Vows Exchanged

Published 5:20 pm Thursday, April 28, 2011

The marriage of Ashley Dawn Bolt, of Farmville and Radford University, daughter of Steve Alan and Terri McFadden Bolt, of Farmville, to SGT David Alex Paquette Jr. of Meherrin, son of David Alex Paquette and Cheryl Paquette, of Cumberland, was a barefoot beach wedding July 10, 2010, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with 23 attending. The couple and their families stayed at the Grand Sunset Princess Resort in Riviera Maya.

The Rev. Gabriela Joublanc, of Mexico, performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride, escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, wore a long white, strapless gown embroidered with accented baby pearls and sequence. A white veil accented the gown. She carried a bouquet of white roses.

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Bridal attendants were her two nieces, eight-year-old Haley Renee Murdock, and three-year-old Payden Campbell Baldwin, of Prospect, and the groom's niece, Brooke Paquette, of Charlotte, NC. The young attendants wore long white dresses with parasails.

Ms. Shelley Watson cousin of the bride, of Richmond, sang “There is Love.”

Mrs. Flora Woodson Bolt, grandmother of the bride, of Farmville, gave the scripture reading from First Corinthians, 13th chapter, referred to as the “Love” chapter.

The bride is the granddaughter of the late Hasten Ray Bolt. The bride is the great-granddaughter of the late Joseph Wallace Woodson and Margie Southall Woodson Manis, of Prospect. The bride is the granddaughter of Billy and Polly McFadden Mottley, of Farmville, and Charles William and Joyce McFadden, of Forest. The bride is the great-granddaughter of the late John and Agnes McFadden of Prospect.

The groom is the grandson of Lee Paquette and the late Bob Paquette, of Powhatan. He is also the grandson of Joel and Joan Hotchkiss, of Virginia Beach.

The couple stayed at the resort until Friday on their honeymoon before returning to the states. They are making their home in Meherrin. The bride will graduate from Radford University in May with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Psychology. She will apply for her license as a registered nurse. SGT David Alex Paquette Jr. will continue working for the Virginia Army National Guard.