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Dawn Marie Johnson and Gary Earl Sullivan were married July 11 at the Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Front Royal.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Johnson Sr. of Linden. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Sullivan of Front Royal.

The Rev. Randy Hayes performed the double-ring ceremony. Mark Little was the musician.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown with white whisper chiffon and crystal and bows, a formal-length, sleeveless A-line skirt with a V-neckline, buttons in back and a chapel-length train. She wore a fingertip-length veil with apple red rubies and carried a bouquet of red roses, hot pink Gerber daisies, purple carnations and purple wax flowers.

The maid of honor was Jennifer Jones of Strasburg, sister of the bride. She wore a short strapless chiffon apple red dress and carried a bouquet of red roses, hot pink Gerber daisies, purple carnations and purple wax flowers.

Bridesmaids were the bride's daughters, Ashley Warren and Kaitlyn Smith, both of Front Royal. They each wore a short sleeveless crinkle chiffon apple red dress and each carried a bouquet identical to the honor attendant's.

Calvin Sovereign of Capon Bridge, W.Va., was the best man. Ushers were Bernie Steed and Paul Sullivan, both of Front Royal and brothers of the groom, and Travis Duncan of Linden, cousin of the bride.

The flower girl was Hannah Jones, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Zachary Jones, nephew of the bride.

A reception followed at the North Warren Fire Hall.

Prenuptial entertainment included a bridal shower given by the bride's mother, Jennifer Jones and Mary Duncan, aunt of the bride, a bachelor party given by the best man and the rehearsal dinner given by the mother of the groom.

The bride, who received a GED from Warren County High School in 1992 and attended Lord Fairfax Community College, is self-employed.

The groom, a 1995 graduate of Warren County High School, is employed by S.W. Rodgers Co. in Gainesville.

After a wedding stay at the Holiday Inn in Front Royal, the couple will live in Front Royal.

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