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Arrington, McGrath are wed

Published 10:22pm Saturday, December 24, 2011

The marriage of Rebecca Lynn Arrington and Harold Carey McGrath III took place Aug. 20, 2011, at Holland Baptist Church.

The Rev. Robert Bunn officiated.

Rebecca Lynn Arrington and Harold Carey McGrath III

The bride, escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Michael Arrington of Holland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carey McGrath Jr. of Courtland.

The bride is the granddaughter of Doris Gillis of Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Gillis Sr. of Franklin, Peggy Arrington of Franklin and the late George Arrington. The groom is the grandson of Ella Everett and the late Bruce Everett of Severn, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carey McGrath Sr. of Courtland.

Courtney Wuchter of Suffolk, cousin of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Savannah Arrington of Monroe, sister-in-law of the bride; Rebecca McGrath of Courtland, sister of the groom; Amanda Moon of Suffolk, cousin of the bride; and Lauren Fanning of Hawaii and Brittany Outland and Melissa Myers of Suffolk, friends of the bride. Allison Holyoak of Orem, Utah, friend of the bride, was honorary bridesmaid. Flower girl was Christine Booth, cousin of the bride.

Harold Carey McGrath Jr., father of the groom, served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Stephen Arrington of Monroe, brother of the bride; and Mike Gividen of Virginia Beach, David Worth of Boykins, Josh Blythe of Newsoms, Jon Chapman of Douglasville, Ga., and Lewis Grant of Charlotte, N.C., all friends of the groom. Ring bearers were Connor Fillmore and Ayden Moon, cousins of the bride.

Lauren Fanning was the soloist and sang “From This Moment On.”

The bride wore a satin trumpet gown with beaded metallic lace, satin empire band with bow and a lace-up back with a chapel-length train. The two-tier fingertip-length veil featured a beaded scallop edge with beaded flowers and sequins.

The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at the Bronco Club in Franklin. The reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was also held at the Bronco Club.

Pat Talbott of Carson, cousin of the bride, served as mistress of ceremonies, and Jami Gillis of Chesterfield, aunt of the bride, served as food coordinator at the reception.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Lakeland High School in Suffolk and attends Paul D. Camp Community College. She is employed by the commonwealth of Virginia.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of Southampton High School in Courtland and is also employed by the commonwealth of Virginia.

The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Wyoming.



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