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Smith and Bolling wedding announcement

Published August 12th, 2010 2:49 pm

Crystal Renee Bolling and Dr. Christopher Shawn Smith were united in marriage on Sept. 5, 2009 in a private ceremony on the lawn of The Mansion at Spindletop, Lexington, Ky. This date, chosen in memory of Crystal's parents, would have been their wedding anniversary. The Rev. Scott Morgan officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of the late Albert and Juanita Bolling. The bridegroom is the son of Dale and Wilma Smith of Clintwood, Va.The bride arrived at the ceremony in a carriage driven by a white horse. The bridegroom walked along an aisle blanketed with rose petals to meet his bride halfway, symbolizing their relationship of always meeting in the middle.Misty Lawson Hochkeppel was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were April Beverly Yeary, Angie Yorke Atwood, Cindy Presley Moore and Errika Mace Best. Honorary bridesmaid was Monica Turner Dixon. Junior bridesmaid was Haley Faith Mullins. Flower girls were Allyson Grace Yeary, Gracelyn Lee Moore and Maura Elizabeth Lawson. Dale Smith and Dr. Allen Mullins served as best men. Groomsmen were Ricky Smith, Dr. Jon Dixon, Dr. Nathan Elliott, Dr. Bernie Sergent and Tim Hochkeppel. Ring bearer was the couple's beloved Labrador retriever, Higgins.The bride graduated from J.J. Kelly High School and the University of Virginia's College at Wise.The bridegroom graduated from Clintwood High School, the University of Virginia's College at Wise and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Ky. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. He is currently the medical director of the emergency department at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.For their honeymoon, the couple chose Venice, Italy. They followed their stay with a cruise of the Mediterranean. The couple resides in Norton, Va.