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Mr. and Mrs. Brad R. Shelton (Taylor Anne Shelton)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Taylor Anne Shelton of Bassett and Brad Realus Shelton of Stuart were married on May 18 at Fayerdale Hall in Fairy Stone State Park in Stuart. Pastor Don Reynolds performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of David L. and Portland Joyce Shelton of Bassett. She is the granddaughter of Fay G. Shelton of Martinsville and the late Linwood O. Shelton; Peggy L. and Paul Foley of Stuart; Carolyn Joyce Manning of Fieldale; and the late Bobby Joe Joyce.

The bridegroom is the son of Dennis and Joan Wilson Shelton of Stuart. He is the grandson of Libby Shelton of Stuart and the late Melvin Shelton and Sharon Wilson of Lawsonville, N.C., and the late Cecil Wilson.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an organza lace, fitted and flared, strapless gown with a pearl- and diamond-encrusted empire waist with a court-length train and waist-length veil edged in pearls. She carried a bouquet of white and pink peonies and English tea roses.

Maid of honor was sister of the bride Sarah Paige Shelton of Bassett. She wore a light bluish green chiffon dress and carried a bouquet of white and pink peonies.

Bridesmaids were Stephanie Clark of Stuart, Mindy Priddy of Richmond and Erin Forbes of Rocky Mount. Their dresses and bouquets matched those of the maid of honor.

Best men were brother of the bridegroom Brandon Shelton of Stuart and the father of the bridegroom.

Groomsmen were Jordan Easter of Ararat, Jared Smart of Patrick Springs and cousins of the bridegroom Ben Shelton of Stuart and Justin Wilson of Washington D.C.

Ring bearer was second cousin of the bride Rocco A. Fizzano, son of Rocky and Amber Fizzano of Riner.

A program of wedding music was provided by Megan Sheppard of Nashville, Tenn., who played acoustic guitar and sang.

A reception was held at Fayerdale Hall.

The couple took a honeymoon in Clearwater, Fla.

They live in Stuart.

The bride is a 2011 graduate of Bassett High School and is slated for fall graduation from Radford University with bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations. She is employed by Radford University and The Artisan Center in Martinsville.

The bridegroom is a 2009 graduate of Patrick County High School and a 2012 graduate of Patrick Henry Community College in the registered nursing program. He is a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.

Prior to the wedding, the couple was honored on the following occasions: April 20, a household shower at Temple Baptist Church in Collinsville, hosted by Joan Shelton, Amanda Thompson and Stephanie Clark; April 21, a shower at Ross Harbour United Methodist Church in Stuart, hosted by Peggy Foley, Sarah Shelton and Amber Fizzano; April 27, a bridal shower at Mt. Hermon Church of the Brethren in Bassett, hosted by Tammy Noe, Carolyn Manning, Fay Shelton and Sarah Shelton; and May 18, a bridesmaids’ brunch at the home of Susan Pilson of Collinsville, hosted by Susan Pilson and her daughters, Martha and Maggie.


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