etheridge and Melba Walker; a bachelor party Aug. 3 hosted by the groomsmen; a bachelorette weekend July 20 at Baden Lake hosted by Kristy Kennedy; a floating shower June 9 at Branch Chapel Church hosted by aunts of the groom; and a miscellaneous bridal shower June 3 hosted by aunts and cousins of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 3 at Lane Tree Golf Club.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on August 12, 2007 3:30 AM