Jennifer Nicole Kelly and Jacob Lee Beltz were united in marriage at 5:30 in the evening on June 14, 2013 at Cartledge Creek Baptist Church in Rockingham. Reverend Jason Lutz officiated the ceremony.
Jennifer was given in marriage by her parents, Steve and Connie Kelly of Rockingham. She is the granddaughter of James and Betty Howell of Rockingham and the late I.B. and Mary Kelly. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Richmond Senior High and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 2006. Currently, she is employed by Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Jacob is the son of Daryl and Leshia Beltz of Waxhaw, NC. He is the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Beltz of Waxhaw, and Mr. & Mrs. David Burgeson of Tupelo, MS. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Crow Creek Academy and studied business management at CPCC. He is employed by Ricky Hendrick Performance in Pineville.
The bride wore a satin fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline featuring beaded lace applique, and ruched bodice with lace up corseted back. She wore a mid-length veil embellished with scattered lace. She carried a bouquet of coral and pink roses, peonies and gerber daisies.
Katie Kelly of Rockingham and Brooke Kelly of Wilmington, NC, sisters of the bride, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristy Kelly and Ashley Kelly McGinnis, cousins of the bride, of Gastonia, N.C., Sarah Madden, sister of the groom, of Waxhaw, N.C, Ashleigh Hudson, Blair Johnson, and Carla Solomon, all of Rockingham, N.C., Christin Vincent of Sunset, S.C., and Cameron Davis and Laura Kosloske of Charlotte, N.C. Lily Aldrich, niece of the bride, of Simpsonville, S.C. served as Junior Bridesmaid. The bridal attendants each wore a knee length satin gown in truffle. Flowers girls were Olivia McGinnis, cousin of the bride, and Clare Madden, niece of the groom. They wore ivory colored leotards with coral tutu skirts accented with ivory pearls. Evie Rae Howell, cousin of the bride, was the messenger.
Landon Beltz, son of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Daryl Beltz, father of the groom and Jason Beltz, brother of the groom, both of Waxhaw, N.C., Mike McCraw of Cabot, AR, and Sammy McCraw, of Tupelo, MS, uncles of the groom, David Abramowski, Chris De La Torre, Ross Howard, and Ryan Ruland, all of Charlotte, N.C., and Derek Long of Wilmington, N.C. Mason Robinson of Liberty, N.C., cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer. The groomsmen wore linen colored suits by Calvin Klein.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Lauren Wells Lutz and Erik Hawks. Hope LaVerde of Lincolnton, NC and Julianna Carnucci of Myrtle Beach, SC presented readings during the ceremony. Jenny Nicely of North Myrtle Beach, SC served as director.
Kylie Jo Howell of Rockingham, N.C., and Natalie Robinson of Liberty, N.C., cousins of the bride, distributed programs. Erin Eanes, cousin of the bride, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. attended the register.
The reception was held following the ceremony at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst, NC.
After a honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Charlotte, NC.
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