Boggs-Hoggard exchange vows

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, February 26, 2013

LAKELAND, FL – Marianne Boggs and Joseph Hoggard exchanged vows on Saturday February 2, 2013 on the lawn of the Rocking H Ranch in Lakeland, Florida.

The bride is the daughter of Melba and Tom Boggs of Lakeland and the groom is the son of Brenda and Henderson Hoggard of Askewville, NC.

Rev. Wallace Phillips, pastor of The Carpenter Shop Church in Ahoskie, officiated.

Guests were greeted as they arrived by Haven Hoggard, niece of the groom, of Askewville and Aiden Broomfield, nephew of the bride, of Lakeland, FL.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoggard

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoggard

Dara Broomfield of Lakeland, sister of the bride, served as her sister’s Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were Caellan Curtis, friend of the bride of Lakeland, Amber Cook, friend of the bride of bride of Lakeland, Caroline Frankenburger, friend of the bride, of Tampa and Stephanie Stewart, sister of the groom, of BelhavenNC.

Junior bridesmaids were Fiona Broomfield and Skye Broomfield, Nieces of the bride, of Lakeland.

Henderson Hoggard served as his son’s Best Man. Groomsmen were Greg Hoggard, brother of the groom, of Askewville, Wally McCue, David Rees and Mark Toledo, friends of the groom, all of Lakeland.

Junior Groomsmen were Colton Hoggard of Askewville and Samuel Stewart of Belhaven, nephews of the groom. Ring Bearer was Noah Stewart of Belhaven, nephew of the groom.

The bride wore a white lace gown with a fitted skirt. The dress bodice and her chapel length train were encrusted with rhinestones and crystals. She carried a bouquet of fuchsia and cream roses.

She walked down the aisle alone but was preceded by her two daughters, Ava and Adalynn who served as her flower girls. They wore white dresses with Navy sashes and dropped fuchsia and cream rose petals for their mother to walk on.

Her attendants wore knee length Navy lace dresses and carried fuchsia roses.

Immediately following the ceremony guests were invited to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres by the pool.

The reception was held on the lawn in an area covered by large moss draped trees. Chandeliers hung from the trees and gave the area a fairy tail setting. The tables were draped with fuchsia and navy linens and adorned with lovely arrangements of fuchsia and ivory roses.

Guests were offered five themed food stations which included a Florida station and a North Carolina Station. The Florida station offered crab cakes, shrimp cocktails and alligator bites. The North Carolina Station, of course, offered barbecue and a sweet potato bar.

Dance music was provided live by the “Sofa Kings”.

The bride and groom danced their first dance as husband and wife to the song, “Amazing Grace”.

After a wedding trip to Jamaica the couple will reside in Lakeland.



December 29, 2012: Meet and Greet at the home of Brenda and Henderson given by the groom’s family.

January 5, 2013: Meet and Greet at Grassland Country Club in Lakeland given by the bride’s family.

January 31, 2013: dinner party given at “Abuelos” by the bride’s parents.

February 1, 2013: rehearsal dinner given by friends of the groom and his parents.

February 1, 2013: Lingerie shower given by friends of the bride.