Dr. Courtney Cohen and Mr. James Mangrum were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at five o’clock in the afternoon at the Summer Moon house in Corolla, N.C. The ceremony officiant was Rev. Danny Gilley of Bassett, Va.
The wedding was held outside with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. During the ceremony, the couple placed mementos of their journey in a memory box to be opened on their 10th wedding anniversary.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Robert and Mrs. Donna Cohen of Lake Luzerne, N.Y., formerly of Centreville. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Stanley Cohen and Mrs. Leanore Cohen of Bethesda, Md. and the late Mr. James Childs and Mrs. Alice Childs of Vienna, Va.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Amy Mangrum of Woolwine, Va. He is the grandson of the late Mr. Bobby J. Mangrum and Mrs. Winifred Mangrum of Stuart, Va., and Mr. Hubert Lyon and Mrs. Evadell Lyon of Woolwine, Va.
Given in marriage by her parents, she was escorted by her father. The bride wore a strapless gown of satin and white Chantilly lace. The gown featured hand-embroidered designs with pearls at the waistline and a scalloped semi-cathedral train. She carried a bouquet of ivory calla lilies with blue thistle, dusty miller and alstroemeria in a hand-wrapped style.
Maid of Honor was Dr. Amanda Shea of Spreeufer, Berlin. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Karlie Herbert of Frederick, Md., Mrs. Tessa Ayala of Woodbridge, Va., sister of the bride, and Ms. Sarah Cohen of Fairfax, Va., sister of the bride. The Maid of Honor and bridesmaids each wore full-length satin and chiffon gowns in the lovely waterfall color and carried bouquets of ivory calla lilies with blue thistle, dusty miller and alstroemeria in a hand-wrapped style.
Flower girls were Miss Emma Kilby and Miss Maddie Kilby, both of Kingsville, Md.D, nieces of the bride, Miss Alyssa Jones of Roanoke, Va, niece of the bridegroom, and Miss Faith Ayala of Woodbridge, Va., niece of the bride. They each wore tea-length, white chiffon dresses, accented with a waterfall colored satin ribbon and carried pails of ivory rose petals.
Best Man was Mr. Kyle Cockram of Portland, Oregon. Groomsmen were Dr. Andrew Herbert of Frederick, Md., Mr. Aaron Darby of Daleville, Va., and Mr. Steven Ferguson of Fincastle, Va. Ushers were Mr. James Kilby of Kingsville, Md., brother of the bride, and Mr. Anthony Jones of Roanoke, Va., brother-in-law of the bridegroom. Ring bearer was Master Noah Jones of Roanoke, Va, nephew of the groom.
Music was provided by and Graham Outten with Acoustic Nights. Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a seated dinner and reception at Summer Moon. On the eve prior to the wedding day, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in Duck, N.C.
The bride earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Tech and is a research scientist in viral immunology at the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, Md.
The bridegroom earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a civil engineer for McDonough, Bolyard and Peck in Columbia, Md.
Following a honeymoon in Ireland, James and Courtney took up residence in New Market, Md.