Bennett - Hardy
WILMINGTON — Tanya Diane Hardy of Wilmington and Brian Wilson Bennett of Wilson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at Frank H. Kenan Chapel at Landfall, with the Rev. Russell Heiland officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Diane Hardy of Goldsboro and Tony Hardy of Seven Springs.
She is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and Cape Fear Community College, where she received a degree in interior design.
The groom is the son of Bobby and Sue Bennett of Whitakers.
He is a graduate of Hunt High School and of Barton College, where he received a degree in broadcast communications. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The groom is employed as an insurance agent at Best Insurance Company in Fremont.
The bride was escorted by her mother and given in marriage by her family.
Amy Parcel of Harrisburg, Pa., and Stephanie Capps of Goldsboro served as matrons of honor, while Bobby Bennett, father of the groom, served as his son’s best man.
Groomsman were David Bennett of Greenville, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Todd Bass of Wilson and George Newsome of Wilson.
Maryjane Karas of Wilmington was flower girl. Ramona Wilson directed the wedding. Angie Bennett distributed programs.
A program of wedding music was provided by Guy Thornton, pianist, Mark Corbett, vocalist, and Leah Luedtke, violinist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Pilot House on the waterfront in downtown Wilmington.
After a wedding trip to Asheville, the couple reside in Wilson.
A rehearsal dinner was held by the groom’s parents at the Courtyard By Marriott in Wilmington on Oct. 27.
Other events held before the ceremony were a bridal shower at Salem Baptist Church on Sept. 17, a bridal shower given by the bride’s co-workers on Sept. 24, a family cookout given by Sylvan and Hilda Hardy, grandparents of the bride, on Oct. 1, a dinner party given by Mr. and Mrs. George Newsome in Wilson on Oct. 7, and a cookout hosted by Diane Hardy and family on Oct. 21.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on November 26, 2006 10:45 AM