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Kaitlyn Marie Waters - Steven Rufty Miller

The Daily Reflector

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Dr. Kaitlyn Marie Waters and Steven Rufty Miller were married on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Yankee Hall Plantation in the Pactolus community of Greenville, N.C. Pastor Carnie Hedgepeth officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception was hosted by the parents of the bride at Yankee Hall Plantation.
The bride is the daughter of of Leonard Howell and Wanda Griffith
Waters of Greenville.
She is the granddaughter of Jean McLawhorn Waters of Hobgood, the late Robert Ray and Bitha Braddy Waters of Scotland Neck, and the late Henry Thomas and Virginia Burgess Griffith of Franklin, Va. Kaitlyn “Katie” is a graduate of North Pitt High School, and earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy at Campbell University May 2011. She is a pharmacist for CVS in Kernersville.
The groom is the son of Tony Randal and Linda Rufty Miller of Kernersville. He is the grandson of Sue Hartman Rufty and the late Norman Richard Rufty, and Robert Wayne and Shirley Jacobs Heffner, and the late Clyde Stokes and Nell Josephine Miller, all of Salisbury. Steven graduated from East Forsyth High School in Kernersville. He is a 2013 doctoral candidate at Campbell’s School of Pharmacy and employed by CVS in Winston-Salem.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore a strapless sweetheart beaded lace trumpet gown with shirred tulle bodice in bridal ivory. She chose a stunning silver headband embellished with crystals and pearls and a two tiered ivory tulle fingertip veil embellished with a beaded stitched edge. Katie carried a bouquet of ivory day lilies, calla lilies, hydrangea, and magnolia. Portrait charms in memory of her late grandparents, and her dear aunt and mentor, the late Vivian Hawkins Wolfe, were tucked among the greenery of her bouquet. Sister of the groom carried the portrait charms of the groom’s late grandparents in the greenery of her bouquet.
Matron of honor was Bridgett Webb Waters, sister-in-law of the bride, of Winterville. Maid of honor was Lauren Ashley Miller, sister of the groom, of Kernersville. Also attending were bridesmaids, Sydney Virginia Dunstan of Elizabeth City, and dearest friends Kristin Sutton Justice of Greenville, Janna Currie Beavers of Cary, Dr. Chris Hurdle Settles of Charlotte, and Dr. Kelly Jones Smith of Mount Olive. Flower girls were Lorelai Kate Waters, bride’s niece, of Winterville, and Anna Marie Parham, bride’s cousin, of Wake Forest.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Bryant Leonard Waters, brother of the bride, of Winterville, and special friends Dr. Samuel Beavers of Cary, Rob Lyerly of Indian Trail, Charles Fiore of Broadway, Nick Corak of Kernersville, and Aaron Sullivan of Fort Worth, Texas.
Guests were greeted by Charley Taylor, friend of the bride, of Greenville. Wedding directors were Maxine Waters Davis of Belhaven, bride’s aunt, Kim Davis Bennett of Roanoke Rapids, and dear friend Debra Lyle of Plymouth. Bridesmaid, Kristin Justice, sang “The Prayer” for God’s blessing over the ceremony and in memory of loved ones. Vocalist Adam Carnes of Winterville sang “I’ll Be There” during the unity sand ceremony. Lenny Waters provided a vocal rendition of the Lord’s Prayer during the ceremony. Wedding music was provided by violinist Udeshi Hargett of Wilson and Kelly Fleming Smith, violinist, of Greenville, accompanied honorary bridesmaid, Jamie Wollenschlager Forbes of Grimesland, on trumpet.
A bridal luncheon was held Friday at the home of the bride’s parents and hosted by Maxine W.
Davis, Debra Lyle, Rachel
Braxton Nichols of Bell Arthur, and Charley Taylor. The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at Yankee Hall Plantation on Friday evening. Several bridal showers were held to honor the bride and groom prior to the wedding: a Pampered Chef shower hosted by Sharon and Sydney Dunstan of Elizabeth City on May 20th at the home of the bride’s parents; a miscellaneous/house shower was hosted by Linda and Lauren Miller on June 30th at the First Christian Church of Kernersville; a shower hosted by Maxine W. Davis, ladies of Unity Free Will Baptist Church, Greenville, and Women Active for Christ on July 14th; and a lingerie shower in honor of the bride was hosted by Bridgett W. Waters with the bridesmaids and close friends on August 11th at The Daily Grind in Greenville.
Due to Hurricane Isaac, the couple’s tropical honeymoon was thwarted. The inn keepers at Eight Gables Inn of Gatlinburg, Guy Jacobs and Lee Bennett, created a special “tropical honeymoon” in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
The couple made their home in Kernersville.


Bless your heart
Bless your heart