Atwell Tedder Wedding

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 24, 2007

DAVIDSON — Bethany Lauren Atwell and Benjamin Daniel Tedder were married Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at five thirty in the evening at Davidson United Methodist Church. Dr. Jody Seymour performed the traditional ceremony that concluded with a Service of Communion.

The bride’s parents hosted a reception, dinner and dance following the ceremony at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.

Lauren was escorted by her father and was given in marriage by both her parents. The bride wore a white strapless satin gown. The bodice was a pattern of satin tucks and the back was adorned with a single row of buttons that extended to the end of the train. Lauren also wore a cathedral length white veil and carried a bouquet of white, cream and ivory roses. Mrs. Melissa Collins of Boone served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Melissa McGinnis of Concord, Mrs. Brooke Rusk of Belmont, Mrs. Hannah Gray of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Mrs. Nancy Tyson of Cornelius.

The groom’s father, Dr. Daniel Tedder, served as the best man. Groomsmen included Mr. Seth Johnson of Mooresville, Mr. Travis Elliot of Statesville, Mr. Casey Clodfelter of Troutman and Mr. Ryan Buscaglio of Mooresville.

Mrs. Beth Waufle of Huntersville served at the registry attendant, and Mrs. April McMillen of Raleigh was the program attendant. Mrs. Beverly Rafferty of Cornelius served as the scripture reader as well as a communion server. Mrs. Ladonna Hilton, Mr. Adam Hilton and Mr. Ryan Tyson, all of Cornelius, served as communion servers.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Atwell of China Grove. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Blanche N. and the late Mr. Ray S. Atwell of Mooresville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Price W. Sipes of Mount Ulla. Lauren is a graduate of South Rowan High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Lauren also received a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is employed as a Senior Financial Analysis at Food Lion LLC.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Tedder of Troutman. He is the grandson of Mrs. Nancy H. and the late Mr. James B. Rogers Jr. of Statesville and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Tedder of Fairmont. A graduate of South Iredell High School, he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Real Estate and Urban Analysis and Finance and Banking from Appalachian State University. Ben is employed as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst in the Valuation and Advisory Services division of CB Richard Ellis.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Mia Famiglia in Cornelius the night before the ceremony, which included the wedding party and many out of town guests.

A post wedding brunch was given in honor of the couple the morning after the wedding at Pike’s Soda Shoppe in Huntersville. The brunch was hosted by the groom’s aunts and uncle, Mrs. Kathy Neyhart, Mrs. Linda Bowen and Mr. Steve Tedder, and the groom’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Tedder.

After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Cornelius.