06/21/09 — Fornecker - Ponzi

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Fornecker - Ponzi

Mrs. Fornecker

Gina Michelle Ponzi and Samuel David Fornecker of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 29 at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with Ryan Rasmussen and John Yates III officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph William and Pamela Jean Ponzi of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Sylvia Ponzi of Goldsboro and Theodore Harwood and Betty Harwood of Eagle Bay.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance.

The groom is the son of Gary Irving Fornecker of Pikeville and Jeanie Griffin Sherman of Goldsboro and the grandson of Ollie Forncecker and the late Irving Fornecker of Pikeville and William and Peggy Griffin of Goldsboro.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a silk gown with a sweetheart neckline embroidered with vintage lace, pearls and crystals.

Her headpiece was a chapel-length veil and blusher.

The bride carried a bouquet of blush pink and white peonies, orchids, sweet peas, anemones and astilbe.

Breanna Ponzi was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lora Ponzi Geer, Alysia Ponzi Yates, Micaela Beretta, Ellen Rouse and Leigh Miller.

Mitchell Fornecker was best man.

Groomsmen were Paul Stern, Nick Todd, Joseph Ponzi, Geoffrey Knight and Jonathan Stutts.

Samuel Best was the usher.

Hailey Geer, Katie Rose Geer, Rachael Geer, Sylvia Yates and Isabel Yates were flower girls.

Brownie Doss directed the wedding. Penny Chernauskus and Sarah Stout distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jeremy Thompson, pianist; Breanna Ponzi and Joseph Ponzi, vocalists; Michael Way, cellist; and Elizabeth Cansler and William Stern, violinists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Walnut Creek Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Montreal, Quebec, the couple resides in Winston-Salem.

The groom’s father hosted a rehearsal dinner at the home of the bride.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on June 21, 2009 2:00 AM