Sydney Colleen DuPre and Matthew Eugene Whitaker were married May 16, 2015, in Athens, Georgia. The couple exchanged vows they had written in a ceremony conducted by the groom's father.
The bride is the daughter of William and Colleen DuPre of Raleigh. She is a graduate of Broughton High School and UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in English. She is the staffing coordinator for Rose Villa. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Whitaker of Canton, Georgia. He is a graduate of Cherokee High School and the University of Georgia with a degree in music therapy. He is Oregon state director for Compassion and Choices.
Bridesmaids were Mary DuPre Hartigan, Eliza Abigail DuPre and Heather Whitaker Moore. Groomsmen were Andy Moore, Mark Sghiatti and Ross Christopher.
A reception was held at Little King's Shuffle Club, where the groom's former band, La Bamba Kids, regrouped to provide the entertainment, with the groom on guitar and vocals.
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The couple will live in Portland, Oregon.