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Dana Elizabeth Weeks




Dana Elizabeth Weeks married Andrew Taylor Jones on Saturday, 10 May 2014,
in Shithfield, NC, at 4:00 p.m, at the Atkinson-Smith House.  




  The Ceremony   The Wedding Party  
  PRELUDE   Parents Of The Bride  
  PROCESSIONAL   Sid Weeks  
  SCRIPTURE READING   Parents Of The Groom  
  EXCHANGING THE RINGS   Danny & Lisa Jones  
  THE I DO'S   Grandmother Of The Groom  
  PRONOUNCEMENT   Mrs. Rita Jones  
  THE KISS      
  RECESSIONAL   Matron Of Honor Best Man  
      Ashley McKinney Danny Jones  
      Bridesmaids Groomsmen  
  Biscuit Bar and drinks will be served around back of   Erin Bowers Daniel Jones  
  the house immediately following the ceremony   Shelby Oliver Brandon Jones  
      Gina Weeks Daniel Weeks  
      Caroline Martin Tim Franz  
        Trevor Martin  
  The Thank Yous   Junior Bridesmaids  
  *Saying Thank You will never be enough   Lilly-Ann Wilhelm  
  (but it's a good place to start)   Mary Beth Bowers  
  *Thank You God for loving us enough to send Your Son      
  Jesus Christ to die on the cross to show us true love   Lead Flower Girl Ringbearer  
  *Thank you to our parents for being our everything -   Alexandra Jones Kaden Jones  
  Simply, Wonderfully EVERYTHING        
  *Thank you to our church for providing a nurturing   Flowergirls  
  place for our relationship to grow and develop   Laney Bowers  
  *Thank You to our friends & family for coming near and   Addison martin  
  far to celebrate with us   Sydney Wilhelm  
  *Thank You to each of you for giving us a part of      
  yourselves to make us who we are today   Officiant  
      Pastor P.J. Preston  
The Details
  We tried really hard to make this a homemade wedding - ensuring as many materials as possible came from the USA and even from right here in North Carolina.  We would especially like to thank Kristi Jones for making the beautiful Sola Flower Arrangements and Sid Weeks for anything you see made of wood (which is pretty much everything)  


The Chuppa was built by Dana's father, Sid Weeks

From the beginning of creation GOD made them male and female.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh.  What therefore GOD hath joined together, let not man put asunder

Mark 10:6-9
The Best Man, Groomsmen and Pastor P.J. Preston
Matron of Honor and Bridesmaids
Dana is escorted by her father, Sid Weeks
Dana meets her groom, Andrew
Dana hands her bouquet to her Matron of Honor, Ashley McKinney, while Best Man Danny Jones holds the rings
Vows are exchanged beneath the Chuppah
Even though neither of them are Jewish, Dana decided that she wanted Andrew and she to be married beneath a "chuppah" but also wanted her guests to understand the symbolism of the chuppah.  This is what she wrote for the pastor to use during the ceremony.
The chuppah represents a Jewish home and is symbolized by a canopy and four poles.  Just as a chuppah is open on all four sides, so was the tent of Abraham was open for hospitality - thus the chuppah represents hospitality to one's guests.  This "home" lacks furniture as a reminder that the basis of a Jewish home is the people within it, not the possessions.  In a spiritual sense, the covering of the chuppah represents the presence of God over the covenant of marriage.  The chuppah was erected to signify that the ceremony and institution of marriage has divine origins.
It is preferable for the chuppah to be outdoors, under the stars, symbolizing the hopes that the couple will be blessed with a large family, in conformity with God's blessing to Abraham: "I will greatly bless you, and I will exceedingly multiply your children as the stars of heaven."  The chuppah reminds bride and groom that they are protected by God alone and that God is their only haven and support.

To see the YouTube Video from Dana & Andrew's Wedding - Part 1 - CLICK HERE

Following Jesus' example of washing His disciples' feet,
Andrew & Dana chose to include a "foot-washing" as part of their wedding ceremony
showing their love and servitude for each other
This is what Dana wrote for the Pastor to use concerning Andrew and her choice to have a foot washing as part of their ceremony:

Throughout the Bible, there are many instances when foot washing was practiced.  It was a token of reverence offered to guests when they visited another's home, as the feet are often considered the dirties and the lowliest part of one's body.  However, the greatest example was offered on the very last night of Jesus' life when as He washed the feet of His disciples as a sign of service, submission, and humility to those He loved.  Jesus, on the evening before He was to be crucified, did the unthinkable.  He got up from the table, wrapped himself with a towel, filled a basin with water, and began washing his disciples feet.  He gave His disciples an example of how they were to serve.  He would go on to perform the ultimate act of service by giving His life for the world by dying on the cross.  "Greater love has no man than this; that he would lay down his life for a friend."  Today, Andrew and Dana will wash each other's feet as a sign of a life of service, humility, devotion, and complete surrender to each other.


He (Jesus) riseth from supper and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girdeth himself.  After that he poured waster into a bason and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.  So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?  Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.  If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.  Fir I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

John 13:4-5, 12-15
Andrew washes Dana's feet
You can see the tenderness on Dana's face as her soon to be husband ministers to her
Dana washes Andrew's feet

To see the YouTube Video from Dana & Andrew's Wedding - Part 2 - CLICK HERE

The "I Do's" and the Pronouncement
The Kiss
The Recessional
Daniel and Gina Weeks:  Dana's brother and sister-in-law
Kevin & Kristi Wilhelm Jones - Dana's mother
Sid Weeks and Deborah Jones - Dana's father
Photos of Kevin & Kristi and Sid & Deborah courtesy of Elaine Eason Huntley

Biscuit Bar & Drinks
Photo courtesy of Elaine Eason Huntley

Dinner, Dancing and Merriment
The Wedding Reception and Dinner was held in the Barn - behind the historic 1858 home
A delicious catered country dinner of chopped pork barbeque, barbeque chicken, mashed potatoes,
cole slaw, pork & beans and hush puppies was served - along with iced tea and lemonade
Two previous photos courtesy of Elaine Eason Huntley
Dana's Aunt & Uncle Curtis & Carolyn Weeks Loftin outside of the Barn
Place cards on the screen-door told guests where they were to sit at dinner


After the wedding guests are seated, the wedding party enters the Barn
Kevin & Kristi Jones - Dana's Mother and Step-Father
Sid Weeks, Dana's Father, shows his dance moves
Daniel & Gina Weeks show that their dance moves are just as good as his Dad's
Dana and Andrew make an entrance

To see the YouTube Video from Dana & Andrew's Wedding - Part 3 - CLICK HERE

The Wedding Cake
The first dance of the evening goes to Dana & Andrew
The second dance of the evening was for Dana and her Daddy
Dana's parents: Kristi Jones and Sid Weeks (with Deborah Jones)
Daniel & Gina Weeks

Previous photo courtesy of Elaine Eason Huntley
And now abideth Faith, Hope and Love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Rose garden outside of the Barn


Pre-Wedding Photos of Dana

Dana dresses for the wedding inside of the Atkinson-Smith House
These three previous photos were posted by friends of Dana on her Facebook Page

Videos From Dana and Andrew's Wedding
Subject Additional Information Video Link
Ceremony Chuppa, Vows and Rings CLICK HERE
Ceremony Foot-Washing and Conclusion CLICK HERE
Reception In the Barn, Dana speaks CLICK HERE

Driving down the dirt road as you left the wedding ...




Wedding photos courtesy of Curtis Loftin, Elaine Eason Huntley and a few Facebook friends


If you have additional information or photos of Dana Weeks Jones and her family,
Please contact me