January 3, 2014
Colette Jeanine Pond and Erick Brandon Odom were married at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2013, at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina, N.C. Pastor Donnie Darr officiated and reception followed.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anthony Pond of Laurel, Md, and the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Carlos E. del Rio of San Antonio, Texas and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Claire Pond of Laurel. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is currently employed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Raleigh.
The groom is the son of Mr. Grover Cleveland Odom III of Longs, S.C. and Carolyn Odom of Rockingham and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland Odom Jr. of Gibson and the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. Young of Rockingham. The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is currently employed by BB&T in Apex.
Mr. Christopher Pond of Laurel, brother of the bride, was the man of honor. Ms. Lisa Stewart of Raleigh was the maid of honor. Bridal attendants included Mrs. Katherine Townsend of Wilmington, Ms. Kristen Dobs of Fayetteville, Mrs. Shannon Newton of Rockville, Md and Ms. Kiera Gustafson of Laurel. Miss Bella Weatherford of Pinebluff was the flower girl. Mrs. Jeanine Sondag of Conroe, Texas, aunt of the bride, hosted a bridal luncheon the Friday before the wedding.
The best man was Mr. Grover Cleveland Odom III of Longs, the groom’s father. Additional groomsmen were Mr. Travis Marsh of Wadesboro, Mr. Justin Walker of Shallotte, Mr. Zach Williams of Goldsboro and Mr. Dion Gustafson of Laurel. Mr. Noah Drake of Laurel and Mr. Spencer Townsend of Wilmington were the ring bearers.
The bride wore a Maggie Sottero ivory lace gown with a beautiful high mandarin keyhole back and a fishtail train finished with scalloped edging. Swarovski crystals delicately sprinkled throughout with rich decorative beading at the empire waist. She carried a beautiful bouquet of blush and ivory traditional and garden roses, ivory rednokulous and a touch of dusty miller completed the vintage chic look. Bridal attendants wore an Alfred Sung, coral, v-neck, cap sleeve, cocktail length dress in dupioni with pleating at bodice and rouched inset midriff at natural waist. They carried a bouquet of peach and coral roses with a pop of dusty miller. The flower girl wore an ivory lace with coral underlay, sleeveless, crew neck dress handmade by the mother of the bride. She wore a floral halo covered in coral roses and baby’s breath and she carried a kissing ball made out of hydrangeas.
After the couple enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in Aruba, the couple will reside in Raleigh, N.C.