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Stephanie Vaughan Casen, Philip Alexander Kauneckas wed
SoVaNow.com / April 18, 2013The marriage of Stephanie Vaughan Casen, daughter of Otis and Annette Casen of Mt. Laurel, to Philip Alexander Kauneckas, son of Peter and Barbara Kauneckas of Kilmarock, took place March 23, at 4:00 p.m., at Berry Hill Plantation. Pres. Alan James officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Soloist was Allison Streeter who sang “When You Say Nothing At All” during the sand ceremony. The bride is the granddaughter of Charlie Snead of Mt. Laurel and the late Pauline Snead and Emily Lacks. The groom is the grandson of the late Alexander and Louise Kauneckas and Joseph and Josephine Holchin.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by both parents, the bride wore an A-line natural waist, one shoulder floor-length Gorgears ruched taffeta bodice with Swarovski crystal detailing on bow and shoulder strap. Soft tulle skirt with taffeta ribbon detail at bottom, covered buttons accent lightly dipped back. The fingertip veil of tulle featured taffeta ribbon around edge. She carried a bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath.
Amy Roller Lewis, of South Boston, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. She wore a Mori Lee watermon chiffon dress. It was vertically ruched, one shoulder bodice with floral detail and a flowing A-line skirt.
Bridesmaids were Leslie Bomar Lewis of Mt. Laurel, Erin Snead Anderson of South Boston, Susan Roller Bettini of Springfield, all cousins of the bride, and Maggie Kauneckas Lineberry of Virginia Beach, sister of the groom. They wore dresses identical to that of the matron of honor. Abby Jo Casen, of Mt. Laurel, niece of the bride, served as junior bridesmaid. She wore a watermelon dress of Mori Lee, one shoulder chiffon that fell just below the knee. They carried bouquets of watermelon color gerber daisies, baby’s breath and freesia.
Troy Harwell, of Fairfax, friend of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Ben House of Sacramento, Calif., William “J.J.” Howell, Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., Chris Johnson of Raleigh, N.C., and Josh Wortman of Union Mills, N.C., all college friends of the groom. The groom and groomsmen wore gray tuxedos and gray ties. Junior groomsman was Dylan Lineberry, of Virginia Beach, nephew of the groom. He wore a tuxedo identical to that of the groomsmen.
MacKenzie Lineberry, of Virginia Beach, niece of the groom, was flower girl. She wore a white, layered knee length dress and carried a basket of white rose petals. Ringbearer was Bryce Bettini, of Springfield, cousin of the bride. He wore gray pants with long sleeve white shirt and gray suspenders and carried an ivory satin pillow.
The bride’s mother wore a jade green, ankle length dress with matching jacket and the groom’s mother wore a beige, satin fabric, floor-length dress with matching silver beige jacket. They wore corsages of white roses, baby’s breath and freesia.
Connie Day, of South Boston, aunt of the bride, served as mistress of ceremonies. Brad Snead, of Mt. Laurel, cousin of the bride, and Cody Casen, also of Mt. Laurel, nephew of the bride, distributed the programs.
The wedding ceremony was followed by a dinner reception at the Berry Hill Plantation. The four tier wedding cake was accented with white rose petals. Punch was served by Connie Snead, of Mt. Laurel, aunt of the bride. Music was provided by 6th N Main.
After a honeymoon to the Cayman Islands, the couple now resides in Danville.
A miscellaneous shower was hosted by Maggie Lineberry, sister of the groom, at the home of Peter and Barbara Kauneckas on Feb. 16.
A “Months of the Year” shower was given by the family of the bride on Feb. 23, at the home of Erin Snead Anderson.
Debra Alderson hosted a lingerie shower at Joe and Mimma’s Restaurant on Feb. 19 for co-workers at Swedwood.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at Four Oaks Restaurant on March 22.
On March 23, a bridal brunch was given by Connie Day, aunt of the bride, and Leslie Lewis, cousin of the bride, at the Day’s home.
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