MR. AND MRS. THOMAS LEE WOOD

Brenna Mae Roberson and Thomas Lee Wood were united in marriage on April 22, 2017, at Gambill Estate in Roaring River. The Rev. Matthew Higgins officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Darlene Roberson of Hays. She is the granddaughter of Dina Mae Benge and the late Harley Benge of Champion and the late Edgar and Verda Roberson of Wilkesboro. The bride is a 2012 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a 2016 graduate of Wilkes Community College with a degree in business administration. She is employed by Roberson Farms.

The groom is the son of Bobby and Donna Wood of North Wilkesboro. He is the grandson of David and Dorothy Higgins and the late Vickie Higgins and Bobby and Hazel Wood, all of North Wilkesboro. The groom is a 2012 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a 2016 graduate of Wilkes Community College with a degree in business administration. He is employed by Roberson Farms.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a white ballgown, designed with a beaded, satin belt. The gown featured a lace bodice which dipped into the skirt, and a V neckline. Lace-covered illusion adorned the back of the gown. The bride carried a bouquet of purple, pink, yellow and white tulips.

Julie Roberson of Hays, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Julia Norris of Montclair, N.J., Lacie Milsaps of Hiddenite and Emily Mendenhall of Boonville.

Bobby Wood of North Wilkesboro served as best man for his son. Groomsmen were David Wood and Jonah Severt of North Wilkesboro and Allen Mendenhall of Baltimore, Md.

Aubrie Higgins of Hays and Ally Hardie of Liberty were flower girls.

Misty Higgins directed the wedding ceremony.

Following a wedding trip to the Outer Banks, the couple is residing in Roaring River.

Reception

A reception was held in honor of the bridal couple in the barn at Gambill Estate. Guests were served a buffet of barbecued chicken, pulled pork barbecue, baked beans, slaw, rolls and sweet tea.

The three-tiered wedding cake was adorned with tulips and the letter “W” shaped from deer antlers.  Cupcakes in assorted flavors surrounded the cake.

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