Mooring - House
Brenda LaShay House of Selma and Christopher Blaney Mooring of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 19 at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Justin Thomas officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jerome House of Selma and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Benson, Connie House and the late J.R. House of Selma.
She is a 2000 graduate of North Johnston High School and a 2002 graduate of Johnston Community College with a degree in applied science. She is employed at Johnston Community College as an admission coordinator.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Braswell of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and the late Donald Mooring of Goldsboro and the grandson of Edna Braswell of Fremont and Eliza Odom, the late Charlie Odom and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Mooring of Goldsboro.
He is a 1990 graduate of Rosewood High School and a graduate of Wayne Community College with a degree in forestry. He is employed full-time with the Army National Guard in Smithfield as a sergeant first class.
The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents.
She wore a formal gown of pearl white satin. The strapless princess lined gown featured re-embroidered lace, pearls and sequins with a fitted bodice to the natural waist. The full A-line skirt was enhanced with a trimming of pearls and lace. The semi-cathedral train had two boxed pleats at the back with hand beaded buttons down the bodice, skirt and cathedral train.
Her headpiece was a tiara of freshwater pearls, crystals and rhinestones with a two-tiered white veil accented with freshwater pearls that fell to fingertip-length.
The bride carried a clutch bouquet of Madame Delbond red roses, greenery around the bottom and sheer white ribbon to wrap the stems with pearl beads.
Jessica House of Summerville, S.C., was her sister-in-law’s maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Kim Allen of Benson, Sandy Brinchek of Kenly and Christina Wilson of Four Oaks, friends of the bride; Andrea Mooring of Florida, sister of the groom; and Tracie Smith of Princeton, cousin of the bride.
Eric Bass of Clayton was his friend’s best man.
Groomsmen were Jay House of South Carolina, brother of the bride; Jay Odom of Goldsboro, Alvin Odom of Pikeville and Bill Odom of Kenly, cousins of the groom; and Shane House of Pine Level, cousin of the bride.
Emily House, niece of the bride, and Haleigh Mooring, daughter of the groom, were flower girls. Christopher Blaney Mooring Jr., son of the groom, was ringbearer.
Donna Stephenson, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Mr. and Mrs. Benard Armwood. Tabitha Bass of Clayton, friend of the couple, and Katelyn Edwards of Princeton, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.
A program of wedding music was provided by Sherry Cuddington, Chris Raynor and Phyllis Edwards; and Bonnie Oliver, Randy Heath and Michael Starling, sound technicians.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Randy Heath of Princeton greeted guests. Leon Stevens, cousin of the bride, poured punch. Samantha Stevens, cousin of the bride, served the three-tiered wedding cake. Katelyn Edwards, cousin of the bride, distributed bubbles, love tins and photos of the couple. Randy Heath and Eric Bass said good-byes.
After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Pine Level.
Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette party April 5 in Raleigh hosted by the bridesmaids and a wedding shower March 8 at Grace Baptist Church hosted by the bride’s mother, Connie House, grandmother of the bride, and Lee Perkins, aunt of the bride.
The groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Grace Baptist Church in Princeton.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on June 15, 2008 3:30 AM