Hannah Michelle Goulds and Jacob Scott Eddy were united in marriage on Saturday, June 1 at the Barn at Blueberry Hill, Dobson. The Rev. John Triplett officiated at the 6 p.m., outdoor ceremony. Music was provided by Danny Jenkins.

The bride is the daughter of Eric and Lisa Goulds of North Wilkesboro. Her maternal grandparents are Dean and Judy Byrd of Hays. Paternal grandparents are Lee and Gail Goulds of Millers Creek. Lavaughn Foster of Millers Creek is her great-grandmother.

She is a 2019 graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Wilkes County Schools as a math teacher at Wilkes Central High School.

The groom is the son of Scott and Jennifer Eddy of Wilkesboro. His grandparents are Terry and Theresa Eddy of Goldsboro, Herb and Sandra Caudill of Lexington and Jeanette Jennings of Boomer. Spenser and Doris Eddy of Richmond, Va. are his great-grandparents.  

He is a 2018 graduate of Wilkes Community College with a degree in applied engineering and welding fabrication. He is employed with Tyson Technical Services as a fabricator.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer fit and flare gown featuring cap sleeves, a Chantilly lace back and lace-covered hem. The bride carried a loose, hand-tied bouquet of fresh baby’s breath, and pink and white roses, surrounded by wide-leaf greenery.

Kaitlyn Wagoner of North Wilkesboro was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Halley Byrd of Hays, cousin of the bride, Sara Hursa of Morehead City and Joanna Idol of Mooresville, the bride’s friends.

Scott Eddy served as best man for his son, as well as the groom’s best friend, Dylan Speaks of Union Grove. Groomsmen were Cam McLenithan of Boone, Richard Anderson of Moravian Falls, and Jordan Dowell of Wilkesboro, friends of the groom.

Sara Grace Williams of Millers Creek, the bride’s friend, was the flower girl and Tanner Wesley Wines of Thomasville, cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.  

Mrs. Rachel Williams of Millers Creek directed the wedding ceremony.  Abbigale Lentz of Ronda attended the guest register. Program attendants were Nate and Emma Kate Greenstine of Duxbury, Mass., cousins of the bride. Sandra Luffman assisted with the floral arrangements.

Following a wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple is residing in North Wilkesboro.


A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at The Barn at Blueberry Hill, immediately following the ceremony. Guest tables were draped with floor length, white linen cloths and were decorated with burlap and lace runners. Centerpieces, with a round wooden base, containing greenery, baby’s breath and candle-lit lanterns, adorned each table.

Guests were served a traditional barbecue and chicken dinner with all the trimmings. The four-tiered wedding cake featured alternate layers of strawberry and almond and was covered in white, buttercream icing, cascading roses and greenery. A large letter, “E” topped the cake. Doughnuts, a favorite dessert of the bride, was also served.

During the evening, guests also participated in a photo booth, a popcorn bar, corn hole, checkers and a fire pit for making s’mores.  

The bride’s portrait and pictures of the bridal couple were displayed. Toasts were made by family members and friends.

Heavy Smoke Barbecue Grill and Tavern assisted with the meal and Whitney Byrd-Goddard, designed and served the wedding cake as a gift to the bride. Music for dancing was provided by Danny Jenkins.

The evening concluded with a sparkler send-off.

Rehearsal Dinner

The prospective groom’s parents, Scott and Jennifer Eddy, were hosts at a rehearsal dinner May 31 at the picnic area at The Barn at Blueberry Hill.

Picnic tables were decorated with jars containing fresh cut flowers. Guests were served hamburgers with all the toppings, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, onion rings, french fries, with additional trimmings and beverages. John Brown’s Store and Grill assisted with the meal.

For dessert, guests were served a lemon groom’s cake with lemon icing, prepared by Evelyn LeFever.

Pre-nuptial Events

A Girl’s Night Out was held May 17 in Charlotte, which included dinner at The Daily and an evening of dancing, as well as brunch at the Dandelion Market.

The prospective groom and friends enjoyed “Guys Night Out” in Greensboro on May 18.

A Christmas shower was held honoring the bride-elect, given by Tiffney Willens. Guests included the bride’s co-workers at Brand Jewelry and the mothers of the bridal couple.

The bridal couple was honored at a household shower in the Welcome Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Hostesses were members of Women on Mission groups 1 and 2. They also gave the couple a White Bible Ceremony on May 5.

A lingerie shower was given by Nancy Beshears on April 12 at her home in North Wilkesboro.

Jennifer Eddy was hostess at a household shower for the bridal couple. Many of the prospective groom’s family and friends attended.

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