Dara Lynn Whiddon and Matthew J. Rieger, both of Knoxville, Tenn., were married Aug. 4 in the home of the bride's parents with the Rev. High Jones of Chapel Hill, N.C., officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell T. Whiddon of Newton County and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Groover of Smyrna and Mrs. Margie Whiddon and the late Mr. J. T. Whiddon of Tifton and great-granddaughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Groover of Cobb County, Mr. & Mrs. Early K. Brewer of Toombs County, Mr. & Mrs. Walton J. Ellis and Mr. & Mrs. B. Lee Whiddon of Tift County
The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Yasko and the Rev. and Mrs. Eric Rieger of Knoxville and grandson of Mrs. Helen Wade and the late Mr. Henry Wade of Nashville, Tenn. and Mrs. Zoe Rieger of Knoxville.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a strapless ivory lace gown sprinkled with seed pearls and designed with a chapel-length train reminiscent of the 1920s. The mantilla-styled veil was of sheer netting with a wide border of heavy lace accented with scattered seed pearls. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas.
Serving as maid of honor was Miss Lydia Parker of Covington. Bridesmaids were Miss Jennifer Musselman of Atlanta, Miss Alexis Goodman of Nashville, Mrs. Amanda Williams of Nashville, Mrs. Lyndsey Silver of Hawaii, Mrs. Crissy Christensen of New Mexico and Mrs. Abigail McBroom of Kentucky. They wore sleeveless dresses of black cotton pique with ivory satin sashes and carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas
Serving as best man was Mr. Phillip Rieger of Knoxville, brother of the groom. Serving as groomsmen were Mr. Travis L. Whiddon, brother of the bride, Mr. Dean Yasko of Knoxville, Mr. Matt Coe, Mr. Wes Adcock, Mr. Josh Tysinger of Tennessee and Mr. Charlie Densmore of Jacksonville, Fla.
Providing music were Mrs. Mary Leinwebber as violinist and Mr. David Leinwebber as pianist.
The outdoor wedding was held on the grounds of the bride's parents' home where arrangements of white lilies and blue hydrangeas were contrasted against the background of the green lawn, paradise palms & shade trees. The reception was also held outdoors on the grounds of the bride's parents' home under a white tent decorated with white lights, white tissue decorations created by Miss Amy Smith and candle and lantern light.
The couple traveled to St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands for their honeymoon and now live in Knoxville. They are employed by Campus Crusade for Christ and will be assigned to Clemson University in the next few months.