Emily Gray and Christopher Rinker

Emily Kirstyn Gray and Christopher Bailey Rinker, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., were married in an outdoor, lakefront ceremony at Bella Collina Mansion in Stokesdale, N.C. Minister A.J. Bennett of St. Louis, Mo., friend of the couple, officiated. The outdoor reception was held on the deck of the mansion.

Tony and Donna Gray of Huntingburg are parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of Cameron and Shelley Rinker of Mooresville, N.C.

A string trio from Elegant Ensembles of Greensboro, N.C., provided music for the ceremony.

Jodi Rivers of St. Louis, friend of the couple, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Abby Bueltel of Cincinnati, Ohio, cousin of the bride; Meredith Irvin of Washington, D.C., and Sasha Magee of St. Louis, friends; and Jessica Rinker of Mooresville, N.C., sister of the bridegroom. Hadleigh Gleeson, Westerville, Ohio, cousin of the bridegroom, was flower girl.

Mr. Rinker chose Jayson Vincent of Seattle, Wash., a friend of the couple, as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Jones of Wilmington, N.C., David Wagner of Boston, Mass., and Jeffrey O’Regan of Mooresville, N.C., friends of the bridegroom, and Tyler Gray of Huntingburg, brother of the bride. Ring bearer was William Rivers of St. Louis, friend of the couple.

Mr. and Mrs. Gray gave their daughter in marriage. The bride selected a strapless, floor-length gown of eggshell duchess silk satin and ivory re-embroidered lace. The bodice and skirt were accented with satin and lace-beaded floral appliques.

The bridesmaids were attired in floor-length dresses of taupe chiffon with sweetheart necklines
The bride’s mother wore a knee-length dress of navy lace with cap sleeves and a brooch accent at the waist. Mrs. Rinker chose a knee-length, sleeveless dress in champagne with a wrap neckline.

The couple is residing in Winston-Salem after a wedding trip to Madeira, Portugal.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and Humanities and is a 2012 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The bridegroom graduated from North Carolina School of Science and Math in 2008 and received a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from Washington University in 2012. He is a youth minister at First Christian Church in Winston-Salem and attends Wake Forest School of Divinity.




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