Kathryn Lee Isaacson and Blake Cameron Ware were married July 9, 2011 on the Watson Gap lawn at Reynolds Blue Ridge in Boone, N.C. The Reverend Jim Byrne officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chris and Kathy Isaacson of Opelika. She is the granddaughter of Harriett and Lou Isaacson of Birmingham and Don and Bette Kitt of Asheville, N.C.
The groom is the son of Stephanie Ware of Cary, N.C., and Rob Ware of Cave Spring, Ga.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore her mother’s candlelight dress with hand-embroidered lace complemented by a veil made with extra lace from the modified dress. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of locally-grown wildflowers.
The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Landrum Isaacson of Auburn. Bridesmaids included Emma Isaacson of Opelika, sister of the bride; Lauren Williams of Cary, sister of the groom; Kristin Neal of Boston; Lauren Hayes of Nashville, Tenn.; Katherine Davis of Tallahassee, Fla.; Amber Korstjens of Fort Hood, Texas; and Libby Waits of Atlanta.
Drew Ware of Cary, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Matthew Finneran of Cary; Andrew Bost of High Point, N.C.; Houston Core of Greensboro, N.C.; Scott Buckhout of Arlington, Va.; Bennett Graham of Charlottesville, Va.; Jackson Isaacson of Auburn, brother of the bride; Charlie Tapp of Hillsborough, N.C.; Will Barker of Raleigh, N.C.; Cameron Kidd of Wake Forest, N.C.; and Evan LeGarde of Austin, Texas.
Benjamin and Miller Isaacson, brothers of the bride, were junior groomsmen. Talmage Isaacson, brother of the bride, and Henry Williams, nephew of the groom, were ring bearers.
The bride’s aunt, Kelly Isaacson Buck, served as wedding director. Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Matt Iles and guitarist Charlie Tapp. Kate Williams, cousin of the bride, read a Scripture passage.
Following the wedding, a reception was held at Watson Gap. A hunting lodge-themed rehearsal dinner was given in the couple’s honor by the groom’s parents at the Watson Gap Pavilion, Reynolds Blue Ridge.
A bridesmaids’ luncheon was hosted at the Manor House Restaurant at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock by Harriett Isaacson, grandmother of the bride, of Birmingham; Bette Kitt, grandmother of the bride, of Asheville; Drue Shinn, great aunt of the bride, of Sylvania, Ohio; and Kelly Buck, aunt of the bride, of Birmingham.
Following the celebration, the couple honeymooned in Costa Rica and now live in Greenwood, Miss.