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Pilson, Eibl exchange vows in Durham

Published 4:21pm Thursday, October 24, 2013

DURHAM – Miss Whitney Ann Pilson and Mr. Patrick Joseph Eibl were married on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at half past eleven in the morning at The Cotton Room in downtown Durham with the Reverend Thomas H. Caulkins, grandfather of the bride, officiating in a double ring ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joseph Eibl
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joseph Eibl

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Eason, Jr. of Murfreesboro, and Mr. W. Dean Pilson of Cameron, NC.  She is the granddaughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Thomas H. Caulkins of Murfreesboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pilson of Sanford, NC.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Marie E. Eibl of Barrington, IL and the late Mr. Clement W. Eibl of St. Charles, IL.  He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Magedanz of Marshfield, WI and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eibl of Waukesha, WI.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her stepfather and met at the altar by her father. Families of the bride and groom also joined them at the altar for the declaration of support.

The bride adorned her candlelight taffeta empire waist dress with a cameo pin that had belonged to her great, great grandmother.

Rachel Revelle, cousin of the bride, of Winston-Salem served as maid of honor. Christopher Eibl, brother of the groom, of Chicago, IL, served as best man.

The wedding party included Emily Revelle, cousin of the bride, of Murfreesboro, Stephanie Northcott of Raleigh, Christine White of Washington, DC, and Holly Padgett of Arlington, VA. Also Kathleen Steele, sister of the groom, of Chicago, IL, Patrick Martin of Washington, DC, Mike Besmer of Philadelphia, PA, Jake Zahniser-Word of Arlington, VA, and Drew Murray of Arlington, VA.

Thomas Revelle, cousin on the bride, of Carrboro, NC, TJ Hughes of Durham, and Arturo Sanchez, of Durham, served as ushers.

Master William Steele, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer.

The bride is a graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill where she earned a BA in Communication Studies. The groom is a graduate of DukeUniversity in Durham where he earned a BSE and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony, also at The Cotton Room.  On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s mother hosted a rehearsal dinner at the King’s Daughters Inn in Durham.

Following a honeymoon in Charlottesville, VA and Chicago, IL, the couple is residing in Durham.

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