Aimee Blair Nguyen of the Rock Ridge community and Andrew Mark Guess of Pineville, Louisiana, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony April 24 at Stork’s Rest Farm in Sims. The Rev. Tony Moore officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Trung and Denise Nguyen of Rock Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Carolyn Davis and the late Ralph Davis of Wilson and Tony and Rose Nguyen of Wilson. She graduated from Hunt High School and Barton College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design. She is employed at Bowmar Sports as a graphic designer.
Parents of the groom are Jonathan and Mary Guess of Pineville. He is the grandson of Peggy Guess and the late Thomas John Guess of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Milton O. Peacock of West Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from Pineville High School and Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College with a technical diploma in HVAC. He serves in the United States Marine Corps.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white ball gown featuring layers of beaded lace motifs and shimmery sequin tulle with horsehair trim along the hemline. The strapless sweetheart neckline extended to a scoop back. The dress was finished with covered buttons. She wore a cathedral-length white tulle veil adorned with sequins and beaded Baroque lace scrolls. The bride also wore her mother’s opal ring.
For her bouquet, she carried a clutch of white moonstone roses, white waxflower, Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus wrapped in white organza ribbon and embellished with pearl pins.
Emily Nguyen Proctor, twin sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Nguyen, sister of the bride; Nicole Guess Payne, sister of the groom; Rachel Guess Roberts, sister of the groom; Taylor Murray Krob; and Ashlyn Glover.
Flower girls were Hadley Nguyen, niece of the bride, and Nora Stone.
The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore mint chiffon gowns styled with off-the-shoulder fluttery ruffle drape detail. One flower girl wore a white smocked dress with flower detail, and she was pulled in a wagon covered in a white sheer voile fabric and lace that was made by the bride’s grandmother. She was pulled in the wagon by another flower girl who was wearing a white chiffon ankle-length dress with lace and flower detail. The flower girl’s basket was also used in the bride’s parents’ wedding.
The groom’s father served as best man.
Groomsmen were Austin Payne, brother-in-law of the groom; Paul Roberts, brother-in-law of the groom; and Alex Nguyen, brother of the bride.
Ring bearers were A.J. Payne and Gentry Payne, both nephews of the groom.
Register attendant was Kathryn Willoughby. Director was Elizabeth Willoughby.
Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Stork’s Rest Farm. Music was provided by DJ Grant Roberson. The bride and groom had their first dance to “When I Fall In Love” by Nat King Cole.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Something Different Cafe on the eve of the wedding.
The couple spent a few days in Beaufort after the wedding. They will make their home in Oahu, Hawaii.
A bridal shower was given by the bride’s family and friends on Feb. 21.
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