Perry, Baker exchange vows, Oct. 3

Published 5:31 pm Saturday, November 13, 2010

RICH SQUARE – Brittany Renee’ Perry and Jay Benjamin Baker exchanged wedding vows during a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Grace Baptist Church near Rich Square.

The bride is the daughter of Donald and Pamela Perry of Rich Square. She is the maternal granddaughter of the late Virginia Parker Taylor of Faison’s Old Tavern and the paternal granddaughter of Joseph (Gashouse) Perry Sr. of Rich Square and the late Joyce Mizelle Perry.

Mrs. Jay Benjamin Baker

The bridegroom is the son of Joey and Danielle Baker of Rich Square. He is the maternal grandson of Daisy Warren of Murfreesboro and the late Daniel Lee Warren and the paternal grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baker of Rich Square.

Pastor Charles Lockwood of Grace Baptist Church performed the nuptial ceremony.

A program of wedding music was provided by pianist Myrna Perry of Rich Square and soloist Floyd Jenkins of Conway.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father and grandfather, the bride wore a satin A-line gown. It featured a tank style bodice with a flattering sweetheart neckline accented with beaded embroidery. Her headpiece was a tierra with white pearls and rhinestones accompanied by a white, finger tipped length veil. She carried red roses and white calla lilies with greenery and baby’s breath.

Kiesha Bowlin of Rich Square, best friend of the bride, served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Barnes of Woodland, Amelia Brown of Rich Square, Sarah Beth Phillips of Woodland, all friends of the bride, and Jennifer Sykes and Kelly Sykes, both of Conway and cousins of the bride.

Gracie Baker of Rich Square, cousin of the groom, served as the flower girl. Nathaniel Miller of Conway, good friend of the bride and groom, served as the ring bearer.

David Baker of Roxobel, brother of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Joey Baker of Rich Square, father of the groom, Jeb Bennett of Cullowhee, Jay Duncan of Galatia, Chase Vaughan of Roxobel, all friends of the groom, and Justin Williford of Rich Square, cousin of the groom.

Isadora (Dodo) Johnson of Jackson, friend of the bride, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Jessica Ellis, cousin of the groom, served as program and guest attendant.

A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held following the ceremony at the Roxobel Community Building.

The bride is a 2010 graduate of Northeast Academy and is furthering her education at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville.

The groom is a 2008 graduate of Northeast Academy. He graduated as a PFC in 2009 from the U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp in Parris Island, SC and also graduated from Military Police training at Fort Leonard Hood, Missouri. He is currently stationed in Jacksonville as a LCPL of the U.S. Marine Corps Military Police.

After a honeymoon trip to Pilot Mountain, NC, the couple is residing in Jacksonville.


After-rehearsal diner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at the Fellowship Hall of Grace Baptist Church.

Oct. 2 – a bridesmaid’s luncheon was held at Tavern 125 in Murfreesboro hosted by Beth Phillips and Julie Sykes.

Sept. 18 – a bridal brunch shower was held at the Jackson United Methodist Church Education Building hosted by Sonee Hasty, Dodo Johnson, Erin White and Jamie Stroud.

Sept. 18 – a “His & Her” cook-out was held at the Rich Square Volunteer Fire Department hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Greg Best, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williford, Mr. and Mrs. David Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Beam, Mr. and Mrs. Johnathan Morris, Jackie Williford, Cindy Vaughan and Clara Parker.