Winters and Strom

Julia Dawn Winters of Blountville and Justin Austin Strom of Kingsport were married March 26, 2016 at Sunnyside Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. Pastor Roy D. Graves officiated at the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Wade and Marcella Winters of Blountville, Tennessee and the grand-daughter of Faye Calton and the late Jerry Calton of Duffield, Virginia, and the late McKinley and Emma Winters of Gray, Tennessee. The bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Amy Strom of Kingsport, Tennessee and the grandson of Mack Hall and the late Blanche Hall of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Nadeane and the late Fred Strom of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a classic silhouette tulle ball gown in soft white. The sleeveless gown featured a beaded lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline, an eye catching illusion back, and voluminous tulle skirt. The bride's fingertip mantilla of white illusion, which was worn by her Mother, was edged with floral chantilly lace and attached to a bridal cap adorned with lace, pearls, and sequins. The bride carried a round bouquet of white and coral roses with green snowballs and accents of green sprays. The bouquet was wrapped in burlap and accented with rhinestone jewelry pins. Gwen Quillen, cousin of the bride, designed the bouquets.

Ashley Stanley, friend of the bride, served as Matron of Honor. The bridesmaids were Mindy Dunn and Rachel Buckles, friends of the bride.

Jeff Strom served his son as best man and Jerry Reid and Nick Verbal, friends of the groom, were groomsman. Ushers were Sean Kinsler and Johnathan Trible and the greeter was Lance Fields.

The bride's book was kept by Britni Mains, Christy Bunn, and Addison Bunn and the soloist was Tina Horne. The wedding was coordinated by Brenda McPherson, aunt of the bride.

The bride graduated from Daniel Boone High School and received a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from East Tennessee University. She is employed by the Sullivan County school system and is a first grade teacher at Ketron Elementary. The groom graduated from Christian Family Academy. He attended EMT school and has been a Volunteer Firefighter for Bloomingdale Fire Department. He is employed by the Sullivan County Maintenance Department.

The bride and groom left the church in style, riding in a 1940 Pirsch Hot Rod Fire Truck owned by Jack Almany. Following a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, the couple will reside in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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