Published 4:46 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2012
Joan Simons Constantikes of Wake Forest, N.C., formerly of Westport, Weston and Naples, Fla., was married Oct. 22 to Bruce A. Agnew, of Bethesda, Md., formerly of Weston, in a small family wedding at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston. The Rev. Edward Horne performed the ceremony.
The bride's second daughter, Christina Constantikes Lawrence, of New York City, formerly of Westport, served as maid of honor. Jason Bacon, of New Haven, Vt., formerly of Weston, served as best man for his lifelong friend.
Other members of the bridal party included the bride's granddaughter, Katharine Colella, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; the bride's sister, Brook Simons Dougherty, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; the bride's grandson, James George Tatum, of Wake Forest; and her brother, William Simons, of Oakland, Calif. The groom's daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Dale Kotler, of Dickerson, Md., performed a voice and guitar duo.
Among those in attendance were the bride's other daughters, Andrea Torres, Patricia Colella and Amy Constantikes and their families, her sisters Edna Alvarez and Gail Humphreys, and the groom's nephews Timothy and Christopher Downey.
The bride, who graduated from Staples High School and Bennington College in Bennington, Vt., has been an insurance agent with Northwestern Mutual Life for 25 years. Her previous husband, the late attorney George D. Constantikes, died Aug. 2, 2007.
The groom attended The Choate School in Wallingford, Westminster School in London and graduated from Yale University in New Haven. He is a freelance writer and editor, after working for many years in the Washington, D.C., bureau of BusinessWeek and as news editor of The Journal of NIH Research.
Mrs. Agnew is the daughter of the late Gustave and Edna Simons. Mr. Agnew is the son of the late Clark and Gloria Agnew.
The couple will continue to commute between her home in Wake Forest and his home in North Bethesda, Md.