Renfrow - Howell
Mary Paige Howell and Brandon Patrick Renfrow exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 26 at 6 p.m. at Princeton Church of God, with the Rev. Barry Stallings and pastor Ramon Mizell officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jay and Debby Howell of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Lee and Helen Lancaster, the late Emma Lou Lancaster and the late Johnnie G. and Mary Alice Howell of Pikeville.
She is a 2001 honor graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2005 and 2009 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Arts degree in elementary education. She attended Pitt Community College. She is employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Princeton Elementary School.
The groom is the son of Jan and Pat Renfrow of Princeton and the grandson of Hilda Renfrow and the late Alton Renfrow of Princeton and Etta Jones and the late Algie Jones of Nashville.
He is a 1998 graduate of Princeton High School, a 2002 graduate of Wayne Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree and a 2009 graduate of Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice administration. He is employed with the State Bureau of Investigation in Garner.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a formal strapless white satin gown. The fitted bodice was beaded and embroidered with crystals. The neckline and waistline were enhanced with satin bands. The A-line skirt was adorned with the same bead and crystal embroidery on the hemline and down the center of the chapel-length train. The sides and back of the skirt had box pleating.
Her headpiece was a white shoulder-length veil trimmed in crystals.
The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white and pink roses and ruscus wrapped in white ribbon accented with pearls.
Trudi Rast of Pikeville was her sister’s matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Tracey Phillips of Princeton, sister of the groom; Lori Renfrow of Smithfield, sister-in-law of the groom; and Mindy Lane of Pikeville and Lettie Lawrence of Rocky Mount, friends of the couple.
Jan Renfrow was his son’s best man.
Groomsmen were Jay Renfrow of Smithfield, brother of the groom; Matt Rast of Pikeville, brother-in-law of the bride; Seth Phillips of Princeton, brother-in-law of the groom; and Jason Rowe of Clayton, friend of the couple.
Honorary groomsmen were Joey Lancaster of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride, and Van Baldwin of Princeton, Chris Barnes of Chapel Hill and Ryan Hayes and Sean Phillips of Wilson, friends of the couple.
Junior groomsmen were Drew Phillips of Princeton and Sean Phillips of Wilson, friends of the couple.
Meredith Wooten, friend of the couple, was flower girl. Anna-Kate Renfrow, niece of the groom, was honorary flower girl. Luke Phillips, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.
Treva Howell of Goldsboro, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding, assisted by Tina McIntyre of Raleigh, friend of the couple. Tara Hester of Princeton was coordinator. Presiding at the register were Mike and Paula Wooten of Princeton, friends of the couple. Camille and Claire Howell of Raleigh, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.
A program of wedding music was provided by Lisa Jones, pianist, and Tracey Phillips, Lettie Lawrence and Jay Renfrow, vocalists.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church. Michael Price, friend of the couple, was announcer. Pam Aycock was director, assisted by Holly Martin. Mike and Paula Wooten greeted guests. Wesley and Shelby Matthews, uncle and aunt of the groom, said good-byes. Terri Lancaster, aunt of the bride, and Lori Lancaster, cousin of the bride, served the wedding cake. Ina Jones and Elaine Jones, aunts of the groom, poured punch.
After their wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Pikeville.
Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous wedding shower April 18 at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church hosted by friends; a wedding shower brunch April 24 at the home of Thesia Howell cohosted by Jan Tucker, Anne Gurley and Amy Fisher; a lingerie shower May 15 at the home of Trudi Rast, sister of the bride, cohosted by Holly Martin, Tina McIntyre, Treva Howell, Mindy Lane, Yvonne Purnell, Polly Norris and the bride’s mother; a bachelor weekend May 9 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by friends of the groom; a bachelorette weekend June 12 in Atlantic Beach hosted by Trudi Rast, sister of the bride; a recipe shower June 14 hosted by co-workers of the bride at Princeton Elementary School; a bridal luncheon June 18 at Something Different Cafe in Wilson hosted by Ina Jones, Elaine Jones, Tracie Jones and Shelby Matthews, aunts of the groom, Treva Howell, aunt of the bride, and the bride’s mother, during which time the bride chose to present gifts to her attendants; a surprise pool party at Lake View Pool House hosted by Ginger Massengill, Christy Cox and parents and players on Princeton Middle School girl’s conference champion softball team; and a handyman, kitchen, gadget and ice cream party at the home of Paula Wooten cohosted by Tracey Phillips, sister of the groom.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner June 25 at Lane Tree Golf Club. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on June 27, 2010 1:51 AM