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Rogers-Pereira union

Kimberly Alice Rogers and Larry Lee Pereira, Jr. were united in marriage at 4:00 pm on December 17, 2016 at Old Ford Church of Christ in Washington, NC. Eddie Bowen, minister of Old Ford Church of Christ, officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Rebecca Moore Rogers and the late Jay Milton Rogers of Washington, NC. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Lloyd Moore, Sr. of Washington, NC and the late Mr. and Mr. Joe Rogers of Washington, NC.

The groom is the son of Larry Lee Pereira and the late Muriel Bradshaw Pereira of New Bern, NC. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bradshaw of Monson, MA and the late Mr. Manuel Pereira and Mrs. Christie Chapin of Ludlow, MA.

Given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Charles Jeffrey Mault, the bride wore a princess cut A-line wedding gown.  The gown was beautifully detailed with an intricately beaded crystal and sequin sweetheart neckline which carried onto the delicate lace illusion 3/4 sleeves.  Her gown had a soft tulle skirt with lace appliques, and the back of the dress had a deep open back with satin covered buttons and a chapel length train, covered in lace appliques. Her veil was a double layer long lace blusher that was lifted by the groom while being served communion during their wedding ceremony.  

Mrs. Pamela Rogers Mault, of Washington, NC, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Maid of honor was Ms. Lindsey Dishman of Charleston, SC.

Bridesmaids were Mrs. Carol Bechtold of Wilmington, NC, Mrs. Lisa Klemmer of Richmond, VA, Mrs. Maureen Lawson of Rockville, MD, and Ms. Kristin Pereira of Greenville, NC. The bridesmaids’ dresses were floor length, deep red satin A-line ball gowns.  They had a structured bodice with a deep V in the back, complementing the bride’s gown. 

Miss Brooke Hodges and Miss Briley Hodges, of Washington, NC, cousins of the bride, served as flower girls. 

Rebecca M. Rogers, mother of the bride, wore a plum sleeveless chiffon dress, with a sequin lace bodice and a ¾ sleeve sequin lace jacket.

Larry Lee Pereira of New Bern, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Steve Ferguson of Havelock, NC, Mr. Jeff Mault of Washington, NC, Mr. Ross Pereira of Greenville, NC, Mr. Stephen Price of Clayton, NC, and Mr. David Riggle of Emerald Isle, NC. The groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos with red formal ties, matching the bridesmaids’ dresses.  The groom wore a black tuxedo with white paisley design vest and bow tie.  Master Everett Matthews, cousin of the groom, from Springfield, MA served as ring bearer.

Mistress of ceremony was Sandy Gerard of Washington, NC. Scripture reader was Rosanna Anderson of Dudley, NC. Music was provided by organist Janice Chesson of Washington, NC and soloists Eddie Bowen of Washington, NC and Steve Shirley of Beaufort, SC. Register attendant was Doris Rogers of Washington, NC and Kim Price, of Clayton, NC, passed out wedding programs. The cake was made by Kaye Woolard. Bertie Williams, Shirley Jackson, and Treasure Edwards, all of Washington, NC, were cake and beverage servers. Food was catered by Wanda Woolard.

The church was decorated with poinsettias and large floral bouquets.  The bridal bouquet consisted of magnolia leaves, winter greenery, red and white roses, and lily of the valley, the flowers of her Christian Sorority, Sigma Alpha Omega.  The bouquet was accented with a single blue forget me not, the flower of Alpha Phi sorority. Her father’s handkerchief was wrapped around the bouquet, as well as memory charms that included photos of her father, Jay Milton Rogers, and her Uncle, Joseph E. Rogers.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at  Washington Civic Center. Music was provided by The Embers, featuring Craig Woolard.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s father in the fellowship hall of Old Ford Church of Christ in Washington, NC

Pre-wedding parties included a Bridal Shower in November, given by ladies of Old Ford Church of Christ, a Bridal Shower in December, given by friends and family of the bride, and a Bridesmaid Luncheon, hosted by Rebecca Rogers, mother of the bride, in her home.

 The bride is a graduate of North Carolina State University, and is currently employed in Beaufort County Schools.

The groom is an Air Force Veteran, and is currently employed for the state of North Carolina.

After a honeymoon to Miami, Florida, the couple will reside in Washington, NC.