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Hickam, Milans exchange vows

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Phyllis Elizabeth Hickam and Gregory James Milans were married Aug. 10, 2012, riverside at the New River Lodge in Galax.
The double-ring ceremony was performed by Sam Bartlett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Galax.

The bride is the daughter of Nancy Dixon Hickam of Galax and Jim Hickam, Jr., of Charlotte, N.C.
She is a graduate of Galax High School and Roanoke College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is employed by West Health Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
The groom is the son of Tom and Debby Milans of Rockville, Md. He is a business graduate of Virginia Tech and received his master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. He is employed by Booz Allen Hamiliton in San Diego, Calif.
Escorted by Ben and Gordon Zachary and presented in marriage by her mother, the bride wore a beaded lace gown by Augusta Jones and pearls in memory of her grandmother, Pearl Helen McKnight Dixon.
She carried a bouquet including Galax leaves, purple hydrangeas, dahlias, hypericums and roses.
The bride was attended by her twin sister, Jessica Hickam Roffe, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were her sister, Katy Hickam Nelson; cousin, Amy Garner Gadke; and friends Catherine Cockerham, Torian Richardson, Meredith Ashwell and Mallory Mahoney.
Seth Milans and Jeff Milans, brothers of the groom, were co-best men. Friends Erik Bolton, Seth Jessee, Damon Melda, Jeff Puzenski and Brian Sluyter were groomsmen.
Ushers were the bride’s cousin, McKnight Garner; brother-in-law, Peter Roffe; and nephew, Avery Hickam.
The bride’s niece, Grace Davis, and groom’s niece, Lucille Milans, were flower girls. The bride’s nephew, Aidan Davis, was ringbearer.
The Buckstankle Boys bluegrass band provided entertainment for the ceremony and cocktail hour.
A reception was held riverside at the New River Lodge in Galax under a white tent.
Wedding celebrations continued through the weekend, with a barbeque the following day, inflatable entertainment and flatfoot instruction.
The evening was filled with music at the world’s oldest fiddlers’ convention. After a honeymoon trip to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, the couple will return home to San Diego.