Whitney Charlena Lau and Geoffrey Adam Ward were married Saturday, September 6, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City.
The Rev. Hal T. Hutchison officiated the 4:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Martha Painter, harpist.
The bride is a daughter of Jonathan and Barbara Lau, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of the late Carl and JoAnn Curtis; and the late Jonathan F. and Myrtle Lau.
The groom is a son of Jeffrey and Janet Ward, Jonesborough.
He is a grandson of the late J.L. and Peggy Mashburn; and the late Robert and Addie Ward.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless Maggie Sottero and Midgley gown of lace and tulle embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls, scalloped lace edging framing a sweetheart neckline and bottom hem, and a skirt that extended into a cathedral-length train.
Her cathedral-length veil was embroidered in French Chantilly lace and Swarovski crystals with scalloped edging.
Maid of honor was Megan Counts.
Bridesmaids were Melissa Loyd, sister of the bride; Aimee Lau, sister of the bride; and Ashley Reece.
Flower girl was Abigail Buckles, niece of the bride.
Ring bearer was Noah Loyd, nephew of the bride.
Andrew Ward, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Shane Buckles, brother of the bride; Jordan Howard; and Paul Wingfield.
Ushers were Mason Buckles, Brenden Willis and Caleb Kennedy, nephews of the bride.
Page boy was Tristan Hocevar, nephew of the bride.
Reader was Jonathan Lau, father of the bride.
Greeters were Kasey Kennedy and Madison Buckles.
Kasey Kennedy and Madison Buckles, nieces of the bride, served as greeters.
Following a reception in the Grand Soliders Ballroom at the Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, the couple took a wedding trip to the Hawaiian Islands.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bennett, 465 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at their home.
The couple were married on Nov. 2, 1964 in Asheville, N.C.
Mr. Bennett retired the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class.
Mrs. Bennett is the former Patricia Troutman.
The couple have four children, Lisa Vines and husband Michael of Butler, Renee Stines of Jonesborough, Sandy Hill and husband Larry of Watauga and Bobby Bennett and wife Melissa of Johnson City; eight grandchildren, Amy, Rachel, Candice, Jack, David, Storm, Stone and Steele; and 11 great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jaydaen, Kalani, Chris, Sarah, James, Taya, Alanah, La’Nyah, Trey, King and Elena.
Tia Paige Thompson and Grant Thomas Edwards were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, Bethalto, Ill.
The Rev. Willard V. Meyer officiated the 3:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Charlotte Heeren, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of David and Diane Thompson, 293 Mount Drive, Apt. 807, Sevierville. She is a granddaughter of Luther Thompson, Jonesborough, and the late Betty Thompson; and Clarence and Lucille Gregg, Jonesborough.
The groom is a son of Terry and Laurie Edwards, 18 Heritage Lane Circle, Moro, Ill.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory lace gown featuring floral and beaded adornment.
Maid of honor was Lindsay Ogle. Bridesmaids were Brittany Dillon, Caitlin Hensley, Ryan Williams, Abby Edwards and Holly Rupprecht.
Flower girl was Maclene Wright.
Ring bearer was Drew Breden.
Poen Moehle served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Colton, Jackson Graves, Steven Marmino, Dan Cluphf and Colin Rupprecht.
Ushers were Cory and Trey Dillon, brothers of the bride.
Receiving attendant was Bonnie Starnes.
Following a reception at Lewis and Clark Commons, Bethalto, Ill., the couple took a wedding trip to St. Petersburg, Fla.
Holly Nicole Carter and Timothy Derek Logan Fields were married Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, outdoors at the home of David and Elizabeth Hensley, Greeneville, under a handcrafted arbor made as a special gift for the bride by the family of the groom.
The Rev. Rusty Wishon officiated the 5:30 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Charles and Joyce Carter, Sanford Circle, Greeneville.She is a granddaughter of the late Glen and Kathleen Carter; and the late Sanford and Hazel Hensley.
The groom is a son of Tim and Marvella Fields, East Eleventh Avenue, Johnson City. He is a grandson of Wayne and Margaret Fields, Telford; and the late Roger and Ruby Ledford.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory fitted gown featuring pink appliqué flowers and lace and a skirt that extended into a sweep train.
She arrived in a country wagon pulled by two teams of horses.
Maid of honor was Kaci King. Junior bride was Rebekah Strong, great-niece of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Kim Ryans, Jaelyn Martin and Donna Ricker.
Flower girls were Carrie Ledford, Zaleyona Lewis, Caroline Ryan and Sarah Beth McPherson.
Ring bearers were Braden Shelton and Bentley Malone.
Tim Fields, father of the groom, served as best man.Groomsmen were Chad Bennett, Brad Jenkins and B.J. Bennett.
Bride’s book attendants were Brittany Ayers and Amber Fields.
Following a reception at “The Barn,” at the Hensley’s home, an after-party was held at the Greenville home of Charles and Judy Seaton, uncle and aunt of the bride.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Brittany Nicole Kyte and Jarrett Tyler Whitson.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Norma Kyte, 104 Arbor Hills Drive, Piney Flats; and Rick Kyte, 1203 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton.
She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a master’s degree in business administration. She is employed by NN Inc. She is a former Miss Watauga Valley (2010 and 2013) and Miss Knoxville (2012) in the Miss America Scholarship Organization.
She is a granddaughter of the late Norman Ed and Maxie Stout; and the late John and Georgia Kyte.
Her fiancé is a son Ron and Ginger Whitson, 2910 Muskett Drive, Johnson City. He is a 2012 graduate of Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy where he received a doctorate degree. He is employed by Food City Pharmacy. He is a member of Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
He is a grandson of the late Nick and Beatrice Whitson; Greta Copas, Johnson City, and the late Horace Copas.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.