Nora Lane Christopher and Dr. Robert Stephen Briggs were married Nov. 5 at Canterbury United Methodist Church. Dr. Dixon Mitchell and Rev. Michael Ricks officiated at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Country Club of Birmingham.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Toliver Davis Christopher Jr. of Tamassee, S.C. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Moorhead of Anderson, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Christopher of Barnwell, S.C.
Dr. Briggs is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen Briggs Sr. of Birmingham and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bryan of Birmingham and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Briggs of Andalusia.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a Marisa gown made of ivory silk organza and a mixture of Alencon and Chantilly lace. The sweetheart neckline was paired with an asymmetrical rouched bodice with the Alencon and Chantilly lace appliqués following the natural lines of the dress from the side of the bodice all the way down to the hemline. Covered buttons were added down the back through the waist. Two layers of silk organza made up the A-line skirt with chapel-length train.
The bride’s veil was fashioned from her mother’s veil, a fingertip-length mantia of French illusion edged in matching Alencon lace. She also wore the engagement ring set with a sapphire of her late grandmother, Mary Lane Christopher, and lace from the 1907 wedding of her maternal great-grandmother, the late Nora Dalton Moorhead of Anderson.
Music for the ceremony was provided by vocalists Scott and Rachel Christopher and Kyle Christopher singing “Glorious Day” and “Take My Life.” Kyle Christopher accompanied on the guitar. Lester Siegel was the organist.
The maid of honor was Deanna Staires of Birmingham; matron of honor was Mrs. John Noah Huggins of Athens, Ga.
Bridesmaids were Rachel Christopher, sister-in-law of the bride, of Norcross, Ga., and Lacey Bryan Briggs, sister of the groom, of Birmingham.
Other bridesmaids were Lauren Brennan, Kristen McGriff, Andrea Roebuck and Britney Moore, all of Nashville, Tenn.; and Nicole Strovinskas of Atlanta. The flower girl was Callie Marie Briggs, niece of the groom.
Honor attendants were Brittanie Barnette of Watkinsville, Ga.; Emily Bowman of Wake Forest, N.C.; Emily Dalton of Houston; and Laura Durchsprung of Franklin, Tenn.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Alexander O’Neill Briggs, brother of the groom, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Kyle Davis Christopher of Nashville, Tenn., and Scott Mitchell Christopher of Norcross, Ga., brothers of the bride; Greg Collins of Atlanta; Patrick Crandall of Carlsbad, Calif.; John Andrew Goldsmith of Greenville, S.C.; and Joshua Raymond Jacobs and Dr. James Richard Sampson, both of Birmingham.
The ring bearer was John Alexander Briggs, nephew of the groom. Ushers were Jordan Ciervo, Zachary Allen Harter and Sam Hawes.
Mrs. Briggs is a 2008 graduate of Samford University Brock School of Business. She is employed as sales and member relations manager at Thornblade Club in Greer, S.C.
Dr. Briggs graduated magna cum laude from Samford University in 2006 and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He is a resident in internal medicine and pediatrics at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
After a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will live in Greenville, S.C.