Julianna Abbott Turlington and Seamus David Conlon, both of Raleigh, were united in married on Oct. 15, 2016, in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens at Chapel Hill. The Rev. Kevin Holland officiated at the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Barshay of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Turlington of Goldsboro. She is the granddaughter of the late James and Grace Abbott and the late Joseph and Eunice Turlington. She graduated from James B. Hunt High School, studied at the Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham. She is a graphic designer for Coldwell Bankers Howard Perry And Walston, Raleigh.
Parents of the groom are Gerry Conlon and Jane Conlon of Woodbine, Maryland. He is the grandson of the late David and Nilde DeBernardo and the late James and Maureen Conlon. He graduated from Glenelg High School, Glenelg, Maryland, and the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a BLA degree in Landscape Architecture. He is a sales representative for Builder’s First Source, Raleigh.
The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather. She wore a strapless formal gown of Schiffli lace over organza. The beaded bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and dropped waist. The A-line skirt featured button-loop closures, which cascaded into a beaded cathedral train. Her veil of Schiffli lace and tulle was edged with crystals and was complemented by a bridal wreath of fall wild flowers and lacy fern. She carried a bouquet of sunflowers and white hydrangea sprinkled with purple and green wildflowers. The ceremony took place under a garden arch, handmade by the groom. It was draped with ivory organza and fall flowers.
Lillian DeSousa of Montpelier, Vermont, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Robyn Morrison of Raleigh; Liezel Fourie of Savannah, Georgia; Shannon Haley of San Francisco, California; and Erin Wullschleger, of Asheville.
Auley Conlon, son of the groom, was ring bearer, and Zendi Hoots was flower girl.
Best man was John Pappas of Annapolis, Maryland. Groomsmen were Leo Conlon of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, brother of the groom; Robert Parrish of Woodbine, Maryland; Sam Bettien of Los Osos, California; and Mason Weems, Nathan Romblad, Brandon Sines and Terrence Morrison, all of Raleigh.
Elegant Ensembles provided wedding and cocktail hour music. A reception dinner hosted by the bride’s parents and the bride and groom followed the ceremony in the Reeves Auditorium. Old Habits Band provided music for the reception dinner and dance.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Vespa Italian Ristorante, Chapel Hill. The couple has returned from a wedding trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and they are living in Raleigh.