Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.

Wedding

Gross and Brackin

Teresa Leanne Gross became the bride of James Kevin Brackin in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Little Brown Church on Signal Mountain. The Rev. Tim Tinsley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gross. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brackin of Hatton, Ala. Morgan Howard was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Howard Ade, Kate Greene, Madison Jahn, Kathryn Jones, Jennifer Knowlton, Christy McCulloch, Abby Miller, Chele Roberts and Brittany Williams. Addison Knowlton and Amelia Knowlton were flower girls. Mr. Brackin served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Sam Brackin, Dustin Campbell, Luke Dutton, Andrew Gross, Bryan Gross, Charlie Knowlton, Chris Lovelady, Bradley Martin and Blake McCulloch. Pryce Dutton was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Mountain City Club. After a wedding to St. Lucia, the couple resides in this city.

August 31, 2014

Engagement

Hadden and Stanley

The engagement of Kelly Marie Hadden and Luke Michael Stanley is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Greg and Felice Hadden. Parents of the future bridegroom are Michael Stanley of Kingsport, Tenn., and Margie Katras of Honolulu, Hawaii. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 20, at BanQ in Kingsport. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of James F. McNaughton of Marietta, Ga., Noella McNaughton of Lawrenceville, Ga., Carl Hadden of Lawrenceville and the late Elaine Hadden. Miss Hadden is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental health at East Tennessee State University. She is a licensed practical nurse. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Dr. Jim Brown. Mr. Stanley received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from ETSU. He is a third-year student at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tenn.

August 31, 2014

Engagement

Wade and Meek

The engagement of Jessica Brooke Wade and Evan David Meek is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wade of Abingdon, Va. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. David Meek of Bothell, Wash. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Nov. 15. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Rena Guess of Rossville and Kathleen Addison of Cedar Bluff, Va. Miss Wade received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Mr. Meek is a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

August 31, 2014

Engagement

Smallen and Quarles

The engagement of Erin Brook Smallen and Corey Charles Quarles is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ken and Theresa Smallen. Parents of the future bridegroom are Tony and Ramona Quarles. The wedding is planned for Friday, Sept. 26, 2015, at The Georgia Winery. The bride- elect is the granddaughter Glennice Stebbins, the late John Philip Prouty Jr., the late Frances Mcafee and the late Charles Smallen. Miss Smallen is a graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing an associate’s degree in entrepreneurship from Chattanooga State Community College. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Carolyn Caldwell, the late Charlie Tate, Virginia Quarles and the late Charles Quarles. Mr. Quarles is a graduate of Hixson High School and is a member of Abba’s House.

August 31, 2014

Engagement

Candler and Small

The engagement of Sarah Candler and Thomas Small is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jerry and Patti Candler. Parents of the future bridegroom are Steve and Janet Small of Maryville, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 25. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lucille Kiessling of Sewanee, Tenn. Miss Candler received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a master’s degree in biology from Texas Tech University. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Vendeda Tulloch of Maryville. Mr. Small received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UTC and his juris doctor from Jones School of Law. He is an attorney at Clark & Washington.

August 24, 2014

Engagement

Kilburn and Dowlen

The engagement of Christina Lee Kilburn and Samuel Wallace Dowlen is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Edward Lee Kilburn Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. Steven Harris Dowlen of Signal Mountain. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 30, at DelMonaco Winery in Baxter, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert W. Sawyer of Murfreesboro, the late Mr. Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Whitecotton of Smithville, Tenn., and the late Edward Lee Kilburn. Miss Kilburn is a graduate of Oakland High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies and elementary education from Tennessee Technological University. She is a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. John Will Ayers of Signal Mountain, the late Mr. Ayers, and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Harris Dowlen. Mr. Dowlen is a graduate of McCallie School. He received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Tennessee Technological University. He is employed by USDA Wildlife Services and is a member of First Presbyterian Church.

August 24, 2014

Engagement

Tallant and Brellenthin

The engagement of Holly Nicole Tallant and Joseph Taylor Brellenthin is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Renee Tallant and Bobby and Charlene Tallant. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jack and Beth Brellenthin. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13, at DeBarge Vineyard in LaFayette, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billy and Martha Hyde of Rossville, Betty McKinnon of Waterford, Mich., and the late Ron Honeycutt. Miss Tallant graduated from Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. She is a wound and ostomy nurse at Erlanger hospital. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Burly and Donna Brellenthin of Lake Geneva, Wis., and the late Harry and Kitty Weakley. Mr. Brellenthin is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., where he was president of Tau Delta Psi fraternity. He received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is director of downtown development for the city of Ringgold, Ga.

August 24, 2014

Engagement

Brown and Glass

The engagement of Brittany Nicole Brown and Andrew Kyle Glass is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of James and Kathy Brown and Melissa Brown. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jeff and Pam Glass. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13, in Stratton Hall. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Linda Brown and Rick and Gypsy Toth. Miss Brown is a graduate of Baylor School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a surgical intensive care unit nurse at Erlanger Hospital and is a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Betty Wyrick and Carolyn Glass. Mr. Glass is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bryan College. He is a swing courier at FedEx Express and a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.

August 17, 2014

Engagement

Hitchings and Plating

The engagement of Hannah Catherine Hitchings and Zachary David Plating is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Frank Albert Hitchings III of Lookout Mountain, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are retired Col. and Mrs. John David Plating of Lookout Mountain. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 23, at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the future bride is a member. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Frank Hitchings Jr. of Memphis and Mrs. James Ballard Jr. of Greenville, Miss. Miss Hitchings graduated from Girls Preparatory School and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Covenant College. She is a teaching partner at Siskin Children’s Institute. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Plating of Fredericksburg, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Jack McGuirk of Indian River, Mich., and Bill Hankins of Roseville, Calif.. Mr. Plating is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English from Covenant College. He is employed at Covenant College and attends Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.

