Cooper ~ Starnes
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Erin Craven Cooper and Richard Bradley Starnes were united in marriage May 5, 2012, at Harborside East. The Rev. Matt Nichols officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Southend Brewery in Charleston.
The bride was escorted by her father, Lewis Cooper, and attended by her sister, Jessica Sheppard of Sanford, N.C., as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids included her sisters, Lauren Cooper and Caryn Cooper, and Ellen Geanes, all of Southern Pines, N.C.
Richard D. Starnes stood as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Jeffrey Mosher of Charleston, Steve Lyerly of Charlotte, N.C., and Raj West of Harrisburg, N.C. Ushers included brother of the bride Graham Cooper of Southern Pines and Christian Sheppard of Sanford.
Kayln and Ashlyn Ellenburg, nieces of the groom of Salisbury, served as program attendants. Sister of the groom Melissa Starnes Ellenburg of Salisbury was the wedding director.
The bride is the daughter of Lewis and Susan Cooper of Southern Pines and the granddaughter of Nelson and Nettie Cooper of Cameron, N.C., and the late Hallie and Cleo Reaves. A 2003 graduate of Pinecrest High School and 2008 graduate of Meredith College, Erin is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist and is owner of Active Edge Massage Therapy in Harrisburg.
The groom is the son of Richard and Kay Starnes and the grandson of Grover D. and the late Betty E. Starnes, all of Salisbury, and and the late Thomas and Clara Poole. A 1997 graduate of East Rowan High School and 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Brad is a police officer with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept. He is also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and is a Special Agent with U.S. Army CID Command.
Following a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, the couple are making their home in Concord.
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