Vows Exchanged

Published 9:16 am Thursday, January 25, 2018

D. Brett Gormus and Mackenzie Anne Dunkum were united in marriage on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in New Canton.

The bride wore a gown designed by Stella York adorned with cap sleeves covered in lace and pearls. Sewn underside of her gown was a special blue heart cut out of a shirt worn many times by her “Greggie.”

Officiating the service were Pastors Troy Hickman and Woody Moore. Serving the Bride was Maid of Honor Charlotte Alan, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Madelyn and Emma Bickford, cousins of the bride, Haley Bickford, Aria Cull and Vee Baker, friends of the bride.

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Serving the groom was Best Man Dakota Dillard, Groomsman Jonathan Jamerson, Andy Oliver, Chris Rowan, Cody Ingle and Patrick Dukes friends of the groom. Flower girl was Ms. Gracie Martin, friend of the bride. Ring Barriers Wyatt Bickford and Clayton Lightfoot cousins of the bride.

Ushers were Alton Hanes, uncle of the groom, Brian Hanes cousin of the groom, Matt Lightfoot, cousin of the bride and Tim Witt, friend and like a father to the groom. Program Attendants were Kaya and Aaliyah Amos, friends of the bride, Eli Bryant, and Ethan Martin, cousins of the bride.

Guest book attendants: Amanda and Brianna De’Maio, friends of the bride. Candle arbors were lit by Tanya Bickford cousin of the bride and Karen Borgerding cousin of the groom. Aisle runner attendants Allison and Alyssa Gormus, sisters of the Groom. Mistress of Ceremonies Jennifer Shumaker and Denise Bryant, cousins of the bride.

The bride is the granddaughter of Anne Lightfoot and the Late Edward Lightfoot Sr. “Greggie.” After the ceremony, the bride escorted by the groom placed her bouquet on his grave with a special Prayer by Brad Bickford, cousin of the bride. She is also the granddaughter to Marvin and Elizabeth Dunkum. A reception was held at The Barn at Timbercreek. The couple cruised on their honeymoon to the Bahamas.

The couple now resides at their home in Dillwyn.