Megan Shea Maples and Alexander Dean Bradley of Rockingham were united in marriage on June 9, 2012. John Futterer, originally of Rockingham, now a minister of the First Lutheran Church of Albemarle, officiated the 6 p.m. wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Blaine Maples and the late Jim Maples, both of Rockingham.
The groom is the son of Sonny and Aileen Bradley, both of Rockingham.
A peacock themed wedding and reception were held in Rockingham at the home of Blaine Maples, mother of the bride.
The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her mother. Natalie Kirkley of Rockingham and Valerie Lloyd of Kannapolis both served as maids of honor. The bride chose Whitney Byrd of Rockingham, Casey Franklin of Winston-Salem and Paige Maples of Rockingham as her bridesmaids.
Dustin Asbell of Rockingham served as the groom’s best man, and groomsmen included Cody Crook, David Hardesty, Sam Smith Jr. of Rockingham and Logan Conner of Winston-Salem.
During the ceremony, bridesmaids wore plum purple dresses while groomsmen wore grey suits with plum purple vests and ties.
Keller Maples of Rockingham, niece of the bride, served as the flower girl, and Drake Asbell of Rockingham was the ring bearer.
The bride serenaded her groom during the ceremony with the song “At Last,” originally by Etta James. The Maid of Honor, Valerie Lloyd, also performed a solo during the ceremony. She sang “1000 Years” by Christina Perri. Matt Farrah served as D.J. during the ceremony and reception.
Rick’s Catering of Laurinburg catered the reception. The bride and groom shared their first dance to the song “All This Time” by One Republic.
Natalie Kirkley caught the bouquet and Matt Farrah caught the garter. Michelle Coggins of Rockingham created the peacock themed cake.
Following the reception, the bride and groom exited while surrounded by their guests who held sparklers.