Miss Shawn Ann Hicks and Mr. William Wellons Vaughan were united in marriage at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Pergola in Arlie Gardens. The Reverend Robert Bauman officiated the ceremony. Following the ceremony, the reception was held at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd Hicks of Sunset Beach, N.C. The groom is the son of Ms. Ruth Wellons Woodley of Smithfield, N.C., and Mr. Wayne Beckley Vaughan of Atlanta, GA.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Mrs. Robin Waters Woody served as the matron of honor, and Mrs. Trina Porter Starling served as a bridesmaid.
Mr. Wayne Beckley Vaughan served as his son’s best man. The groom’s brother, Mr. Wayne Beckley Vaughan, Jr., of Raleigh, N.C. served as a groomsman. The ushers were Mr. Daniel Elvin Lee of Smithfield, N.C., Mr. Peyton Cater Robinson, Jr. of Charleston, S.C., Mr. Sean Ian Neblett of Wilmington, N.C., and Mr. Lee Scott of Raleigh, N.C.
The guest greeters were Mrs. Susan Cook McLeod and Mrs. Grace Parker Cleveland of Wilmington, N.C. The wedding planner and director were Mrs. Paula Kesler Lewis and Miss Lisa Marie McLaughlin of Wilmington, N.C. Photography was done by Lee Ann Fuller Photography. The flowers, cake, and videography was done by “The Three Diva’s”.
The bride and the groom both graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The bride is a medical device representative for Applied Medical and the groom is a sales representative for Opal Orthodontics.
Following their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple will reside in Wilmington, N.C.