Miss Catharine Alice Carey and Mr. Paul Gary Harding were united in marriage on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at six o’clock in the evening at South Highland Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Dr. Conrad Charles Sharps of Independent Presbyterian Church officiated. A reception followed at The Club.
Parents of the bride are Mrs. Joseph Frederick Carey Jr., of Birmingham and the late Mr. Carey. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Frederick Carey of Birmingham and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Leon Goggans of Tuscaloosa and Greenville. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Alexander Harding of Nashville, Tenn. The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Alexander Harding Jr., of Edgewater, Fla. and the late Mr. Harding and Mrs. Edward O’Neill of Yonkers, N.Y. and the late Mr. Charles Knanishu.
The bride wore a v-neck dropped waist sheath gown made of white re-embroidered Alencon lace with a latte colored underlay designed by Monique Lhuillier. Her extended chapel-length veil was of silk tulle trimmed in Alencon lace. The bridal bouquet was a topiary of roses in various shades of white and pale pink, accentuated with hypericum berries. She wore an antique diamond and sapphire bracelet belonging to her mother.
Matrons of Honor were Heather Miller Cover and Courtney Bentley Cunningham, both of Birmingham. Honorary Bridesmaids were Courtney Christians Cook , Jane Katherine Coole, Natalie Michelle Hummel, Tyler Anne Mellon, and Marliese Sue Thomas, all of Birmingham; and Laura Lynn Hardy of Huntsville; Cori DeLong Peck of Daphne; and Lisa Hutchens Boshell of Auburn.
The best man was Jacob Alexander Harding, son of the groom, of Lexington. Groomsmen were John Theodore Cover, Gerald Alexander Drennen III, Gregory Alan Dials, James King Owens IV, and Gann Wesley Smith, all of Birmingham. The organist was Jeffrey Randal McLelland of Independent Presbyterian Church.
After a honeymoon trip to Savannah, Georgia, the couple resides in Birmingham.