Wende Laine Stone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwin Stone of Westmoreland Hills, Md. and Joh's Island, Fla., was married last Saturday in St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac to James Gatewood Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Arner Bell III of Lexington, Ky. The Rev. W. Owings Stone, grandfather of the bride and former rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Barrington, R.I., and the Rev. Almus Thorp Jr. of St. Francis Church performed the candlelight ceremony. A reception followed at Congressional Country Club.
The bride, who was given in marraige by her father, wore a candlelight ivory Lyon lace gown designed with a Queen Anne neckline, long beaded sleeves, and a chapel length lace watteau train.Her matching lace mantilla fell from a juliet cap. Hilary Nelson Stone was her sister's maid of honor. The other attendants were Harriet Bennett Bell and Mrs. Joe Browne Nicholson, sisters of the groom and his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Arner Bell IV, along with Patricia Anne Lowman, Mary Elizabeth Cunningham, Barbara Yardley Manufso, and Lisa Sawyers Hess. John Arner Bell III was best man for his son. Groomsmen were John Arner Bell IV, Joe Browne Nicholson, Kenneth Lewis Sears, Jr., Douglas Arnold, Price Headley Bell, James Ballantine kingsley, and Burr Noland Carter III.
Mrs. Bell was graduated from the Holton-Arms School and in May from Hollins College. Mr. Bell, a graduate of Blue Ridge School, Dyke, Va. and of the University of Arizona, is associated with his father in the management of Jonabell Farm, a thoroughbred horse farm in Lexington. After a honeymoon in Sea Island, Ga. and Florida, the couple will reside in Lexington.