The Big R Orchard home of Scott and Angie Robinson was the setting for the July 1, 2017 wedding of Rachel Allison Snipes and Eric Brandon Sutphin. The 5 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Stevan Alan Snipes, father of the bride. Music was provided by Chamber Music of the Hills from Converse College.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Cathy Snipes of North Wilkesboro. Her maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Shaw. Her paternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Perry Snipes. The bride is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School and Appalachian State University. She was formerly a professional dancer in New York City, N.Y;. and currently is co-owner of Summit Dance Company and Absolute Dance Competition in Concord.

The groom is the son of Johnny and Patricia Sutphin of Asheville. His maternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Vern King. His paternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sutphin. The groom is a graduate of AC Reynolds High School and attended Asheville Buncombe Technical College. He was formerly a professional dancer for a number of cruise ships and performed for 13 years at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is currently the co-owner of Summit Dance Company and Absolute Dance Competition in Concord.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a formal designer gown of ivory Charmeuse and Viennese lace. The gown featured a Sabrina neckline, lace appliqués and tiny covered buttons which trailed the length of the dress. The bride wore her mother’s wedding veil of silk illusion and lace. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory hydrangea, peach and soft pink roses, accented with limonium and wrapped with ivory satin. An antique brooch, belonging to her maternal grandmother, was attached to the bouquet and completed the ensemble.

Matron of honor was Laura Snipes Brooks of North Wilkesboro, sister of the bride. The bride’s cousin, Katherine Courtney Snipes of Burlington, served as bridesmaid.

Best man was Osagie Ehigie of Myrtle Beach, S.C., friend of the groom.

Mrs. Cathy Shaw Snipes, mother of the bride, directed the wedding.

After a honeymoon to the North Carolina mountains, the couple will reside in Concord.

Rehearsal dinner

A rehearsal dinner was given by the prospective groom’s parents at Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery.

Wedding reception

A dinner reception was held by the lake at the Robinson home. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Myers greeted the guests.

The white tent featured round tables with aquamarine and white linens and gold Chiavari chairs. White lanterns, vases of white summer flowers and framed candid photos of the bridal couple were used as centerpieces.

The focal points of the reception were the bridal portrait and an embellished table displaying a three-tiered wedding cake featuring layers of honey bun flavored cake, cream cheese icing and decorations of flowers matching the bride’s bouquet.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served prior to dinner. Afterward, the wedding party and guests danced to the sounds of Absolute Dance.

Bridesmaids’ luncheon

Ms. Rachel Snipes and her wedding attendants were honored with a luncheon at the Woodfield home of Mrs. Kathy Myers. Assisting Mrs. Myers were Mrs. Carrie Holbrook and Ms. Keisha Congelosi. Guests were served a buffet of chicken salad, pimento cheese sandwiches, fruit and assorted cupcakes. Afterward, Ms. Snipes presented her bridesmaids with gifts of jewelry.

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