Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Wesley Badgett

Kayley Virginia Anderson and Coleman Wesley Badgett were married Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m., at the Phillips family farm, North Wilkesboro. The Rev. Mark J. Hall and the Rev. Scott Church officiated at the ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Rodney Reavis, violinist, and Daniel Rash, guitarist.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cody Anderson of North Wilkesboro.  She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Phillips and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson. The bride is a graduate of Millers Creek Christian School and Wilkes Community College. She is currently pursuing a degree in birth to kindergarten education at Western Carolina University and is employed by Millers Creek Christian School as a preschool assistant teacher.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Badgett of North Wilkesboro and is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Badgett of North Wilkesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johns of Tennessee, Mrs. Ann Blackburn of North Wilkesboro and the late Ford Blackburn. He is a graduate of Millers Creek Christian School and Wilkes Community College. The groom is employed by Structure Medical of Mooresville as a CNC machinist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a lace ballgown featuring three-quarter length sleeves, a deep illusion back with lace appliques, and all over chantilly lace with a chapel length train and scalloped hem. She wore a matching bridal headpiece with scalloped lace and a chapel length, single tier veil with a lace edge. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses.

Mrs. Tiffany Austin, lifelong friend of the bride, of Jonesville was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Alivia Anderson, sister of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, and Miss Haley Wagoner, lifelong friend of the bridal couple, of Millers Creek.

 Jesse Phillips of Purlear, best friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Tyler Johns of Tennessee, cousin of the groom, and James Blackburn of North Wilkesboro, uncle of the groom.

Miss KayLynn Austin, goddaughter of the bride, and Miss Alaina Blackburn, cousin of the groom, were flower girls. Conner Blackburn, cousin of the groom, served as ring bearer.

Mrs. Laura Blackburn, aunt of the groom, directed the wedding ceremony. Mrs. Wendy Scott assisted with the photography. Master of ceremonies was Scott Miller.

Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple is residing in Sherwood Forest, North Wilkesboro.


A reception was held in honor of the bridal couple in the fellowship hall of Calvary Baptist Church. Tables and chairs were covered with white cloths and were centered with chalkboard table runners adorned with arrangements of wood and candles and various antique, blue glass from the bride’s mother’s collection. The entryway was decorated with mementos of the bride and groom from birth until the wedding.

Along with homemade pies and various cupcakes, provided by friends and family of the couple, guests were served an ice cream station and various fruits.

The single-tiered, blue and white buttercream wedding cake was topped with a single B representing the couple’s last name.

Assisting in serving were Mrs. Cathy Goulds, Mrs. Martha Webb, Mrs. Jamie Phillips, Mrs. Ola Royal. The Buttercreme Boutique assisted with the wedding cake.

Prenuptial events

The prospective groom’s parents, Gary and Regina Badgett were hosts at a rehearsal dinner in honor of the bridal couple, at Cagney’s Kitchen of Wilkesboro. Mrs. Jamie Phillips assisted in decorating. The groom’s cake featured a two-layered marbled cake with blue buttercream and shaped as a LEGO brick. The cake was topped with a LEGO couple, created by Conner Blackburn, cousin of the prospective groom.

Calvary Baptist Church, the prospective groom’s church, was host for a couple’s shower honoring the couple, at the church’s Family Life Center. Guests were served various fruits, chips and dip, meatballs, meat and cheese tray and cupcakes. Tables were adorned with pages from vintage books, gray Mason jars and blue and white flowers. Mrs. Kayla Spears assisted in decorating and hand-making several special pieces for the couple.

Mountain Valley Baptist Church, the bride-elect’s church, gave a White Bible Service honoring the couple. Following the service, guests were invited to the church’s fellowship hall and were served various fruits, chips and dip, cheese ball, barbecued weenies, ham and turkey sandwiches, and various mini pies. Tables were adorned with white and gray covers and were adorned with wood centerpieces surrounded with blue and white flowers. Mrs. Renee Winkler and Mrs. Rebecca Cooper assisted in planning and decorating.

Miss Haley Wagoner, friend of the couple, was hostess at an engagement weekend in honor of the bride in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Johns, aunt and uncle of the prospective groom, were hosts for an engagement weekend in honor of the groom in Tennessee.

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