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Gibson ~ Petrea Wedding

Rebecca Lynn Gibson of Cornelius and Douglas Joseph Petrea of Salisbury were united in marriage Sept. 9, 2017 at Villa Franca Estate in China Grove.

Rev. Tennyson Shifley officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Villa Franca Estate in China Grove.

The bride was escorted by her father, Jim Gibson, and attended by friend, Laura Deem of Charlotte, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included sisters of the groom, Beverly Smith and Stephanie Petrea, both of Faith and friends of the bride, Lauren Rush and Madison Miller, both of Raleigh.

Joe Petrea was his son’s best man. Serving as groomsmen were brother of the bride, Ben Gibson of Charlotte, brother of groom, Brian Robertson of Woodleaf, and friends of the groom, Chris Holmes of Charlotte and Joel Brittain of Raleigh.

Elsie Ball of Faith, niece of the groom, served as flower girl and cousin of the bride, Charlie Taylor of Charlotte served as ring bearer. Friends of the bride, Jodie Winchester and Amber Henry of Raleigh served as honorary bridesmaids.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Jill Gibson of Charlotte and the granddaughter of James and Donna Gibson of Asheville and Elaine and Richard Shumacher of Florida. A 2012 graduate of Myers Park High School, Becca graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering. She is employed with Duke Energy.

The groom is the son of Joe and Tammy Petrea of Salisbury. A 2011 graduate of West Rowan High School, he graduted magna cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He is employed with LeGrand.

Following their wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is making their home in Cornelius.

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