Katherine O’Brien Faucette and James Chandler Stroud were married Saturday, December 31, 2016 at seven in the evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Lee Kinney. A program of wedding music was presented by Mr. Chris Watkins, Minister of Music, and violinist’s Nancy Shaw and Caroline Shaw. A reception followed to ring in the New Year at Washington Yacht and County Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walker Faucette of Bath, NC. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Ann Hill of Washington, the late Nan and L.T. Harris of Bath, NC, and the late Will Faucette of Chocowinity, NC. She is the great granddaughter of Mrs. Verna Faucette of Chocowinity, NC.
The groom is the son of Mr. James Grady Stroud, Jr. of Greenville, NC, and the late Joyce Price Stroud. He is the grandson of Mrs. Nellie Hight Stroud of Tarboro, NC, and the late Mary and Robert Lee Price of Greenville, NC.
The bride was escorted by her father and was presented in marriage by her parents. Sarah Anne Watkins, sister of the bride of Raleigh, NC served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Margaret Fowle of Greenville, NC, Whitney Lewis of Raleigh, NC, Casey Bryson of Charlotte, NC, Jessie Bryson of Greenville, NC, and Nichole Scuron of Greenville, NC.
Anna Barnes Watkins, niece of the bride, and Allie Grubbs, cousin of the groom, served as flower girls.
James Grady Stroud, father of the groom, and Chris Arny of Raleigh, NC, served as best men. Groomsman were Matt Lassiter of Johns Island, SC, Cullen Moore of Denver, CO, Maurice
Marcuard of Norfolk, VA, and Tyler Swisher of Kernersville, NC. Ushers were Mac McKee of Raleigh, NC, Alexander Horne of Greenville, NC, Jeff Hemric of Raleigh, NC, and Kaleb Lee of Greenville, NC.
Mrs. Susan Fowle served as Mistress of Ceremony and program attendants were Jordan
Faucette and Josie Foster, cousins of the bride.
On Friday evening, an after-rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s family, was held at The Bank Bistro. Following the dinner a cocktail party was given by friends of the bride at the Elmwood 1820 Bed & Breakfast Inn.
A bridal shower was given by family and friends of the groom at Ironwood Country Club on October 23rd, and a bridal shower was given by family and friends of the bride on November 5th at the Somerset Community Center.
On December 30 a bridesmaids’ luncheon was given by family and friends and held at the Ironwood County Club.
The bride is a graduate of East Carolina University and teaches at AG Cox Middle School in Winterville. The groom is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is an employee of Potash Corp in Aurora.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will reside in Greenville, NC.