Lattimore, Spain joined in Holy matrimony

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 12:52 AM


Lattimore, Spain joined in Holy matrimony
Karsen Anastasia Lattimore and Brandon Edward Spain were united in marriage at the altar of Chimney Rock Baptist Church during an impressive autumn candlelight ceremony. 
The Reverend Gregory Hathaway was the officiating minister for the sacred double-ring ceremony and he administered the sacrament of Holy Communion as the couple was joined as husband and wife before God. 
The sterling silver vessels (circa 1890), utilized in the communion ceremony were on loan from the altar of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and have been used by five generations of the bride's family. The scripture lessons and the wedding sermon were drawn from the pages of the Spain family Bible. 
The musical program consisted of a pre-wedding concert of sacred, classical and familiar melodies as well as service music and congregational hymns. Musicians who contributed their talents were Lelia Lattimore, harp; Bootsie Mayfield, flute; Sharon Lawrence, violin; Monica Grady, cello; Lesley Bush, organ and Terry Hyslop, carillon. 
The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Sarah Jo Lattimore of Rutherfordton and the late Rebekah Enloe Lattimore. She is the granddaughter of Larry and Debbie Lattimore and the late Charlotte C. Lattimore, and also the granddaughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Enloe. 
The groom is the son of Luanna Spain of Durham and the late Steven Spain. He is the grandson of Miriam Spain and the late Brown Spain, and also the grandson of the late James and Edith Rufty. 
The bride's father escorted and gave her in marriage before an altar crowned with an Ionic colonnade adorned with cream and persimmon colored roses, claret carnations, silver eucalyptus, green and ivory hydrangea with nandina and fern foliage. The altar and aisle were banked by silver candelabra accented with floral arrangements of the same palette. 
The bride wore a Lady Astor gown of ivory silk featuring an overlay of candlelight illusion gathered to a bejeweled waistline and flowing to a cathedral train. Her cathedral length veil was embroidered with Swarovski crystals and crowned by an heirloom tiara. She carried a bouquet of cream Vendela roses and the hand-tied ribbon was accented with antique brooches belonging to both grandmothers. The bride accessorized her ensemble with opera length gloves and jewelry belonging to her late mother. 
The wedding party was selected from the bride and groom's closest friends and relatives. Matron of honor was Jill Moore of Rutherfordton, and maid of honor was Anna Winker of Charlotte. Bridesmaids were Nicole Honeycutt of Greensboro, Jessica Overbey of New York City, Dare Spain of Hillsborough and Heidi Young of Rutherfordton. Junior bridesmaids were Charlotte Lattimore of Rutherfordton and Samantha Moody of Durham. Flower girls were Mia Pittman and Sophie Pittman of Rutherfordton. 
The bridal party wore strapless Windsor gowns of claret satin embellished with latte sashes. Each carried a nosegay of cream Vendela roses. The flower girls wore Rothschild cotillion dresses of rich black brocade and each carried a kissing ball of cream Vendela roses. 
The groom chose his bothers, Nathan Spain and Tate Spain, both of Durham, as best men. Groomsmen were Lance Cook of Wake Forest, Jason Hobbs of Morrisville, Doug Moody of Durham and Kevin Spain of Hillsborough. Ushers were Lance Moore of Rutherfordton and Justin Rufty of Lakeland, Fl. Ring bearer was Mason Moody of Durham. 
Ashley McAlamey of Chapel Hill served as register attendant. Julie Pittman of Rutherfordton served as wedding director and Barbara Bagwell of Lake Lure served as church coordinator. 
Following the ceremony, the couple released doves from the Church portico in celebration of their love and in memory of their late parents as Westminster bells pealed from the carillon tower. 
A cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing was hosted by the bride's parents at Lakeview Terrace on Rumbling Bald Resort. A menu of prime rib, pork tenderloin, chicken ambassador along with farm salad, steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes was served. The four-tiered wedding cake reminiscent of stacked hat boxes was frosted in persimmon colored fondant icing and featured intricate cream lattice filigree and embellished with silver dragee. 
Tables were covered with ivory linen and latte overlays. Arrangements of cream and persimmon colored roses in tall silver vases centered each table and the dining area was aglow with hundreds of votive candles. Music for the reception and dancing was provided by Adrenaline Entertainment. The couple was congratulated with a lighted sparkler send-off by family and guests. 
The bride is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and serves as a curriculum advisor with the University of Phoenix. The groom is a graduate of Louisburg College and is vice president of Hillsborough Plumbing Contractors. Following a wedding trip to Disneyworld and central Florida, the couple is at home in Bahama, NC. 
Pre-Nuptial Parties 
An engagement party was hosted by several friends at the Durham Performing Arts Center. 
An autumn themed holiday shower was hosted by Susan Morris at her home in Raleigh. 
A household shower was hosted by Charlene Hollingsworth, Toni Enloe and Jessica Brown at the Family Enrichment Center of Arrowood Baptist Church in Chesnee, SC. 
An antebellum themed household shower was hosted by Robin and Shirley Lattimore and Lesley Bush at the Historic Bechtler House in Rutherfordton. 
A kitchen shower was hosted by Sarah Jo Lattimore and Noel Sisk at the Lattimore home in Rutherfordton. 
A bachelor weekend was hosted by the groom's brothers and uncle at the Spain summer home on the Pamlico Sound. 
A bachelorette party was hosted by the bridesmaids at various Charlotte nightclubs. A Kentucky Derby themed bridal luncheon was hosted by Sarah Jo Lattimore and Debbie Lattimore at The Firehouse Inn in Rutherfordton. ß
The groom's mother hosted a rehearsal dinner at La Strada of Lake Lure.