FARMINGTON – The wedding of Stephanie Ann Taylor and Raymond Shaw Lewis was held at 5 p.m. on June 19 at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington. The Rev. Alan Shumway officiated at the ceremony.

Mrs. Lewis is the daughter of the late Joseph and Lena Taylor Sr. Mr. Lewis is the son of Duane and Barbara Lewis of Phillips.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Joseph Taylor, wore an ivory gown with cap sleeves and pearl beads throughout the bodice. She carried a bouquet with 18 peach and ivory roses, baby’s breath and greens.

Sandy Hyde, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor and bridesmaids were April Blodgett, Tory Smith, Vickie Elliott and Tracy Doiron, all close friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Christine Lewis, daughter of the bridegroom, and Brittany Strout, daughter of the bride, was flower girl.

Duane Lewis Sr., father of the bridegroom, served as best man and groomsmen were James Read, uncle of the bridegroom, and Roy Elliot and Chad Dacus, friends. Raymond D. Lewis, son of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer. The pillow was made by the bride and had family pictures printed on it.

The floral arrangements were wicker basket stands filled with peach roses, white gladiola, Calla lilies, bells of Ireland and baby’s breath and greens, trailing pearls and ribbons of green and ivory. The creations were made by Barbara Lewis, mother of the bridegroom.

Following the candlelight service, a reception was held at the AMVETS Post in Jay. A special song was sung by Christine Lewis, Brittany Strout and Amanda Read.

The couple traveled to Salem, Mass., for their wedding trip. They are residing in Wilton with their children.

The bride is a graduate of Mt. Blue High School and recently resigned her office management position at the Department of Human Services to spend time with the children.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Mt. Abram High School and studied fiber optics and electronics at Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute. He is employed as a marine electrician at Bath Iron Works in Bath.


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