Jennifer Marie Panetta and Anthony Russell Thompson were married on Aug. 2 at the Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Carol Panetta of Rock Hill, S.C., formerly of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Marie Thompson and the late Dominick and Virginia Panetta.
The bride is a graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and theater arts. She currently is director of communication for the Harris Teeter Corp. of Charlotte, N.C., and is their spokesperson.
MR. AND MRS. ANTHONY THOMPSON
bride is the former Jennifer Panetta
The bridegroom is the son of Robert Thompson of Charlotte, N.C., and the son of Alicia Jacqueline Thompson of Greensboro, N.C. He is the grandson of Alfonzo and Lucille Crawford of Greensboro, N.C., and Billie Thompson of Charlotte, N.C., and the late John Thompson.
He is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor of science degree in communications. He is a sales representative for Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, N.C.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore a regal A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline and chapel-length train. Elaborate, large, beaded swirl motifs decorated the bodice, entire skirt and hemline. The tone-on-tone sash at the natural waist and brooch-like beadwork at the gown's center gave a finishing touch to this elegant creation. Her bouquet was a mixture of fresh lime green and pink daisies.
Serving as matron of honor was Alicia Marie Patel, of Charlotte, N.C., friend of the bride. Guestbook attendants were Jennifer Moler and Tracy Douglas of Charlotte, N.C., friends of the bride.
Serving as best man was Robert Thompson, father of the groom. Serving as usher was Dr. James Panetta Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., brother of the bride.
After the ceremony family and friends joined the couple at a cocktail hour in the rose garden followed by a dinner reception on the resort's ocean-front pier. Music for the dinner reception was performed by Jamaican Steel Band. Flower arrangements, table decorations and photography were provided by Sandals.
The couple honeymooned at the Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.