Katharine Heise Etchen became the bride of Samuel Brandon Couillard in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Whitehall House and Garden in Louisville, Ky. The Rev. Tony Heitzman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sheila and Frederick Etchen of Louisville. Parents of the bridegroom are Jacquelyn and Sam Couillard. Steven Etchen was the bride¹s honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Amy Jones, Brendan Ballard, Emily Jennings, Liz Wiedemann, Courtney Duane, Laura Lee Holbrook Thomas, Lauren Dipaolo Johnson and Nicole Lazo. Kennedy Rulketter was the flower girl. Josh Couillard served as best man. Groomsmen were Ken Bode, Jordan Wood, Brandon Tindell, John Goetz, Chase Scott, Jake Nemer and Jason Koslofsky. Jacob Rulketter was ring bearer. A reception was held at Whitehall House and Garden. After a wedding trip to Greece, they reside in New York City.
Deana Brice Levy became the bride of Jacob Leonard LeSourd in a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 15, at South Highland Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala. The Rev. Edwin Hurley and the Rev. Peter Marshall performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Margaret and James Malcolm Levy of Montgomery, Ala. Parents of the bridegroom are Susan and Leonard Chester LeSourd. Catherine Leigh Canfield was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Hadley LeSourd Binion, Mary Elizabeth Reeves Boger, Ashley Elizabeth Cook, Sarah Lesesne Dickert, RuthAnn Lawler Edwards, Jenna Lyn Fielder, Ashley Green Grimsley, Nisha Anne Lundy, Ashley Wilcox Page, Megan Nicole Pollard, Kristen Noel Hicks Scott, Kelly Christine Treater Shuman and Jessica Ann Sullivan. Caroline McKenzie Williams and Mary Paige Scott were flower girls. Mr. LeSourd served his son as best man. Groomsmen were James Malcolm Levy III, Mack Bruner Binion IV, Mark Clawson Duke Jr., Robert Carlisle Gillander III, Jonathan David Hardin, Mitchell James Holland, Jay Brown Johnson, Jordan Glenn Jones, William Brett Pennington, John Michael Roberts, Richard Lee Shuman, Brandon Cleveland Waters III and John Michael White. A reception was held at the Summit Club in Birmingham. The couple took a wedding trip to St. Barts. They reside in Birmingham.
Jean Marie Zakowski became the bride of Dr. Christopher Lee Culpepper in a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 28, in Heinz Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Rev. Edward M. Bryce performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Patti Zakowski of Marietta, Ohio. Parents of the bridegroom are Lee and Sue Culpepper. Suzanne Zakowski was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Christina Zakowski, Angela Supan, Kim Wordlow, Rikki Rhodus, Annie Havron and Megan Havron. Mr. Culpepper served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Thomas J. Zakowski Jr., Matthew Zakowski, Frederick Supan, Anthony Brown, Andrew Murphy and Greg Murphy. Michael Oberschelp was the junior groomsman and Connor Fitzgerald was ring bearer. A reception was held at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. The couple took a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They reside in Lexington, Ky.
Meghan Rene' Hughes became the bride of Jamie Petty in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Fillauer lake house in Cleveland, Tenn. Gary Weber performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clarice Hughes and Jeff Roth. Parents of the bridegroom are Deloris and Larry Petty of Westminister, Colo. Tiffany Hollingsworth was maid of honor. Jennifer Morris was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Park and Jonelle Kwietnewski. Nicole Blansit was the junior bridesmaid. Eric Wu served as best man. Jason Marsell, Tony Petty and Joshua Roth were groomsmen. Bryony Heise and Jennifer White were lay readers. A reception was held at the Fillauer lake house. After a wedding trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the couple reside in Atlanta.
Prater and Boyd
The engagement of Courtney Leigh Prater and Brandon Richard Boyd is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Nancy Prater of LaFayette, Ga., and the late Mark Wade Prater. Parents of the future bridegroom are Ricky and Lisa Boyd. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Jan. 9, at Camp Dixie in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. The future bride is the granddaughter of Patricia McKeehan of Summerville, Ga., and Billy and Norma Prater of Rome, Ga. Miss Prater is a graduate of Gordon Lee High School, and is employed by a local insurance company. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Peggy Alexander and Richard and Elizabeth Boyd. Mr. Boyd graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor¹s degree in civil engineering.
Underwood and Hardy
The engagement of Whitney Marie Underwood and Jonathan David Hardy is announced today. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Janine Underwood of Doraville, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are David and Patricia Hardy. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Jan. 9, in Doraville. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bill and Mary Noblin of Hazen, Ark., and Ernest and Shirley Underwood of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Miss Underwood is pursuing a bachelor¹s degree from Western Governors University in Utah. She is a member of Sycamore View Church of Christ. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Lois Hardy and Jewell Morgan. Mr. Hardy is a graduate of Ooltewah High School and received a bachelor¹s degree in medical technology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is a member of Sycamore View Church of Christ, and is employed as a medical technologist by St. Jude Children¹s Hospital.
Stephanie Marie Ramey became the bride of Jeffery Michael Benson in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Little Brown Church on Signal Mountain. The Rev. Travis Drew performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Malcom and Tiffany Ramey. Parents of the bridegroom are Tim and Brenda Benson. Autumn Ramey served as her sister¹s attendant. A reception was held at the church. The couple reside at the Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Ga.