Jones - Westbrook
Jenny Anne Westbrook and Porter Allen Jones of Grantham exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bentonville, with the Rev. Ray Smelzer Jr. officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Westbrook of Bentonville and the granddaughter of Nellie Thornton Westbrook and the late James Worth Westbrook of Bentonville and Estaline Tew Bass and the late Etheridge Waylon Bass of Clinton.
She is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in social work and a 2009 graduate of FSU with a master’s degree in social work. She is employed as a social worker with Hospice of Wake County.
The groom is the son of Allen Jones of Goldsboro and Gail Jones Minchew of Grantham and the grandson of the late Ralph Neilly Jones of Kinston and Carroll and Ruby Porter of Grantham.
He is a 2007 graduate of Johnston Community College with a degree in graphic design and attends Mount Olive College for a degree in management of information systems. He is employed as a draftsman with Hog Slat of Newton Grove.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a couture bridal gown of ivory silk organza with a strapless neckline and a mermaid silhouette. It was pleated throughout and featured a sweep train. The dress was belted with an ivory organza sash of handmade jeweled flowers at the waist.
Her headpiece was a fingertip veil of ivory tulle.
The bride carried a white clutch of white hydrangeas, cymbidium orchids and garden roses wrapped with a piece of embroidered satin from her mother’s wedding dress.
Emily Westbrook Thornton was her sister’s matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Audrey Westbrook and Annah Schwartz of Raleigh, cousins of the bride, Mary Beth Thompson of Clayton and Candice Phillips of Newton Grove.
Marshall Jones was his brother’s best man.
Groomsmen were Wil Wynn of Clayton, Loren Thornton of Bentonville, Rand Ingram of Goldsboro and James Vickory of Mount Olive.
Cecilia Gregory of Lillington directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Steve and Lynette Bryan of Grantham.
Sarah Schwartz, cousin of the bride, was the reader.
A program of wedding music was provided by Sherry Baysa of Dunn, pianist, and Natalie Tart of Newton Grove, vocalist.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the home of Worth and Kay Westbrook of Bentonville.
After their wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Bentonville.
Events held before the ceremony included a Christmas shower hosted by the bride’s sister; an engagement party hosted by the brides’ family; a miscellaneous shower hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bride’s luncheon hosted by the Tew cousins of Salemburg; a miscellaneous shower hosted by friends and family from Ebenezer United Methodist; a wedding luncheon hosted by the Tart/Warren family of Newton Grove; a miscellaneous shower hosted by friends and family from Jordans Chapel Baptist; a bridesmaids’ luncheon hosted by Janet Lee, aunt of the bride, and her grandmother; a lingerie shower hosted by bride’s family; a tool shower hosted by the groom’s uncle; a bachelorette weekend in Charlotte; and a bachelor’s weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the groom’s uncle, Sam Porter.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on October 30, 2011 1:50 AM