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Deanna Nicole Wetherington and Spencer Alden Howell, both of Del Haven, New Jersey, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony April 7 at Portofino in Clayton. The Rev. Curtis Campbell officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Carleen Farmer of Wilson and Tracy and Stephanie Wetherington of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Farmer of Elm City and Mr. and Mrs. Butch Wetherington of New Bern. She graduated from Fike High School and Pitt Community College with a degree in applied sciences in biotechnology. She is an emergency room registrar at Cape Regional Medical Center in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Parents of the groom are David and Barbara Howell of Wilson. He is the grandson of the late John and Helen Howell and the late Willie and Marjorie Boykin, all of Wilson. He graduated from Hunt High School and is a Second Class Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard, Drill Master at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Carleen Farmer, mother of the bride served as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Wetherington of Wilson, sister of the bride; Lisa Robbins of Stantonsburg, sister of the groom; Kendall Pierce of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Hannah McDuffie of Wilson; and Taylor Proctor of Elm City.

Flower girl was Karleigh Snyder of Macclesfield.

The groom’s father served as best man.

Groomsmen were Andrew Snyder of Macclesfield; Travis Wethington of Nashville; Tim Pierce of Virginia Beach; Matthew Robbins of Stantonsburg, brother-in-law of the groom; and Evan McDuffie of Wilson.

Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the parents of the bride at The Piazza at Portofino in Clayton.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Something Different on the eve of the wedding.

A bridesmaids’ brunch was given by Donna Boykin, Lynn Jenkins and Melissa King, aunt of the groom.

They took a wedding trip to St. Lucia and will make their home in Wilmington.


Dec. 15: A bridal shower at Carolina Cheese Company was hosted by bridesmaids.