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PIKEVILLE — Christian Caroline Potter of Pikeville and Todd William Whitener of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 15 at 3 p.m. at Antioch Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Greg Stancil officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Rhet and Robin Potter of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Janet Potter and the late Nathan Potter of Goldsboro and Doris Lancaster and the late Jimmy Lancaster of Pikeville.

She is a 2006 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School. She is employed as a 4-H afterschool teacher with Wayne County 4-H.

The groom is the son of Donna Whitener and the late Roger Whitener of Hickory and the grandson of Ruby Whitener of Hickory, the late Robert Whitener Sr. and the late Carl Lee and Ola Brittain of Hickory .

He is a 1998 graduate of Hickory High School. He is employed at WalMart.

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

She wore a white strapless dress with black satin trim, a sweetheart neckline and a fitted ruched bodice. The gown was sprinkled with crystal and bead embellishments.

Jaime Cox was her cousin’s matron of honor, while bridesmaids were Lindsey Stengel, Brittany Harrell and Bonnie Holsinger.

Doug Whitener was his nephew’s best man.

Groomsmen were Greyson Potter, Lee Carpenter, Steven Gallihugh and Cameron Woods.

Vickie Pate and Lynn Britt directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Amy Harrison.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jason Cox, pianist; Todd Whitener and Gail Lancaster, vocalists; and Doug Harrison, sound technician.

Following the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall. Michelle Hamm and MeLinda Edwards greeted guests.

After their wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple will reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower at Antioch Church and a bridal luncheon at the Home of Melinda Edwards hosted by Ms. Edwards and Michelle Hamm.

The bride’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the home of the bride’s grandmother.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on July 11, 2010 1:50 AM