Coleman, Tillman united in marriage


Kayla Marie Tillman, of Roxboro, and James “Austin” Coleman, of Timberlake, were wed in a double-ring ceremony Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2019 at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Jimmy and Ethel Tillman of Roxboro. The ceremony was officiated by Brandon Combs.

The bride is the daughter of Dale and Debora Salmon Tillman of Roxboro and the granddaughter of Jimmy and Ethel Brann Tillman of Roxboro.

The bridegroom is the son of Richard and Melissa Smith Coleman of Timberlake and the grandson of Jimmy Coleman of Dudley, Judy Crumpler of Raleigh, Larry Smith of Goldsboro and the late Janet Carver Smith.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a high neck lace halter sheath wedding gown with vintage inspired details of linear lace paired with soutache ribbon appliques. The gown featured a low illusion-lace back and scalloped trim on the chapel train. She wore a floral crown with pink roses and assorted greenery with Baby’s breath and carried a matching bouquet.

Courtney Tillman Lowery, of Apex, and Madason Tillman Lumley, of Roxboro, both sisters of the bride, served as Matrons of Honor. Hannah Holt, the bride’s best friend, served as Maid of Honor.

The bride’s attendants were Ashley Coleman, of Timberlake, Kaylin Pixley of Rougemont, Kobe Brunson, Katelynn Chambers and Rebecca Carver, all of Roxboro, Michaela Varnadore of Hurdle Mills and Carrie Stoudenmire of Valdese. The ladies wore floor length steel blue wrap dresses and beige Vans and carried one long-stem pink rose with Baby’s breath and a beige ribbon. The gnetleman, Kobe Brunson, was dressed the same as the groom’s attendants.

Avalee Dunn, cousin of the bride of Roxboro was the flower girl. Atticus James Lowery, nephew of the bride of Roxboro, was the ring-bearer. He arrived at the altar in a wagon pulled by his father Daniel Lowery, that his papa, Dale Tillman, made for the occasion.

Richard Coleman, father of the groom of Timberlake, served as his son’s best man. The groom’s attendants were Jamie Andrews, Jameson Harris, Delmar Kimrey, Jared Williammee, Ryan Harris and Matthew Huff, all of Roxboro, Josh Sharpe of Leasburg and Gabriel Peterson of Gastonia. They wore navy pants with beige shirts, leather suspenders and steel blue bow ties. They all wore beige Vans.

Ushers were Daniel Lowery and Will Lumley, brothers-in-law of the bride.

A reception, featuring a taco bar, followed the ceremony at the wedding site.

The bride’s aunt, Jeanie Thomas, was the guest register attendant. Teresa Burch was the wedding director. Darrell and Kim Lumley of Wendell were the caterers.

The bride’s parents, Dale and Debora Tillman, had arranged a surprise visit from Michelle Kalasz and “Lucy Pearl,” her beautifully pimped out 1964 VW bus, to provide a fantastic photo opportunity for the bride and groom and their guests.

Got it Covered DJ Service provide awesome sound and music for the event. Other musicians were Urel Gillis, Phillip Gillis and Matthew Huff.

The groom is employed by Jeff’s Plumbing and Repair, Inc. in Boone.

The couple will take a wedding trip at a later date. They will make their home in Boone.

Pre-nuptial events

A bridal breakfast was held Saturday morning at 1792 Beer Company in Roxboro, hosted by Madason T. Lumley, Courtney T. Lowery, Hannah Holt and Ashley Coleman.

The event was attended by approximately 18 people including the bride, her mother, Debora Salmon Tillman, the bride’s grandmother, Ethel Brann Tillman and the bridegroom’s mother, Melissa Smith Coleman.


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