Ashley Jean Keesee of Greenville and Gregory Robert Warren of Pittsburgh, Pa., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28, 2012, at 5 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James H. Harry officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth David Keesee Sr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Mrs. Sybil Landrum Keesee and the late Mr. Earl Kenneth Keesee and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Maxwell Herring Sr. of Goldsboro.
She graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh with a bachelor of science degree in social work and a master of science degree in counseling from East Carolina University in Greenville.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marvin Warren of Mount Olive and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Marvin Warren and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wayne Shumate of Goldsboro.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in biology and exercise and sport science. He begins his eighth year as a NFL long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents.
She wore an ivory strapless organza gown enhanced with motifs of pearls and crystals. The gown featured a scoop back and a criss-cross Alencon lace pattern. An encrusted sash with an Austrian crystal and pearl medallion accentuated the waistline. The dress featured a chapel-length train with matching appliques.
She wore her mother’s chapel-length veil, which was adorned with re-embroidered Alencon lace and pearls.
The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white peonies, roses, dendrobium orchids, freesia and Queen Anne’s lace with fresh greenery wrapped with white satin ribbon.
Robin Lear Peacock of Dudley, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Jessica Lamm Bailey of Wilson, Courtney Lauren Chewning of Goldsboro, Pamela Susanne Lewis of Greensboro, Alison Caroline MacDonagh of Sanford and Melanie Lackey Raynor of Wilson, friends of the bride.
Robert Marvin Warren, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Kenneth David Keesee Jr. of Goldsboro, brother of the bride; Michael Stephen Warren of Greenville, brother of the groom; and Daniel Wade Sepulveda of Austin, Texas, John Ashley Whitfield of Mount Olive and Matthew Gregory Wiggins of Dudley, friends of the groom.
Mrs. Jane Walston directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Mr. and Mrs. Bela Nagypal VI, cousins of the bride. Miss Heather Sharpe and Miss Stephanie Sharpe, cousins of the groom, distributed programs.
Mrs. Heather Best, cousin of the bride, was Scripture reader.
A program of wedding music was provided by Alice Campbell, organist; Paige Barwick, violinist; and Miss Jordan Winslow and Mr. Jay Wheeler, vocalists.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a dinner reception and dance at Walnut Creek Country Club.
After a wedding trip to St. Barts and Anguilla, the couple will reside in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner and dance at Goldsboro Country Club.
Events held before the wedding included a dinner at Murphy’s Place restaurant in Goldsboro for the family to meet the groom; an engagement party at the home of Ted and Jewel Ivey in Goldsboro hosted by family and friends; a bridal shower at the home of Allie MacDonagh in Sanford; a bachelor weekend in Virginia Beach, Va.; a bachelorette weekend in Charleston, S.C.; and a bridesmaids’ dinner at the Magnolias restaurant in Charleston, S.C.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on April 29, 2012 1:54 AM