August 17, 2014

Engagement

Smallen and Quarles

The engagement of Erin Brook Smallen and Corey Charles Quarles is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ken and Theresa Smallen. Parents of the future bridegroom are Tony and Ramona Quarles. The wedding is planned for Friday, Sept. 26, at The Georgia Winery.

August 17, 2014

Wedding

Overton and Gigandet

Margaret Overton became the bride of Patrick Joseph Gigandet in a ceremony on Saturday, June 28, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. William Edwin Dudley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson Overton Sr. of Signal Mountain. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gerard Gigandet of Wellington, Fla., and Jean Maddox Ballenger of Marietta, Ga. Julie Whitehead was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Holly Overton, Lesslie Overton Duncan, Katie Murchison and Laura Catharine Brittain. Allison Overton Sherwood was an honorary bridesmaid. Haven Overton and Francesca Overton were flower girls. Program attendants were Molly Gigandet Roberts and Elizabeth Purnell Overton. Ryan Lacy served as best man. Groomsmen were John Overton, Frank Overton Jr., Todd Borgmeier and Clay Hamlin III. Ushers were Gary Barnes and Earle Robinson. A reception was held at The Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in this city.

August 17, 2014

Wedding

Bevering and Rorex

Cori Ruth Bevering became the bride of Lance Payne Rorex in a ceremony on Saturday, June 7, at The Barn at Drewia Hill in Sale Creek. The Rev. Fred Doss performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bart and Karen Bevering. Parents of the bridegroom are Leston and Kathy Rorex. Katy Potts was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ellen Nix, Gracie Ratledge, Natalie Lester and April Hammonds. Gracie Johnson was the flower girl. Mr. Rorex served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Corey Rorex, Wes Gossett, Matthew Rorex and Jordan Winchester. Ushers were Luke Smith and Cody Hooper. Maddox Hammonds was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Barn at Drewia Hill. After a Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in this city.

August 10, 2014

Engagement

Felton and Lopez

The engagement of Erin Brittany Felton and Abel Lopez III is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Glenn and Janet Felton. Parents of the future bridegroom are Abel Lopez Jr. and Maria Graciela Rodriguez Lopez of Irving, Texas. The wedding is planned for Saturday, August 30, in Austin, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Betty Ruth Blessing, Blanche Felton of Bayside, N.Y., and the late Phillip Felton. Miss Felton is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, where she is pursuing her master’s degree. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Abel Lopez Sr. and Marina Garcia Lopez of San Diego, Texas, Frank Rodriguez and Concepcion Martinez Rodriguez of Kingsville, Texas. Mr. Lopez received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a quality engineer.

August 10, 2014

Wedding

Roberts and Apyan

Kim Roberts became the bride of Alex Apyan during a ceremony held on Saturday, June 28, in Drees Pavilion in Covington, Ky. The Rev. Marvin Schooler officiated. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Lori Roberts of Wintersville, Ohio. Parents of the bridegroom are Dr. Paul and Laura Apyan of Hixson. The bride walked down the aisle to a classical guitar arrangement of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” She wore a lace mermaid gown designed with fitted bodice featuring a sweetheart neckline embellished in rhinestones and sequins that flowed into a tiered, ruffled hemline with train. Shaleeta Smith and Haley Cook were the bride’s honor attendants. Bridesmaids were Windai Tolbert, Kayla Grimm, Amanda Hege, Brooklynn Miller, Leah Apyan and Emily Apyan. Nora Dib and Madison Taylor were flower girls. The bridesmaids were attired in long, charcoal gray, chiffon dresses featuring deep V-backs edged in ruffles. Dr. Apyan acted as best man for his son. Groomsmen were Brett George, Robert Armstrong, T.J. Franklin, Drew Frey, Derek Miller, Kyle Cothran and R.J. Roberts. Ring bearers were Rami Dib, Joseph Taylor and Michael Peckham. A dinner reception was held in the pavilion following the ceremony, with its view overlooking the Cincinnati skyline. Following cocktails, guests were seated at tables covered in ivory linen with floral centerpieces of varying heights. Each place setting included a personal thank-you from the newlyweds. Dinner included salad, a cheese coney bar, pasta bar, meat-carving station and candy/ cookie bar. The two-tiered wedding cake, prepared by the bride’s cousin Elizabeth Peckham, featured an ombre grey-into-yellow icing effect. The bridegroom’s cookie cake was decorated with NASA and University of Cincinnati Bearcat logos, representing where the couple met when he was a football player and she was a cheerleader. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Houston.

August 3, 2014

Engagement

Coulter and McKenzie

The engagement of Dr. Sarah Margaret Coulter and Andrew “Drew” Douglas McKenzie is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. Steven and Beverly Coulter of Signal Mountain. Parents of the future bridegroom are Doug and Sue McKenzie of Middle River, Md. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 25, at Seven Oaks Farm on Signal Mountain, home of the future bride’s parents. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Margot and Henry Haesloop and Gwen and the late Bill Coulter, all of Tulsa, Okla. Dr. Coulter is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School and College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. She received her medical degree from Rocky Vista University School of Medicine in Denver and is now serving an OB/GYN residency at McLaren-Greater Lansing Hospital in Greater Lansing, Mich. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Dorothy McKenzie of Middle River. Mr. McKenzie graduated from Boy’s Latin School of Maryland and Towson University. He is a sommelier/wine expert.

August 3, 2014

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