Wedding: Hudson-Gainey

Published 9:09 pm Monday, November 12, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doane Gainey

Emalie Janet Hudson and Thomas Doane Gainey were married on May 5, 2012 at 6 o’clock in the evening at Festival Park on the waterfront in Washington, NC.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger M. Hudson of Pantego, NC. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keech of Pinetown, NC, Mrs. Emma Hudson of Pantego, NC and the late Mr. Joseph Hudson.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley D. Gainey of Goldsboro, NC. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Wallace Sr. of Pinetown, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gainey of Goldsboro, NC.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Susan Canady of Greenville, NC, Mrs. Tanna Clayton of Washington, NC, Miss Madison Hudson of Raleigh, NC and Miss Kathryn Bowen of Chicago, Ill.
Groomsmen were Mr. Cameron Schaeffer of Goldsboro, NC, Mr. Lee Thompson of Goldsboro, NC, Mr. Justin Flowers of Goldsboro, NC and Mr. Jerry O’Neil of Washington, DC.
Soloist was Mr. Kenny Kelly of Goldsboro, NC. Music for the wedding and reception was provided by Down East Entertainment.
Mr. Scott Clark of Washington, NC officiated. Mrs. Pat Waters directed the wedding. Programs were distributed by Miss Alexis Arnold and Miss Valerie Tunnell.
The bride and groom traveled to the reception in a 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the Washington Civic Center, hosted by the bride’s parents. Guests were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Bud Ball.
Floral arrangements of peonies, bells of Ireland and hydrangea, created by Val Conger, were used throughout the area. The peonies were grown locally by Pantego Blossoms and Terra Ceia Farms. The six-tiered wedding cake was made by Mrs. Melisia Gainey, mother of the groom. Mrs. Eunice Williams designed and created the colorful candy station which featured a variety of candies and homemade confections. Top of the Pines Catering provided catering for the reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Ashley D. Gainey hosted a rehearsal dinner at the First Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center in Washington on the evening before the wedding.
The bride was given a Christmas shower at the home of Mrs. Pattie Queen hosted by Mrs. Queen, Mrs. Tracy Arnold and Mrs. Pat Waters.
The bride and groom were honored with an engagement party at The Clubhouse at Sleepy Creek in Dudley, NC hosted by Henry and Frankye Graham, Whitney and Kelly Hughes, Mike and JoAnne Williams and Peggy Denning.
The bride was given a Pampered Chef party at Hunters Bridge Church of Christ hosted by Mrs. Candy Howell, Mrs. Ashley Swindell and Mrs. Gale Smith.
A bridal brunch was held at the Lane Tree Country Club in Goldsboro, NC hosted by Brenda Cox.
A dinner honoring the bride and groom was held at The Village Steakhouse in Goldsboro hosted by Mrs. Betty Gainey.
A bridal shower was given at the Hunters Bridge Church of Christ in Pinetown. Hostesses were the ladies of the church, Mrs. Sue Tinker, Mrs. Sandy Tankard, and Mrs. Diana Cahoon, Ms. Glenda Keech and Mrs. Kathryn Midgette, aunts of the bride.
Mrs. Pat Waters and Mrs. Vickie Kinsey honored the bride with a party at the Somerset Community House in Washington, NC. Guests enjoyed making candy for the wedding.
The bride and her bridesmaids were honored with a bridal luncheon at Pia’s of Washington, NC hosted by Mrs. Brenda Respess and Mrs. Stacey Gise, aunts of the bride.
The bride was given a shower hosted by Mrs.Tanna Clayton at her home in Washington.
A bachelorette weekend was held in Raleigh hosted by bridesmaids and friends.
The bride graduated from Terra Ceia Christian School, attended ECU, and graduated from Beaufort County Community College. She is employed as a registered nurse at the O’Berry Center in Goldsboro, NC.
The groom graduated from ECU and is employed with his family’s business, Sandhill Propane in Goldsboro, NC.
Since a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the bride and groom have made their home in Goldsboro, NC.