Elizabeth Brower Fawcett and Charles Edward Smith II were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Airy. The Rev. Raymond J. Hanna officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Fawcett Jr. of Mount Airy. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs and Mrs. George Thomas Fawcett Sr. of Mount Airy and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Cook of Charlotte.
She graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s in music therapy and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. She is the senior music therapist at UNC Health Care and has a private practice, Tar Heel Music Therapy. She was presented at the North Carolina Terpsichorean Debutante Ball.
The groom is the son of Barbara Ann Reinhardt and the late Charles Edward Smith Sr. of Grasonville, Maryland. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Howard Smith of Grasonville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Franklin Reinhardt of Glen Burnie, Maryland.
He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in history and from San Francisco State University with a MEd in instructional technology. He is a functional technical coordinator at the office of the registrar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
She wore an elegant and classic ivory silk dupioni ball gown. It featured a crossover notched neckline with a tucked bodice and a crystal-beaded accent on the pleated empire waist. The skirt draped into a chapel-length train. Her full-length veil of ivory illusion and matching lace was worn mantilla-style. The veil is a family heirloom worn by her mother. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white freesia, green Fuji mums, green button mums, and purple hydrangeas.
The matron of honor was Frances Fawcett Rodenbough, sister of the bride of Greensboro.
Bridesmaids were Jaime Lyn Cooper of Mooresville, Stephanie Lynn Costanzo of Greenville, and Ann Nicole Vogel of Washington, D.C.
The flower girl was Duncan Chase Phoenix, niece of the groom, of Durham.
The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore long, plum chiffon gowns featuring sweetheart necklines, cap sleeves, and a keyhole back. The bridesmaids’ hand-tied bouquets featured yellow Gerber daisies and green and purple hydrangeas.
Timothy Peter McCracken of Durham served as best man. Groomsmen were Tipu Mohammed Barber of Oakland, California, Jeffery Alan Kenney of York, South Carolina, and Joshua John Moore of Lansing, Michigan.
Carole Davies Compton of Morehead City and Amberly Turlington Green of Stafford, Virginia, registered the guests.
Reception greeters were Dr. and Mrs. Mark Lee Appler of Mount Airy.
The wedding director was Sharon Greenwood Reid of Mount Airy.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Lawrence Keesler, organist, and Julie Miller Money, harpist.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Cross Creek Country Club where guests danced to the music of Mo Soul.
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by Barbara Reinhardt, mother of the groom, was held Friday evening at Cross Creek Country Club followed by a Pavilion party hosted by friends of the bride’s family.
The bridesmaids’ luncheon was held at the historic Moore House hosted by Mrs. Cooper Adams, Mrs. Richard Fawcett, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Sriyesh Krishnan, cousin of the bride.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Cook of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cook of Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cirigliano of Pinehurst, and aunts and uncles of the bride hosted a wedding breakfast at the Old North State Winery on Saturday morning.
Following a honeymoon trip to Ireland, the couple will reside in Durham.