Brittany Lynn Miller and Frank Lee Barger were united in marriage on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover. The Rev. Ken Asel officiated at the 3 p.m., outdoor ceremony. A program of wedding music was provided by Kayla Childers of Taylorsville and Tim Johnson of Lincolnton.

The bride is the daughter of Janet and Jeffery Miller of Purlear. She is the granddaughter of Dare and Wade Miller of Wilkesboro and the late Beulah and Charlie Farrington of Glendale Springs. The bride is a 2007 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2012 graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed in accounting at Lowe’s Companies Inc. in Wilkesboro.

The groom is the son of Ricki and Ray Barger of Wilkesboro. He is the grandson of Janie and Lee Gliarmis of Wilson and the late Becky and Frank Barger of Hickory. He is a 2004 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2009 graduate of Appalachian State University. The groom is employed by Lowe’s Companies Inc. as assistant store manager in Elkin.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer, ivory strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The lace dress, complemented by a rhinestone belt, had a trumpet silhouette with an elongated drop waist and a dramatic train with a scalloped hemline, adorned with rhinestone buttons. She wore a simple lace veil with a rhinestone headpiece. The bride carried a bouquet of blue hydrangeas, ivory mini calla lilies, red roses and crystals wrapped with ivory satin and rhinestone ribbons.

Maid of honor was Amy Miller, sister of the bride, of Purlear. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Coles, Lacy Yates, Kandise Harless of Wilkesboro, Heather Jones of Jonesville, friends of the bride, Heather Powell of Purlear and Jessica Bryant of North Wilkesboro, cousins of the bride.  Junior bridesmaids were Cameron Evans of North Wilkesboro, cousin of the bride, and Sallie Gliarmis of Wilson, cousin of the groom.

Best man was Ray Barger, father of the groom, of Wilkesboro. Groomsmen were Christopher Barger of Wilkesboro, brother of the groom, Nicholas Gliarmis of Wilmington, cousin of the groom, Taylor Brooks, Shannon Smith, T.R. Harless and Zack Hollar of Wilkesboro, friends of the groom. Junior groomsmen were John and Walker Gliarmis of  Wilson,  cousins of the groom. Ushers were Zach Gliarmis of Richmond, Va., Ryan Barger of Hickory, cousins of the groom, and Ben Mockerman and Parker Huffman, friends of the couple.

Preston Powell of Purlear, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer. Kaylee Bryant of North Wilkesboro, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.

Guest register attendants were Misty Curry of Wilkesboro and Cheryl Wike of Taylorsville, friends of the couple. Mrs. Tara Bland of Hickory directed the wedding ceremony.

Following a honeymoon to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple is residing in North Wilkesboro.


Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception honoring the bridal couple was given by the bride’s parents at Rock Barn Golf and Spa.  Upon arrival, guests were served light hors d’oeuvres and assorted beverages.  

The bride’s portrait was displayed.

A buffet dinner and dancing followed the introduction of the wedding party. Disc jockey Tim Johnson of Lincolnton provided music.

After the reception, the groom’s parents hosted an after-party at the Crown Plaza in Hickory for out-of-town guests.

Debbie Stikes of Wilkesboro assisted with the photography.

Rehearsal dinner

The bridal couple and wedding party were honored at a rehearsal dinner and dance on Friday evening at The Crown Plaza, Hickory. Hosts were the prospective groom’s parents, Ricki and Ray Barger. Co-hosting were Soc and Karen Gliarmis of Wilson, the prospective groom’s godparents, Chrisanne Gliarmis, Lee and Ginger Gliarmis of Wilson, aunts and uncle of the prospective groom, Lynn and Tank Barnes, Terri and Bucky Robbins, Trudy and Dale Lewis, Angie Hackett and Jennie Powell, friends of the couple, all of Wilson.

Courtesies extended

Natasha Evans, Janet Miller and Amy Miller, cousin, mother and sister of the bride-elect, gave a wedding shower honoring Brittany Miller and Frank Barger at Millers Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Glendale Springs give a shower in honor of the bridal couple.

Heather Powell and Amy Miller, cousin and sister of the bride-to be, were hostesses at  a lingerie shower at the home of Mrs. Powell.

The prospective groom’s family gave the couple a cookout at the Bargers’ home. Hosts were Jackie and Pat Barger, Ryan and Caitlyn Barger of Hickory, Kate and Cory Hamlin of Weaverville, Mary Ellen Barger of Winston-Salem and Ricki and Ray Barger of Wilkesboro.

 Brittany Miller and Janet Miller were hostesses at a luncheon for the bridesmaids at Elsewhere on 10th in North Wilkesboro.

A garden shower / couple’s cookout was held at the home of Betty and Harry Warren. Co-hosting were Revis and Todd Felts, Loretta and Dwight Church and Donna and Doug Cotton.

On the morning after the wedding, Janie and Lee Gliarmis, grandparents of the prospective groom, were hosts at a breakfast in honor of the bridal couple, and their immediate families and out-of-town guests at the Crown Plaza in Hickory.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.