Laura Lewis Rogers and Thomas Gordon Roach were united in marriage on June 28, 2014 at half past five o’clock at Christ Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Reverend James Patrick Adams officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at the Carolina Country Club. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoyt Rogers of Raleigh, NC. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alston Lewis of Jackson, NC, Mrs. Betty Ann Rogers of Raleigh, NC, and Dr. Richard Lionel Rogers of Florence, SC.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harvey Roach of Raleigh, NC. He is the grandson of Mrs. Claude Jasper Mabry of Shelby, NC, the late David Wyeth Royster, Jr. of Shelby, NC, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Will McGehee Roach of Raleigh, NC.
The bride was escorted by her father. The bride’s sisters, Katherine Adams Rogers and Mary Alston Rogers of Raleigh, NC, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Julia Roach Albritton, Elizabeth Thomas Blair, Laura Elizabeth Eades, Chase Simpson Felmet, Jennifer Randolph Hoft, Katherine Roach McCullen, Laura Elizabeth Piggott, and Michelle Lojko Rollins of Raleigh, NC; Anne Futrell Farless of Merry Hill, NC; and Elizabeth Blair Ward of Greenville, NC.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Braxton Macaulay Albritton, Kyle Steven Felmet, Trevor Godwin Hudson, Ian Watts McCullen, Charles Pou O’Bryant, William Royster Roach, Matthew James Rollins, and Tama Jimmy Tsasa of Raleigh, NC; Montgomery Rush Morris of Charlotte, NC; David Wyeth Royster, IV and John Jackson Royster of Shelby, NC; and John Mills Testerman of Washington, DC.
Whitney Christine Player of Charlotte, NC and William Royster Roach of Raleigh, NC served as scripture readers. Greeters were Katherine Connor Banner of Raleigh, NC and Elizabeth Brady Maness of New York, NY. Sadie Harris Parker of Raleigh, NC served as the crucifer. The flower girls were Margaret Grace Albritton, Mary Eden Albritton, and Helena Briggs Roach of Raleigh, NC. William Holbrook Roach of Raleigh, NC served as the ring bearer.
The bride graduated from Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration. She is employed by Biologics, Inc. The groom graduated from Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh and North Carolina State University with a degree in Technology Education. He is an independent medical sales consultant.
Following a honeymoon to St. Kitts, the couple will reside in Raleigh.