Bass, Patterson unite

Published 12:03 am Saturday, June 2, 2012

Courtney Jane Bass and George Leonard Patterson III were united in holy matrimony by Dr. Fred W. Karthaus III on Sat., April 14, 2012, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

The garden ceremony was held at the Springdale Estate in Andalusia.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clarence Bass III of Andalusia.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gene Sellers of Red Level and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clarence Bass Jr. of Andalusia.

She is the great-granddaughter of Mr. Madison Heleon Cook of Red Level.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard Patterson Jr. of Opp.

He is the grandson of Mrs. George Leonard Patterson Sr. and the late Mr. George Leonard Patterson Sr. of Opp, the late Mr. Curtis Ray Savage and the late Mrs. Muriel Carroll Savage of Florala.

Miss Clara Marjorie Bass, sister of the bride, attended the bride as her maid of honor. Sister of the groom, Mrs. Michael Adam Pickron, served as bridesmaid.

Their grey silk taffeta dresses ran to the length of the knee and had elegantly ruffled collars and fitted crossover bodices.

The bride’s little sister, Miss Rosemary Brunson Bass, served as the flower girl.

She tossed the day’s white petals down the cobblestone walkway and wore delicate white rosebuds and rosemary in her hair.

Mr. George Leonard Patterson Jr., father of the groom, served his son as best man.

Ushers were Mr. Benjamin Andrew Clark, Mr. Mitchell Alan Clark, Mr. Hampton Scott Glenn, all cousins of the bride; Mr. Andrew Darren Kersey, friend of the groom; and Mr. Michael Adam Pickron, brother-in-law of the groom.

The ring bearers were Master Brody Hamilton Lee and Master Gabriel Fischer Neuendorf, both cousins of the bride.

The three flowers on the ring bearer pillows were in loving memory of the groom’s late grandparents: Mr. George Leonard Patterson Sr., Mr. Curtis Ray Savage and Mrs. Muriel Carroll Savage.

The radiant bride was given in marriage by her father.

She wore a vintage style all lace gown of ivory French Alencon.

The needle lace gown featured a Queen Anne neckline with lace overlay cap sleeves and keyhole back, an empire waist ruched into a broach of seed pearls, mother of pearl and rhinestones.

The trumpeted skirt held silk covered buttons that ran the length of the semi-cathedral train.

Her fingertip length ivory veil was of French lace.

The bridal bouquet consisted of craspedia globosa, rose sahara, rose vendela, green and white hydrangea and variegated pittosporum.

It was designed in loving memory of the bride’s paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clarence Bass Jr., and interspersed with pieces of her grandmother’s jewelry.

The ivory wrapped stems were pinned with the Navy Wings of her grandfather.

The garden wedding took place before a simple cross that was rendered and built by the bride’s grandfather, Mr. Billy Gene Sellers.

The ceremony was directed by the bride’s cousin, Mrs. Jo Ellen Geohagan Sellers. Displayed beside the couple’s guest book stood the antique wedding gown of the April 12, 1917, wedding of the bride’s late maternal great-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leonard Sellers of Red Level.

Also, beside the guest book sat a crystal vase by Fostoria in the pattern of Early American; this piece belonged to the bride’s late paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brunson Sr. of Andalusia.

A lovely tapestry of music was provided by harpist, Ms. Mary Beth Cavert of Tuscaloosa, and violinist, Mr. Richard Moore of Andalusia.

An outdoor reception followed the ceremony and featured live music from Perfect Image of Mobile. For the couple’s first dance, the bride’s sister, Miss Clara Marjorie Bass, sang “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley and was accompanied by her father on guitar.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Andalusia High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama.

She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a master of science degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Alabama.

She is employed with Restore Therapy Services in the Tuscaloosa area.

She was a member of Kappa Delta social sorority.

The groom is a 2006 graduate of Opp High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in operations management.

He is employed with Phifer Incorporated of Tuscaloosa and is completing a master of science degree in operations management at the University of Alabama.

The couple visited Antigua, Guatemala for their honeymoon; they now reside in Northport.