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KINSTON — Amy Michelle Holton Smith of Goldsboro and Ronald David Wells II of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at Queen Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Hewitt officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Orville Paul Holton of Vanceboro and Cynthia Ann Koonce Johnson of Grifton, the stepdaughter of Linwood Johnson and Lynda Holton and the granddaughter of Ollie Estelle Oakley, the late Paul Wesley Holton and the late Mitchell and Flora Lilly Hainey Koonce of New Bern.

She attended South Lenoir High School and Lenoir Community College and is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in special education and a concentration in psychology and early childhood credentials pre-kindergarten through third at Edcombe-Nash Mental Health. She is employed as an exceptional children’s English/history teacher at Southern Wayne High School.

The groom is the son of Ronald David and Ann Margaret Caudle Wells of Greensboro and the grandson of the late James Aurthur and Birdie Handy Wells of Danville, Va., and Margaret Caudle and the late John Caudle of Greensboro.

He attended New Bern High School and East Carolina University’s construction management program and is a graduate of Craven Community College with an Associate of Science degree in electrical engineering. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.

The bride was escorted by her father.

She wore a formal white medieval-style dress with a chapel-length train. It was satin with chiffon overlay embellished with clear luminous beads and sequins embroidered with white satin forget-me-nots. The neckline was sheer, beaded and draped across the shoulders. The sleeves were long, sheer, beaded and embroidered chiffon draped from the elbow.

Her headpiece was blue satin roses with a veil that was cinched at the back with white satin roses.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink roses.

Carla Stevens Pearce was matron of honor, while Keri O’Donnell Worrell was maid of honor.

Ronald David Wells was his son’s best man.

Jed Watson, friend of the couple, was the groomsman.

Ushers were Christopher Ruff, friend of the couple; Linwood Johnson, stepfather of the bride; and Paul Holton, father of the bride.

Aylish Lillian Smith was the junior bridesmaid.

Alexander James Wells was ringbearer.

Angela Eubank Becton directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kayla Lynn James. Christina Brianne Worrell distributed programs.

Joseph Arunski and Brandon Holton were acolytes.

A program of wedding music was provided by Maebelle White, vocalist; Jacob Mewborn, organist; and Katie Dixon, special music.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the garden house at Frenchman’s Creek at Kinstonian Family Restaurant.

After a wedding trip to Kill Devil Hills and the Outer Banks, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Pearce of Princeton hosted by the Pearces and a groom’s party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Johnson hosted by Eric Holton, brother of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Kinstonian Family Restaurant.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on December 9, 2007 3:30 AM