Wedding: Dickens-Compton

Published 9:44 pm Monday, November 5, 2012

Mrs. Kyle Herbert Compton

Mallory Lorraine Dickens and Kyle Herbert Compton, both of Raleigh, NC, were united in marriage on Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 o’clock in New Bern, NC. Originally scheduled for the South Lawn of Tryon Palace the wedding was moved across the street to the NC History Center due to rain. The Reverend Ryan Hearn officiated over the double ring ceremony. A selection of wedding music was presented by the Sweetwater Quartet of Washington, NC.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Coleman Dickens of Washington, NC. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Robert William Quinn and the late Peggy Wilson Quinn of Raleigh, NC and Mrs. Nancy Coleman Dickens and the late William Lorraine Dickens of Scotland Neck, NC.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alan Erb and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lee Compton, all of Jacksonville, NC. He is the grandson of Mrs. Linda Joy Tomlinson and Mr. and Mrs. James Raymond Tomlinson, also of Jacksonville, NC.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white diamond strapless gown with an A-line skirt of silk organza and a chapel length train. The fitted bodice had a modified sweetheart neckline and was accented with Chantilly lace. Her cathedral length veil was also trimmed in Chantilly lace.
The bride’s sister Sarah Quinn Swain of Winterville, NC served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Claire Beecher Baldwin of Washington, NC, Carli Shayne Compton, sister of the groom of Jacksonville, NC, Sarah Lynn Dunn of Salisbury, NC, Christina Kay Jackson and Sarah Faucette Watkins, both of Raleigh, NC, and Sarah Gray Sasser of Brooklyn, NY.
Mr. Griffin Leon Coxe of Cary, NC, and Mr. Jordan Bailey Watkins of Raleigh, NC served the groom as best men. Groomsmen were Robert William Boneau of Ann Arbor, MI, William Gregory Garcia of Jacksonville, NC, John Curtis Martin of Raleigh, NC, Robert Wilson Safrit, V of Beaufort, NC, and Alexander Gray Walton of Cary, NC.
Mistress of ceremony was Mrs. Debra Barnes. The gift table was attended by Leigh Franklin Kayser, and the guest register was attended by Elizabeth Woodard Creech and Jennifer Ashley Love, all of Raleigh. In lieu of wedding favors, the couple made a donation to two children cancer foundations, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Cookies for Kid’s Cancer.
Following the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the NC History Center with music provided by The Main Event band. Tables were decorated with alternating silver tablecloths and white cutwork overlays with lanterns surrounded by greenery and baby’s breath. The Chelsea Restaurant catered the reception with the key lime wedding cake provided by Mrs. Connie Daugherty.
An after-rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Chelsea Restaurant. Guests were entertained during dinner with background music by Doug McFarland and a video of the bridal couple.
Pre-wedding bridal parties included:
The couple was honored with an engagement party in Raleigh on June 30 hosted by friends of the couple. Friends of the bride hosted a Pampered Chef shower in Raleigh on July 7. A bridal shower was held in Winterville on August 4 hosted by family. The groom’s family and friends hosted a bridal shower in Jacksonville on August 18.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of Meredith College with a BA in Psychology and Biology. She is employed at Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center as a Clinical Research Coordinator. The groom graduated from North Carolina State University in 2009 with a BS in Civil Engineering and in 2012 with his Masters in Structural Engineering. He is employed with URS Corporation as a Bridge Design Engineer.
After a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will live in Raleigh.