WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Desiree Marie Wemmering and Matthew James Graham of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a private double-ring beach ceremony May 16, with the Rev. Dave Fishman officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tracy and Helen Wemmering of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Fred and Leyota Wemmering of Fayetteville and Sam Warner of Florida.
She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and attends Wayne Community College.
The groom is the son of Betty Jean Capps of Goldsboro and Terry Graham of Grantham, the grandson of Charlie and Katie Mitchell and the late Lonnie Capps of Goldsboro and Challie Graham and the late Edward James Graham of Grantham and the great-grandson of Evelyn Graham and the late Lester James Graham of Newton Grove.
He is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College. He has been accepted by the U.S. Marine Corps and will be leaving for Parris Island, S.C.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a white satin A-line halter dress with pearl accents and a pearl headpiece.
Sarah Fishman of Mount Olive was her friend’s matron of honor.
Chris Cushion of Goldsboro was his friend’s best man.
A sand ceremony was held, representing the joining of the couple’s love for each other through God’s guidance.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach.
After their wedding trip to Carolina Beach, the couple will reside in Goldsboro.
Events held before the wedding included a floating wedding shower at New Hope Church of God in Goldsboro hosted by Jean Capps, Katie Mitchell, Lydia Capps, Renee Capps, Bertha Woodard, Jean Jones, Karen Sellars and Patsy Newcomb.
A rehearsal dinner was held at Olive Garden in Wilmington.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on August 2, 2009 2:01 AM