Published 12:00 am Friday, April 22, 2011

Miller Austin Wedding

KANNAPOLIS — Britt Ashley Miller of Rockwell and Matthew Ray Austin of China Grove were united in marriage March 19, 2011, at Charity Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. R.J. Hammond officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at First Reformed Church.
The bride was escorted by her father, Grover Miller Jr., and attended by Cindy Hodgkinson of Nova Scotia, Canada, as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids included Christi Austin of Salisbury, Kisha Wilson of Huntersville, Judith Bellavance of Washington, D.C., and Shannon Kiker of Gold Hill.
Michael Austin was his son’s best man. Groomsmen included Benji Austin of Salisbury, Jason Wise of Kannapolis, Brandon Miller of Gold Hill and Chris Miller of Rockwell.
Kyleigh Miller was flower girl, and Austin Miller was ring bearer, both of Rockwell. Allison Sias of West Jefferson was guest registrar.
The bride is the daughter of Grover and Paulette Miller of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Grover and Evangeline Miller of Gold Hill and the late Cecil and Mary Earnhardt. A 2002 graduate of South Rowan High School, Britt received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in 2006. She is employed by Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
The groom is the son of Michael and Kathy Austin of China Grove and the grandson of Wayburn and the late Ray Austin of Kannapolis and the late Mildred Riggs. A 1999 graduate of South Rowan High School, Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2004. He is employed by Sabic Innovative Plastics.
Following an Eastern Caribbean cruise, the couple are making their home in Rockwell.