Thursday, April 10, 2014
Joy Elizabeth Ekre and Charles Pearce McDonough Britt, both of North Augusta, exchanged wedding vows on March 29, 2014, at the gazebo in Brick Pond Park, North Augusta. Therese Mosher, a friend of the couple, officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Kathy Ekre of Trenton. She is the paternal granddaughter of the late Sherman and Tommie Ekre and maternal granddaughter of the late F.E. and Archie Smith.
The groom is the son of Tom and Phyllis Britt of Aiken. He is a paternal grandson of Charles Edward Britt of Norfolk and the late Marian Beatrice Britt. His maternal grandparents were the late Elijah Franklin and Lelia Marvin Pearce.
The bride wore an off-white street-length Grecian-style wedding gown. She carried three calla lilies hand-tied with a royal blue ribbon.
Ariah Ekre of North Augusta, daughter of the bride, served as maid of honor and ring bearer, carrying a pillow fashioned by her own hand. She wore an off-white lace dress, belted with a royal blue ribbon, and carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in The Barn at the Living History Park.
The couple then enjoyed a night at Rosemary Inn, before going turkey hunting in lieu of a wedding trip.
The bride is a graduate of North Augusta High School and of Georgia Southern University, where she earned a master of nursing degree. She is employed at CVS MinuteClinic as a nurse practitioner.
The groom is a graduate of South Aiken High School. He is employed by Aiken County at Horse Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Joy, Mac and Ariah are making their home in North Augusta.
McDonough – Ekre