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Brittney Paige Throckmorton, William Clayton Samples wed

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Mrs. William Clayton Samples
SoVaNow.com / December 06, 2012
Brittney Paige Throckmorton, daughter of Brenda Shelton Throckmorton and the late Billy B. Throckmorton Jr. of South Boston, and William Clayton Samples, son of Donald and Teresa Brown and Michael and Deborah Samples of Melbourne, Fla., were united in marriage Sept. 1, at Second Baptist Church, South Boston.

Rev. Don Bryant officiated the double ring ceremony. The ceremony included scripture readings from I Corinthians and exchanging of red roses to symbolize their first gift to each other. A reception followed at Falkland Farms, Scottsburg.

The bride, given in marriage by her mother and brother, Jason Throckmorton of Indian Land, S.C., entered to Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus.” She wore a strapless white Galina gown adorned with floral appliqués, a fingertip veil adorned with crystals attached to a white dahlia with a chapel length train and carried a bouquet of red roses and dahlias.

Matrons of honor were Mary Thomas of Halifax, cousin of the bride, and Misty Vaughan of South Boston, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids included Emerson Throckmorton, niece of the bride, of Indian Land, S.C., Stacy Snead, friend of the bride, of South Boston, Jessica Samples of Alton and Jennifer Compton of Virgilina, both sisters of the groom. They all wore long, satin black gowns with chiffon pleated side drape and carried bouquets of red roses and dahlias.

The flower girl was Avery Throckmorton, niece of the bride, of Indian Land, S.C.. She wore a white, tea length dress adorned with pearls and carried a basket of red rose petals.

Joseph Rogers of South Boston, friend of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen included Maverick Dunn of Danville, Emily Seat of Halifax, Christopher Cole of South Boston, Jimmy Foster of Alton and Jesse Compton of Virgilina, all friends of the groom. They all wore black tuxedos with black vests and ties with red rose boutonnieres.

The ring bearer was Chase Moser of South Boston, cousin of the groom. He wore a black tuxedo with black vest and tie and carried a pillow adorned with the wedding bands.

Cindy Chaffin of South Boston and Brandi Thompson of Virgilina were mistresses of ceremonies, both close friends of the bride. Meagan Sirjane-Samples of Tallahassee, Fla., sister of the groom, was the guest book attendant.

Pianist, Linda Hughes played a mix of classical selections during the seating of guests. “My Wish” was played for the seating of the grandmothers and the lighting of the floating memory candles. The mothers were seated to “Wind Beneath My Wings.” The wedding party entered to “The Rose.” During the ceremony, musical selections included “I Could Not Ask For More” and “I Cross My Heart.”

The bride is a 2004 graduate of Averett University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond in 2007. She works as a physical therapist at Commonwealth Home Health, Inc., South Boston. The bridegroom is a graduate of Halifax County High School and received his Associate of Arts degree from Danville Community College in 2007. He is a 2010 graduate of Ferrum College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and is employed by Halifax County Service Authority.

After honeymooning in the mountains, the couple resides in South Boston.

Couple Honored

A rehearsal dinner was held Aug. 31, at Shangri-La in Alton. The event was hosted by Donald and Teresa Brown, stepfather and mother of the groom.

An alphabet bridal shower was held at the home of the bride, hosted by the matrons of honor.

A bridal shower was hosted by Commonwealth Home Health, employer of the bride.

A couples shower was held at Second Baptist Church and was given by Cheryl Thompson, cousin of the bride, Joyce Thomas, aunt of the bride, and Teresa Brown, mother of the groom.

The South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club hosted a lingerie shower for the bride at Smokin’ Jakes BBQ Restaurant.

The best man, Joseph Rogers, hosted an approval party for the bride and groom at his home in Scottsburg.


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