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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Rebecca Rae Evans of Shallotte and Roy Edwin Stephens of Ash were united in marriage Feb. 16 by the Rev. Clayton Rivenbark.

The bride is the daughter of Becky Owens of Shallotte.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edwin Stephens of Ash.

The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her mother.

She wore a long, ivory crepe back satin gown embellished with embroidered organza lace and sprinkled with pearls and sequins. A candy apple red sash draped the waist and fell the full length of the train.

Her gown was designed and made by her grandmother.

She wore an antique tiara with pearls, red stones and crystals and carried a bouquet of red-tipped roses.

Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Colbee Evans. Bridesmaids were Alyssa Dayvault, cousin of the bride; Lindsey Yates, Amanda Conway, Katie Mae Parker and Jessica Inman.

Honorary bridesmaids were Meagon Laughan, Leah Yates and Megan Potts.

The attendants wore long, candy apple red halter-top dresses.

Flower girl was Jade Fry. Alex Stone and Timmy Stone served as ringbearers.

The flower girl wore a long, ivory, crepeback satin sleeveless dress with a candy apple sash.

Serving as the groom’s best man was his brother, Eddie Stephens.

Groomsmen were Nicholas High, the groom’s cousin, Bruce Babson, Jason Hammond, Jordan McCumbee and Jason Inman.

The bride is a graduate of West Brunswick High School and is employed at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.

The groom is a graduate of West Brunswick High School and is employed at the State Employees Credit Union and Jerome’s Steak House.

The couple had their reception at the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club.

Following a honeymoon trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple will reside in Ash