Kimberly L. Hills and T. Eric Carpenter were married June 24, 2006 at the historic Kent Manor Inn in Stevensville Maryland. The Bride is the daughter of Joyce Fisher-Hills of Stevensville and Dr. Michael Hills of Annapolis. The Groom is the son of Thomas and Evelyn Carpenter of Supply, NC. The Rev. Melody Sutherland of Christ Church Parrish, Stevensville officiated the double-ring, evening wedding. The Maid of Honor was Kristen DeMoss of College Park, MD, and the Matron of Honor was the groom's sister-in-law, Amber Carpenter of Shallotte, NC. The Bride was also attended by six Bridesmaids, Lauren Cox of Holden Beach, NC, Shawna Daniels of Montauk, NY, Kristen Spoales of Silver Spring, MD, Lindsey Reiner, Katie Wimmer, and Colleen Youngblood of Wilmington, NC and a Flower Girl, Kylie Peterson, of Wilmington, NC. The Groom's brother, Nicholas Carpenter, served as the Best Man, Groomsmen included Roger Harper, Mark Kretzschmar, and Todd Reiner of Wilmington, NC. Ushers were the Bride's uncles, Mark Clark of Baltimore, Richard Clark of Annapolis, and Peter and Chris Hills, from London, England. Trey Peterson served as the Junior Groomsman and the Groom's nephew, Noah Carpenter, served as the Ring Bearer. The Bride and Flower Girl arrived by horse and carriage from the historic house to the water's edge for the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of organza embroidered with flowers and carried a Presentation bouquet of soft pink Lissy, cream and peach roses, white Waxflowers, tree fern, and seeded Eucalyptus. The bridesmaids all wore black gowns with white trim and carried Presentation bouquets of white roses, peach Statis, pink Waxflowers, tree fern, and seeded Eucalyptus. A formal dinner was served in the Garden House at Kent Manor. The Bride is a 1999 graduate of McDonogh School in Baltimore County and a 2004 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The Groom is a 1998 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, NC and a 2002 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. He is currently employed with Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Following a honeymoon cruise in the Western Caribbean, the couple resides in Pittsboro, NC.