June 20, 2010
Florence McLeod Davis of Washington, D.C., and Mark Dutton Matthews of Aldie, Va., were married May 1, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Sandra DePriest officiating and the Rev. James Carlyle and the Rev. Ramon Smith assisting. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Davis of Columbus and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Stephenson Hazard of Columbus, and Dr. James Austin Davis Jr. and the late Mrs. Davis of Birmingham, Ala. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a strapless Priscilla of Boston ivory silk satin gown featuring a full skirt, crystal encrusted appliqués accenting the bodice and hand-draped waist, and a cathedral train. She wore her mother’s cathedral-length veil of silk illusion edged with delicate piping and swirled with motifs of open rose French alencon lace cascading from a headpiece sprinkled with seed pearls, and her great-grandmother’s diamond bar pin and drop. Mary Katherine Davis of Charlotte, N.C., and Margaret Fairfax Davis of Columbus, sisters of the bride, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Silliman of Fletcher, N.C., sister of the groom; Ellen Connell of Alexandria, Va.; Meghan Dyer and Emily Morris, both of Arlington, Va.; Amanda Penabad of Chicago, Il.; Jennifer Saik of Houston, Texas; Elizabeth Stork of Locust Valley, N.Y.; and Kathryn Wilkinson of Richmond, Va. Attendants wore ballet pink satin full-length V-neck ball gowns with tucked and twisted bodices, empire waists, and sashes tied in the back. Katherine Carr Sanders served as flower girl. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. George Eric Matthews Jr. of Winston Salem, N.C., and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Leroy Dutton of Peachland, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. George Eric Matthews of Wadesboro, N.C. The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Shawn Silliman of Fletcher, N.C., brother-in-law of the groom; Patrick Matthews of Athens, Ga., cousin of the groom; George Hazard III and James Hazard, both of Columbus, cousins of the bride; Jason Cournoyer of Centreville, Va.; Joshua Edwards of Durham, N.C.; Erich Fabricius of Mebane, N.C.; Gary Palin of Knightdale, N.C.; and Matthew Somers of Colfax, N.C. James Austin Davis V served as ring bearer. After a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple resides in Aldie, Va.
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