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Leah Christian Farmer of Wilson and Matthew Thomas Bissette of Bailey were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 16 at Howard Chapel at Barton College. Daimon Elliott officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Elliott Farmer of Wilson and the late James Darrell Farmer. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Carolyn Elliott of Wilson and the late James Ray Farmer and the late Janice Lewis. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mary Bissette Elliott.
Parents of the groom are Callie Bissette and the late Phyllis Bissette of Bailey.
The bride graduated from Hunt High School and Barton College with a degree in elementary education. She is employed as a teacher for Wilson County Schools and teaches at Lucama Elementary. The groom graduated from Southern Nash Senior High School and Barton College with a degree in history and social studies education. He received his master’s degree in digital teaching and learning from N.C. State University. He is employed with Nash County Schools at Southern Nash Middle School.
The bride was escorted by her grandfather, Frank Elliott of Wilson.
Hannah Howell, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nikki Bailey of Sims, Lisa Sykes of Raleigh, Meredith Fychok of Elm City, Hayley Baxley of Wilson, Hannah Meekins of Wilson and Chesney Brown of Mount Olive.
Flower girls were Lucy Stadiem of Wilson and Macy Elliott of Greenville.
Cody Stevens of Grantham served as best man. Groomsmen were Ross Johnson of Wilson, Blake Sykes of Raleigh, John Sloop of Winston-Salem, Charles Bissette, brother of the groom, of Clayton, Corey Bissette, brother of the groom, of Wendell, and Joseph Parren of Baltimore, Maryland.
Ring bearer was Eli Kicklighter, cousin of the bride of Wilson.
Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the mother of the bride at the Hardy Alumni Hall at Barton College.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the father of the groom at New Sandy Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church on June 15.
After a wedding trip to Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, the couple will reside in Wilson.