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Michelle Lee Davis, Matthew Brandon Conner wed
SoVaNow.com / October 10, 2012Michelle Lee Davis, daughter of Randy and Teressa Davis of Virgilina, and Matthew Brandon Conner, son of Doug and Brenda Conner of Scottsburg, were united in marriage on Aug. 25.
The outdoor wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents on Aaron’s Creek Road in Virgilina. Rev. Vance Midgett officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride arrived with her father in his red 1950 Ford pick-up truck. The bride wore a white satin A-line halter dress with split front, laced-up back and chapel train. The dress was embellished with lace, crystals and seed pearls as was the chapel length Malibu blue sash adorning the dress. The bride wore an elbow length veil with lace and crystal accents. She carried a bouquet of blush pink hydrangea. The stems were wrapped in white satin ribbon and accented with a small locket and pearl pins. On her right hand the bride wore her great-grandmother Griffin’s wedding band as her mother had worn during her wedding.
The groom wore black slacks, a white long sleeved shirt and a white vest with matching tie. His boutonnière was of blush pink hydrangea accented with Malibu blue ribbon and a key to the locket in the bride’s bouquet.
Brittney Allison Davis, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. She wore a strapless A-line ball gown of Malibu blue satin and carried a bouquet of deep pink hydrangea, accented with other blush pink and white flowers. Brittney arrived at the wedding in a blue 1969 Mercury Cougar driven by James Rickman.
Melody Davis and Nicole D. Marshall, cousins of the bride, served as bridesmaids wearing matching Malibu blue satin and chiffon ball gowns with floral detail on the shoulder. Both carried bouquets similar to the maid of honor. Melody arrived in a blue 1967 Shelby Mustang driven by Steve Richman. Nicole arrived in a white 1966 Shelby Mustang driven by Michael Davis.
Gabriel Roach, cousin of the bride, and Hannah Abbott, cousin of the groom, served as flower girls. Each wore white tuffed ball gowns with Malibu blue sashes. Hannah carried a basket of rose petals and Gabriel carried a sign which read “Here Comes the Bride” for the entrance and “They Lived Happily Ever After” for the recessional.
Doug Conner, father of the groom, served as best man. Adam Conner, brother of the groom, and Chad Conner, cousin of the groom served as groomsmen. Travis Howerton and Evan Hite were ring bearers. The gentlemen wore black slacks, white long sleeve shirts and silver paisley vests with matching ties.
Jonathan Hite, Jeremy Hite and Christopher Hite, special childhood friends of the bride served as ushers. Matthew Davis, Spencer Davis, Christian Roach and Caleb Daniel drove golf carts delivering guests to the wedding site. Each wore black sport shirts and khaki pants.
The mother of the bride wore a navy blue street length dress with accented neck line of pearls and crystals. The mother of the groom wore a beige two piece street length dress accented with pearls and crystals. Both mothers wore wrist corsages of white gardenias with rhinestone bands. Each mother carried a vase of white sand, adding it to the pink and blue sand used by the bride and groom during the sand ceremony. The sand was then poured into a white hour glass by the bride and groom.
The ceremony took place under a white arch made by Jared Owen. The arch was decorated with white organza and ivy. The table holding the hour glass was covered in a white cloth and adorned with a Malibu blue ribbon.
Music for the ceremony was preformed by Melody Green. ‘Canon in ‘D’, by Pachelbel was the selection for the seating of the mothers and grandparents. ‘Trumpet Voluntary’ by Purcell was the selection for the entrance of the wedding party. “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner was played for the entrance of the bride and “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn was the recessional music.
The parents and grandparents of the bride and groom were seated on pews that were once used in Aarons Creek Baptist Church. The pews were lent to the couple by special friends to honor and acknowledge the bride as being the seventh generation member of Aarons Creek Baptist Church. Kissing balls of various pink and white flowers were hung from shepherds hooks along each side of the aisle and were accented with white organza. A white candle was place beside the guest register in memory of all the loved ones that could not be with the couple on this special day.
The reception was held under ‘under the big tent’ in the side yard of the home. Guests enjoyed hors’dourves while wedding pictures were taken. Mr. and Mrs. Conner and the wedding party were introduced at the reception by Sam Fisher. The couple shared their first dance to “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. Rev. Joe McDowell said the blessing and the couple and their guests enjoyed a barbecue dinner. The couple then cut and served the four layer wedding cake that was made by the bride’s grandma Betty.
Marsha Hite and Gail Owen served as mistresses of ceremony. Susan Davis and Harriett Hudson were reception coordinators. Matt and Michelle, along with their parents, are grateful to these ladies as well as all the other family members and friends that helped to make this wedding so special.
On May 20 the couple was honored by friends and family with miscellaneous bridal shower which took place in the Aarons Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall.
On June 9 Holly G. Elliott and Jean P. Griffin hosted a lingerie shower for Michelle at the home of Jean P. Griffin.
On July 15 the couple was honored by friends and family with a miscellaneous bridal shower at the home of Florence Conner.
Doug and Brenda Conner, parents of the groom, hosted an after-rehearsal dinner at Ernie’s Restaurant on Aug. 24.
Michelle is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College receiving her BS in business mManagement and is employed by Kodiak. Matt is a graduate of Danville Community College with an associate degree in electronics and is employed by CenturyLink.
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