Nicole Whitaker and Dean Mavrikis were united in marriage in Dec. 6, 2008, at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Garden City, N.Y.

Nicole Whitaker and Dean Mavrikis were united in marriage in Dec. 6, 2008, at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Garden City, N.Y.

The bride is the daughter of Chris and Judy Whitaker of Pickerington. She attended The Ohio State University and is an account executive for Diner's Group.

The groom is the son of John and Katrina Mavrikis of Garden City, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree from Bradford College, a master's degree from the American Film Institute and is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu at the Culinary School of Culinary Arts. He is co-owner of Jonathan's Restaurant in Garden City and is president of Diner's Group.