Hackney - Stukes
Mary Katherine Hackney and Edward Taylor Stukes were married on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at six o'clock in the evening at Duke University Chapel, Durham, North Carolina. The Reverend Timothy Jay Patterson officiated. Music was presented by Dr. David Arcus, organ, and Mr. Don Eagle, trumpet. Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. On Friday evening, a rehearsal dinner and after party were given by the parents of the groom at the Barn at Fearrington Village. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Michael Irving O'Briant of Raleigh and Mr. William Spencer Hackney of Mooresville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ernest Franklin Willett of Siler City and the late Mr. Willett, and Mr. Alfred Justice Hackney of Asheboro and the late Mrs. Dorothy Jones Hackney. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is an attorney with the law firm of Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP in Charlotte. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sadler Stukes of Greensboro. He is the grandson of the late Judge and Mrs. James Edward Stukes and the late Dr. and Mrs. James Alexander Taylor. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is an attorney with the law firm of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, LLC in Charlotte. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister-in-law, Tara Sanders Hackney of Wilmington, as matron-of-honor. The bridesmaids were the bride's sisters-in-law, Katherine Stukes McKenzie of Raleigh and Mary McNab Reeves Stukes of Atlanta, Georgia; Parker Elizabeth Bell of Washington, D.C.; Sarah Mashburn Hawkins of Durham; Anna Brendle Huff of Winston-Salem; Laura Elizabeth Howard of Bloomington, Indiana; Katherine Goode Porter of Raleigh; Anna Brody Scaffe of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; and Paige Anderson Lefevre Schweitzer of Columbus, Ohio. The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were William Spencer Hackney II of Wilmington, brother of the bride; Thomas Sadler Stukes, junior of Atlanta, Georgia, brother of the groom; Sheppard Allen McKenzie IV of Raleigh, brother-in-law of the groom; Christopher Whitt Cozart of Raleigh; Edward Maurice Harrington, junior of New York, New York; Richard Sterling Kelly IV of San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Michael Williams Thomas II of Aspen, Colorado; Thomas Leonard White III of Charlotte; and William Leaford Williams IV of Wilmington. Serving as ring bearers were the bride and groom's nephews, Nathan Spencer Hackney of Wilmington and Thomas Sadler Stukes III of Atlanta, Georgia. Readers were Laura Allen Baird of Houston, Texas, and Katherine Margaret Weaver of Durham. Program attendants were Anne Stephens Hahn of Washington, D.C., and Kathryn Anne Laidlaw of Boston, Massachusetts. Following a wedding trip to the Leeward Islands, the couple will reside in Charlotte.