Devin Michelle Byrd and Keith Douglas Royal were married Oct. 22, 2016, at Camp Harrison in Boomer. The Rev. Ted Combs and the Rev. Justin Blevins officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kent and Julia Byrd of Hays. She is a graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed by Lowe’s Companies. The bride is the granddaughter of Ted and Doris Combs and Minor and Marie Byrd, all of Hays.
The groom is the son of Keith and Lisa Royal of North Wilkesboro. He is a graduate of North Wilkes High School and is employed by Just Save. The groom is the grandson of Edith Sturgill of the Wilbar community and the late J.C. Sturgill and Glenn and Ruby Haynes of North Wilkesboro and the late Fred Royal.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a designer, mermaid-style gown of ivory corded alencon lace designed with a patterned tulle underlay. The gown was complemented by a fingertip length veil. She carried a bouquet of purple, green and blue dahlias and plum hydrangeas, accented with peacock feathers.
Rachel Eller was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Samuel, Kayla Royal, Olivia Stone, Heather Davis and Sara Teague.
Keith Royal Sr. served as best man. Groomsmen were Shawn Lynch, Lance Byrd, Caleb Rhoades, Matt Rhoades and Zach Hall.
Junior attendants were Kali Blevins and Alyson Royal. Flower girls were Eden Blevins and Natalie Samuel.
Amanda Blevins and Elisabeth Blevins directed the wedding ceremony. Tim and Teresa Blevins attended the guest register.
A reception was held in honor of the bridal couple at the Billy Graham Chapel at Camp Harrison. Guests were served a buffet meal provided by Blake Sebastian and a tiered wedding cake provided by Peggy and Megan Brown.
The bridal couple was honored at a rehearsal dinner Oct. 21, 2016, at the Billy Graham Chapel at Camp Harrison. The Brushy Mountain Smokehouse provided the meal.
Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple is residing in North Wilkesboro.