Kendall Victoria Wilcox and Andrew Handy were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at Millers Creek United Methodist Church. The Rev. Keith Lyon officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Lauren Blevins of Millers Creek played the piano for the bride’s entrance.

The bride is the daughter of Lisa Wilcox of Millers Creek and Tim and Valerie Wilcox of Lincolnton. She is the granddaughter of Frances Wilcox and the late Dennis Wilcox and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McMahan of Dallas. She is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Bertha Mae Wilcox, Elkin. The bride is a 2012 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2016 graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed at Wilkes Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse in the emergency room.

The groom is the son of Jennifer Elliott of North Wilkesboro and Phillip Handy of North Wilkesboro. He is the grandson of Jim and Dorothy Elliott of North Wilkesboro. He is a 2009 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is employed by Larry Durham Electrical.

Given in marriage and escorted by Lisa Wilcox and Tim Wilcox, the bride’s gown was a mermaid silhouette with a sweetheart neckline. All-over beading imbued the dress with a romantic, vintage feel. The veil was edged with beading and sequin embellishments.

The bride carried a bouquet of white peonies and white roses adorned with renunculas silver broneli balls, Queen Anne’s lace and dusty miller. The bouquet was adorned by a brooch belonging to her late grandmother, Lib Wall.

Maid of honor was Heather Stanley of Millers Creek. Bridesmaids were Amber Heafner of Vale, step-sister of the bride; Samantha Sweede of Lenoir, sister of the groom; Noel Mikeal of Wilkesboro, and Savannah Kilby of Millers Creek, friends of the bride.

Best man was Jim Elliott, grandfather of the groom, of North Wilkesboro. Groomsmen were Timothy Williams of North Wilkesboro, Shane Wingler of Ferguson, Michael Huffman of Holly Springs, friends of the groom, and Nick Wilcox of Millers Creek, brother of the bride. Ushers were Tyler McNeil of Purlear, cousin of the bride, and Lucas Anderson of Wilkesboro, friend of the groom.

Addisyn Heafner of Vale, niece of the bride, and Kaidence Sweede of Lenoir, niece of the groom, were flower girls. Andrew Blevins of Millers Creek was the sign bearer.

Guest register attendant was Callie McNeil of Purlear. Mrs. Lynette Goodwin of Statesville directed the wedding.

Following a wedding trip to Tennessee and South Carolina, the couple is residing in Wilkesboro.


Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception honoring the bridal couple was given by the bride’s parents at the John A. Walker Center in Wilkesboro.

Upon arrival, guests were served light hors d’oeuvres and assorted beverages. The tables were decorated with assorted glass beads, floating candles and roses.

The bride’s portrait was displayed in the lobby entrance.

A buffet dinner and dancing followed the introduction of the wedding party. Disc jockey for the evening was Soundstorm of Hickory.

Jill Minton Woodie of Millers Creek assisted with photography. Main Event Productions assisted with videography.

Rehearsal dinner

The bridal couple and wedding party were honored at a rehearsal dinner on Friday evening at the Wesley Outreach Center in Millers Creek. Hosts were the prospective groom’s grandparents, Jim and Dorothy Elliott of North Wilkesboro. Guests were served Woodland’s barbecue chicken and all the fixings. A New England Patriots theme cake and decorations  were used in honor of the perspective groom. The bridal couple presented gifts to their attendants.

Courtesies extended

Lynn McNeil, Kathy Faw, Callie McNeil and Rena Wilcox gave a friends and family wedding shower honoring Kendall Wilcox and Andrew Handy at the Wesley Outreach Center in Millers Creek on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Frances Wilcox was hostess at a bridal brunch for the couple on Oct. 8.

Valerie Wilcox and Amber Heafner were hostesses at a wedding shower in Lincolnton on Oct. 16, in honor of the bridal couple.

Dorothy Elliott gave a wedding shower for the bridal couple on Saturday, Oct. 22, in North Wilkesboro.

Maid of honor Heather Stanley gave a lingerie shower on Oct. 20 for the bride-to-be.

Heidi and David McNeal, cousins of the bride-to-be, were hosts at a bridal luncheon at their home in Lewisville on Saturday, Nov. 5. Guests were served chicken braid, pasta salad, congealed salad, assorted desserts and beverages.

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