Morgan-Smith Wedding

Miss Brittany Morgan became the bride of Mr. Dillon Smith on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. The ceremony took place at The Plantation Barn of 1810 in Morristown. The double ring ceremony was performed by the bride’s uncle, Gregg Morgan of Strawberry Plains. The couple also shared in the Unity Braid ceremony based on the Bible passage Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

The bride is the daughter of Vince and Denise Morgan of New Tazewell. She is also the granddaughter of Bruce and Bonnie Killion of New Tazewell and Bill and Faye Morgan of Knoxville. The groom is the son of Yvonne Denny of Ewing, Virginia. The groom-elect is the grandson of Anna Ruth Roark, also of Ewing, Virginia.

The wedding took place inside the historic barn where white fabric draped from the ceiling to the floor and was tied back with braided twine rope and accented with ivy, willow and grapevine.

Centered on the back wall of the stage was an original steel wagon wheel that was hand forged on the farm in the 1800’s. The rafters suspended a crystal chandelier as well as an additional 12 hanging candeliers scattered throughout venue that were embellished with burlap bows and draping pearls. The aisle way was outlined with log slices that were topped with decorated mason jars of varying heights and embellished with pearls and brimming with plum hydrangeas. The steps to the stage was flanked by antique storage barrels overflowing with ferns. There were oak logs of varying heights nestled against the stage steps that held a multitude of candles nestles inside of pearl and burlap decorated mason jars.

There were galvanized tin buckets filled with white fresh flowers nestled among the hay bales along the stage. The couple stood onstage among their wedding party as they exchanged marriage vows.

Music selections included ‘Momma’s Song’ as the parents and grandparents were seated. The wedding processional began with ‘Small Town Boy’ as the Groom entered with the officiant. The wedding party walked into the barn as couples to the song, ‘Never Stop’ and the bride entered the venue to ‘I Cross My Heart.’ The bride was escorted to the alter by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The wedding recessional was the couple’s favorite song, “Two of a kind, workin’ on a full house.”

She wore a candlelight bridal gown designed by Oleg Cassini. The fitted lace gown featured a Queen Anne neckline which then fell into a chiffon trumpet style full skirt. The lace covered gown was embellished all over with sequins and seed pearls. The waist was accented with an ornate crystal and pearl appliqué on a satin ribbon. The keyhole back of the gown cascaded into a chapel length train.

Her headpiece was just simple babies breath nestled among her golden locks of long hair. For something old was pearl necklace from Grandmother. Something borrowed was a pearl ring belonging to her mother. Something new was the brides wedding dress. The bride chose crystal earrings as her something blue. The bridal bouquet was a silk arrangement of peach roses, plum hydrangeas, white peonies and baby’s breath.

The maid-of-honor was Amy Smith, best friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were Emily Killion, Laura McNeely and Lynette Calleiro. The ladies wore chiffon floor length wisteria colored dresses with ruched bodice, and natural waistline. The maid of honor was selected to wear a matching peach color gown. The maids carried hand tied bouquets matching the bride.

The flower girl was Lana McNeely. She wore a peach dress and carried wire and burlap basket filled with white rose petals.

Dakotah Knuckles served as best man. Groomsmen were Cody Cain, Tyler Scott and Ricky Alt.

The bride’s mother wore a rose colored lace dress. The groom’s mother was attired in a peach dress. Both mothers were pinned with a peach rose wrist corsage.

The reception was held outside under a white tent and guests entered through a set of rustic white french doors.

Samantha Seals and Katie Moyers were the attendants for the guest book and guests also highlighted their favorite verse in the couple’s new family Bible. Wedding director was Alice R. Rogers. Karen Hopper baked the wedding cake and the groom’s cake, which was displayed in front of a wall covered in ivory roses and accented with the couple’s new family monogram. Brittany Beeler was the photographer.

The new Mr. and Mrs. honeymooned in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and will reside in Tazewell.

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