WASHINGTON, D.C. - Virginia Davis Young and David Scott Newton exchanged wedding vows during an afternoon ceremony Oct. 6, 2001, at The Navy Chapel in Washington with the Rev. William E. Hartgen Jr. of Washington officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. Thomas R. Geers of Sikeston, Mo.
The couple are the children of Mr. and Mrs. G. Reynolds Young of Arlington, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Newton of Sikeston.
Escorted down the aisle by her father, the bride wore the wedding dress her mother wore at her own wedding. Redesigned by Pat Kerr of Memphis, Tenn., the candleglow silk peau de soie gown featured an antique Brussells lace mantia cathedral-length train and a veil of ribbon-trimmed candleglow tulle.
The bride's flowers were a free-form bouquet of Virginia Roses, Oceania Roses, Leondis Roses, Porceliana Spray Roses, Seeded Eucalyptus and Hypericum.
Lydia Avery Faulkner of Alexandria, Va., served as the bride's maid of honor and John Michael Limbaugh of St. Louis performed the duties of the bridegroom's best man.
Serving as bridesmaids were Melissa Reynolds Murphy of Philadelphia, Kim Marcia Stamatin of Alexandria, Charlotte Lynn Stafford of Portageville, Mo., Deborah Ann McMikle of Charleston, Mo., and Pamela Sue Hughes, Tonia Renee' Pennington and Leslie Kincade Thompson of Sikeston.
The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore midnight blue Lazaro ball gowns.
Groomsmen included David Jonathan Freeman of Jackson, Mo., Craig Alan Jackson of Gulf Shores, Ala., James Allen Loflin of Jonesboro, Ark., Robert Samuel Yokley of Acworth, Ga., and Ronald Lynn Mason, James Allen Ralph and Joel Vinson of Sikeston.
The best man and groomsmen wore traditional Ralph Lauren morning coats.
Ushers for the ceremony were Richard Francis Kennedy IV of Memphis, Tenn., and Andrew Wilkins Kennedy of Vero Beach, Fla.
A reception followed the ceremony at The National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington. All flowers throughout the chapel and the museum, as well as the bridesmaids' bouquets, echoed the bridal bouquet theme.
Mr. and Mrs. Newton will honeymoon in Portugal at a future date. They elected to visit the Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va., and the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., immediately following the wedding.
A reception was also held in late October at the Coach House Inn in Sikeston for friends there.
Mrs. Newton is the vice president and chief financial officer of Old Dominion Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Chantilly, Va.
Newton is a unit manager with the Schinnerer Group, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan in Chevy Chase, Md.
They reside in Arlington.