By Lucie Willsie
August 4, 2013
Shaylee DeVon Rogers and Nicholas Moore were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on June 1 in an outdoor ceremony at the bride’s home. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Dan Buie.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Vonda Rogers of Ararat. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jolly and Doris Rogers of Pilot Mountain and Mrs. Barbara Wall of Ararat and the late Mr. Bobby Ray Wall. She is completing a degree in teaching, schools and society with a concentration in advocacy at Salem College.
The groom is the son of Eddie and Lisa Moore of Mount Airy. He is the grandson of the late Clarence “Sam” and Dorothy Moore of Ararat and the late Roy and Lucille Chamberlain of Mount Airy. He is employed by John Deere-Hitachi in Kernersville.
Shortly after arriving in their classic vehicles, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. The maid of honor was the brides’ sister, Chancey Rogers of Ararat, and the matron of honor was her aunt, Misty Ratcliff of Salisbury. The bridesmaids were Tara Coe, Randi Greer, Shelly Jester, Karla Felts and Kelci Tilley.
The bride also had Tiffany Payne as a junior bridesmaid and Zaylie Tilley, daughter of Kelci Tilley, as her flower girl.
The best men were the groom’s father and his brother, Heath Moore of Mount Airy. The groomsmen were Benji Payne and Garret Chamberlain, along with his good man and ring bearer, Miles Payne.
The ceremony was in an open field with the surroundings of church walls, made from old doors and stain glass windows. The seating was provided by old church pews and hay bales, giving the wedding a beautiful country-chic style. The wedding was full of intricate details: from the archway made of deer antlers and flowers, to the vintage candy bar and rustic centerpieces that consisted of antiques, books and fresh flowers.
The bride’s parents hosted a seated dinner and reception after the ceremony on the lawn of their home. The night was completed with a barbecue dinner and followed by great music and dancing under the night sky on the hand-built dance floor. The bride and groom even spiced up the evening with a twist on the classic “first dance” by mixing two songs and making it one-of-a-kind and a night they will never forget.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner also at the bride’s home.