Miss Caroline Green Satterfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hughes Satterfield of Birmingham, and Jason Warren McClain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren David McClain of Marlton, N.J., were married Sept. 25 at Highlands United Methodist Church in Birmingham.
Dr. Gregory Finch from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield of Highlands United Methodist Church officiated.
Organist Richard Phillips played Henry Purcell’s “Triumphal Voluntary,” and the procession began with the cross, ministers and the wedding party. Dale Vecere Seabury, cousin of the bridegroom, and Ryan Omenski Green, cousin of the bride, sang solos.
Scripture readers were Colleen Vecere Menz and Drs. Cynthia Ellis Hill and Nancy Beth Muir.
The bride, groom and their parents served Holy Communion to their guests. The ceremony ended with the couple jointly lighting a single candle symbolizing their union.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore her mother’s wedding gown, a blush taffeta faille gown featuring a bodice of imported English net appliquéd with Alencon lace. The detachable Watteau train with Alencon lace appliqués completed the Renaissance look of the original Priscilla of Boston designed gown. An elbow-length ivory mantilla of Alencon lace was attached to a matching lace Camelot cap.
The bride carried a cascade bouquet of mini calla lilies, orchid spray, lavender roses and stephanotis.
Dr. Holly Cameron Burt of Arlington, Va., served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included sisters of the bridegroom Kellyann Stolnabb McClain of Austin, Texas, and Alison McClain Schmidt of Corpus Christi, Texas; Katie Reynolds Beavers of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Shannon Rouse Durham of Hoboken, N.J.; Rachel Elizabeth Meadows of Philadelphia, Penn.; and Drs. Nathalia Alexandra Veale of Arlington, Va., and Martha Mae Woodrum of Birmingham.
The attendants wore individual black dresses and matching purple shoes. They carried lavender trailing bouquets. The bridesmaids were the bride’s classmates at the Altamont School, Wake Forest University and her doctoral program at Marymount University.
Flower girl Gray Margaret Katherine Powell of Birmingham wore a lavender batiste dress, which the bride wore as a child. The ring bearer was Carter Patrick Spurr of Virginia Beach, Va.
Mr. McClain served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Maj. Marcos Antonio Melendez III, USMC, Alexandria, Va.; Tonu Mets, Playa Del Rey, Calif.; LCDR James Brettman O’Donovan, USN, San Diego; LT Matthew James Powers, USN, Monterrey, Calif.; William Hughes Satterfield Jr., brother of the bride, Birmingham; LT Brian Christopher Schmidt, USCG, Corpus Christi; and Joel Christopher Spangenberg, Washington, D.C.
Ushers, torchbearers and crucifer included LCDR Todd Alan Duez, USN, Port Orchard, Wash.; LCDR Matthew Kerr Henigin, USNR, Monument, Colo.; Ronald Matthew Ibbetson, London, United Kingdom; Brian Christopher Peithman, Seattle.; Maj. Kyle Shelley Pitman, USMC, Annapolis, Md.; LCDR James Graham Reeve, USN, Norfolk, Va.; Brian Thomas Saal, Fairfax, Va.; Maj. Graham Frederick Sloan, USMC, Iwakuni, Japan; Matthew Stephen Valle, Irving, Texas; and LT. Colin Raymond Young, USN, Bethesda, Md.
The groomsmen were the groom’s classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy and friends from his nine years of service as a Marine Corps Aviator.
Following the ceremony, a dinner reception was held at the Country Club of Birmingham. The couple honeymooned in Turkey and now live in Washington, D.C.