Smith, Kaleel united in afternoon ceremony

Jul. 29, 2013 @ 03:48 PM

Katherine Louise Smith of Clarksville, Va., and William Christopher Kaleel of Stovall were united in marriage on June 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Darrel Bowles officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Bob and Susan Smith of Clarksville. She is the granddaughter of John and Bobbie Clifford of Henderson.

She is a graduate of J.F. Webb High School and received her bacholor’s degree in education at Averett University. Smith is currently an elementary school teacher in Halifax County, Va.

The groom is the son of William and Dorothy Kaleel of Louisburg.

He is a graduate of Bunn High School and is currently employed at Buffaloe Milling Co.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. She wore a white, one shoulder flower high waistline chiffon satin gown with a lace up back and a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a fingertip length veil with a flower stitched edge. She carried a hand tied bouquet of white roses and white gypsopillia.

The maid of honor was Kristin Ellington, a friend of the bride. Kristin Clifford, cousin of the bride, and Rachel Riddle, a friend of the bride, served as bridesmaids.

The groom’s father served as best man. The groomsmen were Kevin Kaleel, brother of the groom, and Robert Smith, brother of the bride.

Marty Keeton, friend of the bride, and Spencer Clifford, cousin of the bride, served as ushers.

Madelyn Reese, the bride’s cousin, was the flower girl and Ayden Kaleel, the groom’s son, was the ringer bearer.

Music was provided by Eric Wilson and Laurie Wilson, pianist.

Kim Clifford served as wedding director.

Jennifer Kaleel served as register attendant and Carson and Meredith Reese served as program attendants.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Patricia Wilson, Patricia Tingen, and Mr. and Mrs. Todd Clifford were servers.

The couple now resides in Stovall.

Wedding showers, events

A wedding shower was hosted by friends and family at Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church on April 28, 2013.

A wedding shower was held May 18, 2013, at Pomodoro Italian Restaurant in Durham. It was hosted by the family of the bride.

A wedding shower was held at the home of the groom’s mother on May 19, 2013. It was hosted by the family of the groom.

The rehearsal dinner was held at The Olde Farmhouse Restaurant in Townsville on June 21, 2013, hosted by the groom’s family.