Lea Preston and Rory Gray were married at 5 p.m. May 14, 2016, at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., by Senior Pastor Inman Houston.
Lea is the daughter of Dr. Kurt T. and Mrs. Lafrida S. Preston of Raleigh, N.C. Lea graduated from William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, N.C. in 2009. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2013 with a B.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology. She works as a seamstress at Gano Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.
Rory Thomas Gray is the son of Mr. David B. and Mrs. Susan K. Gray of Toccoa, Ga. (formerly of Medford). Rory attended South Medford High School and graduated in 2000. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2004, and from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2007. He has a B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and European History, as well as a J.D. He works as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Hadriane Frederick of San Angelo, Texas, the sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Tyarn Preston of Grand Forks, N.D., the bride's other sister, was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were April E. Andrew of Atlanta, Ga., friend of the bride and groom; Sarah K. Kalb of Waldhilsbach, Germany, childhood friend of the bride; Kasey M. Kimbrough of Lawrenceville, Ga., friend of the bride and groom; and Samantha J. Kingsland of New York, N.Y., college friend of the bride.
Tristan B. Gray of Lacey, Wash. (formerly of Medford), the brother of the groom, was best man. The groomsmen were David A. Greene of Kingsport, Tenn., law school friend of the groom; Todd A. King of Medford, childhood friend of the groom; Kopt D.L. Peterson of Macon, Ga., law school friend of the groom; William K. Valentine III of Lawrenceville, Ga., friend of the bride and groom; and Aaron A. Wilson of Dover, Del., law school friend of the groom.
Olivia C. Meyers of Lawrenceville, Ga., friend of the bride and groom, was flower girl. Grayson C. Meyers of Lawrenceville, Ga., friend of the bride and groom, was ring bearer.
A reception was hosted May 14, 2016, by Dr. Kurt T. and Mrs. Lafrida S. Preston, at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Lawrenceville, Ga. For their honeymoon, the couple spent two days in London followed by a cruise to Portugal and Spain.
The couple live in Lawrenceville, Ga.