Wedding Gomillion – Byrd

Wedding Gomillion Byrd

Miss Kayla Rebecca Gomillion of Auburn, Alabama, and Wesley Richard Byrd of Dallas, Texas, were united in marriage on May 9, 2015, at Kiesel Park in Auburn, Alabama. Pastor Brandon Isbell performed the ceremony.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Max (Janie) Gomillion of Jay, Florida. She is granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Max Ray Gomillion of Jay, Florida, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Porter of Florence, Alabama.

The bride received a BA degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. Before her marriage, the bride worked as a transition job coach at Opelika High School and Auburn High School. She is pursuing her masters degree in School Counseling from Auburn University.

The bride wore an ivory lace-overlay mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline, traditional lace straps, and re-embroidered lace appliques. The bride’s bouquet was wrapped and flowing with tatting hand- made by her great-great grandmother, the late Mrs. Mattie Mason Hendrix of Florence, Alabama.

The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wesley (Susie) Byrd of Darlington, South Carolina. He is grandson of Mrs. Richard G. Williams and the late Mr. Williams of Darlington, South Carolina, the late Mr. and Mrs. Bryant H. Harrill of Bennettsville, South Carolina, and the late Mr. S. Wesley Byrd of Darlington, South Carolina.

The groom received a BS degree in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University. He is employed as superintendent with Robins & Morton at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Texas.

The bride’s sister, Mrs. Summer Gomillion Walker, served as Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Kirby Byrd Boyce, sister of the groom, Miss Krista Mia Autrey, Miss Katie Michele Dougherty, Mrs. Courtney Patrick Henson, cousin of the bride, Miss Brittnay Renee Hammac, Miss Jenna Nicole Nash, Mrs. Jane Dowling Smola, Miss Margaret Louise McFarlane, Mrs. Stacie Brooke Turberville, and Miss Alison Dale Westmoreland.

Mr. Ronald Wesley Byrd, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. William Austin Boyce, brother-in-law of the groom, Mr. Wesley Franklin Woodard and Mr. Michael Tyson Woodard, cousins of the groom, Mr. Edwin Fuller Bryant, Mr. Jonathan Sterling Holder, Mr. Kenneth Wayne Richardson, Mr. Kipp Norman Stone, and Mr. Andrew Burton Young.

Flower girl was Miss Tallulah Jane Williams, cousin of the groom. Ring bearers were Master Wesley Austin Boyce and Master William Porter Boyce, nephews of the groom, and Master Andrew Palmer Henson, cousin of the bride.

A reception followed at Kiesel Park. The couple honeymooned in St. John’s, Antigua. They currently reside in Dallas, Texas.

A rehearsal dinner party was given by the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wesley Byrd, in honor of Miss Gomillion and Mr. Byrd on Friday, May 8 at Kiesel Park.

Author: Duane Childers

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