Gibson-Dellenback couple marries in outdoor ceremony at Westfield

First Posted: 6/6/2009

Rebecca Kay Gibson of Westfield and Jody Ladd Dellenback of Claudville, Va., were married at an outdoor ceremony at the home of the brides grandmother, Alma George, in Westfield on May 23 at 5 p.m. Brother Ricky Rogers of Westfield officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Linda Gibson and the granddaughter of Alma George and the late Dan George, all of Westfield (Moores Springs area), and the granddaughter of the late Joe and Georgie Gibson of King. She is a graduate of North Stokes High School, Appalachian State University and the University of Virginia. She is employed by the Patrick County, Va., Public School System.
The bridegroom is the son Edward and Wanda Sue Dellenback. He is the grandson of the late Charlie and Thelma Dellenback and the late James and Claudia Payne. He is a graduate of Patrick County High School and is a diversified farmer and co-owner of Diamond D Farms in Ararat, Va.
The wedding music was presented by Eddy and Ralph McGee and Tim Hall and included a bluegrass mix.
The brides father, David Gibson, gave the bride in marriage. She wore a bridal light ivory, Forever Yours taffeta, A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline, which included crisscross, gathers on the entire bodice, highlighted with beading and rhinestones. She carried a mixed bouquet of fresh cut summer flowers including yellow lilies, stock, daisies and purple lisianthus.
The matron of honor was Jennifer Turner of Patrick Springs, Va., who wore an aqua tea-length gown with chocolate accents. The bridesmaids were Antionette Inman Smith of Westfield; Amanda Christian of Martinsville, Va.; Greta Dellenback of Mount Airy; and Joni Dellenback Ricketts of Glen Allen, Va. The bridesmaids all wore different styles of brown tea-length gowns with aqua accents and also carried a fresh-cut summer mix, long stem arrangement.
The flower girl, McKinley Smith, wore a light ivory dress with daisy and pearl accents. The bride and grooms horses escorted the bridesmaids to the ceremony. Mike Payne drove the bride, flower girl and the brides father to the ceremony in a blue buckboard wagon pulled by two black Percheron horses. Special horse handlers were Lauren Slate of Claudville and Katrina Shorty Thompson of Ararat, Va.
The best man was the father of the groom, Edward Dellenback. The groomsmen included John Dellenback, brother of the groom; Jason Hill and Josh Benfield, both of Mount Airy; and Matthew McKinney, cousin of the bride, of Demorest, Ga. The ring bearer was Jed Dellenback, the grooms nephew. The groomsmen wore black tuxes with aqua fullback vests and ties.
Katie Martin Bowman presided at the guest registry. Special assistants for the ceremony included Michael Bowman and Kent and Luke Fulp.
The reception held at the Dan River Company in Danbury and was hosted by the parents of the bride. Aubree Touchstone and Colleen Buchanan, two members of the brides tennis team in Patrick County, performed Alicia Keys If It Aint You, and Casey Marshall performed a specially prepared song for the couple.
A special thanks goes to Janice Johnson and Pam Fulp, who directed the ceremony, and Julia Flinchum, who prepared the flowers. The photographer was Sherry Whitt, assisted by Patti Amos. Dude Smith catered the reception. The wedding cake was prepared by The Artists Way from Danbury, which consisted of four tiers decorated in the wedding colors of chocolate and aqua. The deejay for the reception was Drew Pell from Pilot Mountain.
The couple will honeymoon in Eminence, Mo., where they travel each year with their beloved horses to ride.
The rehearsal dinner was held on Friday night at 13 Bones in Mount Airy and was hosted by parents of the bridegroom.

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