VINTON–Sabrina Weeks and Chris McCarty of Vinton were married on August 22, 2015, at the Old Mill Farm Venue in Bedford County. Their friend and Sunday School teacher Paul Moore from the Disciples Class at Vinton Baptist Church performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by both of her parents.
Sabrina was raised in Huddleston in Bedford County and is the daughter of Nancy and Willis Mitchen. She graduated from Staunton River High School. The groom is a “true Vintonite,” the son of Carolyn McCarty and the late Charles McCarty, and a William Byrd graduate.
Katlyn McCarty, daughter of the groom, served as Maid of Honor. Zach McCarty, the groom’s son was his best man. Sawyer Ann Tolley, niece of the bride, was the flower girl, and Spencer Tolley, the bride’s nephew, was the ringbearer. Groomsmen were Will and Caleb Page, nephews of the bride.
The opening prayer was given by Ruby Key of Bedford, a very special friend of the couple.
Sabrina’s father and her sister Sheila Page sang a duet, “It’s Your Love,” and another sister, Selinda Tolley, read the poem “Tree of Love” during the tree planting ceremony.
D J Joey Nicely provided the music for the wedding and reception. Debbie Turner directed the wedding and made their wedding cake. Donna Gaither catered the reception.
The Old Mill Farm where the wedding was held was originally a dairy farm which has been renovated to include a nostalgic barn, beautiful grounds, a pond, a chapel, and a gorgeous view of the mountains.
The couple spent their honeymoon at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville where they enjoyed their first hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
Sabrina is employed by BNC (the Bank of North Carolina—formerly Valley Bank) as the assistant Vice President and Vinton Branch Manager. She was elected to Vinton Town Council in May 2014, only the second woman to serve on council.
Chris owns Grand Storage and is employed by Grand Rental Station in Vinton. He is currently serving as president of the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club.
The couple met at the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce office and it was “basically love at first sight.”
Sabrina is well-known as an active volunteer for the Chamber and served as its president for three years. Chris has served on the Chamber Board of Directors.
“We enjoy working with the public and making a difference ‘In Vinton,’” said the bride. “We are so happy to see something that we started together while serving as Chamber President and Board Member doing so well and growing each year–the Mingle at the Market events. We had a dream and it came true.”
Fellow members of town council attended the wedding, including Mayor Brad Grose, Vice Mayor Matt Hare, and Councilman Doug Adams.
Mayor Grose mentioned the joyfulness of the ceremony in remarks at town council on September 1 as he introduced “Councilwoman McCarty.”
The couple would like to express their thanks to all who helped make their wedding a special day—Teresa Davis, Angie Hodges, Charlotte Stevens, Frank Page, Sean Tolley, Edith Williams, Pam Poff, Angel McCord, Lisa Caldwell, Allison Finney, Randy Shilling, and Jocelyn Wheeler—with special thanks to Carolyn McCarty who provided New York Pizzas for the rehearsal dinner.
On the weekend following their wedding, the couple hosted a corn hole tournament at Woodland Place, in Vinton. The first place trophy went to Frank Page and Mike Roberts; second place to Randy Shilling and Kenny Flowers.
The McCartys plan to continue to work and live in Vinton and look forward to many blessed and happy years to come.