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Joseph & Charity Mattera: February 25, 2017

Joseph Mattera and Charity Dinsmore Mattera first met in October of 2014, and were introduced by one of Joseph’s aunts. Charity had known Joseph’s aunt for several years as they attended church together at Mt. Carmel United Methodist. Joseph just happened to attend church one day with his aunt, and introductions were made. The couple went on their first date that following week, Joseph proposed on St. Patrick’s Day of 2016, and not quite one year later the couple were married. Their wedding took place on February 25th of 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport at church circle with close to 300 family and friends in attendance. The wedding reception followed the ceremony in the church Fellowship Center. Joseph and Charity are both from the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee, were they currently reside, and where Joseph works as a Mail Carrier for the US Postal Service and where Charity works as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an area hospital. Future plans of the couple include the building of their home beginning this year as well as the starting of a family.

Joseph graduated from Virginia Intermont with a business degree and culinary arts degree. In addition to working for the Postal Service he can also occasionally be found using his chef skills at his father’s restaurant, Tiberio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria in Greeneville, TN.

Charity graduated from Northeast State with a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and from ETSU with a degree in Biology.

Wedding Dress: Tricia’s By Design

bridesmaids dresses: Tricia’s By Design

menswear: Joseph A. Bank; Johnson City, TN

catering: Main Street Café and Catering; Jonesborough, TN

Wedding Cake & Groom’s cake: Sweet Kelley’s Cakes and Catering; Chilhowie, Va

Photography: Don Thompson Photography; Kingsport, TN

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