Strickland, Walton exchange vows in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE – Allison Diane Strickland and Jonathan Paul Walton were married on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC.
Allison is the daughter of Susie and Danny Johnson of Kill Devil Hills and Charles W. Strickland Jr. and Kathy Whitley of Rich Square. She is the granddaughter of Wingate Strickland and the late Peggy Strickland and the late Ashley and Alice Bolton, all of Rich Square.
Jon is the son of Robert and Sol Walton of Orlando, Florida. He is the grandson of Ludy Nodalo, and the late Mr. & Mrs. Jim Walton of Orange City, Florida.
Rev. Bob Rogers, Pastor of Rich Square Baptist Church, officiated at the ceremony.
Debbie Warmack of Rich Square served as Wedding Director.
Ashleigh Rose Strickland of Greenville served as her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Allison Davis Satterfield, Kristen Nickle, Ally Shope, Melissa Benedict, Liz Frenzel Kelpin, and Corey Sharpe, friends and college roommates of the bride.
Robert Walton, father of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Nick Rose, Dustin Moore, Brad Sullivan,
Matt Botts, and Terry Ziemke, friends and college roommates of the groom.
Wedding music, “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” ” Crazy Love” and “You’re the One” was provided by soloist,
Henrique Viana. Caroline Warmack read the poem “My Love” by Linda Lee Elrod.
Wedding greeters were Courtney McClellan and Whitney Turner.
Following the wedding and reception the couple left for their honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The couple will make their home in Charlotte.
Jon is employed as a Broker with E-Trade Financial and Allison works as a Senior Operations Specialist with LPL
Financial in Charlotte.
An engagement boat party was hosted by Ally Shope, Ashleigh Strickland, Corey Sharpe, Melissa Benedict and Kristin Nickle among numerous other hosts in September.
An engagement dinner party was hosted in October by Johnnie and Jen Grosso at their home.
A Kitchen Shower/Brunch was hosted by Whitney Turner, Ally Shope, Corey Sharpe and Melissa Benedict in Charlotte on May 7.
A Cookout/Shower was held in Rich Square on May 14. It was hosted by Charles Strickland and Kathy Whitley, Bill and Debbie Warmack, Eugene and Opal Brown, Winston and Gayle Hollingsworth, Gary and Pat Fields, Cliff Murphy and Joy Ferguson, Tony and Angel Terry, Jim and Casey Liverman, and Billy and Angie Lassiter.
A Bachelor’s weekend was held in Las Vegas over the first weekend in May.
A Bachelorette’s weekend was hosted by Ashleigh Strickland, sister of the bride, in Charleston, SC, May 28-31.
An after rehearsal dinner/party was held at Jack Beagle’s Pub in Charlotte. It was hosted by the parents of the groom, Bob and Sol Walton.
A Bridesmaid’s Brunch was held on Saturday, June 11, at the home of the bride. Rosie Jernigan of Elm Grove and Jennifer Bolton of Wilmington, aunts of the bride, were the hostesses.