MaKayla Brooke Wiles and Joshua Steve Thomas were married Oct. 8, 2016, at Williams Farm, Roaring River. The Rev. Greg Hall officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Wedding music was provided by disc jockey John Vannoy.

The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Pam Wiles of Traphill. She is the granddaughter of Claude and Helen Smith of Traphill and Linda Wiles of Hays, and the great-granddaughter of Gladys Miller of Hays. Her honorary grandparents are Dean and Brenda Miller of North Wilkesboro.

The bride is a 2012 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a 2016 graduate of Surry Community College with an associate degree in medical office administration. She is employed by Physical Therapy Associates of Wilkes, North Wilkesboro.

The groom is the son of Gary and Tammy Riddle of Mount Airy. He is a 2011 graduate of North Surry High School and attended Surry Community College. The groom is employed by Louisiana Pacific (LP) of Roaring River.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a designer ivory/champagne lace, mermaid style gown and a waist length veil of illusion.

Alicia Anderson of North Wilkesboro was matron of honor. Madison Ashley of North Wilkesboro was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Billie Royall of Traphill and Tabitha Hudler of North Wilkesboro. Karlee Smith of Hays was junior bridesmaid.

Drake Beck of Virginia served as best man. Groomsmen were Tanner Riddle and Tyler Riddle of Mount Airy and Jordan Wiles of North Wilkesboro. Junior groomsman was Tyler Hudler of North Wilkesboro.

Cadence Scearce of Hays, Laila Church of Millers Creek and Jaycee Mae Smith of Hays were flower girls. Ring bearer was Tatum Scearce of Hays.

Erica Scearce, Kristi Blackburn and Sarah Jennings directed the wedding ceremony.

Autumn Brinegar of Hays attended the guest register. Chelsey Prevette of Traphill was program attendant. Dena Wiles assisted with the canvas fingerprint guestbook.

Assisting with the event were Jill Woodie, photography; Randy Pennell, videography; Kristi Blackburn, hair; and Louise McGlamery, great-aunt of the bride, make-up.

Following a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple is residing in Traphill.


A reception was held in honor of the bridal couple at Williams Farm, given by the bride’s parents. Prior to the reception, guests were served hors d’oeuvres and assorted beverages.

Tables were decorated with navy blue linen cloths and rustic slabs of wood, along with mustard yellow and navy blue mason jars with sunflowers and lanterns holding tea lights.

Guests were served a steak dinner, as well as salad, baked potato, baked beans, rolls and their choice of tea, water and lemonade.

The four-tiered wedding cake with buttercream icing featured lemon, vanilla and red velvet flavors. The cakes were decorated with fondant sunflowers and burlap with a Willow Tree Promise cake topper.

Dena Wiles of North Wilkesboro served cake. Cupcakes were also served. Holly Colbert Brewer assisted with the wedding cake. Northwest Vending assisted with the meal.

A candy buffet was available for guests, as well as several other party favors including jars of apple butter, popcorn and packs of mints.

John Vannoy, disc jockey, provided music for dancing. The bridal couple danced the first dance, followed by the father/daughter dance.

Rehearsal dinner

A rehearsal dinner was held at Brier Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Guests were served a pizza dinner from Pizza Hut, along with hot wings, prepared by Justin Anderson.

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