Darcy Simmons, daughter of the late Karl and Sylvia Simmons (Belleville, NY) and Jay Payne, son of Celia Land and Jack Payne (Blakely, GA) were wed on July 20, 2013 in Hope, Maine. Darcy's maid of honor was Diane Joyce of Cushing, ME. Bridesmaids included sister of the bride Dawn Brown of Middleport, N.Y., Michele Yoffee of Highland Mills, N.Y., Monica Krupa of Cato, N.Y., Debbie Simpson of Adams, N.Y., Ellen Dale of Staten Island, N.Y., and Judi Davis of Dunlap, TN. Jay's best man was Daryl Wilson of Gordan, AL. He was also attended by Robert Knighton of Blakely, GA, Christopher Percival of Waldoboro, ME and Timothy Sullivan of Rockland, ME. The ring bearer was the great-nephew of of the bride, Dyllan Creedon of Fort Drum, N.Y. The flower girls were Maddison, Marissa, and Makayla Williams of Carthage, N.Y. The wedding was officiated by Angela Percival. The bride's niece, Kristey Simmons of Belleville, N.Y. sang. Jessica Lecaptain was the photographer and Jeff Lamkins and Jeff Curtis of Maine Entertainment were the DJs. Catering was done by Donna Richards.
Darcy is a teacher at the Cushing Community School in RSU#13. She earned a bachelors and masters degrees in education from SUNY Oswego and was graduated from Belleville-Henderson Central School in Belleville, N.Y. Darcy has also taught at the St. George and Thomaston Grammar Schools following her pre-school experience in Craig, Alaska.
Jay is a driver for Domino's Pizza in Rockland. He was graduated from Beuford High School in Beuford, GA. He worked for Georgia Tubing of Cedar Springs, GA for 20 years prior to moving to Maine last Fall. He also does wedding photography. His children Delia and Nathan and granddaughter, Jaqueline, flew up from Georgia. He also has a son, Trey, who lives in Blakely, GA.
The couple plan to continue to reside in Thomaston, Maine.
(The first picture of the groom and bride and was taken by Jessica Lecaptain Photography )