Campbell - Parker
MOUNT OLIVE — Kelly Diana Parker and Chase Lee Campbell exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 27 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Atwood and the Rev. Christopher Turner officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Parker of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Beatrice Best Thornton, the late Kirby Howard Thornton, Ruth Martin Parker and the late Louis Outlaw Parker of Mount Olive.
She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She was presented at the 2003 Debutante Ball. She is employed as a certified echocardiography at Raleigh-Durham Medical Group-Cardiology.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Douglas Hobson and Dwight Lee Campbell of Shelby and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hutchins and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bradley of Ellenboro, Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell of Hollis and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hobson of Russellville, Ohio.
He is a graduate of Shelby High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a minor in biology. He attends the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a formal strapless gown of embroidered ivory Alencon lace over pearl satin. The bodice had a dropped waistline that flowed into an A-line skirt. Embellishments of crystals and sequins decorated the back of the gown and along the sweetheart neckline. A semi-cathedral train trimmed with matching crystals, seed pearls and sequins complemented the gown. She also wore an heirloom diamond watch given to her by her late aunt, Margaret Martin.
The bride carried a clutch bouquet of ivory roses, white cymbidium orchids, freesia, tulips, green miniature hydrangeas and hypericum berries encircled with variegated greenery wrapped in ivory satin ribbon.
Michele Leigh Parker of Garner was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Robin Leer Peacock of Roanoke, Va., Heather Suzanne Beaman and Kristina Kelley Joyner of Mount Olive, friends of the bride, and Bridget Gail Parvin of Mount Olive, cousin of the bride.
Clay Christopher Campbell of Raleigh was his brother’s best man.
Groomsmen were Dwight Lee Campbell, father of the groom; Dr. Harry Douglas Hobson, stepfather of the groom; Alexander Douglas Hobson of Shelby, stepbrother of the groom; Dustin Patrick Byers of Ellenboro, cousin of the groom; and Wesley Preston Parker of Garner, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Andrew Alan Davenport of Durham, James Pascal Norris and Matthew Salazar Surrusco of Carrboro, friends of the groom.
Honorary bridesmaids were Natalie Parvin Griffin of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Ashley Parvin Jackson of Mount Olive, cousins of the bride.
Anna Elizabeth Draughon of Fayetteville, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Dylan Compton Draughon of Fayetteville, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.
Margaret Ann Parvin of Mount Olive, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jenny Leigh Grady of Mount Olive, friend of the bride. Jessica Leigh Best of Mount Olive, friend of the bride, distributed orders of worship.
A program of wedding music was provided by Stan Benton of Clinton, organist; Jimmy Martin of Goldsboro, vocalist; and Paige Vickory Barwick of Mount Olive, friend of the couple, and Carolina Thornton Sutton and Cameron Elizabeth Sutton of Clinton, cousins of the bride, violinists.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a dinner and dance reception at Walnut Creek County Club. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Norman Ricks III of Mount Olive, friends of the family and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Sheldon Price of Ellenboro, uncle and aunt of the groom, greeted guests. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kinder of Raleigh, cousins of the bride, presiding at the register. Judith Thornton Griffin of Clinton, aunt of the bride, and Shirley Scarborough Lee of Buies Creek, cousin of the bride, served the wedding cake. Sarah Michael Hutchins, cousin of the groom, distributed rice bags. Karen Thornton Sutton of Clinton was director, assisted by Susan Sanderson Lasater and Sue Jackson Beaman of Mount Olive.
After a wedding trip to Kaua’i, Hawaii, the couple resides in Durham.
Events held before the wedding included Christmas shower Dec. 14 at Mount Olive College’s Murphy Center hosted by Wanda Hardison, Susan Lasater, Verlie Reeves, Donna Ricks and Linda Warren; a dinner party March 7 at The Gondola Restaurant in Shelby hosted by Dee Campbell; a miscellaneous shower March 7 at Big Springs Baptist Church in Hollis hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Don Campbell, Carol Clary and Mandy Taylor; a backyard barbecue April 18 at the home of Annette and Doug Hobson; a tool and garden shower April 18 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hobson hosted by Sara Bradley, Mary Hutchins, Sherry Price, Wanda Rogers and Stephanie Taylor; a miscellaneous shower May 3 at First Baptist Church’s Christian life center in Mount Olive; a brunch and monogram party May 16 at Murphy’s Restaurant hosted by Paige Barwick, Heather and Sue Beaman, Kathy and Jessica Best, Susie Bundy, Kristi Joyner, Marie Kelley and Robin Peacock; a dinner party May 31 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Baldwin hosted by the Baldwins and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Shackelford; a pig picking June 6 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sutton of Clinton hosted by the Suttons, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Jones, Judith Griffin and Beatrice Thornton; a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 7 at Walnut Creek Country Club hosted by Shelby Benton, Selena Bennett, Shirley Lee, Ruth Parker and Margaret Ann Parvin during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a bachelorette party June 13 and 14 at Bella Trio Day Spa in Durham and dinner at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill hosted by Michele Parker; and a floating breakfast June 27 at Mount Olive Sleep Inn hosted by Scottie Bryan, Mary Jo Lambert, Jennifer Sykes, Kathy Turner and Sharon Turner.
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hobson and Dwight Lee Campbell hosted a rehearsal dinner June 26 at the Country Squire Restaurant in Kenansville. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on June 28, 2009 2:01 AM