WILLIAMSON – In a lovely late afternoon ceremony, Miss Whitney Ellen Pinson, the daughter of Paul and Kathy Pinson of Fairview Addition in Williamson, became the bride of Jonathon Bernard Herwig, the son of Bernard and Sharon Herwig of New Freedom, Pennsylvania.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. George Boothe of Williamson.
The wedding celebration was solemnized on the twenty- seventh of June at the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Keswick, Virginia. The officiant of the ceremony and the blessing the marriage was the Reverend G. Miles Davis.
The bride was escorted to the alter, which was adorned with ivory and pastel peonies and hydrangeas, by her father. She wore an ivory Flemish lace gown with a cathedral train and capped sleeves. The opera length veil was accented with the coordinating lace motif. Her bouquet consisted of white peonies, hydrangeas, and roses.
Miss Meredith Anne Pinson of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her sister of the bride served as maid of honor. The other attendants were Mrs. Kate Miles of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mrs. Lisa Bogar of Woodbridge, Virginia. They wore identical strapless gowns of misty rose chiffon and carried bouquets of various shades of pink roses.
Performing the duties of best man was the groom’s brother Andew Herwig of Columbia, Maryland. The groomsmen were Daniel Hazlett of Arlington, Virginia, and Nicholas Cronk of Adelphi, Maryland. They were attired in traditional black tuxedos, bow ties, and cummerbunds, and white shirts. Their boutonnieres were miniature white and pink roses.
The mother of the bride wore a formal dress of champagne and had a wristlet with a phalaenopsis orchid. The mother of the groom was dressed in a lilac gown and jacket ensemble and had a cymbidium orchid corsage.
The readers were Allison Colmon of Fairfax, Virginia, who read Tobit 8:5b-8, and Bentley Dorn of Falls Church, Virginia, who read Colossians 3:12-17.
The wedding music was performed by the Charlottesville String Trio, whose selections included, “Jesu, Joy of man’s Desiring,” by Bach, “Canon in D,” by Pachelbel, and several Bach preludes. The organist was Michael Latsko, who played such renditions as “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke, “Hornpipe” by Handel, and “Spring” by Vivaldi and the hymn, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” by Charles Wesley and John Zundel Beecher.
The guest registrant was Susanna Kapourales of Charleston, West Virginia, and the wedding director was Dot Proffitt of Keswick, Virginia.
The reception and dinner were held at the elegant Clifton Inn in Shadwell, Virginia, under the direction of Kate Phillips of Colleen Miller Events and Chelsea Allen Osborn. Rachel May was the photographer. The music was provided by Andy Wilfong.
The menu consisted of hors d’oeuvres such as country ham biscuits and crab cakes, endive and escarole salad, and sea scallops and beef short ribs. The wedding cake was ivory with subtle pastel pink roses and had alternating layers of lemons and raspberries and the famous Monticello peaches and blueberries.
The tables were covered with white cloths and featured gold vases of various sizes with arrangements of old- fashioned pink garden roses.
Other festivities included a cocktail party Friday evening and a breakfast Sunday Morning at the Clifton Inn for all guests hosted by the family of the bride.
The couple honeymooned on the Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. They are presently residing in Alexandria, Virginia.
The New Mrs. Herwig graduated from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she was a cheerleader for the Demon Deacons and a member of the Chi Omega social sorority. She received a master’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia, and is employed by the Prince William County Public School system as a counselor at Mary F. Williams Elementary School.
The groom graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is a Quality Assurance Analyst for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.