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Rebecca Ann Pilkington of Wilson and Thomas Sellers Marrow Jr. of Oxford were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony on Dec. 31 at The Garden Terrace at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro. Hersey Forehand officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Terri P. Pilkington of Wilson and the late Robert Steven Pilkington. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Georgia Pilkington of Smithfield and Louis and Anne Peele Shinn of Bailey and the late J.B. Peele. She is the great-granddaughter of Myrtle Pilkington of Smithfield. She graduated from Wilson Christian Academy and Peace College with a degree in child development and psychology. She is employed as a day program qualified professional at Pathways for People.

Parents of the groom are Tommy and Julia Marrow of Oxford. He graduated from J.F. Webb High School and N.C. State University with a degree in parks and recreation/tourism management. He is employed as a state park ranger at Kerr Lake.

The bride made her grand entrance wearing a vintage-inspired, all over lace and soft sparkle sheath silhouette gown fashioned with lace enhanced straps and a sweetheart neckline. The ornate lace and embroidered side panels extended from the neckline to the scalloped-lace hem. The open back gown featured a detailed lace cathedral train with scalloped and pinpoint lace hem. To complement her attire, she wore a cathedral-length veil with soft sparkle attached to a Dahlia freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal back comb. The bride carried a white handkerchief with a special message embroidered in blue given to the bride by her mother.

The bride’s flowers were a loose, slightly cascading bouquet of blush roses, white agapanthus snowflake, white astilbe, white delphinium, white hydrangea, eucalyptus seeded and magnolia leaves. The flowers were wrapped in lace from her mother’s wedding dress and attached was a locket in memory of her father.

Jessica Price of Pikeville, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Maddie Miller, Sierra Sprehe, Jennifer Wilson and Patty Young.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Michael Reisch, Stanton McDuffie, Dustin Duke and Blair Duke.

Director was Gilda McDaniel.

Wedding music was provided by Andrea Blanchfield, harpist.

Photos were by Chad Winstead.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s mother hosted a reception at The Barn at Fearrington Village.

The groom’s parents were hosts for the rehearsal dinner, held at The Belted Goat at Fearrington Village.

Since their return from a wedding trip to Lake Tahoe Ski Resort in Nevada, they are living in Oxford.