Alexandra Paige Whitehead and Tyler Gregg McCoy were married Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.
Dr. Dennis Deese officiated the 7 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Wes Holtsclaw, vocalist; Clint Riddle, guitarist; and the Asheville Strings Quartet.
The bride is a daughter of Michael D. and Tammy Whitehead, 1540 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hampton E. Peters Jr.; and Mr. and Mrs. Carmen D. Whitehead, all of Elizabethton.
The groom is a son of Joe and Cathy McCoy, 499 Tavern Hill Road, Jonesborough.
He is a grandson of Wanda Yates of Erwin; the late Robert Yates; the late Eunice McCoy; and the late Gregg McCoy.
Given in marriage by her father, Michael Whitehead, and brother, Preston Whitehead, the bride wore a chapel-length fit to flare gown designed by Pnina Tornai, featuring transparent silk organza panels, a sweetheart neckline, a bodice with re-embroidered Alençon lace and Swarovski crystal embellishments, and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train with lace ruffles adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Man of honor was Preston Whitehead, brother of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Sarah Weddle, Victoria Nanney, Erin Kiser, Brittani Penfield, Whitney Wilkes and Lacey Reed.
Flower girls were Ava Williams and Charlotte Williams.
Ring bearer was Judd Pearson.
Joe McCoy, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Burl Williams, Jonathan Miller, Jarrod Spain, Josh Baker, Jeremy Tipton and Seth Lewis.
Following a reception at The Diana at the Biltmore Estate, the couple took a wedding trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
Doyle and Sara Johnson, 126 Silver Maple Drive, Jonesborough, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The couple were married on Sept. 12, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Knoxville, by Rev. Fulton B. Counts.
Mr. Johnson retired from Inland Steel Co., East Chicago, Ind., in 1985.
Mrs. Johnson is the former Sara Jo Seneker. She is a retired secretary.
The couple are members of Trinity Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
The couple have two children, Rhonda Franks and husband, Dr. Bill Franks of Eustis, Fla., and Debbie Rainguet and husband Mike, Golden, Colo.; three granddaughters, Adrienne and Rachel Walera of Reno, and Renee Rainguet of Wheat Ridge; and one great-granddaughter, Indy Walera-Henry of Reno.
Mr. and Mrs. Stines
David H. and Norma Stines, 2050 Siam Road, Elizabethton, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
The couple were married on Sept. 5, 1959, by Rev. Kenneth Williams.
Mrs. Stines is the former Norma Jean Powell.
The couple have two children, Todd Stines and Robert Stines, both of Elizabethton; and three grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Walker, 261 Wiltshire Drive, Gray, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an Eastern Caribbean cruise sometime in the fall.
The couple were married on Sept. 9, 1989, by Rev. Timothy Knight.
Mr. Walker is employed by Mediserve Medical Equipment as branch manager.
Mrs. Walker is the former Pamela Woodby. She is employed by the City of Johnson City as an accounts payable clerk.
The couple have two children, Lindsey Ferguson and Jordan Walker, both of Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. Phipps
Brownie and Brenda Phipps, Watauga, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
The couple were married on Aug. 29, 1964, at Watauga Christian Church by Boyd Jackson.
Mr. Phipps retired from Tennessee Electric, Kingsport, as a superintendent. He volunteers at Camp Davy Crockett Scout Camp, is a member of the Wednesday Crew and teaches flintknapping to Scouts in the summer.
Mrs. Phipps is the former Brenda Shell. She retired from work in area hospitals as a supervisor in hematology and chemistry.
The couple have two children, Kerry Phipps and wife Kim of Gray, and Sherri Montgomery and husband Brian of Elizabethton; and one grandchild, Makayla Phipps of Gray.