Brown – Sales wedding

Published 6:40 pm Friday, September 30, 2011

Emily Margaret Brown and Matthew Holland Sales were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011 at The Blue Ridge Overlook in Wintergreen, Va. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend M. Mala Cunningham.
Wedding music was presented by Terre Voce, a cello and flute duet.

The bride, who grew up in Tryon, is the daughter of Barry and Jo Stephenson Brown of Greer, S.C. Emily is the granddaughter of Margaret Hinson Brown, the late Major T. “M.T.” Brown, of Lexington, N.C., the late Robert H. “Bob” and Emily Myers Stephenson, who also lived in Lexington, N.C.
Brown is a graduate of Chatham Hall in Chatham, Va., and the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., where she earned a degree in psychology and sociology, as well as a master’s degree in social work. Brown is currently the family services coordinator for Strategic Therapy Associates in Lynchburg, Va.
The groom is the son of Gary and Nancy Hockett Sales of Lynchburg, Va. Sales is the grandson of Harold O. Hockett, the late Holmes Holland Hockett of Lynchburg, Va., and Iris Kreger Sales and the late Oleon M. Sales of Madison Heights, Va.
Sales is a graduate of Rustburg High School in Rustburg, Va., and Radford University in Radford, Va., where he earned a degree in business administration in information systems. He is a network engineer for Centra Health in Lynchburg, Va.
Escorted by her father, Brown wore a strapless sweetheart neckline gown of ivory taffeta with a delicately fitted ruched bodice accented with lace appliqué throughout continuing to a slim fitted skirt with V-shaped back detailing. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory hydrangea, roses and rhinoculous, accented with blues and pinks wrapped in taffeta and pearls.
Meredith Brown, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Alison Brown, sister of the bride, and Melissa Sales, sister of the groom.
Gary Sales, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Dennis Hockett Jr., cousin of the groom, and Brandon Cyrus, friend of the groom.
Ushers were Andrew Franklin, Matthew Green, Steve Andreas and Taylor Andreas, cousins of the bride. Flower girl was Marley Greenway, friend of the bride.
Hostess was Megan Green, cousin of the bride. Haley Young and Mary Beth Young, cousins of the bride, distributed programs. Photo guest registry attendants were Erin Jackson and Tyler Jackson, cousins of the bride. Catherine Pearce directed the wedding.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held on Friday evening at The Lookout Room of the Wintergreen Resort.  Guests arriving Friday evening were also entertained at a cocktail hour and drinks and desserts hosted by the bride’s parents in the Shamokin Room of the Wintergreen Resort.
On Saturday morning, a wedding day brunch was hosted by the bride’s parents at Pryor’s Porch of the Wintergreen Resort.  Following the wedding ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a sit-down dinner and dance in the Commonwealth Ballroom.
After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Lynchburg, Va.
– article submitted by Jo S. Brown

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