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KINSTON — Leslie Ann Lawrence of Durham and Noah Matthew Kriger of Durham exchanged vows in a double-ring candlelight ceremony May 15 at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Nathan Finnin and the Rev. David Kriger, father of the groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Luanne Davis of Goldsboro and Barry Lawrence of Beaufort and the granddaughter of Annie Lawrence of Beaufort, the late Melton Lawrence Sr. and the late Clarence L. Jr. and Noma Davis.

She is a 2007 summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a minor in genetics and attends the University of North Carolina-Eshelman for a pharmacy degree.

The groom is the son of the Rev. David and Sarah Louise Kriger of Fremont and the grandson of Charles “Chuck” and Barbara Riddle of Goldsboro, Norma Kriger of Dudley and the late Ed Kriger.

He is a 2005 cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications/public relations and minors in international studies and history. He is employed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as international student and scholar advisor.

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

She wore a strapless ivory gown of silk taffeta with a sweetheart neckline and a fitted ruched bodice. The neckline and bodice were adorned with a cascade of appliqués containing crystals and beads. The modified A-line skirt featured a dropped waist that flowed into a pleated chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered fingertip veil bordered with satin ribbon.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet off stargazer lilies, purple irises, blue hydrangeas and Gerber daisies accented with an array of spring flowers.

Mary Ritten of Goldsboro was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lanie Lawrence of Beaufort, cousin of the bride; Renee Sullivan of Lucama, sister-in-law of the groom; and Allison Snyder of New Bern and Anna Hoppert of Cary, friends of the bride.

Joshua Kriger of Raleigh and Adam Kriger of Lucama were their brother’s best men.

Charles Riddle, grandfather of the groom, was the honorary best man.

Groomsmen were Ben Chalfant of Spiceland, Ind., and Chris Hooks of Raleigh, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Charles and Phillip Williamson of Benson and Bryan Williamson of Greenville, cousins of the groom, and T.J. Lancaster of Pikeville, friend of the groom.

Miss Raleigh, dog of the couple, was mutt of honor.

Presiding at the register was Cary East of Durham, cousin of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Adam Kriger, brother of the groom, vocalist, and Antoinette Anglin, organist.

Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at Kinston Country Club.

After their wedding trip to the Grand Cayman Islands, the couple will reside in Durham.

Events held before the wedding included an engagement party/treasure chest shower in July at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by the groom’s parents; a Christmas shower Dec. 5 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by family of the couple; a golfing trip and bachelor party in April in Raleigh hosted by Josh and Adam Kriger; a girls’ weekend in April in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by Mary Ritten and the bridesmaids; a bridal luncheon May 8 at the Folded Napkin in Kinston hosted by the bride’s mother; and a wedding shower in Beaufort hosted by family and friends of the bride.

The groom’s family hosted a wedding eve celebration rehearsal dinner May 14 in the church reception hall.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on July 4, 2010 1:51 AM