Boone, White unite in marriage
WINTON – April Nicole Boone and Tommy Lee White Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Winton Baptist Church.
The Rev. Joseph Futrell performed the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of George Boone Sr. of Newsome, Va. and Ashby and Terri Blythe of Franklin, Va. She is the granddaughter of Jane Boone and Val and Howard Boone, all of Franklin, Va.
The groom is the son of Tommy and Angie White of Ahoskie. He is the grandson of Larry and Brenda Lyles of Halifax, Hardy Hedgepeth of Eure, Maggie Benson of Ahoskie and Tommy and Virgie White of Murfreesboro.
The bride was escorted and presented in marriage by her father.
She wore a silk taffeta chapel length gown, accented throughout the bodice with pink rose appliqués and around the hem of the dress. The train of the dress was covered with fine sheer material with pink appliqués accented with pink ribbon. She carried a bouquet of full white and pink roses wrapped in white silk ribbon. She wore a diamond tiara.
The bride’s sister, Jennifer Reason of Murfreesboro, served as the matron of honor.
Bridesmaids wore chiffon sheer pink strapless tea length dresses accented with sequins and jewels. They carried arm bouquets of pink roses accented with flowing pink ribbon.
The bridesmaids were Rebekah Bracy of Ahoskie, Ashley Brooks of Franklin, Va. and Nichole Deberry of Halifax, aunt of the groom. The flower girl was Ezra Omega Nicole Deberry, daughter of Grady and Nichole Deberry of Halifax.
Tommy Lee White Sr. served as his son’s best man.
Groomsmen were Thomas Williams, uncle of the groom, Joshua White, brother of the groom, and Matthew Johnson, all of Ahoskie.
The ring bearer was Brandon Barmer, son of the bride, of Franklin, Va. He pulled his baby brother, Tommy Lee White III, down the aisle in a decorated wagon.
Linda Johnson, godmother to the groom, was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
The pianist was Lori Belangia of Ahoskie.
Soloists were Lori Belangia, who sang “God Bless the Broken Road,” and Linda Johnson of Ahoskie, who sang “From this Moment On” as the unity sand was poured.
A reception, given by Linda Johnson and the groom’s parents, was held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony. There, a three-tier cake topped with two encased glass hearts and decorated with pink roses and pearls was served.
Reception attendants were Victoria White of Ahoskie, Crystal Allen of Kelford and Lori Belangia of Ahoskie.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at the church fellowship hall the evening prior to the wedding.
The couple took their honeymoon trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
A bridal shower was given by the Ahoskie Church of God Ladies Auxiliary on August 21.
A bridesmaids dinner and surprise lingerie shower for the bride was given by Linda Johnson and Angie White on September 4.