12/16/12 — Barwick-Graham

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Mrs. Graham

Tyler Diana Barwick of Mount Olive and Jonathan Earl Graham of Dudley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 3, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at River Lodge of River Landing, with pastor Richard Cuddington officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Ray Barwick Jr. and Debra Dazey Barwick of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Glenda Scott Barwick and the late Kenneth Ray “Pep” Barwick of Mount Olive and the late Marvin T. and Fay Smith Dazey of Mount Olive.

She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Olive College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts. She is employed as president of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce.

The groom is the son of Jeffrey Herbert and Diane Holloman Graham of Dudley and the grandson of Bee J. and Ann Price Lee of Mount Olive and Eugene and Margaret Burch Holloman of Dudley.

He graduated from Mount Olive College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agri-business. He is employed as a technical service representative at Pfizer Animal Health.

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

The bride wore an ivory Alencon lace bridal gown with strapless sweetheart neckline and an elongated bodice. The dress featured a three-tiered tulle skirt with horsehair trim and a chapel train. Accenting the gown was a horsehair belt with organza flowers and crystals worn at the natural waist designed by Lazaro Perez for Tara Keely.

In her hair, she wore an ivory floral hairpiece adorned with crystals and pearls.

The bride carried a rustic bouquet of dahlias, poppies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, peonies and dusty miller. The stems were wrapped in burlap adorned with her maternal grandmother’s cameo.

Heather Bradshaw, Magen Odom and Crystal Yau served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Paige Barwick, Kristen Bass, Hannah Guilliams, Dana Kelman, Beth Overman and Jamison Roberson.

Jeffrey Graham, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Barwick, Hunter Capps, Cole Dawson, Bryce Ficken, Anthony Grady, Wade Graham, Mason Marriner and Phillip Pennington.

Michele Graham, aunt of the groom, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Leslie Barwick, and Sara McLamb and Alyssa Cummings distributed programs.

Sebastian Jackson served as the bride’s “bro of honor” escorting her grandmother and mother down the isle. Musician, Dylan Holton, performed throughout the ceremony.

The bride’s parents hosted a vintage-inspired reception at River Lodge of River Landing, directed by Joanie Bradshaw. Mary Dell and Butch Lewis, Faith Wright, Katie Swinson, Jennifer Sullivan and Ed Bradshaw served as greeters. Blessing the dinner was Gary Tew, and groomsman, Cole Dawson gave the toast. Serving the dessert buffet were Jackie Guy and DeDe Vernon. The celebration was decorated by the loving hands of family and friends.

After a wedding trip to Puerto Rico, the couple will reside in Dudley.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Sleepy Creek Clubhouse Nov. 2, 2012.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ dinner hosted by Sue Beaman and Glenda Barwick with special assistance by Heather Bradshaw and Ginger McQueen at the Ashford Inn in Clinton Oct. 28; a wedding shower given by Sue Beaman, Heather Bradshaw, Eileen Whifield, Aileen Jernigan, Jill Parks, Mary Dell Lewis, Judy Lewis, Debbie Holmes, Becky Phillips, Bettie Smith, Annell Beasley, Susan Godwin and Teresa Foster at Northeast OFWB Church Oct. 21; a wedding shower given by Faith FWB Church under the direction of Roxie Davis Oct. 14; a wedding shower Sept. 23 hosted by the groom’s parents; a bachelorette weekend hosted by Magen Odom, Crystal Yau and Heather Bradshaw in Topsail Beach Sept. 14-16; a bachelor weekend given by friends in Myrtle Beach Sept. 6-9; a room-by-room shower hosted by Kelsea Walters and given by Angie Sanders, Eileen Whitfield, Jill Parks, Jo Brown, Debbie Holmes, Tammy Keel and Lisa Whitfield Aug. 26; a Christmas shower at the home of Heather Bradshaw given by Sara McLamb, Becky Stickland, Alyssa Cummings, Crystal Yau and Jackie Guy Aug. 25.

Jonathan and Tyler would like to thank their family and friends for the love and support shown to them as they begin their lives together.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on December 16, 2012 1:52 AM