Melissa Kathryn Dedmond and Richard Brandon Boothe were united in marriage Saturday, November 5, 2011 at First United Methodist Church, Tryon St., Charlotte. Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Coppedge-Henley officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Keith and Kathy Dedmond of Lincolnton. Her grandparent is Mrs. Margaret Littlejohn Dedmond. She is a 1999 Lincolnton High School graduate, and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is also a class of 2007 graduate from Duke University Physician Assistant Program, Masters of Health Sciences. She is currently employed at Charlotte Dermatology as a Physician Assistant.
The groom is the son of Glenn and Tami Rainey, step-father and mother of Bedford, Va., and Ricky and Wendy Boothe, father and step-mother of Lynchburg, Va. His grandparent is Mrs. Joyce Burgess Weeks. He is a 2000 graduate of Gretna High School, Gretna, Va. He is a class of 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is currently employed with Jacobsen, a Textron Company, as a Supplier Quality Engineer.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Co-matrons of honor were, Bridgett Kirby Dedmond of Denver and Kris Evans Dedmond of Lincolnton, sister-in-laws of the bride. Bridesmaids included Allyson Stamey Ervin of Newton, Dana Davenport Headrick of Atlanta, Ga., Candace Nichols Matthews of Asheboro, Rebecca Danielle Rainey of Bedford, Kimberly Loveland Runkle of Durham, Stephanie Abernethy Teague of Lincolnton, and honorary bridesmaid, Emily Owen Krech of Belmont. The flower girl was Autumn Kay Cooper, niece of the groom.
Best man was Jason Alexander Lawson of Charlotte. Groomsmen included Brian Richard Dedmond of Lincolnton, Kevin Daniel Dedmond of Carrboro, Michael Keith Dedmond of Denver, Scott Thomas Harris of Charlotte, Spencer Howard Merricks of Lynchburg, Va., Steven Matthew Odren of Charlotte, and William Tyler Rainey of Bedford. Matthew Scott Bennett of Charlotte and Christopher Harris Harkey of Charlotte served as ushers.
Wedding music was performed by FUMC organist, Mr. Donald Kaufhold, soloist Mrs. Lizanne Miskelly, and string quartet, Carolina Strings.
Register attendants were Leslie Marie Huff, Erin Marie Musiol, and Zita Gregg Odren. The wedding was directed by Mrs. Laura Flinchum. Scripture readers were Jay Patrick Dalton and Patricia Ann Tutone.
The wedding reception with dinner and dancing was held at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, hosted by the bride’s parents. The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at Dresslers Restaurant Metropolitan.
After a honeymoon to Barcelona, Madrid and Mallorca, Spain the couple resides in Charlotte.