Mary Lyons Mitchell and Franklin Arthur Rouse, Jr., were married November 22, 2014, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Christ Church in Raleigh, NC. The Reverend H. Miller Hunter, Jr., officiated. Music was provided by David Jernigan, Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Roy Truslow Mitchell of Raleigh and the late Roy Truslow Mitchell. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hilton Hicks of Greensboro, NC, and the late Henry Lester Mitchell of Martinsville, VA, and Ruth Truslow Mitchell of Reidsville, NC.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Franklin Arthur Rouse of Morehead City, NC and the late Franklin Arthur Rouse. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pershing Byrd and the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Earl Rouse.
The bride was escorted by her godfather, John Sherman, Jr. Maid of Honor was Sarah Lawrence Mitchell of Raleigh, NC, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Mary Catherine Green of Raleigh, NC, sister of the groom and Emily Hicks Maggart of Nashville, TN, cousin of the bride.
Honorary bridesmaids were Caroline Westray Bethune of Raleigh, NC, Kindell Hansen Diaz of Dallas, TX, Melissa Tidwell Pittman of Atlanta, GA, Jennifer Jones Savage of Memphis, TN, Beth Russell Saviers of Little Rock, AR, Marianne Miranda Strong of Birmingham, AL, Ann Todd Taylor of Birmingham, AL, Mary Spotswood Underwood of Nashville, TN, Angelique Lehmann Waddell of Dallas, TX and Suzanne Ross Lomax of Memphis, TN.
Best Man was Martin Klapp Green III of Raleigh, NC, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsmen were Craig Kemp Nowell of Brooklyn, NY, friend of the groom and Matthew Pate Phillips of Boca Raton, FL, friend of the groom.
Ushers were Walter Lafayette Gray of Raleigh, NC, David Joshua Brewer of Raleigh, NC, Travis Henry Leager of Raleigh, NC, James Carroll Singleton of Raleigh, NC, Thomas Baker Glasgow of Raleigh, NC, and Andrew Edward Cooke of Wilmington, NC.
Flower girls were Liza Jane Green and Sally Catherine Green of Raleigh, NC, nieces of the groom and twin sisters Anna Parham Barber and Marion Porter Barber of Raleigh, NC.
Robert Phillips Barber of Raleigh, NC, served as the acolyte and Craig Kemp Nowell, Jr., of Brooklyn, NY was the ringbearer.
Readers were Allison Rohde Conley of Raleigh, NC, and Rachael Bronstein DeBoard of Memphis, TN.
Greeters were Grace Tallalah McIntyre of Raleigh, NC, Amanda Scarborough Hurley of Fayetteville, NC, and Courtney Page Whilden of Chapel Hill, NC.
Guest Book attendants were Lisa Marie Faigenbaum of Raleigh, NC, and Rebecca Holcomb Smith of Raleigh, NC.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s mother Friday evening at Sitti Restaurant in Raleigh, NC, and the reception was held at the Merrimon-Wynne House and hosted by the bride’s mother.
The bride graduated from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, VA, and the University of Mississippi with a degree from the school of Applied Science. She is employed at Cape Fear Academy as Director of Auxiliary Programs.
The groom graduated from West Carteret High School and North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management. He is the owner of Franklin Rouse State Farm in Leland, NC.
A January honeymoon in Thailand is planned and the couple will make their home in Wilmington, NC.