Dr. and Mrs. Johnson Puett Draughon, Jr.

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Wedding: Everett-Draughon

Published 8:23pm Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tiffany Collette Everett and  Dr. Johnson Puett Draughon, Jr. were united in marriage on August 25, 2012, at 5 o’clock in the evening at their home in Washington, NC. The Reverend Kurt Honican officiated over the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon Leggett Everett and the late George Shelton Everett of Washington, NC. She is the granddaughter of Katherine Leggett Wynne and the late John Bill Leggett of Williamston, NC, and the late Mr. & Mrs. Richard Franklin Everett of Robersonville, NC.
The groom is the son of Johnson Puett Draughon and the late Otha Matthews Draughon of Dunn, NC. He is the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Puett Draughon, of Dunn, NC, and the late Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie B. Matthews of Wade, NC.
The bride was escorted by her brother, George Shelton Everett, Jr. Richard Shelton Everett, nephew of the bride served as ring bearer. Erin Elizabeth Everett, niece of the bride served as flower girl. Mrs. Linda Asby directed the wedding. Mike Stalls provided music for the wedding and reception. The reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the home. Vickie McCombs provided the beautiful wedding cake. The cake represented the couples’ love of the beach with a pair of Adirondack chairs adorning the top and various starfish, seashells, and sand dollars decorating the sides of the cake. Cake crumbs were used to represent sand.
The bride wore a white satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice. A scooped open back and three-quarter length Chantilly lace sleeves accented the gown. The back of the gown laced up and was complimented by a long flowing train. The veil was trimmed in pearls and sequins. The bride carried a red rose bouquet.
The beach theme ceremony was performed poolside with the pond in the background. The yard was beautifully landscaped with palm trees, a large 1800s ship anchor set in a manta ray designed oyster bed, and an old rustic boat with crab and lobster pots. A 50-foot grapevine served as the border of the setting. Numerous ferns hung from the eaves of the home to decorate the cake cutting, punch, serving, and DJ areas. A beautiful statue of a woman holding a single rose stood beside the register. The garden arbor trellis was adorned with a red rose and white carnation centerpiece accented with eucalyptus draping from the bottom of the arrangement. Red roses spiraled around the post of the trellis. Rose petals were scattered on a white floral wedding aisle runner that led up to the trellis. Elegant high peak tents were set up for the reception area. Tables were decorated with ocean blue, linen pintuck tablecloths. A white carnation arrangement served as the centerpiece for the tables.
Following the ceremony the bride and groom took their honeymoon to Weston, Florida and then to Riviera Maya, Mexico. After their honeymoon the couple returned to their home in Washington, NC.

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