Published 2:51 pm Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Megan Alvord of Pittsboro, NC and Mitch Houk of Bath, NC exchanged wedding vows in a sunset ceremony on July 12, 2014 at 7pm at the Aqueduct Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  Rev. Ray Gooch and Pastor Ray Pearce presided.

The bride is the daughter of Lex and Tanya
Alvord of Pittsboro, NC and the grand-daughter of Betty Wood of Mocksville, NC and the late  Sherman Wood of Mocksville and the Rev. Alec and Dorothy Alvord of Asheville, NC.  She is a graduate of NC State University with a BS in Secondary Education in Science and a BA in Physics.  She will be teaching physics at Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC.

The groom is the son of Tony and Heike Woolard of Bath, NC and Jim and Tammy Houk of Jacksonville, FL.  He is the grandson of Hans-Jurgen and Christel Preunel of Gross Malchau, Germany  and Edna Houk of Strawberry Plains, TN and the late James Houk of Strawberry Plains, TN.  He is a graduate of Washington High School and works for Food Lion, Inc. as a butcher.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a white taffeta gown with lace bodice.  The bodice was adorned with pearl and sequin highlights.  She designed the knee length veil.  She carried a bouquet of sunflowers.  Her maid of honor was
Kallie McNamara of Cary, NC.  Her bridesmaids were Catherine Bartholf of Pittsboro, NC, Jeanne Lunsford of Windsor, NC and Lydia Lloyd of Cary, NC.  The bridesmaids wore royal blue short dresses and also carried sunflowers

The groom chose for his best man Michael Pearce of Creedmoor, NC.  His groomsmen were Cody Cutler of Greenville, NC, Andrew Cadle of Bath, NC and David Godwin of Griffith, NC.

Sarah Houk of Jacksonville, FL carried the bride’s grandmother’s Bible that had the wedding rings attached with blue ribbon.  Grace Houk of Jacksonville, FL and Madeline of Raleigh, NC carried the communion elements that were used during the ceremony when the bride and groom served all present Holy Communion.

Catherine McDiarmid of Pittsboro, NC and Bryan Goldston of Goldston, NC provided pre-ceremony music with fiddle music featuring songs of Ireland.  They provided songs of worship during the ceremony.

The reception was held at the Aqueduct Conference Center and featured hors d’oeuvres and a cheesecake bar.  The bride and groom chose Ghirardelli chocolate cheesecake for their wedding cake.

Following a honeymoon to Ireland, the couple will make their home in Raleigh, NC.