Khrystal Ann Whitfield of Smithfield and Russell David Sayer II of Smithfield exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 1, 2019, at half past five at Northeast Free Will Baptist Church in Mount Olive, with the Rev. Dr. Joshua Whitfield, cousin of the bride, and the Rev. Mickey Whitfield, uncle of the bride, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Whitfield of Mount Olive. She is the granddaughter of Earl and Doris Whitley of Mount Olive and the late B.R. and Inez Whitfield of Mount Olive.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of Spring Creek High School. She attended East Carolina University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2014. She is employed as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at WakeMed Hospital.
The groom is the son of Russell and Wanda Sayer of Arden. He is the grandson of Nancy Sayer of Greenwood, S.C., the late Robert Norris Sayer, Cecil Ivey of St. Paul’s and Mary Ivey of Lumberton.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Lumberton High School. He attended North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Ag Business Management degree in 2009, and graduated in 2016 from Cape Fear Community College with an electrical systems degree. He is employed with Duke Progress Energy as a relay technician.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
The bride wore an elegant form-fitting Allure gown featuring English net woven with delicate lace appliques along the neckline and atop an inner layer of satin. A sweetheart bodice peeked out from beneath a sheer illusion V-neckline, which was trimmed in intricate beading. The beadwork lined the illusion tank straps and continued down the open scoop back, which was trimmed in panels of translucent embroidered fabric. A sheer overlay continued down the length of the gown and past the trailing train, culminating in a lace-trimmed hemline. A row of covered buttons trailed down the back of the gown to the end of the chapel-length train.
The bride worn a beautiful one-layer fingertip-length veil. The veil included beaded Alencon lace.
She carried a bouquet of differing shades of pink dahlias and mixed roses in a bed of hydrangeas colored with eucalyptus and Italian ruscus adorned with hot pink ribbon. Inside her bouquet, the bride placed a blue rose from her mother’s bouquet.
Mrs. Lauryn Godwin of Elizabethtown, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor, and Miss Ashley ReBarker of Dunn, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Samantha Brown of the Outer Banks, Miss Erin White of Florida and Miss Samantha Henke of Raleigh, friends of the bride.
The flower girls were Miss Callie Whitfield and Miss Madelyn Whitfield of Mount Olive, cousins of the bride.
Bentley Whitfield, was best little man, Yorkie puppy of the couple.
Mr. Russell Sayer, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Aaron Motsinger of Raleigh, Mr. Paul Dunn of Four Oaks and Mr. Ryan Godwin of Elizabethtown, friends of the groom, and Mr. Zachary Whitfield of Mount Olive, brother of the bride.
Mrs. Robin Hall directed the wedding, and Miss Samantha Woodson presided at the register and distributed programs.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Mr. Kevin Mooring, pianist, and Mrs. Brandi Worth, vocalist.
A reception of dinner and dancing hosted by the bride’s parents was held at the Big Barn following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Corey Dixon greeted guest.
After a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Smithfield.
A rehearsal dinner, given by the parents of the groom, was held at the Big Barn Friday evening.
Events held before the wedding included an “I do” barbecue hosted by parents of the bride at the home of the bride’s parents; a bachelorette weekend in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by the bridesmaids; a miscellaneous shower hosted by friends at the home of Sue Beamon; a miscellaneous shower hosted by family at the bride’s church; a shower hosted by co-workers of the bride; a monogram shower hosted by friends of the couple; a bachelor weekend in Florida hosted by the groomsmen; and a bridesmaids’ luncheon hosted by Jenny Whitfield, aunt of the bride, Susan Smith and Reagan Whitfield at the home of Jenny Whitfield.