Wimbush - Sauls
WHEATON, Md. — Barbara Ann Sauls of Alexandria, Va., and Geoffery Lee Wimbush exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 9 at noon at Brookside Gardens, with the Rev. Byron Sichert officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Macie Sauls and the late Richard Sauls of Goldsboro.
She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She retired from the federal government with 33 years of service. She is a certified public accountant in Virginia and is employed as an independent contractor with Primerica Financial Services.
The groom is the son of Edna Wimbush and the late James Wimbush of Alexandria, Va. He is owner of a recycling company in Alexandria and La Plata, Md.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her brother, Richard R. Sauls.
She wore an ivory satin gown accented with crystal beads and clusters of pearls. The A-line gown had a laced sweetheart neckline and lace appliqués scattered throughout the back and front of the skirt with lace trim along the hemline. The gown had a detachable train with buttons down the back of the dress.
Her headpiece was a French net birdcage veil held by pearl hair combs.
The bride carried a bouquet of purple calla lilies tied with white ribbon.
Sonseeahray Hopkins of Gaithersburg, Md., was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Debra Carlisle of Goldsboro, niece of the bride, and Mary Allder of Alexandria, sister of the groom.
David Wimbush of Silver Spring, Md., was his brother’s best man.
Isaac Billingsley of Alexandria was the groomsman.
Ushers were Daniel Rogers, Ellyott Jackson and Alfred Taylor of Baltimore, Md., nephews of the bride.
Tiffany Dexter directed the wedding. Linda Bowden of Raleigh, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.
Samuel Sauls of Goldsboro, brother of bride, gave the opening prayer.
Demetria Thomas of Dumfries, Va., friend of the bride, was Scripture reader. Linda Surles of Alexandria, friend of the bride, performed the rose ceremony.
A program of wedding music was provided by Lionel Jackson, nephew of bride, pianist; Ellyott Jackson, vocalist; and Chris Dunn, guitarist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Mansion on O Street in Washington D.C.
After a wedding trip to Los Angeles, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev., the couple resides in Alexandria.
Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette weekend March 7 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by Debra Carlisle and a bridal shower April 4 in Alexandria hosted by the bridesmaids and Lillie Newman, sister of the bride.
The couple held the rehearsal dinner May 8 at the Hilton Washington D.C./Silver Spring.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on June 7, 2009 2:02 AM