May 12, 2011

Miss Mary Holland Miller and Mr. Arthur Alexander Pulley, both of Charlotte, North Carolina, were united in marriage Friday, April 8, 2011. The four o’clock ceremony took place at The Glass Chapel, on The Outer Banks, with Pastor Charles J. Wentz, Jr., uncle of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alexander Miller of Laurinburg. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marianne Kolshorn Miller of Springfield, Illinois and the late Mr. Howard Lee Miller, both formerly of Laurinburg. She is also the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Moore of Laurinburg.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Donese Wicker Pulley, of Sanford, North Carolina. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Obie Wicker, Sr. of Goldston, North Carolina.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride’s sister, Miss Katherine Scott Miller of Charlotte, was the maid of honor. Miss Olivia Gray Larson, also of Charlotte, attended as flower girl.

The groom’s uncle, Mr. Arthur Arnell Wicker, of Goldston, was best man. Mr. John Alexander Miller, of Charlotte and brother of the bride, served as groomsman. Master Thomas Grant Larson, of Charlotte, was ring bearer.

Wedding music was provided by Mrs. Sue Artz, violinist, of Manteo and Mrs. Susan Wentz, soloist, aunt of the bride, of Laurinburg. Mr. Obie Wicker, Jr., uncle of the groom, of Sanford, read selected scripture.

Ms. Leanne Miller-Harte, aunt of the bride, greeted guests. Miss Victoria Peace Harte, cousin of the bride, was the program attendant. Miss Whitney Elizabeth Allen, future sister-in-law of the bride, was wedding coordinator.

Following the ceremony, guests of the bride and groom were invited to a dinner reception on Manteo’s waterfront. Later in the evening, before the bridal pair departed for their honeymoon, close friends of the bride and groom enjoyed an informal after-party, honoring the couple.

The evening before the wedding, a cocktail party was held in Nags Head, in honor of Miss Miller and Mr. Pulley. Ms. Donese Pulley, Ms. Marianne Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Burton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wentz, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wall, co-hosted the event.

Bridal events prior to the wedding weekend, included a bridal shower in Charlotte, hosted by Mrs. Lindsay Caulder and Mrs. April Wentz, cousins of the bride. A bridal luncheon, hosted by Mrs. Annette Morgan and Mrs. Melody Morgan-Sorenson was held at the Morgan home in Laurinburg. And Ms. Scottie Miller hosted a dinner party in Charlotte, honoring the bride-to-be.