MINOT – The wedding of Whitney King and Charles Buker was held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Buker family farm in Minot. The Rev. John Ellis of the West Auburn Congregational Church, officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Martin and Angela King of North Stonington, Conn. The bridegroom is the son of George and Mary Buker of Minot.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white, off-the-shoulder gown with hoop skirt and lace edging in Civil War period design made by the bridegroom’s aunt, Joan Schoppe. She carried a homegrown bouquet of wild flowers.

Morgan King, brother of the bride, was her honor attendant and bridesmaids were Mela Magno, Harriet Foster, Alicia Ganz, Julee Ward and Christina Trahan, friends of the bride. Sydney Gilpatric, niece of the bridegroom, was the flower girl.

Co-best men were Jeremy Shaw and Matt Foss, best friends of the bridegroom, and ushers were Carl Mottram and Eric Walker, friends of the bridegroom. Cameron Rollison-Pauley, the bride’s cousin’s son, was the ring bearer.

The Fifth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was on hand with bayonet cross in their period Civil War attire. They are friends and fellow club members of the bride.

A reception followed at the Buker family farm, after which the couple traveled to Washington to the Olympic Peninsula. They are residing in Auburn.

The bride received a bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary sciences from the University of Maine at Orono. She is employed as a lab technician at Strategic Bio Solutions in Windham.

The bridegroom received a bachelor’s degree in spatial information engineering from the University of Maine at Orono. He is employed as land surveyor for Main-Land Development Consultants in Livermore Falls.


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