Smith, Vinson exchange wedding vows

Published 10:31 am Thursday, July 28, 2011

PINK HILL – Brandy Maria Smith of Pink Hill and Michael Jessup Vinson of Woodland were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. June 25, 2011, at Sandy Plain Original Free Will Baptist Church in Pink Hill.

The Rev. David Smith officiated the ceremony.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Smith of Pink Hill. She is the granddaughter of Roma Lou Smith of Pink Hill and the late David Earl Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Casteen of Cabot, Arkansas.

The bride is also the honorary niece of Brenda Herring of Pink Hill and Dill Smith of Kenansville

The bride is a graduate of East Duplin High School and East Carolina University with a Master’s degree in Social Work.

The groom is the son of  Lensey Vinson of Conway and Susan Vinson-Greene of Wilmington. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Jessup, who lived in George, Mr. and Mrs. James Vinson Sr., who lived in Murfreesboro.

A graduate of Northampton High School-East and Wilson Community College, he is employed with Averitt Express in Greenville.

Following a wedding trip to Antigua the couple resides in Blounts Creek.

The bride chose to wear a white gown by designer Oleg Cassini.  The gown was a draped satin bodice with slightly dropped waist featuring beaded embroidered detail, a ball gown skirt with an allover beaded chapel lace train.  Her veil was a one-tier, chapel length with pencil edging.

Danyell Rouse of Albertson was the matron of honor and Krystal Smith of Warsaw was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cheyenne Vinson of Wilmington, Kaitlyn King of Albertson, Sabrina Sandlin Kennedy of Warsaw and Jennifer Vinson Hobbs of Wilmington.

Junior bridesmaids were Haleigh Casteen of Chinquapin and Jessup Hobbs of Wilmington.

Chloe Casteen of Deep Run and Katie Vinson of Rich Square were the flower girls.

The groom’s son, Bill Vinson of Wilmington, served as the best man. The groomsmen were Lensey Vinson of Conway, Kelly Vinson of Rich Square, Walter Jessup of Fountain, Michael Paul Casteen of Deep Run, and Mike Hobbs of Wilmington.

The Junior Groomsmen were Buddy Rouse of Albertson and Cole Hobbs of Wilmington

The ring bearers were Tanner Rouse of Albertson and Levi Vinson of Murfreesboro

Music was provided by Lynn Rogers, pianist/soloist; and vocalists, Tammi Smith, Madelon Smith, and JoAnna Smith Mathias all of Pink Hill

The wedding was directed by Nell Rogers of Pink Hill

Program/Register attendant was Angela Casteen of Deep Run


Following the ceremony, a reception was given at the Mad Boar Restaurant for an evening of food and dancing.

On Feb. 5, an engagement party was given at the Duplin Country Club.

On Feb. 20, a Pampered Chef shower was hosted by Sandy Smith, Krystal Smith, Angela Casteen and Danyell Rouse at her home.

On April 10, a bridal shower was hosted by family and friends at Smith Presbyterian Church

On June 10, a lingerie shower was hosted by friends

On June 10-12, a fun weekend in Charleston, S.C. was hosted by Krystal Smith

On June 24, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by Susan Vinson-Greene at Sandy Plain Original Free Will Baptist Church in Pink Hill.