Hutchins, Blalock vows exchanged
Dec. 02, 2012 @ 04:13 PM
RUTHERFORD COUNTY —
Haley Kristen Hutchins and Ian Christopher Blalock were united in marriage Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Florence Baptist Church, Forest City, NC with Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Sheila Hutchins of Ellenboro. She is granddaughter of the late Johnnie Glover and Evelyn Glover of Ellenboro, NC and the late Garland Hutchins and Lucille Hutchins of Rutherfordton, NC. Haley is a 2006 graduate of East Rutherford High School and a May 2012 graduate of Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She is currently employed at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
The groom is the son of Chris and Pat Blalock of Ellenboro. He is the grandson of the late Robert and Elaine Walker of Ellenboro, NC and Calvin and Dot Blalock of Shelby, NC. Ian is a 2006 graduate of East Rutherford High School and a 2010 graduate of Isothermal Community College. He is employed at the Facebook Data Center in Forest City.
Musicians for the four o’clock ceremony were Pam McKeithan, organist, Sharon Haulk, pianist, and Katlyn Sloop, soloist.
Haley was escorted to the altar and given in marriage by her father. She wore an exquisite strapless ball gown of ivory organza that featured a rouched bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The skirt was made of organza filigree with scattered organza flowers centered with pearls and crystals. Her waist-length full veil was edged in pearls. She carried a bouquet of pink and white peonies wrapped in white satin ribbon.
The bride chose her sister Emily Hutchins of Ellenboro, NC and her friend Nicole Davis of Lincolnton, NC as maids of honor. They wore black tissue taffeta strapless bubble cocktail length dresses with a slight sweetheart neckline and carried a bouquet of pink peonies.
Gowned identically to the maids of honor were bridesmaids Whitney Blalock, sister of the groom of Ellenboro, NC, Heather Ensley, childhood friend of the bride of Ellenboro, NC, Cortney Jenkins, childhood friend of the bride of Ellenboro, NC, Katy Blalock, cousin of the groom of Shelby, NC, and Emma Blalock, cousin of the groom of Shelby, NC. They also carried bouquets of pink peonies.
The flower girl was the bride’s cousin, Alli Glover, from Boiling Springs, NC. Her black dress was knee length and adorned with white taffeta ribbon flowers. She carried a petite version of the bridesmaids’ bouquets of pink peonies.
The groom chose his father and his brother, Nathaniel Blalock from Cary, NC as best men. The groom and his groomsmen wore a grey Calvin Klein tuxedo with a white vest and a black tie with pink and black argyle socks.
Groomsmen were Calvin Blalock, grandfather of the groom of Shelby, NC, Miles Ensley, friend of the groom of Cliffside, NC, Rodney Queen, friend of the groom of Ellenboro, NC, Craig Parris, cousin of the groom of Boiling Springs, SC, and Clint Gilbert, cousin of the groom of Ellenboro, NC. William Glover, cousin of the bride of Boiling Springs, NC was a junior groomsman. Blaze Dedmon of Lincolnton, NC was the ring bearer.
Mr. and Mrs. Lukas Hopper of Shelby, NC were program and register attendants. Mrs. Lucille Nanney from Forest City, NC directed the wedding.
Patty Davis of Carolina Roses of Kings Mountain, NC provided the flowers and decorations for the ceremony and reception. Jere and Ashley Dotten of Charlotte, NC photographed the special day. A hors d’oeuvre reception catered by Holmes Catering of Inman, SC, was held at Owl’s Eye Winery and Vineyard in Shelby, NC.
A fall-themed engagement party was held by Jerry and Pam Parris and Steve and Sherry Owens at the Parris’ home. A kitchen-themed bridal shower was hosted by Pam and Melanie Hutchins at Eagle Lake. The Horton Family hosted a bridal shower for the bride and groom at Bethel Baptist Church. An Alphabet Shower was hosted by Holly and Alli Glover at their home. The bridesmaids hosted a His and Hers shower at the couple’s new home, as well as a bachelorette party/lingerie shower in Charlotte. A spring-themed bridesmaids’ luncheon was held by Rhonda Glover, Dot Blalock, Chrystal Blalock, and Lauren Henderson at Rhonda Glover’s house. The groom’s parents hosted a Rehearsal Dinner at the Forest City Clubhouse catered by Holmes Catering.
The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia and now resides in Boiling Springs, NC.