Ellen Calison Easter and Michael Laughton Jones, junior were married at six o’clock in the evening on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Reverend Doctor Jerold David Shetler of San Antonio, Texas officiated. A reception hosted by the bride’s parents at the Greensboro Country Club followed the ceremony. On Friday evening, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Pavilion at Greensboro Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lowell Easter of Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Green Gilbert, junior of Greensboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Newman Easter of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The bride is a graduate of Greensboro Day School and North Carolina State University. She received a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University. She was presented by the Debutante Club of Greensboro.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Duke Graham Boykin, junior and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Laughton Jones, all of Raleigh. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hugh Call of Raleigh and Mr. and Mrs. James Harold Jones of Greensboro. He is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh and North Carolina State University. He works for Multi Housing Advisors in Charlotte.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Catherine Ellis Easter of Greensboro, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Callee Elise Boykin, sister of the groom, of Raleigh; Cornelia Kohler Anderson, Ellen Elysabeth Frazier, Rachel Reade Kornegay, Blair Strandberg Tomlinson, all of Charlotte, North Carolina; Mary Caroline Hinkle of Charleston, South Carolina; Anne Womble Hobart of Atlanta, Georgia; Hannah Gardner Littlewood of Raleigh; and Elizabeth Clark Long of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Greeters were Anna Grace Call and Madison Elizabeth Call, cousins of the groom, of Raleigh. Joseph Hugh Call III, cousin of the groom, of New York, New York and David Ross Howard, junior of Charlotte were readers.
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The groom's brother, Parkerson Call Jones of Charlotte served as best man. Groomsmen were
Jeffery Alan Braswell, Whitley Timberlake Brown, Matthew Bowman McConnell, Toler Davis Shore, all of Raleigh; James Thomas Flaherty III, Montgomery Rush Morris, David Thomas Zenns, all of Charlotte; Randall Wesley Proctor III of Sydney, Australia; Tyler Ballantyne Steele of Richmond, Virginia; and John Mills Testerman of Washington, District of Columbia.
Following a wedding trip to Spain, the couple will reside in Charlotte.