2017-10-25 / Milestones

Rogers- Malpass

Mrs. John Taylor Malpass (Whitney White Rogers) Mrs. John Taylor Malpass (Whitney White Rogers) Whitney White Rogers of Roxboro became the bride of John Taylor Malpass on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in Roxboro. The Rev. Karl Neuschaefer performed the 5:30 p.m. double ring ceremony at Concord United Methodist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Wendy White Yarboro of Roxboro and Jimmy Russell Rogers II of Roxboro. She is the granddaughter of the late Jean and Ruffin White Jr., Jane and Jimmy Rogers of Roxboro and Peggy Yarboro and the late Reginald Yarboro.

The bridegroom is the son of Robert Chris Malpass and Andrea Holtsclaw Malpass of Goldsboro. He is the grandson of Jan M. Holtsclaw of Roxboro and the late Rev. Thomas G. Holtsclaw, the late Christine P. Malpass and the late Robert L. Malpass.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a silk ball gown with a piped neckline and waistline, a full gathered skirt with pockets, tulle covered buttons down the cathedral train and a crystal beaded belt with satin ribbon. Her headpiece was a cathedral veil.

She carried a bouquet of Eskimo roses, polar star roses, white hydrangeas, snowflake spray roses, white lisanthus, seeded eucalyptus, white wax flower and asparagus fern wrapped in an off-white ribbon.

The maid of honor was Alyson Johnson of Roxboro.

Bridesmaids were Morgan Sheppard Weiss of Galveston, Texas, Heidi Clark of Roxboro, Lizzy Brown of Timberlake, Rhian Merwald of Raleigh, Molly Kearney of Wilmington, Kelci Barnette of Raleigh and Linda Malpass of Goldsboro.

The attendants wore Aline gowns of floaty chiffon featuring softly styled V-neck bodices cut away to show shoulders and gathered to scarf-like halter straps tied in the back. The floor-sweeping skirts were gathered to cinched waists wrapped with sashes.

The attendants carried bouquets that were similar and smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.

Children in the wedding were ring bearer, nephew of the bridegroom, Barrett Malpass of Goldsboro and flower girl Vivian Hammock of Grifton.

Best man was Chris Malpass of Goldsboro.

Groomsmen were Christopher Malpass of Goldsboro, Andy Lauterbach of Goldsboro, Glenn Yarboro of Roxboro, Cory Williams of Goldsboro, Rusty Rogers of Raleigh, Brian Batten of New Bern and Randy Gray of Goldsboro.

Music was provided by a string quartet.

A reception was held at The Gallery at VIRginia International Raceway.

A bridesmaids’ luncheon, hosted by Jan Holtsclaw, was held on Friday, Sept. 29 at The Gathering Place in Roxboro. Among the approximately 25 guests were the mother of the bride, Wendy White Yarboro; mother of the bridegroom, Andrea Holtsclaw Malpass; grandmother of the bride, Jane M. Rogers and grandmother of the bridegroom, Jan Holtsclaw.

A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Chris and Anne Malpass, was held on Friday, Sept. 29 at The Old Country Club Steakhouse. The bride was presented a corsage consisting of a white rose. Among the approximately 50 guests were the parents of the bride, the parents of the bridegroom and the bridegroom’s grandmother, Jan Holtsclaw.

The bride is a graduate of NC State University with a BA in communication. She is a teacher at Northern Middle School in Roxboro.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School.

He works with Site Service as a mechanic in Roxboro and as a musician with The Malpass Brothers.

After an undisclosed honeymoon, the couple will reside in Roxboro.

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