Burns - White

  • Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:15 a.m.
Emily Marie Burns White
Emily Marie Burns White

Emily Marie Burns and Jordan David White were united in marriage Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Kenneth Lance at First Baptist Church of Salisbury and the reception was held at the Country Club of Salisbury.

The bride is the daughter Rodney and Jerrie Burns of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Larry and Lynda Burns of Salisbury and Gerald and Dorcas Osborne of Cleveland. She is a 2007 graduate of West Rowan High School and 2011 graduate of Wingate University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.


The groom is the son of Ricky and Kathy White of Elkin and grandson of Gray and Linda White of Elkin and Ms. Polly Hall and the late Mr. J.D. Hall of Lowgap. Honorary grandparents are Ted and Donese Medley of Elkin. He is a 2008 honor graduate of Surry Central High School and 2012 honor graduate of Wingate University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Pre-Law.

The bride was escorted by her father, Rodney D. Burns. Natalie Burns, sister of the bride of Salisbury, and Emily King of Charlotte served as Maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Frederick of Hillsborough, Jamie Lybrand of Shelby, Lauren Sloop of Concord, Susan Behrooz of Charlotte, Rachel Graham of Salisbury and Brooke White of Dobson. Guest Registers were Ashley McLelland of Statesville and Holly Bautista of Mooresville.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen included Jacob White, brother of the groom of Dobson, Eric High of Dobson, Aaron Moser of Dodson, Adam Stanley of Boonville, Drew White of Elkin, Daniel McKay of Clinton and Bryce Burns, brother of bride of Salisbury.

Flower girl was Kayla Burns, cousin of bride of Salisbury, and ring bearer was Kasen White, cousin of groom of Elkin. Soloists were Kim Lance of Salisbury and David King of China Grove. Harpist was Rose Abernathy, cousin of bride of Conover, and Organist and Pianist was Libby Carlton of Salisbury. Directors were Cindy and Leslie McMillan of Salisbury.

The brideÕs dress was designed by the bride and her grandmother Lynda Burns, who also made the dress. The strapless dress of Ivory satin and organza was designed with a fitted bodice of crisscross ruching. Flowing from the sash was a ruffled rosette cascading midway down the front side of the dress. The rosette was centered with her grandmother’s rhinestone pin. The back bodice was accented with organza roses sprinkled with rhinestones and rhinestone buttons down the center back. The fitted skirt fishtailed into a chapel train with vertical organza ruffles cascading from the waist line topped with a satin bow to complete the back interest of the dress.

The rehearsal dinner was held at the Country Club of Salisbury and was hosted by the groomÕs parents.

The couple honeymooned to Charleston, S.C. They are making their first home in Elkin where they have remodeled the groom’s great-grandparent’s home.

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