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Eddie and Melinda Carter of Denton, Texas, are proud to announce the marriage of their second daughter, Kristen Diane, to Chris Gates of McKinney, Texas. The couple married April 6, 2013 with a ceremony and reception at First Baptist Church of Denton. Pastor Brad Cockrell officiated the ceremony.

The wedding party included matron of honor Mindy Carter, maid of honor Ashley Carter sisters of the bride; junior bridesmaid and cousin of the bride Catherine Carter; flower girls and cousins of the bride Caitlyn Carter, Caroline Carter, and Kirstyn Hammond.

The best man was Todd Henson; groomsman and grooms brother-in-law Josh Pollard; ring bearers and nephews of the groom Ethan Pollard, Liam Pollard, and Darin Stonebreaker.

The newlyweds honeymooned in St. Petersburg, Florida and now reside in Sanger, Texas.