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Carter-Opanasenko Couple Married

Brennan Elizabeth Carter and Paul Ryan Opanasenko were united in marriage on July 14 at Limetree Beach in St. Thomas, USVI. The Rev.Robert Nelson of St. Thomas officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Billy Ray and Vanessa Carter of Mocksville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gray Carter of Advance and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith of Mocksville.  She graduated from Davie High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 2009. She is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington studying marine science.
The groom is the son of Larry and Phung Opanasenko of Raleigh. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Opanasenko of Lansing, Mich. and Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Eugene, Ore. He graduated from Millbrook High School in Raleigh in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.  He is a graduate student at Utica College.
The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents. The maid of honor was Meghan Azzaro of Bergenfield, N.J., college friend of the bride. The best men were David Opanasenko of Raleigh, brother of the groom, and Shane Carter of Mocksville, brother of the bride.
A reception following the ceremony was held at Agave Terrace Restaurant in St. Thomas. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at Coco Blue Restaurant in …