ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Nicole Marie Vasilauskas and William Benjamin Anders were married Saturday, May 28, 2011, at The Crest Pavilion.
The Rev. Margaret Zeller officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Therese and James Waddell, Little Falls, Minn.; and Thomas Vasilauskas, Longview, Texas.
She is a granddaughter of Henry Krueger; the late Bernice Krueger; the late George Vasilauskas; and Alverta Vasilauskas.
The groom is a son of Keith and Beverly Anders, Johnson City, Tenn.
He is a grandson of Joyce Anders; the late Claude Anders; and the late Bernie and Bettie Andrews.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of white taffeta embellished with satin dogwood blooms and pearls.
Maid of honor was Megan Speight.
Bridesmaids were Lauren Farmer and Anna Ardito.
Ring bearer was Matthew Waddell, brother of the bride.
Elliott Anders, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Anders, brother of the groom, and Brandon Vasilauskas, brother of the bride.
Following a reception at The Crest Pavilion, the couple took a wedding trip to Cancun.
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence W. Carrier, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle, to William Joseph “B.J.” Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cannon, Bristol.
The bride-elect is a student at Milligan College, where she is pursuing a degree in nursing.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Milligan College and a graduate of East Tennessee State University.
The couple is planning a private wedding.
The Rev. and Mrs. Wilcox
The Rev. and Mrs. Gene Wilcox, 3694 Old State Route 34, Limestone, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Limestone Ruritan.
The couple were married on Nov. 4, 1961, at United Methodist Church, Litchfield, Ill., by the Rev. Max Martin.
Rev. Wilcox has served as pastor of Oakdale Union Church, Limestone, for 27 years.
Mrs. Wilcox is the former Shirley Calfee.
The couple have four children, Doug Wilcox of Jonesborough, Greg Wilcox of Telford, Jan Soper and husband David of Noblesville, Ind., and Pam Dugger and husband Phillip of Limestone; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
The Rev. and Mrs. Foster
The Rev. and Mrs. Dan Foster, 1910 Forest View Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 16, 2011, at a reception at 2:30 p.m. at Watauga Lake.
The couple were married on Oct. 23, 1961, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Guy Foster by the Rev. Guy Foster.
Rev. Foster is the minister at Liberty Fellowship Church, Johnson City.
Mrs. Foster is the former Kay Bower. She retired from JCPenney.
The couple have four children, Les Foster of Johnson City, Becky Woodruff of Johnson City, Terrie Foster of Fairview, and Amy Duncan of Jonesborough; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
SAN FRANCISCO — Sheri McLaney and Patrick Tao were married Saturday, June 18, 2011.
The Rev. Rich Menefee officiated the 5:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by a string trio from Nob Hill String Ensembles.
The bride is a daughter of James and Naomi McLaney, Piney Flats, Tenn.
She is a granddaughter of the late Warner and Virgie McDavid; and the late Clifford and Anna Lee McLaney.
The groom is a son of Allan and Jean Tao, Vancouver, Canada.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a Priscilla of Boston Platinum Collection gown of ivory silk satin featuring crystal beading on the torso and a full sweeping skirt that extended into a cathedral-length train.
Matron of honor was Rachel Lovelace. Bridesmaids were Lisa Rice, Kim Gregory and Erisa Joyce.
Flower girl was Isabella Montesi. Ring bearer was Alesandro Montesi.
Steve Heinen served as best man. Groomsman was Ethan Tao-Lem.
Usher was Michael Wu.
Following a reception at the Fairmont Hotel, the couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii.