Freeman-Stephenson exchange vows

Published 9:57 am Thursday, March 1, 2012

AHOSKIE – Erick Damont Stephenson and Latoya Cherrelle Freeman were married Oct. 1, 2011 at New Ahoskie Baptist Church. An evening reception at Quinton’s Restaurant and Lounge following the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of  Curtis A. Freeman, Sr. and Sharon B. Freeman. She is the granddaughter of Mammie Brooks and Mary Rankins and the late Otis Brooks, Sarah Freeman and Douglas Reynolds.

The groom is the son of Reuben Stephenson, Jr. and Patricia Stephenson. He is the grandson of Shirley Ellis, Marshall Rook, Fannie Mae Stephenson and Reuben Stephenson, Sr.

Serving as bridesmaids were Ana Monge (Matron of Honor) of Winston-Salem, Tameka Boone of Fairfax, VA,

Christal Blenman of Charlotte, Rafaela Brasil of Greensboro, Candace Brown of Raleigh, Ashley Dunn of Greensboro, Apollonia Eley of Greensboro, Cheryl Melton of Rocky Mount, Keisha Stephenson (sister of the groom) of Richmond, VA and Victoria Ijames of Winston-Salem.

Jaida Stephenson (daughter of the groom) served as a junior bridesmaid.

Groomsmen were Derick Stephenson (Best Man and brother of the groom) of Reynoldsburg, OH, Cortez Eley of California, Eric Felton of Richmond, VA, Curtis Freeman Jr. of Ahoskie, Wallace Lee Jr. of Murfreesboro, Micah Mason of Raleigh, Dexter Moore of Rocky Mount, Antonio Rook of Elizabeth City, Damian Vaughan of Greensboro and Perrendous Vaughan of Murfreesboro.

Flower girls were Lehmonei Boone (cousin of the groom), Destiny Flythe (cousin of the bride) and Tytionnia Smith ( god daughter of the bride).

Demetric Wiggins Jr. (nephew of the groom) was the ring bearer.

Charlene Dickens (the bride’s aunt) served as Directress.

Wedding decorations were courtesy of Charlene Dickens and Laura Trivino.

The bride chose an ivory royal silk satin Simone Carvalli gown with a mermaid silhouette and a strapless sweetheart neckline. The bodice was embellished with Swarovski crystals with a chapel length train.

Latoya attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture. The bride attended graduate school at Cambridge College where she received her Master of Management degree.   Latoya works at Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the Early College Liaison.

Erick attended Elizabeth City State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Erick works for Uplift Comprehensive Services as a Qualified Professional.

The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.