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Mrs. Holmes

Margaret Miller Leonard and Daniel Ray Holmes exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Andrew Ross Clark and the Rev. William Jason Leonard, brother of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Wiley Leonard and Margaret Jernigan Leonard of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Mrs. William Henry Leonard, III and the late Mr. Leonard of New Bern and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams Jernigan of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Wayne Country Day School, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish and a magna cum laude graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority’s Eta Alpha chapter. She was a North Carolina Nursing Scholar and member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in the cardiac ICU at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Holmes of Goldsboro and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Delmus Wendell Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Rommie Brock of Goldsboro.

He is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School. He attended Wayne Community and Pitt Community colleges. He is employed as an outside salesman at Eastern Aluminum Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She bride wore a bridal gown of light ivory silk taffeta. It had a fitted natural waist with ballgown design and a sweetheart neckline with cathedral-length train.

Her headpiece was a cathedral-length lace mantilla.

Joy Riggan Leonard of Goldsboro was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor, while Grace Martin Franklin of Raleigh was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Livermore Ferrone of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Jennifer Morgan Long and Emily Paul Southerland of Goldsboro and Sarah Beth Rose of Charlotte, friends of the bride.

William Ray Holmes was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Matthew Starkey Leonard of Goldsboro, brother of the bride; and Marc Brendan Lutcavage of Raleigh, John Majette Seegars and Hunter Lee Steed of Greenville and Maxwell Jeffreys Weaver of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Isabelle Williams Doss directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Jeremy Thompson, organist, and Paige Barwick, violinist.

Ginger Cox Nunn and Matthew Weathers Steed were Scripture readers. Presiding at the register was Susan Dunlap Stackhouse. Emery Donald Ivey and Jeffrey Paul Nunn distributed programs.

Following the ceremony, the bride and her family hosted a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brashear and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Stackhouse greeted guests.

After their wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included an engagement party at the Maxwell Farm hosted by family and friends; a kitchen and tool shower in Greenville hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Steed and Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Flemming; a bridal brunch at the home of Grace Franklin and Grace Martin Franklin of Raleigh hosted by Mrs. Franklin and Ms. Franklin; and a bridesmaids’ luncheon at the home of Jacque Seegars hosted by Mary Ann Parker, Mrs. Seegars and Kathryn Spicer.

The groom and his family hosted a rehearsal dinner Sept. 23 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on October 16, 2011 1:52 AM