Published 10:23 am Friday, October 26, 2012

Amy Lynn Beale and Matthew Linwood Drake married on Aug. 18, 2012, at Franklin Congregational Christian Church. The Rev. James Hyatt officiated the ceremony.


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Beale Jr.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franklin Drake Jr. and Mary Bulls.

The bride wore a white Pronovias gown.

Maid of honor was Carrie Drake. Bridesmaids were Erin Holland and Crystal Lowe. They wore cornflower blue Bill Levkoff gowns.

Junior bridesmaid was Kayelee Glazebrook. Flower girl was Kaylee Thorpe. Both wore matching white dresses with pearls.

Best man was Walter Franklin Drake Jr.

Groomsmen were Jason Drake and Travis Holland.

Ushers were Brian Beale, Craig Beale, Ben Crowder, Brent Mason and Brad Slye.

Ring bearer was Kylar Holland.

Marion Carr played the harp and Buddy Hyatt was the organist. Soloist Jeff Davis sang “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton.

Program attendants were Sara Crowder and Becky Babb. Guest book attendant was Stephanie Mason.

Mistresses of ceremonies were Deborah Estienne and Cora Ann Johnson.

A reception was held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. The new Mrs. and Mrs. Drake danced to “Good Thing” by Lady Antebellum.

The bride and her father danced to “My Girl” followed by a choreographed routine, which included James Beale’s favorite dance move — the stanky leg.

Matt and both his mothers danced to “I’ll Be” by Reba McEntire.

The night was unforgettable from the cake, the food, the music and, most importantly, the love that shined ever so brightly in everyone’s eyes. At the end of this magical evening, the couple was whisked away in a black stretch limousine as their friends and family bid them farewell.

The couple honeymooned on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean.

They live on the Sunbeam family farm.