Bass - Talton
Tabitha Dawn Talton of Fayetteville became the bride of Christopher Eric Bass April 24 at 5 p.m.
Gary Bailey officiated at the ceremony at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
Parents of the bride are Richard Allen Talton and Rachel Lane Talton of Pikeville. She is the granddaughter of Toney and Rena Lane, Hilda Talton and the late Paul Talton of Pikeville.
Parents of the groom are Offie Ray Bass and Phyllis Edgerton Bass of Pikeville. He is the grandson of Emmitt and Hilda Edgerton of Rosewood and Offie and Juanita Bass of Pikeville.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder ballgown of ivory matte satin. The waist was embellished with satin rosettes. The back bodice had covered buttons that ended with a bow. Satin rosettes continued down the semi-cathedral train.
For her headpiece, she chose a fingertip-length ivory tulle veil embroidered with flowers and pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses with pearl accents.
Shanna Newman, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brandy Toler, cousin of the bride, and Nicole Wilson, Holly Smith, Emily Carr, Amanda Wiseman and Sarah Gregory, friends of the bride.
Ray Bass was best man. Groomsmen were Mark Bass and Rodney Bass, brothers of the groom; Howard Hare, cousin of the groom; Derek Speight and Jeremy Piner, friends; and Thomas Talton, brother of the bride.
Dawn Mozingo directed the ceremony. Presiding at the register was Bridgette Grady.
Special helpers were Debbie Talton, Debbie Hare, Peggy Evans, Angie Toler and Andy and Dawn Anderson.
A program of wedding music was provided by Patsy Gardner, pianist, and Tara Bass, sister-in-law, Kimberly Taylor and Terry Wallace, vocalists.
After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple is residing in Fayetteville.
The bride is a graduate of Johnston Community College with an associate’s degree in radiography and Pitt Community College with a degree in radiation therapy. She is employed as a radiation therapist with Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
The groom graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in science. He is employed as an environmental specialist with the Wayne County Environmental Health Department.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception and dance at Southern Wayne Country Club.
On April 23, the groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Stoney Creek Church.
Cape Fear Valley Radiation Oncology staff held a wedding shower April 3.
On March 28, aunts and cousins of the bride held a floating shower at the home of Angie Toler.
Rachel and Debbie Talton and Nicole Wilson held a bachelorette party March 27 in Raleigh.
On March 13, the bridesmaids held a lingerie shower at the home of Emily Carr.
Pleasant Grove Church held a floating shower March 7.
By David Rouse
Published in Weddings on May 16, 2004 11:49 AM