Lyerly – Musick

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 22, 2013

BLOWING ROCK – Brooke Michelle Lyerly and Jesse Thomas Musick were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, under the willow tree at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. The Rev. Doctor John Mark Batchelor officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by cocktails by the arbor and a tented lakeside peninsula dinner reception at Chetola.
The bride was escorted by her father, John Michael Lyerly. The Matron of Honor was her sister, Lindsay Draper of Kernersville. Bridesmaids included Holly Moody of Faith, cousin of the bride; Allison Musick of Selmer, Tenn., sister of the groom; Sarah Mooring of Greenville; Emily Wood of Winterville; and Jennifer Cox of Pikeville. The Flower Girl was Olivia Musick, daughter of Allison Musick of Tennessee and niece of the groom.
Father of the Groom Doctor David Wayne Musick served as his sonÕs best man. Groomsmen included Daniel Draper of Kernersville, brother-in-law of the bride; Shane Schock of Charlotte, cousin of the groom; Abe Dyche of Lexington, Ky.; Sam Williams of Winterville; Doctor Justin Williams of Greenville, S.C., cousin of the bride;and CJ Moody of Faith.
Guest Coordinators were Jacob and Noah Wiles, cousins of the bride and sons of John and Renee Wiles of Granite Quarry. Registrar and Program attendants were Drew Pethel, daughter of Branson and Carmen Pethel of Salisbury, and Jordan McCall, daughter of Lee and Barry McCall of Salisbury. Tim and Becky Williams of Faith, aunt and uncle of the bride, were directors. Alice Fisher of Events by Alice was the wedding coordinator. The Musicians for the evening were Elegant Ensembles String Quartet from Clemmons and Melonbelly Acoustic Guitarists from Concord.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Lyerly of Rockwell. Brooke is the granddaughter of Doris and the late Norman Pethel of Salisbury and Joe and Sue Lyerly of Granite Quarry. A 2001 honor graduate of East Rowan High School, Brooke received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2005. She also received Masters of Science Degrees in Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University in 2009. She is employed by Partnership for a Drug Free NC, where she works in collaboration with Wake Forest Baptist Health-Peace Haven as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.
The groom is the son of David and Cheryl Musick of Roanoke, Va. Jesse is the grandson of the late Thomas and Ethel (Jean) Dickenson and the late Honorable Jack and Olena Musick of Elizabethton, Tenn. A 1999 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky., Jesse attended Lexington Community College and Kentucky Christian College before relocating to Greenville, N.C. He earned an Associate in Applied Science of Business Administration Degree from Pitt Community College in 2011. He currently works in the computer industry. Jesse will be further pursuing a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering this spring.
Following a honeymoon trip to Aruba, the couple will reside in Winston-Salem.

Rehearsal Dinner

David and Cheryl Musick, the groomÕs parents, hosted a rehearsal dinner Friday evening, Sept. 20 in the Evergreen Room at Chetola Resort. The guests included the wedding party as well as close family members of the bride and groom. Following the meal and toasts to honor the couple, a prayer shawl, handmade by the brideÕs grandmother, was presented to the couple by grandparents Joe and Sue Lyerly. Hand-designed gifts created by the couple were presented to the wedding party and parents as well.

Parties and Luncheons

An Engagement Party was given in honor of Jesse and Brooke Saturday, June 8. The bride’s parents, Mike and Cathy Lyerly, hosted the event at their home. Following time for socializing and outdoor-games, family prepared a dinner, including the coupleÕs favorite foods. Afterwards, gifts were presented to the couple and toasts were made in their honor.
John and Renee Wiles of Granite Quarry, aunt and uncle of the bride, along with their sons, Jacob and Noah, hosted a bridal shower at Wittenberg Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 28. Snacks were served, including a bridal gown of cupcakes made by the bride’s aunt. Guests attending were close relatives and friends of the bridal couple.
Lindsay Draper, matron of honor, hosted a Bachelorette Weekend and Lingerie Shower at her home in Kernersville in honor of her sister on Aug. 9-11. The bridesmaids attended and enjoyed an evening of spa pedicures and a dinner out. Saturday included Vineyard tours in Yadkin Valley, with surprise transportation provided by Prestige Limousine Service.
The groom was honored with a Bachelor Party on Aug. 9-10, hosted by his father, David Musick. Fellow co-workers and friends gathered in a reserved section of Winslow’s Tavern in Greenville, N.C., for food and drinks to honor the groom.
The bride and groom were honored with Cocktails and a Dinner Party at the Country Club of Salisbury on Saturday, Aug. 24. The party was hosted by great-aunt and uncle of the bride Roy Pethel Jr. and his wife, Lynda, along with cousins of the bride’s mother, Branson and Carmen Pethel and Barry and Lee McCall.
Daniel and Lindsay Draper, of Kernersville, had a gathering of family members at their home on Sunday, Aug. 25 to honor the bridal couple with a Pampered Chef Party. Interactive demonstrations, great foods and many laughs filled the afternoon.
The Bridesmaids Luncheon was held at noon Friday, Sept. 20 on the patio of the Bob Timberlake Restaurant at Chetola Resort. It was hosted by aunts of the bride Becky Williams and Melissa Pethel; grandmothers of the bride Sue Lyerly and Doris Pethel; and great-aunt of the bride Cardell Gibson. The bride honored her bridesmaids with gifts of jewelry to wear in the wedding and she presented monogrammed vintage handkerchiefs to the bridal coupleÕs mothers and grandmothers.