In a double ring ceremony before a flower-covered altar, Gwynn Teresa Swinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greene Thomas Swinson of Belhaven, N.C., was given in marriage by her parents to Percy Rovert Luney Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rovert Luney of Washington, D.C., at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Belhaven on February 18; the bride's uncle, the Rev. Joseph H. Adair officiated. Mrs. Bettie Keller, harpist and the bride's cousin, Mrs. Daisy Blake, pianist, provided the nuptial music.
The bride, escorted by her father, was lovely in a Priscilla gown of candlelight ivory antique satin appliqued in re-embroidered alencon lace and complemented by a long flowing veil which fell from a matching juliet bonnet of satin. She carried an arrangement of American beauty roses, baby's breath and fern, and she wore diamond earrings, a gift of the groom and his parents.
Mrs. Carole Burnett of this city was matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Jacqueline Daughtry, Mrs. Alfreda Benneet and Lynn Bush, all of Washington, D.C.; and Dr. Joanne Godley, Boston, a cousin of the bride. Her other cousins, Stephanie Moran, Greenville, N.C. and little Kimberly Whitley, Belhaven, were junior bridesmaid and flower girl respectively, with Master Sabai Burnett, this city, as ring vearer. Michele Tingling, also of this city, was at bridal register.
Mr. Luney was his son's best man; the groomsmen were James Christian, Silver Spring; Hudson Connery and Andrew Galloway, Nashville, Tenn., and Paul Oliver, Decatur, Ga. Among the many out-of-town guests were Dr. Walter J. Leonard, president of Fisk University, and his wife, Mrs. Leonard of Nashville.
The bride is a graduate of Friends School (Md.), Antioch College (Ohio), and in 1976 from Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. She is a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice.
The groom was granduated Harvard Law School, where he was affiliated with Delta Epsilon fraternity and the Choate Club. He is an associate attorney with Brich, Horton, Bittner and Monroe Law Firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska.
Following the wedding reception at the Belhaven Elementary School Cafetorium and the cocktail party at the Washington Holiday Inn, Mr. and Mrs. Luney left on a cruise to the Carribean. They will live in Washington, D.C.